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Welcome to America’s First Frontier

Table of Contents Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14 Bed & Breakfast and Inns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cabins, Cottages & Rental Property . . . . . . . . 24 Calendar of Events (A Regional Sampling) . . . 2 Campgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cultural Arts & Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,18 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Festivals & Fairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Historic Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Hotels & Convention Centers . . . . . . . . . . . 26-28 Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Retreats, Guesthouses and Lodges . . . . . . . . 25 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Supporters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tours & Special Event Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Visitor Information and Services . . . . . . . . . 4-10

Key To Abbreviations

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Admission Charge Full Handicapped Accessibility Limited Handicapped Accessibility Personal Check Travelers Check Credit Card Accepted Senior Citizen Discount Tales & Trails Designated Sites

See Pages 4-10 & 16-17

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Calendar of Events For a comprehensive listing of Northeast Tennessee events visit www.netta.com.

A Regional Sampling

SPRING (March, April, May) March

Ford Fan Friday and Food City Family Race Night, Bristol NASCAR Nationwide Series Race, Bristol NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, Bristol

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Iris Festival, Greeneville Jimmy Martin Memorial Bluegrass Festival, Sneedville

SUMMER ( June, July, August) June

Native American Festival, Elizabethton Covered Bridge Festival, Elizabethton Blue Plum Festival, Johnson City NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain Historic Blountville Craft Fair

July Pepsi Independence Day Celebration, Johnson City Rogersville’s Fourth of July Celebration, Rogersville Historic Jonesborough Days, Jonesborough Fun Fest, Kingsport “Liberty - The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” Tennessee Official Outdoor Drama, Elizabethton Annual Quiltfest, Jonesborough August

AHDRA Thunder in the Valley Nationals, Bristol Appalachian Fair, Gray Food City Family Race Night, Bristol NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Bristol NASCAR Nationwide Series Race, Bristol NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, Bristol Umoja Unity Festival, Johnson City

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FALL (September, October, November) September

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol Super Chevy Weekend, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Historic Blountville Battle Reenactment Bluegrass Half Marathon

October

Heritage Days, Rogersville Cranberry Festival, Shady Valley National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough Unicoi County Apple Festival, Erwin Hancock County Fall Festival, Sneedville

November Speedway in Lights, Bristol Winterfest, Elizabethton

WINTER (December, January, February) December Christmas Progressive Dinner & Tour of Homes, Jonesborough Speedway in Lights, Bristol

from fly-fishing to mountain biking, antique-shopping to barbecue-hopping. there’s always plenty to be doing in northeast tennessee. netta.com 2 www.netta.com

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Niswonger Indoor Track & Field Invitational, Johnson City Speedway in Lights, Bristol

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Visitor Services Visitor Information Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Bristol

Elizabethton

Erwin

Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau 20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 423-989-4850 • www.visitbristoltnva.org tourism@bristolchamber.org

Elizabethton/Carter County Tourism Development Council 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, P.O. Box 190 Elizabethton, TN 37644 423-547-3850 www.tourcartercounty.com tourismdirector@tourelizabethton.com

Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce 100 South Main Avenue • Erwin, TN 37650 423-743-3000 • dawn@unicoicounty.org www.unicoicounty.org

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irthplace of Country Music Alliance

Recognized by the U.S. Congress as the official “Birthplace of Country Music,” Bristol plays tribute to the heritage of traditional bluegrass and country music.  Daily concerts, events, and jam-sessions are available year-round at a variety of venues. The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival in September hosts more than a dozen stages with over 100 artists. Bristol is also the home place of Tennessee Ernie Ford. Contact the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance for a schedule of daily music events. Open M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • 276-645-0111 www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

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ristol Motor Speedway & Dragway

Get up-close and personal with America’s favorite NASCAR track. The Speedway’s new fan zone provides an intimate look at racing with interactive videos, a replica of the track’s 36 banking, drag-racing simulators, and real cross-sectioned stock cars. Get your taste of the driver’s perspective with a guided track tour, which even includes a ride around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” Track Tours Available • Nov.-Feb. M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mar.-Oct. M-S. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun. Noon-4 p.m. *Tours not given during weeks of major Speedway or Dragway events. 151 Speedway Blvd. • Bristol • 423-989-6960

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ristol Caverns

Your imagination will see unique figures in the stalactites and stalagmites created by nature’s hand over the last 400 million years. Once used by Indians as an attack and escape route, the underground river remains an intriguing feature of this beautifully accessible cavern. [1 Hr.], Open Daily-seasonal hrs. 1157 Bristol Caverns Hwy. • Bristol • 423-878-2011 4 www.netta.com

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ycamore Shoals State Historic Area

The first permanent settlement outside the thirteen colonies, Sycamore Shoals served as the muster point for the Overmountain Men on their way to the Battle of King’s Mountain. Visit the reconstruction of Fort Watauga, explore the museum and enjoy the year-round interpretive program. An outdoor drama, “Liberty-The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” is offered in mid-July. [2 hrs.], Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1- 4:30 p.m. 1651 W. Elk Ave. • Elizabethton 423-543-5808

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oan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens

A naturalist’s paradise, rich in plant and animal life, the 6,285-foot peak offers breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountain range. In mid-June the Catawba rhododendron burst into a spectacular display of blossoms covering more than 600 acres—the largest natural rhododendron garden in the world. The Roan Mountain State Park offers cabins, camping, hiking, tennis, swimming and picnicking. Open Daily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • 1015 Highway 14 Roan Mountain • 423-772-0190 • 1-800-250-8620

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oe River Covered Bridge

Heavy oak planks, hand-forged nails and threaded spikes have helped the Covered Bridge remain beautiful and functional. Built in 1882, it is one of the few remaining covered bridges in Tennessee. The Doe River Covered Bridge is recognized by the Tennessee Historical Commission, National Register of Historic Places and the Historic Engineering Record. Located off Hwy. 19E. • Elizabethton 423-547-3850

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he Valley Beautiful

Lose yourself in the natural beauty visible from a mountaintop vista or from the warmth of a sun-drenched valley below. Unicoi County is known as The Valley Beautiful for its elegant and divine scenery, which will indulge your senses, enrich your spirit, and enliven your soul. 100 South Main Avenue • Erwin 423-743-3000

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nicoi County Heritage Museum

From the turn-of-the-century Main Street representation to the Indian artifacts display…from the Blue Ridge Pottery exhibit to the railroading memorabilia, you will discover the rich variety of the area’s heritage. The museum, located on the grounds of the Erwin National Fish Hatchery, preserves the unique history of this small mountain community. [2 Hrs.], T-Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. May-Oct. Federal Fish Hatchery Rd. • Erwin 423-743-9449

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olichucky River

Spend a day rafting on the churning white water of the river which winds its way through the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States. Or relax near one of its forest-crested cliffs and have your five senses soothed by constantly moving waters. 423-743-3000

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Visitor Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Greeneville

Jonesborough

Johnson City

Greene County Partnership Tourism Department 115 Academy Street, Greeneville, TN 37743 423-638-4111 • www.visitGreenevilleTN.com tkinser@greenecop.com

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avy Crockett Birthplace State Park

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The celebrated frontiersman, warrior, and backwoods statesman was born on the banks of the Nolichucky River in 1786. The cabin has been restored and furnished in the period style. The site includes a large picnic and camping area. Crockett was massacred at the Alamo along with other Tennessee Volunteers. [1 Hr.], Museum: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd. • Limestone 423-257-2167

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GR E E NEV I LLE T E N NESSEE “A Presidential Town” Rich Heritage... Friendly People! Home of the 17th President Andrew Johnson Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail Seven beautifully landscaped golf courses More than 15 sites along the Quilt Trail Horseback riding, fly fishing, camping, and hiking Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park Six Civil War sites located throughout the county Margarette Falls and the Bible Covered Bridge Century Farms, fun things to do on the farm and much more

www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com 115 Academy Street, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743 • (423)638-4111

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Historic Jonesborough Tourism Department 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 866-401-4223 • www.historicjonesborough.com aliciap@jonesboroughtn.org

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onesborough’s Historic District

Following a multi-million dollar restoration in 1969, Tennessee’s oldest town became the first Tennessee town to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Jonesborough uniquely blends historic sites, distinctive architecture, specialty shops and restaurants to entice visitors. Visitors Center Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 117 Boone St. • Jonesborough 1-866-401-4223 • www.historicjonesborough.com

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onesborough/Washington County and Chester Inn Museums

ndrew Johnson National Historic Site

Trace the life of Andrew Johnson, an industrious tailor who became the 17th President of the United States. The site includes the tailor shop, 1830’s Johnson House, museum, The Homestead in which Johnson lived from 1851 until his death in 1875, and the National Cemetery where he and other family members are buried. [1 Hr.], Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. College & Depot Streets • Greeneville 423-638-3551

