Opens May 7, 2016 – Accepting Reservations Now! Get off the grid and into the river with Adventure Mendota! Adventure Mendota offers guests an opportunity to lay their cell phones and cares aside and spend quality time enjoying a tubing, kayaking or fishing adventure on the North Fork of the Holston River in Mendota, Virginia. This mellow river and our recreational kayaks are perfect for beginning kayakers. Enjoy picnicking on the riverbank under the weeping willows, tubing on our commercial inner tubes or paddling in our high-quality, sit-on-top kayaks when you “Float the Fork” with Adventure Mendota.
For 2016, Adventure Mendota offers a new upriver route for those owning their own kayaks who wish to fish while they kayak. If you wish to spend the night in a quiet, rural setting, we also offer overnight accommodations at RiverCliff Cottage.
Call 276-645-1020 for your reservation and visit www.adventuremendota.com for additional information.
|BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY & DRAGWAY
Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway
|CARTER FAMILY FOLD
Location: Hiltons, VA
GRAY FOSSIL SITE & NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMLocation: Gray, TN
Toll Free Phone: 866-202-6223
Website: http://www.grayfossilmuseum.org/ MORE INFO
|HANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM
Location: Johnson City, TN
|INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER
Location: 100 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN
|ANDREW JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Location: Greeneville, TN
Trace the life of the industrious tailor who became the 17th president of the United States.
Location: Blountville, TN
Stroll along lighted walkways and discover formations ranging from delicate helicities to towering columns that decorate Northeast Tennessee’s largest commercial caverns.
Address: 127 West Main St., Abingdon, VA
Phone: (276) 628-3991
World famous theatre named for its early practice of welcoming travelers and townspeople to exchange produce for admissions to plays. Barter Theatre continues to bring the finest of comedy, drama, music and mystery to the stage.
|BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC ALLIANCE MUSEUM
Location: Bristol, VA
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum highlights the region’s remarkable contributions to Appalachian music.
Location: Bristol, TN
|DAVY CROCKETT BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK
Location: Limestone, TN
The park sits on 65 partially wooded acres of land and offers a visitors center, museum, picnicking, fishing, hiking and walking trails, camping, and swimming.
|THE HOME PLACE
Location: Weber City, VA
This mountain farm, museum and exhibits exemplify the rugged authenticity of an Appalachian farmstead. View the day-to-day workings of a mountain farm and everyday life of early settlers
|NATURAL TUNNEL STATE PARK
Center at the park.
Visit the “Eighth Wonder of the World” as you admire the natural rock formation that is Natural Tunnel. An active railroad track runs through the 850-foot long tunnel. This state park also offers picnicking, swimming, hiking, camping and a chairlift that takes passengers to the floor of the gorge. Visit the new Cove Ridge
Location: Piney Flats, TN
Constructed in 1770 by William Cobb, Rocky Mount is the oldest original territorial capitol in the United States. Become the guests of the Cobb family and let costumed interpreters help you experience life on the frontier.
SYCAMORE SHOALS STATE HISTORIC MUSEUM
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Visit the reconstruction of Fort Watauga, explore the museum and enjoy the interpretive program. A visitors center, theater, picnic area and Carter Mansion add to the enjoyment of this state historic site.
|TIPTON-HAYNES HISTORIC SITE
Location: Johnson City, TN
Site features a museum, limestone cave, nature trails and herb garden.
|WILLIAM KING REGIONAL ARTS CENTER
415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA
The William King Museum is the premier visual arts facility in the region, offering outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art and cultural heritage exhibits that change frequently, giving visitors a new experience each time they walk through our doors.