Regional Attractions

ADVENTURE MENDOTA RIVER OUTFITTERS

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.

bristolBRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY & DRAGWAY

Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway
Location: Bristol, TN
Phone: 423-989-6901
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Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com 

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carterfamilyCARTER FAMILY FOLD

Location: Hiltons, VA
Phone: 276-386-6054
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Website: www.carterfamilyfold.org

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GRAYFOSSIL
GRAY FOSSIL SITE & NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Location: Gray, TN
Phone: 423-439-6087
Toll Free Phone: 866-202-6223
Website: http://www.grayfossilmuseum.org/ MORE INFO
handsonHANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM

Location: Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423-434-HAND
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Website: www.handsonmuseum.com

An interactive museum for children of all ages, featuring more than 20 exhibits. 

 

storytellingINTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER

Location: 100 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN
Phone: 423-913-1276
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-952-8392
Website: www.storytellingcenter.net

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andrewjohnsonANDREW JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Location: Greeneville, TN
Phone: 423-638-3551
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Trace the life of the industrious tailor who became the 17th president of the United States.

apcavernsAPPALACHIAN CAVERNS

Location: Blountville, TN
Phone: 423-323-2337
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Website: www.appalachiancaverns.com

Stroll along lighted walkways and discover formations ranging from delicate helicities to towering columns that decorate Northeast Tennessee’s largest commercial caverns.

 

bartertheatreBARTER THEATRE

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.

www.bartertheatre.com

 

 

birthplacecountrymusicBIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC ALLIANCE MUSEUM

Location: Bristol, VA
Phone: 540-990-BCMA.
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Website: www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum highlights the region’s remarkable contributions to Appalachian music.

 

bristolcavernsBRISTOL CAVERNS

Location: Bristol, TN
Phone: 423-989-6901
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Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

 

daveycrocketDAVY CROCKETT BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK

Location: Limestone, TN
Phone: 423-257-2167
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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.

homeplaceTHE HOME PLACE

Location: Weber City, VA
Phone: 540-386-2465
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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

naturaltunnelNATURAL TUNNEL STATE PARK

Center at the park.
Location: Duffield, VA
Phone: 276-940-2674
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Website: www.state.va.us/~dcr/parks/naturalt.htm

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

 

rockymountROCKY MOUNT

Location: Piney Flats, TN
Phone: 423-538-7396
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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.

 

sycamoreSYCAMORE SHOALS STATE HISTORIC MUSEUM

Location: Elizabethton, TN
Phone: 423-543-5808
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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.

 

tiptonTIPTON-HAYNES HISTORIC SITE

Location: Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423-926-3631
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Site features a museum, limestone cave, nature trails and herb garden.

 

williamkingWILLIAM KING REGIONAL ARTS CENTER

415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA

(276) 628-5005

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.

www.williamkingmuseum.org