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ickson-Williams Mansion

Few homes have any more rich history than the Dickson-Williams Mansion. Built in 1815 as the “Showplace of East Tennessee” the home entertained guests like Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and the Marquis de LaFayette. During the Civil War it served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate officers. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan was killed in the garden in 1864. [1 Hr.], Open daily at 1 p.m. • Tours depart from General Morgan Inn • 111 North Main Street Greeneville • 423-787-0500 Designated Sites

Discover the story of Jonesborough and Washington County through the artifacts, maps and history. See the first hand-powered water pumper, a remnant of one of the first log courthouses, minie balls from a Civil War skirmish and many mementos of Tennessee’s oldest town. [30 min.], M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekends 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 117 Boone St.,Jonesborough • 423-753-1015 Located in the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center

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nternational Storytelling Center

Host to the National Storytelling Festival every October. The only facility in the world devoted to oral storytelling and its creative applications. The Center includes a 14,000 square-foot education building with gift shop and hosts the annual Tellerin-Residence Program, which runs from May through October with daily performances Tues.-Sat. at 2 p.m. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 116 West Main St. • Jonesborough 423-753-2171 • 800-952-8392

Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau 603 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37605 423-461-8000 or 800-852-3392 www.visitjohnsoncitytn.com whitson@johnsoncitytnchamber.com

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Mount Living Museum Rocky

Step into the year 1791 at Rocky Mount Living Museum, the First Headquarters of the Southwest Territory where vividly dressed interpreters entertain and educate throughout the year. [1.5 Hrs.], Mar. - Mid Dec. (first and second Fri. and Sat. in Dec.). T-S 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day • 200 Hyder Hill Rd. • Piney Flats 423-538-7396 • 1-888-538-1791

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ipton-Haynes State Historic Site

This 18th century home is the site of a historic battle of forces between John Sevier and Col. John Tipton. [1 Hr.], M-S 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Apr.-mid Nov. Alternate winter hours for Dec.-Mar. 2620 South Roan St. • Johnson City 423-926-3631

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TSU Museum of Natural History and Gray Fossil Site

Watch your entire family dig up some fun- and bones- with hands-on exhibits with a front row view of a real live fossil dig. Experience the Dwarf Tapir, Red Panda and the Saber-Toothed Cat. Gray Fossil Site Open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Daily 1212 Suncrest Drive (Physical Address) • Gray 423-439-3659 • 866-202-6223

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ands On! Regional Museum

Kids and parents can spend a fun, educational afternoon viewing animal and dinosaur displays and interacting with 20 exhibits. [2 Hrs.], T-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Closed on Mondays with the exception of June, July, August. 315 East Main St. • Johnson City • 423-434-HAND www.netta.com 7


Visitor Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Visitor Information & Services

Kingsport

Mountain City

Rogersville

Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 423-392-8806 or 800-743-5282 www.visitkingsport.com • ethompson@visitkingsport.com

Johnson County Welcome Center & Museum and Chamber of Commerce Hwy. 421, Box 1, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-5800 www.johnsoncountytn.org• jcwc@highcountryonline.net

Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce 107 East Main Street, Suite 100, Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-2186 • www.rogersvillechamber.us Nancybarker52@gmail.com

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ays Mountain Park and Planetarium

What better way to manage stress than in a 3550-acre nature preserve featuring 27 miles of hiking trails, a barge ride on a 44-acre mountain-top lake, wildlife habitats, farmstead museum or a visit to the Nature Interpretive Center. Experience the wonders of the astronomical universe in the state-of-the art planetarium. [2-4 Hrs.], M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekends 1-8 p.m. Extended Summer hours • 853 Bays Mountain Park Road • Kingsport • 423-229-9447

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xchange Place

Exchange Place will take you back to a pioneer farm homestead when mid-1800’s people lived off the land. Craft demonstrations, early household activities and sales of crafts offer special attractions to this living farm. Exchange Place derives its name for its activities as a stage stop and place to exchange state currencies. [2 Hrs.], Apr.-Oct. Th.-Fr. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 2 - 4:30 p.m. 4812 Orebank Rd. • Kingsport • 423-288-6071

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etherland Inn

Visitors never forget their tour of this “one-of-a-kind” preservation site in the United States. The young and young at heart will have a joyful visit to the child’s world of the 18th and 19th centuries. Costumes and furniture depicting the era will take you back in time when the Inn bustled with activity from the old Great Stage Road along the Holston River. [1 Hr.], 2 - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun. May-Oct. 2140 Netherland Inn Rd. • Kingsport 423-246-7982

Doe Mountain Visitor’s Center (Opening 2013) 1203 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-9696 • www.doemountain.org

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ohnson County

Nestled next to Virginia and North Carolina, there’s a paradise for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. Fishing, boating, skiing, hunting, golf, picnicking, hiking, camping and scenery abound in the home of Tennessee’s first sunrise. Hear the story of Trade, Tennessee’s first community, and visit the museum in Butler, the town that wouldn’t drown. Hike the Appalachian Trail through Backbone Rock and shop and dine in Mountain City. RedTail Mountain Golf Course offers challenging holes and spectacular views. Visit or call the Welcome Center and Museum for directions. 423-727-5800

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atauga Lake

Enjoy a powerboat ride, picnic, or spend a relaxing day flyfishing in the third cleanest lake in America. Created in 1942 by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watauga Lake allows visitors to slow down and take in the stunning scenery of the Cherokee National Forest and Appalachian Mountains. TVA Lakes • 423-467-3800 Visitor Information 423-547-3850 or 423-727-5800

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ogersville Historic District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rogersville’s unique original red brick Main Street is known as the largest collection of Federal style architecture in the state. The district includes the State’s oldest Court House, Hale Springs Inn, the Crockett family’s first Tennessee home, and the site where Tennessee’s first newspaper was printed in 1791, along with five Tennessee state historical markers. Main Street • Rogersville 423-272-2186

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ennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum

A quaint 1890 Southern Railway Depot contains the state’s only newspaper and printing museum. The award winning museum contains exhibits depicting the printing industry from its beginning in Tennessee until printing became off-set. Also on exhibit are early newspapers of interest. 415 South Depot Street • Rogersville 423-272-1961

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ulls Gap Historic District

Grand Ole Opry star Archie Campbell helped put his hometown, Bulls Gap, “on the map” to millions of television viewers. The Archie Campbell Tourism Complex includes 27 structures from the Old Country Store to Gilley’s Hotel, to the Archie Campbell Museum—all tracing the area’s Civil War and railroad history. 1395 South Main St. • Bulls Gap 423-235-5216

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toric Rogersville s i H Hale Springs Inn

Heritage Days

Cruise in on Square

4th of July Celebration

Downtown Main Street McKinney’s By Troutdale 423-272-5171 and 1-877-222-1616 110 West Main Street www.halespringsinn.com

Miss Bea’s Perks & Pies

Wireless Internet Access • Baked Goods 423-272-6555 109 S. Church St. Rogersville, TN 37857 www.missbeaspies.com

Sunny Side Yarns On Depot

423-272-9276 207 S. Depot Rogersville, TN 37857 www.sunnysideyarns.com 423-272-7800 122 East Main St. www.mountainstarmall.com

The Sweet Tooth Café

Scrumptious Chicken Salad and Sandwiches! Homemade Desserts!

