Music Heritage Mural Mile

There’s a music trail in the small Appalachian town appropriately named after the natural landmarks that tower over it. Mountain City is located far within the northeast corner of Tennessee in Johnson County, an area whose history with music run as deep as the hills. Visitors have the opportunity to see the hidden stories of […]

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So, You’re Planning a Family Trip to Northeast Tennessee? 15 Insider Tips on What to See and Do

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Between work, school, and soccer practice, spending quality time with loved ones can be a rare opportunity. When you’re on vacation, you want to make the most of your trip and create memorable experiences for your family. When you visit Northeast Tennessee with your kids, you’ll find exciting and interactive learning opportunities, easy ways to […]

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The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

As the winter holiday arrives in Northeast Tennessee, thousands of visitors will make their way to Bristol Motor Speedway to enjoy The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. While many will traverse the five-mile route in the comfort of their own vehicle, BMS now offers a new season pass while also hosting numerous ride-along options so that larger groups can […]

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Tips for a Successful Winter RV Camping Trip in Northeast Tennessee

In 2018, RV ownership over renting or borrowing rose to 61 percent, indicating the growing popularity of RV camping, according to the 2019 KOA North American Camping Report. Campers of all ages are opting for RV accommodation in pursuit of the many luxuries it offers compared to the more popular tent camping option, especially during the […]

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4 Awesome Road Trip Ideas in Northeast Tennessee

There’s something special about a road trip. Whether it’s a spontaneous escape or a well-planned journey, hitting the highway often brings surprises and a good dose of adventure. It’s the perfect vacation if you can get only get away for a few days because you can experience a lot in a short time. If you’re […]

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Feeling Like Christmas All Year Long in Jonesborough

There’s a festive boutique nestled in Historic Jonesborough that gives you an opportunity to be walkin’ in a winter wonderland all year long. Unlike anything else in Northeast Tennessee, this specialty shop is more than a store — it’s an experience. Gabriel’s Christmas is decked with lights, trees and colorful ornaments, so much so that […]

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Mastered in Northeast Tennessee: 17 Products You Didn’t Know We Made

Northeast Tennessee is known for its music, history, racing, culture, outdoor meccas and even for its hospitality, but what about the products you see and use every day? From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, you’re probably using products made in Northeast Tennessee. Take a look at just a […]

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What You Must See Inside the Museum of Ancient Brick

What do Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and the Mayflower have in common?  Only a handful of these museums exist, and one is in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee. There is a museum in Johnson City dedicated to one of the oldest forms of building structures made from natural elements of […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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47th Annual National Storytelling Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the nation’s premier storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, held October 4-6. In the age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend an entire weekend spellbound by storytellers, but that’s exactly what happens in Tennessee’s oldest town during the first full weekend of […]

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