Local Area Attractions
Hands-On! Regional Museum
315 East Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
At Hands On! Regional Museum you can take a slide down the Katie Ellen
Coal Mine or fly a real airplane... but this is just the beginning! Become a pioneer, an explorer, or an inventor, ready to
find new places and experience new things, like science, the world around us and technology. Understand tidal pools and the
mysteries of the sea. Shop at the Kindermart, make a deposit at KidsBank, and make a craft in our Discovery Room! Lights,
Camera, Action... become an anchor or forecast the weather on WKID-TV. And understand what makes your body work, in Amazing
Me. Ever changing daily programs, interactive exhibits, outreach programs, and festivals are designed for all ages to enjoy.
Discover, create, and experiment to make learning fun, all in one great place... Hands On! Regional Museum! www.handsonmuseum.org
The Home Place
Come see and feel what it was like as an early settler by exploring this mountain farm, museum
and its exhibits. Located in Gate City, VA.
John Fox Jr. Museum
Enjoy a visit at the cozy, comfortable home
of John Fox, Jr. (author of the best-selling novel “Trail of the Lonesome Pine.”). Located in Big Stone Gap, VA.
Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum
Discover the “Lost State of Franklin,” see a blacksmith’s
forge and the first hand-powered water pump, or peer into a quaint Victorian parlor. There are over 30 exhibits to enjoy.
Located in Jonesborough, TN.
Jonesborough’s Historic District
Tennessee’s oldest town. This building,
built in 1779, depict the lifestyle of early frontier days. Come enjoy carriage rides, walking tours, guided tours and home
tours. Located in Jonesborough, TN.
Nathaniel Greene Museum
Explore the colorful past of Greeneville, Greene
County and the people who shaped the future of Tennessee. Located at Greeneville, TN.
133 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
paths and breathtaking scenery were once used by Indians as an attack and escape route. Located in Bristol, TN.
The highest breathtaking waterfall located east of the Rockies, measuring 700 feet from top to bottom. Located
in Erwin, TN.
B. Carroll Reese Museum
Exhibits include antique musical items, a collection of Tennessee artifacts
and B. Carroll Reese memorabilia. Located in Johnson City, TN.
Carter Family Fold and Museum
This 1797 building is the oldest frame structure in Jonesborough. Now home of the National Storytelling Association.
Located in Jonesborough, TN.
Countryside Vineyards and Winery
A family owned and operated winery that has
won six Eastern international and eight Southeastern regional medals. Located in Blountville, TN.
Birthplace State Park
See 65 partially wooded acres of land that offers a visitors center, museum, picnicking, fishing,
hiking and walking trails, and swimming. Located in Limestone, TN.
The Depot Museum
The charming 1890-s depot-turned-museum
highlights Rogersville’s historic printing industry and serves as a visitor information center for the city. Located
in Rogersville, TN.
Come see the “Showplace of East Tennessee” that was
built in 1815. Registered guests included Davy Crockett, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson and Confederate General John Hunt Morgan.
Located in Greeneville, TN.
Doe River Covered Bridge
This 1882 bridge is one of the few covered bridges in
Tennessee. Located in Elizabethton, TN.
Erwin National Fish Hatchery
Gallery and Gardens
Features include collector prints, wood carvings, dried flowers and other gift items, as well as
historical artifacts found in the area. Walking trails take you through the state’s largest perennial and wildflower
display gardens and excellent wildlife observation areas. Located in Unicoi, TN
Andrew Johnson National Historic
Site includes tailor shop, 1830’s Johnson House museum, and the Homestead in which he lived from 1851 until
his death in 1875. Located in Greeneville, TN.
Stroll along lighted walkways and discover
formations ranging from delicate helictites to towering columns which decorate Northeast Tennessee’s largest commercial
caverns. Located in Blountville, TN.
Archie Campbell Tourism Complex
Built by Grand Ole Opry Star Archie Campbell
in his hometown, the 27 buildings in the complex include the Old Country Store, Gilley’s Hotel and the Archie Campbell
Museum. Located in Bulls Gap, TN.
Bays Mountain Park
A Planetarium tucked away between the Holston River Mountain
and the Bays Ridge the perfect prescription for a quiet escape to nature. Open year-round. This 3,000-acre nature preserve
offers activities for all ages and interests. Located in Kingsport, TN.
The Preston Farm recaptures
life in the early 1800’s. Demonstrations like washing, spinning, weaving, ironing, quilting, candle dipping and basketry
are held frequently. Open for tours and by special arrangement for hosting events. Located in Kingsport, TN.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the fully restored, three-story architectural “gem”
is filled with period furnishings that depict an intimate study of life in one of the South’s most important American
frontier settlements. Located on the Old Stage Road in the heart of Kingsport’s Boat Yard Park.
Bristol Drag way
Dollywood - The Entertainment Capital of the Smokies
Enjoy the fun and entertainment of the music, crafts, attractions, and rides at Dollywood.
Birthplace of Country
The mountains of Appalachia have long been recognized as a fertile breeding ground for music, as a variety
of traditions - Anglo and African, Urban and Rural, Popular and Folk - were fused together to form a distinctive style of
music. Whether it is called hillbilly, string-band, old-time, bluegrass, or country music, this vibrant art form that developed
in the hills of Appalachia will be on display in Washington, DC at the 2003 Smithsonian Folk life Festival. Visit the Birthplace
of Country Music
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
www.baysmountain.com Bays Mountain is a nature preserve
owned and operated by the city of Kingsport, Tennessee. The facilities include the 3000 acre outdoor classroom, a 44 acre
lake, and a nature center/museum, inside of which is a planetarium with a 40 foot diameter dome. The park programs are an
integral part of the curriculum of local school children, and in recent years the park has assumed regional importance, with
students from 33 counties in 5 states currently attending.
The Nation's only registered historical
site which was both a stage stop and a boatyard. The restored Netherland Inn and section of the Old Boatyard depict an intimate
study of a way of life that is intriguing part of America's heritage. A visit to this historic landmark is a real and meaningful
experience for young and old.
The Netherland Inn
2144 Netherland Inn Road
Biltmore Estate and Biltmore House
America’s largest home is the
centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. George Vanderbilt—the youngest son of an American family famous for its wealth—opened
his country retreat in 1895. His guests marveled at this magnificent residence containing 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65
fireplaces covering four acres of floor space. www.biltmore.comwww.biltmore.com
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
www.knoxville-zoo.org Location: Off exit 392 from Interstate
40. Follow Knoxville Zoo Drive from Rutledge Pike.
Hours: Open everyday except Christmas Day. Hours vary depending on
season. The gates close one hour before the zoo.
Admission: $7.95 for adults and $4.95 for children ages 3–12.
Admission is free for children under 3. $5.95 for seniors 62 and over. Other special rates apply.
Parking is $3.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Holston River Trout Company
A Professional Fly-fishing and Outdoor Guide Service
Welcome to East Tennessee,
home to The Holston River Trout Company! We appreciate your interest in our fly fishing and outdoor guide services. Our intention
is to provide you with uncompromising professional services and the most accurate, detailed information available. Reasonable
rates and genuine Southern hospitality will assure that your trip is one that you will never forget! We pride ourselves in
giving our clients experiences that will last a lifetime.