423-921-7400 114 East Main Street Rogersville, TN

LOCAL ARTISTS GALLERY

20 Local Artisans 423-921-7656 124 East Main St. Rogersville, TN 37857 www.rogersvillegallery.com

Events

Heritage Days October 11,12,13, 2013 www.rogersvilleheritage.org Taste of Rogersville May 17, 2013 www.rogersvillemainstreet.com July 4th Celebration • Featuring Newsboys and Jana Kramer July 6, 2013 www.rogersvillejuly4th.com Cruise-In On Square May - October 2nd Friday www.rogersvillemainstreet.com

Realty, Inc. Specializing in Historic Properties and all your real estate needs 423-272-4660 1012 W. Main St. Rogersville, TN 37857 www.easttennrealestate.com

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Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce Nancy Barker CTTP, Executive Director www.netta.com 423-272-2186 www.rogersvillechamber.us

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Virginia

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l a r u Nat History

Sneedville Sneedville/Hancock County Chamber & Community Partners P.O. Box 594, Sneedville, TN 37869 423-733-2080 www.hancockcoevents.com info@hancockcoevents.com

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lrod Falls

Consisting of two falls, the upper

cascades more than 100 feet to the lower making this one of the most beautiful waterfalls in East Tennessee. Enjoy a swim in the pools at the base of the falls or take one of the hiking trails. Elrod Falls is one of the hidden treasures of Hancock County. Located off Hwy. 31 Sneedville • 423-733-2080

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Visitor Information & Services

The name Melungeon refers to a people of mixed descent who, according to one theory, are descendants of early Spanish and Portuguese explorers who madesettlements in Georgia and the Carolinas prior to the historic Jamestown establishments of 1567 or 1607. Genetic studies give rise to the belief that the Melungeons were originally from northwest Africa who, known as Moors, moved into Spain and Portugal around 710 A.D. Exiled during the Spanish Inquisition, these people may have come to the New World in the 16th Century. Subsequent generations, apparently unaccepted legally or socially by their new country, retreated to the mountains where today some 500 Melungeon descendants still live where their ancestors settled in Northeast Tennessee and extreme Southwest Virginia. Newman’s Ridge is one of the most famous of Melungeon territories. Visit the Vardy Community to learn more about the mystery of the Melungeons. 423-733-2080

Bristol Tennessee Welcome Center

I-81 South at the Virginia Line, Bristol 37620, P.O. Box 3608, Bristol 37625 (423) 764-5821 Fax: (423) 764-1011 Website: www.tnvacation.com

Visitor Information & Services

Scott County Tourism

433 B Prospect Avenue, Newport 37821 (423) 625-9675 Fax: (423) 625-1846 Website: www. cockecountypartnership.com E-Mail: llewanski@cockecountypartnership.com “Get real” in Cocke County Tennessee. Three rivers, four state or national forests and 34,000 of the finest folks around. For your next “real” adventure give us a holler. Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Located 10 miles from I-81.

336 Water Street, Gate City, VA (276) 386-6521 Website: www.explorescottcountyva.com E-Mail: pcox@scottcountyva.com Open 8:30 am to 5 pm. A “natural” for history, enjoy music and outdoor recreation. Walk the footsteps of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. Experience life on the great frontier at the Wilderness Road Block House. Visit the home of A. P. Carter, pioneer of traditional mountain sound, known today as Bluegrass. Take a dip in the Devil’s Bathtub, kayak the Clinch River, home to the world’s largest collections of fresh-water mussels. Hike along the Chief Benge Trail, or take a trip to the Eight Wonder of the World—Natural Tunnel State Park.

First Tennessee Development District

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Cocke County Partnership

3211 North Roan Street, Johnson City 37601 (423) 928-0224 Fax: (423) 928-5209 Website: www.ftdd.org E-mail: sreid@ftdd.org

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orristown Area Chamber of Commerce

825 West First North Street, Morristown 37815 (423) 586-6382 Fax: (423) 586-6576 Website: www.visitmorristowntn.com E-Mail: tourism@morristownchamber.com Morristown is home to beautiful Cherokee lake, panther creek state park, Davy Crockett Tavern Museum, historic Rose Center, the famous overhead sidewalks on historic Main street, General Longstreet’s Headquarters and Bethesda church & cemetery civil war sites with some of the best shopping, dining and lodging in the region. Morristown is located at the crossroads of Dixie, joining the Lakeway, Great Smokies and Cumberland Gap regions. Stay with us at one of our hotels, and you’ll never be much more than 1 hour away from your home away from home while exploring the beauty and enjoying all the fun of the region.

National Weather Service

5974 Commerce Blvd., Morristown 37814 (423) 586-3771 Website: www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/

184 Joe R. McCrary Road, P.O. Box 186, Fall Branch 37656 (423) 348-6144 Free emergency cellular call - *THP (*847) Website: www.tn.gov

Zane Whitson Welcome Center

I-26, Unicoi County on the North Carolina line 100 Fiddler Lane, Erwin 37650 (423) 743-4146 Fax: (423) 743-4239 Website: www.tnvacation.com

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Storytelling Capital of the World our Tennessee’s Oldest Town Visit vated o renn town! down

423-547-3850 866.401.4223 www.historicjonesborough.com

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www.tourcartercounty.com

www.explorescottcountyva.com www.explorescottcountyva.com 276-386-6521 276-386-6521

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Transportation Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA

2525 Highway 75, P.O. Box 1055, Blountville 37617 (423) 325-6000 Fax: (423) 325-6060 Website: www.TRIflight.com E-Mail: comments@TRIflight.com Located approximately 3 miles from I-81 in the Heart of the Tri-Cities. Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) is a full-service, commercial airport that serves as a gateway to East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and parts of Kentucky. TRI is a growing transportation center for the region, both in passenger service and cargo. Offering non-stop service to several major hubs connecting to destinations worldwide.

Tours and Special Event Planning Main Street Tours

310 South Main Street, Greeneville 37743 (423) 787-0500 Website: www.mainstreetgreeneville.com E-Mail: director@mainstreetgreeneville.com Offering two unique tours in Historic Greeneville. The Dickson-Williams Mansion Guided Tour - Discover decorative arts, antiques and a lot of history. Tours daily at 1 p.m. Tour limited to 12 people. Advance reservations for groups over 12 people. “A Walk with the President” Guided Tour - A 90-minute guided walking tour of Historic Greeneville, Tennessee’s second oldest town. Hours: Mon. - Sat. at 9:30am. April - Oct. Both tours depart from the General Morgan Inn. AC. PC & CC accepted. L/HA.

Positive Solutions Through Stories & Tours

P.O. Box 765, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-9882 Fax: (423) 913-0417 Website: www.positivesolutionstours.com E-Mail: PositiveSTS@aol.com We are the only tour operator in the US that tours private homes year round and uses the art of storytelling to interpret our region. For group travel we offer package tours highlighting “Our Four Corners Region” step-on guides, or 5-day/4 night custom designed tours including entertainment, meals, sightseeing and hotels. For individual travelers enjoy an evening spirit walk “Legends-Whispers & Mysteries” or let our guides bring history to life through storytelling on our morning “Strolling & Stories” tour. What is “Our Four Corners Region”? Call or visit our website to find out. Additional tour options available upon request. Reservations required. AC.

Tours and Special Event Planning Tri-Cities Tennessee Travel Connection

P.O. Box 415, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 913-5550 Fax: (423) 913-5555 Website: www.tri-citiestntravelconnection.com E-Mail: tourism@netta.com Visit the Tri-Cities Tennessee Travel Connection – and you’ll discover more than just a few memories. The Tri-Cities include Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, and each city offers unique “things to do” for your group tour. Plan your next group tour with us.

Attractions Allandale Mansion

4444 West Stone Drive, Kingsport 37660 (423) 229-9422 Fax: (423) 343-9729 Website: www.allandalemansion.com E-Mail: allandale@chartertn.net Located 3 miles from 1-26. Intriguing history and southern elegance create the romantic setting of Kingsport’s Allandale Mansion, often called Kingsport’s “White House.” Built in 1950 by Ruth and Harvey Brooks, Allandale still houses their fine furnishings, antiques and art. Today, the mansion and its grounds are open for rental purposes and tours by appointment only. The Allandale barn is a featured stop on Northeast Tennessee’s Quilt Trail, displaying the Stars over Tennessee quilt pattern. Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. AC. L/HA.

Appalachian Caverns

420 Cave Hill Road, Blountville 37617 (423) 323-2337 Website: www.appacaverns.com E-Mail: batty502@yahoo.com Come and join us for an hour-long guided tour through amazing formations our lighted pathways will take you through areas rich in history and beautiful views. A three-hour wild tour is also available for the more adventuresome. The cavern is home to over 20,000 bats, a sanctuary for the endangered gray bats as well as home to eastern pippestrelles, large and small Virginia browns, Indianas, reds and hoary bats. Enjoy a picnic at our picnic area or an overnight stay in the campground. Hours: March - October 9am.-6pm. Mon.- Sat. and Sunday from 1-5 pm. Winter Hours Nov. - Feb. 11am. - 5pm. Open year round, closed Christmas Day. AC. PC, TC and CC accepted. L/HA.

Attractions

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport 37660 (423) 229-9447 Fax: (423) 224-2589 Website: www.baysmountain.com E-Mail: wiley@ci.kingsport.tn.us Located 3 miles off I-26. Explore nature’s splendor at a 3,550-acre nature preserve where you can enjoy 39 miles of hiking trails, biking, public programs Sat. & Sun. and daily during the summer. Relax on a 44-acre lake, explore a world beyond our own in a state-of-the-art planetarium, and view native animals up close and in their natural setting. Park hours: 8:30am-5pm. Extended hours during the summer. No pets allowed. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Years. Call for more information. AC. TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

Bristol Caverns

1157 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol 37620 P.O. Box 851, Bristol 37621 (423) 878-2011(phone or Fax) Website: www.bristolcaverns.com E-Mail: bristolcaverns@aol.com Located 8 miles from I-81. A journey through the caverns will take you through millions of years of timeless beauty. Largest and most beautiful in the Smoky Mountain Region. Guided tours about every 20 minutes. A year-round attraction. Open Mar. 15 - Oct. 31, Mon. - Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 12:30pm-5pm; Nov. 1-Mar. 14, Mon. - Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. 12:30pm-4:30pm. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. AC. TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway

151 Speedway Boulevard, Bristol 37620 P.O. Box 3966, Bristol 37625 Ticket Office (423) 989-6900 or Toll Free (866) 415-4158 Fax: (423) 764-1646 Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com or www.bristoltix.com Located 8 miles from I-81. Known as “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” BMS annually hosts two of the largest NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events on the circuit. Bristol Dragway, better known as “Thunder Valley,” hosts the NHRA Drag Racing Series, its own Bracket Series program and its popular streetlegal racing series called Street Fights. Visitors also can share in the spirit of the holiday season during “Speedway in Lights” exhibit. Track tours available. Call for a complete schedule of events and tour schedule. Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. AC. PC, TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

Darrell’s Dream “Boundless Playground” Complex

Discover the ease and convenience of Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with nonstop service to major hubs and connections to hundreds of domestic and international destinations.

490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport 37663 (423) 239-8531(Contact Pam Fraysier) Fax: (423) 239-4982 E-Mail: Pam.Fraysier@tn.gov This is a one of a kind facility featuring a play area for 2-5 year olds; 5-12 year olds, a large sand island and maze area complete with several interactive exhibits including a puppet theater and life sized xylophone to name just a few. The complex also features the lion’s Narnia Braille Trail, Anderson “fully accessible” treehouse and Palmer Center Foundation Amphitheatre.

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Attractions The Dickson-Williams Mansion

108 North Irish Street, Greeneville 37743 (423) 787-0500 or (423) 639-7102 Website: www.mainstreetgreeneville.com/tours.html E-Mail: director@mainstreetgreeneville.com Located 14 miles from I-81 in Historic Downtown Greeneville. “Showplace of East Tennessee.” Designed and constructed by two craftsmen from Ireland (18151821). The circular staircase, arising three full flights, is the “tour de force” of the builder’s art. Built by William Dickson, Greeneville’s first postmaster for his only child, Catharine, who married Dr. Alexander Williams. This house served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Tours daily at 1pm. limited to 12 people. Advance reservations for groups over 12 people. Closed holidays. AC.

Erwin National Fish Hatchery

520 Federal Hatchery Road, Erwin 37650 (423) 743-4712 Fax: (423) 743-9793 Website: www.fws.gov/erwin/index.html E-Mail: norm_heail@fws.gov Located 1 mile from I-26. The hatchery produces 14 million disease-free eggs annually from four strains of Rainbow Trout broodstock. These eggs are shipped to federal, state and tribal hatcheries all over the United States to support recreational fishing efforts. Guided group tours with advance reservations. The facilities are also open to the public for self-guided tours. Open Mon.-Fri. 7am3:30pm. The Hatchery Grounds are also open on weekends. F/HA.

ETSU & General Shale Brick Natural History Museum at Gray Fossil Site

1212 Suncrest Drive, P.O. Box 9221, Gray 37615 Toll Free (866) 202-6223 or (423) 439-3659 Fax: (423) 439-3658 Website: www.grayfossilmuseum.org E-Mail: info@grayfossilmuseum.org Local 1.8 miles from I-26, Exit 13 in Gray. Explore paleontology at the ETSU & General Shale Brick Natural History Museum at Gray Fossil Site. This site has a secret that’s been tucked away underground for over 4 million years. Get a first-hand look at the late Miocene Period - a time when the area was home to rhinos, tapirs, saber-toothed cats, alligators, shovel-tusked elephants, and red pandas. The site contains the world’s richest deposit of fossilized tapirs. Summer hours are Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day); Winter hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day) are Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm. AC, MC, TC, and CC accepted.

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ipley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Entertainment Tennessee 88 River Road, Gatlinburg 37738 (888) 240-1358 or (865) 430-8808 Fax: (865) 430-8818 Website: www.ripleysaquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com ALL NEW! LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! Perfect Predators: SHARKS! An Innovative and Interactive Exhibit to Experience Sharks in Amazing New Ways! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout the Aquarium! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet! Explore many unique underwater worlds and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows. Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays. Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak. Fun-Filled family experience and MUCH MORE!

Historic Sites Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

121 Monument Avenue, Greeneville 37743 (423) 638-3551 Fax: (423) 798-0754 Website: www.nps.gov/anjo Located 14 miles from I-81. This historic site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson’s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln’s assassination and during attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war. His presidency shaped the future of the United States and his influences continue today. The site includes a visitor center, museum, tailor shop, two Greeneville homes and National Cemetery, the burial site of President Johnson. Visitor Center open 9am-5pm daily. Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. AC. L/HA.

Exchange Place

4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport 37664 P.O. Box 293, Kingsport 37662 (423) 288-6071 Website: www.exchangeplace.info Located off Hwy. 93/ John B. Dennis Hwy. Revisit the mid-1800s when people lived off the land. Deriving its name from the exchange of currency and of horses when it served as a stagecoach stop, this living history farm strives to teach about agrarian life and showcase heritage arts, crafts and skills of the Appalachian region while continuing to breed animals and heirloom plantings. This site is also a featured stop on Northeast Tennessee’s Quilt Trail, displaying the Cross and Crown quilt pattern. Open 2-4:30pm Sat.-Sun., May - Oct., and specific public events, listed on website.

Netherland Inn House Museum & Boatyard Complex

2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport 37760 P.O. Box. 293, Kingsport 37662 (423) 335-5552 Website: www.netherlandinn.com NETHERLAND INN (1818) - The restored Inn faces the Old Stage Road and Holston River, which served as migratory spot for settlers to build boats for their westward trip during the mid-1700’s. The Nation’s only registered historical site which was both a stage stop and a boatyard. Open 2-4 pm Sat.-Sun., May 1-Oct. 31.

Rocky Mount Living History Museum

200 Hyder Hill Road, P.O. Box 160, Piney Flats 37686 (423) 538-7396 or (888) 538-1791 Fax: (423) 538-1086 Website: www.rockymountmuseum.com E-Mail: info@rockymountmuseum.com Located 4 miles from I-26 on Highway 11-E. The First Capitol of the Southwest Territory (1790-1792), now a Living History Museum. Interpreters invite you to become a guest of the Cobb family in 1791 and experience everyday life on America’s first frontier. Open Mar. - Mid Dec. Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm. other times by appointment. Closed Thanksgiving Day. AC. ADA Accessible. Group tour rates available. PC, Visa/Master Card & TC accepted.

Historic Sites Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton 37643 (423) 543-5808 Fax: (423) 543-0078 Website: www.tnstateparks.com/SycamoreShoals/ Located 8 miles from I-26. Sycamore Shoals was the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America outside the 13 original colonies. The Transylvania Purchase, the largest private real estate transaction in our nation’s history, took place here between the Cherokee and European settlers. Sycamore Shoals is also the site of the historic Muster of the Overmountain Men during the American Revolution. Park features a visitor’s center, which houses a museum, theater, gift shop and bookstore. Reconstructed replica of Fort Watauga as it stood in 1776, a 450-seat amphitheater, picnic area and two mile walking trail. Park is open Mon.-Sat. 8am-4:30pm; Sun. 1-4:30pm. PC, TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

2620 South Roan Street, P.O. Box 225, Johnson City 37605 (423) 926-3631 Website: www.tipton-haynes.org E-Mail: tiptonhaynes@embarqmail.com Located 1 miles from I-26 exit 24. Home of Col. John Tipton, John Tipton, Jr. and Confederate Senator Landon C. Haynes whose lives represent the history of Tennessee from 1783-1870. Site of the Battle of The Lost State of Franklin in 1788. Site features eleven buildings, a museum with permanent exhibit telling the site’s depth of history from the Pleistocene era to the Civil War, education center and reception space, a museum shop, and a library and archives that relate to the early history of Tennessee, as well as the Tipton and Haynes families. Open Tues. - Sat. 9am - 3pm. Call for alternate winter hours Dec. - Mar. AC. L/HA.

Cultural Arts and Museums

Barter Theatre

127 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212 (276) 628-3991 Website: www.bartertheatre.com E-Mail: barterinfo@bartertheatre.com Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia. Founded in 1933, Barter Theatre offers professional repertory theatre, 17-19 productions per year, and two unique stages: Barter Main Stage and Barter Stage II. Recognized as the premiere theatre in the region, Barter launched the careers of such notable actors as Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, and Ernest Borgnine. Enjoy classics, comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals. Group rates and packages with fine Abingdon restaurants and lodging available. Stop in The Barter Café and gift shop. Open Feb. – Dec. Call or go on-line for performance schedule. AC. PC, TC, & CC accepted. L/HA.

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Cultural Arts and Museums Birthplace of Country Music Alliance

416 State Street, Suite A, Bristol 37620 (423) 573-1927 Fax: (423) 573-4877 Website: www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org E-Mail: info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org Congressionally recognized as the Birthplace of Country Music®, Bristol, TN/VA is the site of the historic 1927 Bristol Session where the first country music recordings were made. The BCMA is a non-profit organization established to preserve and promote the rich music culture of southern Appalachia and Bristol’s role in the history of American music. They are currently building the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, slated to open in downtown Bristol August 2014.

The Chester Inn Museum

A State Owned Historic Site Operated by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia 116 West Main Street, 37659 (423) 753-4580 Website: www.heritageall.org E-Mail: info@heritageall.org Located in the heart of downtown Jonesborough, the Chester Inn Museum chronicles the history of Jonesborough from its inception in 1779 to the present. The museum is located in the oldest commercial building in Tennessee’s oldest town. Open January-February by appointment only. March 1st-October 31st Wed.Sat. 11am-6pm & Sun. 1-5pm, November 1st-Mid December Fri.-Sat. 11am - 6pm & Sun. 1pm-5pm. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Doak House Museum Museums of Tusculum College President Andrew Johnson Museum And Library

60 Shiloh Road, P.O. Box 5026, Greeneville 37745 (423) 636-7348 or (800) 729-0256 ext. 5251 Fax: (423) 638-7166 Website: www.tusculum.edu/museums/ E-Mail: dboyd@tusculum.edu Located at Tusculum College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains founded in 1794. The Museums of Tusculum preserve the home of Samuel W. Doak and the personal library and papers of the President Johnson and his family. Artifacts, tours and changing exhibits are available. Open Mon.Fri. 9am-5pm. Closed campus holidays. F/HA.

Hands On! Regional Museum

315 East Main Street, Johnson City 37601 (423) 434-HAND Fax: (423) 928-6915 Website: www.handsonmuseum.org E-Mail: handson@handsonmuseum.org Located one block from I-26. Hands On! Regional Museum is a unique interactive environment for children of all ages, designed to make learning fun. Programs and activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities are offered daily. Open: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm. Mon. 9am-5pm (Jun.-Aug. only). Closed holidays. AC. PC, TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

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23. Shady Valley 24. Steele Creek Park 25. Sugar Hollow Park 26. Trade 27. TVA Dams &Lakes 28. Unicoi County The Valley Beautiful 29. Virginia Creeper Trail 30. Warriors’ Path State Park 31. Wetlands Water Park 32. Whitewater Rafting 33. Winged Deer Park

Attractions 62. Allandale Mansion 63. Appalachian Caverns 64. Bristol Caverns 65. Reece Museum at ETSU 66. Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens 67. Hands On! Regional Museum 68. Mary B. Martin School of the Arts 69. St. John Mill 70. Unicoi County Heritage Museum/ Erwin National Fish Hatchery

34. Archie Campbell Tourism Complex/ Bulls Gap Historic District 35. Tennessee Ernie Ford Home 36. Blountville Historic District/ Deery Inn Museum 37. Butler Museum 38. Carter Mansion 39. Country Music Monument 40. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 41. Dickson-Williams Mansion 42. Doe River Covered Bridge 43. Downtown Elizabethton Historic District 44. Downtown Kingsport Historic District 45. East Tennessee State University/ Center for Appalachian Studies & Services 46. Exchange Place 47. Greeneville Downtown Historic District 48. Historic Downtown Bristol & Bristol Sign

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Harry V. Steadman Mountain Heritage Farmstead Museum

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

International Storytelling Center

Reece Museum At ETSU

853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport 37660 (423) 229-9447 Fax: (423) 224-2589 Website: www.baysmountain.com E-Mail: wiley@ci.kingsport.tn.us Located 3 miles off I-26 at Bays Mountain Park. The Farmstead Museum is a showcase for the way of life that existed on and around the mountain from pioneer days to the end of the 19th Century. Tools, machinery and household items are on display to remind us of days gone by. The building itself is of handhewn logs to illustrate building techniques of that era. Open weekends 2-5pm; daily in summer. AC. F/HA. 100 West Main Street, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-2171 or (800) 952-8392 Fax: (423) 913-1320 Website: www.storytellingcenter.net E-Mail: customerservice@storytellingcenter.net Located 7 miles off I-26 in Historic Downtown Jonesborough. The International Storytelling Center celebrates the storytelling tradition through performance, seminars, exhibits, and a retail shop filled with a wide selection of storytelling books, CD’s, and gifts. The Center produces the annual National Storytelling Festival, which is seen around the world as the premier storytelling event in America; it’s held the first full weekend in October. The Center also hosts Storytelling Live!, an annual teller-in-residence program that runs MayOctober with daily performances Tuesday-Saturday at 2pm. Office hours: Mon.Fri. 9am – 5pm.; Center hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. PC, TC, & CC accepted. F/ HA.

Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum & Archives

117 Boone Street, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-9580 Website: www.heritageall.org E-Mail: info@heritageall.org Located 7 miles off I-26. Our collection of artifacts, newspapers and other ephemera focuses on the social, cultural and economic history of Jonesborough and Washington County, creating a fascinating historical record of the region. We invite you to visit our gallery space located in the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat.- Sun. 10am-5pm. AC. PC, TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

LampLight Theatre

140 Broad Street, Kingsport 37660 (423) 343-1766 Website: www.lamplighttheatre.com Located in historic downtown Kingsport, LampLight Theatre is Tennessee’s premier Christian Performing Center. This non-profit facility is designed to provide quality entertainment and promote family and Christian values. Features original Easter and Christmas Musicals, Comedy Shows, Children’s Theatre, and Seasonal Variety Shows. Open all year-round. Call or visit our website for showtimes. Admission to the museum by donation only. L/HA.

P.O. Box 70730, Johnson City 37614 (423) 439-8587 Website: www.etsu.edu/cas/arts E-Mail: ehleah@etsu.edu Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University was established in 2009 by James C. Martin in memory of his late wife, Mary B. Martin, who passed away in 2009. The School has since offered four seasons of concerts, lectures, films, stage and dance performances, visual artists and exhibitions, storytelling, illusion and music of all kinds. Season Five will open in September 2013. Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

P.O. Box 70660, Gilbreath Circle, Johnson City 37614 (423) 439-4392 Fax: (423) 439-4283 Website: www.etsu.edu/reece E-Mail: reecemus@etsu.edu Located .2 miles from I-26 on the campus of East Tennessee State University. An art and history museum with exhibits on Appalachian and regional culture, tradition, history, and contemporary art. Changing exhibits feature the best in fine crafts, regional art of varied media and regional history. Associated programs and events. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. 9am-4pm; Thurs. 9am-7pm; Closed Mon., Sat. & Sun. L/HA

Festivals & Fairs

Festivals & Fairs

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

416 State Street, Suite A, Bristol 37620 (423) 573-4898 Fax: (423) 573-4877 Website: www.bristolrhythm.com E-Mail: info@bristolrhythm.com An award-winning, three-day music event celebrating Bristol’s heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music®. The festival takes place along four blocks of State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA, the site of the Bristol Sessions. BRRR’s 22 stages feature hundreds of performances from genres that include Americana, folk-rock, country, bluegrass, old-time, Piedmont blues, and Celtic music. Always the third weekend in September, the 2013 event takes place September 20-22.

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151 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1403, Kingsport 37660 (423) 392-8809 Fax: (423) 392-8829 Website: www.funfest.net E-Mail: lfleming@funfest.net Come Play with Us! Enjoy sports, concerts, hot air balloons, fireworks and parade, plus much more. A Southeast Tourism Society Top Twenty July Event. Festival dates: mid-July. PC, TC & CC accepted.

National Storytelling Festival

116 West Main Street, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-2171 or (800) 952-8392 Fax: (423) 913-1320 Website: www.storytellingcenter.net E-Mail: customerservice@storytellingcenter.net As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious event dedicated to the oral tradition, the National Storytelling Festival showcases the world’s premier storytelling talent. Peppered with the flare and fun of blues, poetry, ballads, banjo, and more, the Festival encompasses a wealth of cultures, geography, and styles. Located in Historic Downtown Jonesborough. Festival dates: Oct. 4-6, 2013. AC. PC, TC & CC accepted.

Unicoi County Apple Festival

100 South Main Avenue, P.O. Box 713, Erwin 37650 (423) 743-3000 Fax: (423) 743-0942 Website: www.unicoicounty.org E-Mail: dawn@unicoicounty.org The festival is a celebration and presentation of the unique heritage, foods, crafts and culture of the southern Appalachian region. The festival features four entertainment stages, children’s area, cooking contest, road race and much more, and is held the first full weekend in October. Festival dates: Oct. 4-5, 2013.

Tennessee Newspaper And Printing Museum

415 South Depot Street, Rogersville 37857 (423) 272-1961 Fax: (423) 272-0146 Website: www.rogersvilleheritage.org E-Mail: aproffitt@rogersvilleheritage.org Located 25 miles from I-26 in a quaint 1890 Southern Railway Depot. Tennessee’s only printing museum displays print shop equipment from the early 20th century, historic newspaper collection and memorabilia from Pressmen’s Home. The museum is a featured stop on Northeast Tennessee’s Quilt Trail, displaying the Star & Cross and Jacob’s Ladder quilt patterns. The Museum is open Monday - Thursday from 10am to 3pm and by appointment for groups. Admission is free, though donations are gratefully accepted. ** Please call, if possible, to ensure that someone will be in the office.

Unicoi County Heritage Museum And Clinchfield Railroad Museum

Federal Hatchery Road, P.O. Box 317, Erwin 37650 (423) 743-9449 or (423) 743-8923 Located 12 miles off I-26 and .5 miles from US 19/23. A 1903 house museum, one room school house and Clinchfield Railroad Museum on the grounds of the Erwin National Fish Hatchery. Display contains vintage artifacts and memorabilia, quilt room, Blue Ridge and Cash Pottery and Main Street area. The museum is a featured stop on Northeast Tennessee’s Quilt Trail, displaying the Crazy Quilt pattern. Open May through October 1-5pm. AC (donation). L/HA.

Unicoi County Apple Festival

Enjoy live storytelling with tellers from across the nation. Performing 2pm Tuesday through Saturday, May-October.

National Storytelling Festival October 4-6, 2013

October 4-5, 2013 in downtown Erwin, TN 350 craft & food vendors, four entertainment stages, gospel groups, fun-filled children’s area, cooking contest, road race, festival pageant, and more....

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Recreation Buffalo Mountain Park

570 Highridge Road, Johnson City 37605 Johnson City Parks & Recreation (423) 283-5815 Fax: (423) 283-5829 Website: www.johnsoncitytn.org E-Mail: makwdpark@johnsoncitytn.org Located 4.5 miles from I-26. Buffalo Mountain Park is a 725-acre natural resource area obtained in a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service in 1994. The park is located on the North Slope of Buffalo Mountain and consists of steep topography and densely forested land. The park functions as a nature preserve primarily for hiking, picnicking, and nature programs. Guided nature hikes available monthly. Call for schedule. L/HA.

Cherokee Adventures Whitewater Rafting

2000 Jonesborough Road, Erwin 37650 (423) 743-7733 Reservations: (800) 445-7238 Fax: (423) 743-5400 Located 1.4 miles from I-26. Our specialty is the spectacular Nolichucky River. The Nolichucky, winding through both North Carolina and Tennessee, offers a variety of whitewater rapids that cut their way through a beautiful 3000’ gorge. The guided tours including exciting class III and IV rapids or gentler class I to III. We also offer Funyaks, riverside camping, mountain-biking tours, ropes courses, fishing trips, and overnight getaway packages! No experience needed. Operating: Mar.-Oct. AC. PC, TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

Cherokee National Forest - U.S.D.A. Forest Service Nolichucky-Unaka Ranger District 4900 Asheville Highway, Greeneville 37743 (423) 638-4109 Fax: (423) 638-6599 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee

Watauga Ranger District

4400 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi 37692 (423) 735-1500 Fax: (423) 735-7306 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee

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2800 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland 37312 (423) 476-9700 Fax: (423) 476-9791 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee Cherokee National Forest’s 300,000+ acres in Northeast Tennessee offer picnicking, water play, miles of trails and forest roads, camping and backcountry solitude. Two local ranger stations and the Forest website provide regional outdoor recreation information. Maps, brochures, environmental education material is available at forest offices. Outdoor kiosks at both ranger stations provide 24-hour visitor information. Nolichucky-Unaka Ranger Station is located 15 miles from I-81. Watauga Ranger Station is located 1/4 mile from I-26. Office hours: Mon. -Fri. 8am4:30pm. F/HA. Forest developed sites have limited accessibility.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

1245 Davy Crockett Park Road, Limestone 37681 Office: (423) 257-2167 Campground: (423) 257-4500 Fax: (423) 257-2430 Website: tennessee.gov/environment/parks/DavyCrockettSHP/index.shtml E-Mail: dawn.coleman@state.tn.us Located 21 miles from I-26. Birthplace of one of Tennessee’s most famous and greatest sons. The museum exhibits tell of the different aspects of the life of David “Davy” Crockett, the hunter, the politician, the businessman, and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney movie of the 1950’s. A replica cabin depicts a typical frontier cabin much like the one in which Davy Crockett was born in 1786. 105 acres partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River with a swimming pool, picnic areas, fishing, hiking, 88 campsites with water, electric, sewer, bathrooms, grills, pay phone. Visitor’s Center (office/ museum) is open Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm. Open year round. SCD. PC & TC accepted. F/HA.

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Recreation Kinser Park

710 Kinser Park Lane, Greeneville 37743 Office: (423) 639-5912 Golf Course: (423) 639-6406 Website: kinserpark.com E-Mail: kinserpark@aol.com Public park, outdoor recreation facility and campground. On the Nolichucky River and just 5 miles from Historic Greeneville, near Cherokee National Forest and lake/river/fly fishing. One hour from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Johnson City and Biltmore Estates/Asheville. Along the Sunnyside and Quilt Trails. RV/ Tent sites* with water/sewer/electricity, some primitive. Swimming pool*, water slide*, putt-putt golf course*, 9-hole golf course*, fishing, boat ramp, playgrounds, walking paths, volleyball, hiking/biking trails, open space/picnic areas, baseball fields, horseshoes, reunions/gatherings, pavilions*, festivals, corporate activities. (* small fee charged) Walking trails, fishing/boat ramp, picnic areas and 9-hole golf course open all year. Camping and activities open April 1 through October 31. Dogs on leash welcome. Phone answered all year. Office hours change by season. Reservations accepted beginning February 1.

Muddy Creek Raceway

136 Birch Street, Blountville 37617 (423) 323-5497 Fax: (423) 323-3870 E-Mail: sandy@victory-sports.com Motocross racing for the whole family. Racers from 4 years old to 54 years old. Muddy Creek is rated one of the top three tracks in the United States. Victory sports races every weekend either indoor or out. Call or go online for more information

Roan Mountain State Park

1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain 37687 (423) 772-0190 or (800) 250-8620 Fax: (423) 772-0142 Website: tennessee.gov/environment/parks/RoanMtn/index.shtml Located 20 miles off I-26. 6,285 ft. elev. and the “world’s largest natural stand of Rhododendron gardens” (600 acres). 30 cabins (1 cabin pet friendly), 87 campsites with water and electrical hookups. 20 tent sites with community water. Dump station, picnic tables, charcoal grills and 6 bathhouses with hot showers, grills, playground, laundromat, pay phone, pets welcome, fishing, swimming pool and tennis. Open year round for self-contained campers, tent camping. Season: mid Apr. - mid Nov. PC, TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

Steele Creek Park

20 Little Lane, P.O. Box 1189, Bristol 37621 (423) 764-4023 or (423) 989-5616 Fax: (423) 989-5624 Website: www.bristoltn.org/steelecreekpark.cfm Located 5 miles from I-81. Steele Creek Park is a 2,200+ acre municipal park owned and operated by the City of Bristol, Tennessee. The park features a Nature Center, golf course, a multi-use lodge and shelters available for rent, paddleboating on our 54 acre lake, 21 miles of hiking trails, soccer fields, disc golf course, picnic tables with grills, and just a great place to bring the whole family! Tennessee’s third largest municipal park. Open: 9am-9pm. daily. AC. L/HA.

Tennessee Valley Authority - Lake & Dams 106 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive, Gray 37615 (423) 467-3800 or (800) 238-2264 Website: www.tva.com/river/recreation/index.htm

Boating Regulations: All boats equipped with any type of motor or sail must be registered. Boat owners from another state can use their vessel on Tennessee waters with their state’s current registration for 60 days.

Recreation Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

East Tennessee - Region IV 3030 Wildlife Way, Morristown 37814 (800) 332-0900 (In State Only) or (423) 587-7037 Fax: (423) 587-7057 Website: www.tnwildlife.org

Fishing Regulations: Non-resident licenses: Junior (ages 13-15) $9.00;

Adult (no trout) 1-Day $8.00; 3-Day $16.50; 10-Day $25.50; or Annual (no trout) $41.00; Adult All fish (including trout): 1-Day $16.00; 3-Day $33.50; 10-Day $50.50; or Annual $81.00; No licenses needed for children 12 years of age and under.

Hunting Regulations: Non-resident licenses: Junior (ages 13-15) no big game $9.00; Junior ALL Game 7-Day $25.00; Junior ALL Game Annual $40.00; Adult 7-Day Small Game/Waterfowl $50.50; Annual Small Game/ Waterfowl $91.00; Adult 7-Day All Game $175.50; Annual All Game $251.00; Trapping $401.00. No license needed for children 12 years of age and under. Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must possess proof of satisfactorily completing a hunter safety course to hunt. The hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, and are valid until the last day of February the following year. Seasons are subject to change. License fees are subject to change.

Winged Deer Park

4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City 37601 Johnson City Parks & Recreation (423) 283-5815 Fax: (423) 283-5829 Website: www.johnsoncitytn.org E-Mail: makwdpark@johnsoncitytn.org Located 4 miles from I-26. 200-acre municipal park. Featuring .5-mile flat walking/jogging track and a 1.5-mile paved lighted nature trail in the wooded section of the park. Handicap accessible fishing along our lighted boardwalk on the lakefront. Multi-use picnic tables, playground area, two sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, public access boat ramp, green space, and a Festival Plaza multi-use area with restroom. Five lighted softball fields, athletic office, scorer’s tower and restrooms, three lighted soccer fields, batting cages, and a 9-hold disc golf course. Historical section featuring the Robert Young Cabin, Massengill Monument and Quillen Historical Tree Museum, grass amphitheatre, and a 9-hole disc golf course. Open to the public daily. Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. F/HA.

Golf Courses Cattails At MeadowView

1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport 37660 (423) 578-6622 Fax: (423) 578-6655 Website: www.meadowviewresort.com or www.cattailsgolf.com Located .25 mile off I-26. Championship-quality 18-hole public course designed by Denis Griffiths, originally opened in 1998 and has quickly become recognized as one of the top golf courses in a Tennessee region that was recently named the second best golf city in America by Golf Digest magazine. Cattails Golf Course features Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens, boasting picturesque holes lying at the base of scenic Bays Mountain. Golf packages available. Tee times required. Complete pro shop, driving range and practice green, clinics and private instructions available. Snack shop, restaurant, lounge, golf club rentals, showers and locker room. Open year round. PC, TC & CC accepted. AC. F/HA.

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Campgrounds Cherokee National Forest - U.S.D.A. Forest Service Nolichucky-Unaka Ranger District

Roan Mountain State Park

4400 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi 37692 (423) 735-1500 Fax: (423) 735-7306 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee

1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain 37687 (423) 772-0190 or (800) 250-8620 Fax: (423) 772-0142 Website: tennessee.gov/environment/parks/RoanMtn/index.shtml Located 20 miles off I-26. 6,285 ft. elev. and the “world’s largest natural stand of Rhododendron gardens” (600 acres). 30 cabins, 87 campsites with water and electrical hookups. 20 tent sites with community water. Dump station, picnic tables, charcoal grills and 6 bathhouses with hot showers, grills, playground, laundromat, pay phone, pets welcome, fishing, swimming pool., and tennis. Open year round for self-contained campers, tent camping. Season: mid Apr. - mid Nov. PC, TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

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Rocky Top Campground & RV Park

4900 Asheville Highway, Greeneville 37743 (423) 638-4109 Fax: (423) 638-6599 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee

Watauga Ranger District

2800 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland 37312-5374 (423) 476-9700 Fax: (423) 476-9791 Website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee Cherokee National Forest’s 300,000+ acres in Northeast Tennessee offer picnicking, water play, miles of trails and forest roads, camping and backcountry solitude. Two local ranger stations and the Forest website provide regional outdoor recreation information. Maps, brochures, environmental education material is available at forest offices. Outdoor kiosks at both ranger stations provide 24-hour visitor information. Nolichucky-Unaka Ranger Station is located 15 miles from I-81. Watauga Ranger Station is located 1/4 mile from I-26. Office hours: Mon. -Fri. 8am4:30pm. F/HA. Forest developed sites have limited accessibility.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

1245 Davy Crockett Park Road, Limestone 37681 Office (423) 257-2167 Campground: (423) 257-4500 Fax: (423) 257-2430 Website: tennessee.gov/environment/parks/DavyCrockettSHP/index.shtml E-Mail: dawn.coleman@state.tn.us Located 21 miles from I-26. Birthplace of one of Tennessee’s most famous and greatest sons. The museum exhibits tell of the different aspects of the life of David “Davy” Crockett, the hunter, the politician, the businessman, and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney movie of the 1950’s. A replica cabin depicts a typical frontier cabin much like the one in which Davy Crockett was born in 1786. 105 acres partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River with a swimming pool, picnic areas, fishing, hiking, 88 campsites with water, electric, sewer, bathrooms, grills, pay phone. Visitor’s Center (office/ museum) is open Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm. Open year round. SCD. PC & TC accepted. F/HA.

Pebble Mountain Family Campground

78 Pebble Mountain Circle, Chuckey 37641 (423) 257-2120 Website: www.pebblemountain.com E-Mail: pebblemtn@centurylink.net Located 23 miles from I-26 in the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest. Family oriented, safe, rural, trees galore. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable daily, monthly and season rates. Horseback, and hiking trails plus a golf course nearby. 44 sites, RV, pull-thrus, primitive sites, electric, water, sewer, bathhouse, swimming pool, playground, limited grocery, pets welcome. Open year round. PC & TC accepted. L/HA. We now accept Visa, Mastercard and credit cards only. No charges less than $50.00.

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496 Pearl Lane, Blountville 37617 (423) 323-2535 or (800) 452-6456 Fax: (423) 323-2555 Website: www.rockytopcampground.com E-Mail: camping@rockytopcampground.com Located 1.2 miles off I-81 at Exit 63. Country hillside setting with 35 level full hook-up RV sites, pull-thrus, primitive sites, bathhouse, LP gas, charcoal grills, fire pits, playground, pets welcome, sewer station, free cable and WiFi, primitive camping decks in woods for tents, recreational room, horseshoes, pavilion, dog run, country store, laundry, 4 cabins with 2 jacuzzi tubs, cable TV and AC. Personal escort to site. Open year round 9am-8pm. L/HA.

Warriors’ Path State Park

490 Hemlock Road, P.O. Box 5026, Kingsport 37663 (423) 239-8531 Fax: (423) 239-4982 Website: tennessee.gov/environment/parks/WarriorsPath/index.shtml Located 3 miles off I-81. Warriors’ Path State Park was named for the park’s proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the parkland has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. Park features hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, golf course, swimming pool, and pets welcome. 134 campsites, RV, pull-thrus, primitive sites, grills, water, electric, bathhouse and pay phone. Open year round. SCD. L/HA.

Woodsmoke Campground

215 Woodsmoke Drive, Unicoi 37692 (423) 743-2116 E-Mail: woodsmoke@embarqmail.com Located .10 mile off I-26, exit. 32. The distinctive totem, carved by Unicoi County artist and Woodsmoke Campground owner Urban Bird marks the entrance to the lushly wooded 71 acres campground established in 1997. This campground features shady hiking trails and is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. 29 RV campsites and 4 primitive sites nestled among trees and a small stream at the base of the mountain. Electric, water, bathhouse, pay phone, grills, pets welcome and picnicking. Open Mar. - Nov. PC (local), TC, CC accepted. F/HA.

Kil’n Time Ceramics

818 State Street, Bristol 37620 (423) 573-9950 Website: www.kilntimeceramics.com E-Mail: kilntimellc@aol.com Fire up your inner artist at Kil’n Time, Bristol’s paint-your-own pottery, fused glass and mosaic studio! We offer a family-friendly atmosphere for personal projects or group events-we even have Pottery-to-Go! Located in the heart of downtown, we are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am-6pm, and Thursdays through Saturdays 11am-7pm.

Kingsport Town Center (Formerly Fort Henry Mall)

2102 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport 37664 (423) 246-3871 Fax: (423) 246-1664 Website: www.kingsporttowncenter.com E-Mail: amy.boyles@kingsporttowncenter.com Kingsport Town Center is the place for shopping, fun and adventure! We are more than a shopping destination. In fact, we have something for every member of the family including performances, events, and lots of fun activities throughout the year. Anchored by JCPenney, Belk and Sears, Kingsport Town Center has over 60 specialty stores including American Eagle Outfitters, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, The Children’s Place, Christopher & Banks, Kirkland’s, FYE, KAY Jewelers and many more. There is no mistaking that Kingsport Town Center has a wider variety of merchandise than any place in the region. Shop, dine or catch a movie at Frank Theatres. Located 3 miles from I-26. Shopping hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 9pm. and Sundays, 1pm – 6pm. F/HA.

Mahoney’s

830 Sunset Drive & Knob Creek Road, Johnson City 37604 (423) 282-5413 or (800) 835-5152 Fax: (423) 282-8963 Website: www.mahoneysports.com Located 1 mile from I-26, on the corner of Sunset Drive and Knob Creek Road. Tennessee’s premier outdoor sports store. Featuring backpacking, mountain climbing, rafting, firearms, cutlery, reloading, muzzle loading, archery, and more. Complete line of men’s and women’s sports and casual clothing including boots and shoes. Locations in Johnson City and Abingdon, Virginia. Open Mon.Wed. 9am-6pm.; Thurs. & Fri. 9am - 9pm.; Sat. 9am - 6pm; Sun. 1-5:30pm. PC, TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

The Mall At Johnson City

2011 North Roan Street, Johnson City 37601 (423) 282-5312 Fax: (423) 282-0819 Website: www.mallatjohnsoncity.com E-Mail: mhammond@glimcher.com Located .25 mile South from I-26 at Exit 20. The Mall at Johnson City is the regions premiere shopping destination with more than 650,000 square feet of shopping and restaurants. Belk for Women, Belk Home Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and Sears anchor the mall. Nearly 85 national and regional shops, a food court filled with tasty eateries. Many specialty merchants complete the areas best shopping experience. Abercrombie & Fitch, aerie, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Gap and Gap Kids, Gymboree, Hollister Co., Hot Topic, New York and Company, XXI Forever, Wet Seal, Victoria’s Secret and many more exciting stores fill the center. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am to 9pm. and Sun. Noon - 6pm. Department store hours may vary. Handicap Accessible.

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Bed & Breakfast and Inns Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

1612 Watauga Street, Kingsport 37664 Susan Halliday (423) 378-3844 or (888) 200-5879 Fax: (423) 378-4612 Website: www.foxmanor.com E-Mail: innkeeper@foxmanor.com Located 5 miles from I-81 and 5 miles from I-26. Kingsport’s most elegant Bed and Breakfast invites you to experience the luxury and beauty of this exquisitely decorated Victorian home. Your comfort is assured and your stay is warmly welcomed. 6 rooms with private baths, in-room cable TV, free wireless highspeed internet, AC, and full breakfast served. Smoke-free facility. SCD. TC & CC accepted. NHA.

Hale Springs Inn

110 West Main Street Rogersville 37857 Office & Reservations: (423) 272-5171 Toll free: (877) 222-1616 Website: www.halespringsinn.com E-Mail: info@halespringsinn.com Nestled in the pastoral setting of historic Rogersville, Tennessee is Hale Springs Inn. Originally built in 1824, Hale Springs Inn has served as a resting place for travelers, including three presidents, for over a century and a half. After a 2.5 million dollar restoration, Hale Springs Inn offers nine beautiful rooms, a day spa, a full service tavern, and a restaurant directed by renowned chefs. Located within walking distance of many historic sites, at Hale Springs Inn you can take a step back in time without sacrificing any of the modern amenities.

Franklin House Bed & Breakfast

116 Franklin Avenue, Jonesborough 37659 Dona and Chuck Lewis (423) 753-3819 Website: wwwfranklinhousebb.com Email: franklinhousebb@embarq.com Located 7 miles from l-26. A restored 1840’s home within the Historic District - convenient to Main Street and all shops. Enjoy comfortable lodging, friendly atmosphere, 3 rooms with private baths, central air, and a full breakfast. Equipped with free wireless internet. A guest apartment available for extended stays. A smoke-free home. No accommodations for pets. Helpful advise on in-town and area attractions and services. PC, CC & TC accepted.

Cabins, Cottages and Rental Property Nolichuckey Bluffs Cabins

295 Kinser Park Lane, Greeneville 37743 Patricia Sadler (423) 787-7947 or (800) 842-4690 Fax: (423) 787-9247 Website: www.tennessee-cabins.com E-Mail: cabins@usit.net Located 18 miles off I-81. Nestled in the woods these one and two bedroom cabins overlook the beautiful Nolichucky River and Appalachian Mountains. 6 cabins fully equipped with linens and dishes, non-smoking, with fireplace, large porches, great views, central heat & air and cable TV. Children welcome, pets with permission. Full complimentary breakfast, Organic Gardens. New Glass Wedding Chapel. PC, TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

Roan Mountain State Park Cabins

1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain 37687 (423) 772-0190 or (800) 250-8620 Fax: (423) 772-0142 Website: www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/RoanMtn Located 20 miles off I-26. 30 AAA cabins are situated in the woods of Roan Mountain State Park. Each cabin has a front porch with rocking chairs, fully outfitted kitchen, full bath with tub/shower, wood burning stove and gas/electric heat. The park provides firewood, bedding and towels. Cabins 21-30 have telephones; none of the cabins have televisions. Cabins 1-20 have a private bedroom with a queen bed and an upstairs loft with two twin beds. Cabins 2130 have a private bedroom with a double bed and a loft with two double beds. All cabins have a sleeper chair. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, laundry facility and meeting facility available. Reservations accepted up to one year in advance. Deposit required. PC, TC & CC accepted. F/HA.

Retreats, Guesthouses and Lodges

Grayson Highlands • Hungry Mother • New River Trail Natural Tunnel • Southwest Virginia Museum • Wilderness Road

The Cove Ridge Center At Natural Tunnel State Park

1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA 24244 (276) 940-2696 Fax: (276) 940-4017 Website: www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/coveridg.htm E-Mail: coveridge@dcr.virginia.gov If you are an avid outdoor enthusiast or a novice, VA State Parks in Southwest VA have something for you. We are full of history, nature, and adventure. Come on out to see one of these Southwest VA parks: Grayson Highlands, Hungry Mother, Natural Tunnel, New River Trail, Southwest VA Museum, and Wilderness Road State Parks. For more information visit State Parks Website Virginia Outdoors Website Virginia State Parks Blog or Follow Us on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, YouTube. Reservations can be made at 1-800-933-7275 or visiting our website.

Sugar Hollow Retreat

197 Elk Ridge, Butler 37640 (423) 768-3105 or (800) 957-1776 Website: www.sugarhollowretreat.com E-Mail: info@sugarhollowretreat.com Welcome to Sugar Hollow Retreat, 300 acres of pristine wilderness beauty, located 22 miles from both Elizabethton, TN and Boone, NC. It offers an elegant, but reasonably priced Lodge with ten rooms (each with private bath), four fully appointed guest houses, a conference facility, amphitheater, and panoramic deck overlooking Watauga Lake. The Retreat caters to family reunions, church groups, destination weddings, ski-trips, businesses and individuals. Come for a visit! www.sugarhollowretreat.com; 800-957-1776. L/HA. PC, TC, and CC accepted.

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Safe Haven Farm

336 Stanley Hollow Road, Roan Mountain 37687 (423) 725-4262 Fax: (423) 725-4262 Website: www.safehavenfarm.com E-Mail: safehavenfarm@centurylink.net Located 22 miles from I-26. Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our cabins hidden from the noise of the outside world. Each cabin is decorated with comfort in mind. Antique beds and patchwork quilts help to add to the old time charm of a rustic cabin hideaway. All of our cabins are furnished with everything you will need to enjoy your stay... Just bring your toothbrush and your groceries! Cabins are also equipped with combo TV, VCR, DVD players. We have 1000 Movies in our library. Smoke-free facility. Picnic pavilion, free fishing and pets welcome with prior approval. Safe Haven Farm also specializes in small yet dignified weddings in a beautiful setting that will satisfy your every desire. Wedding packages available.

Watauga Lakeshore Marina & Resort

2340 Highway 321, Hampton 37658 (423) 725-2201 or Toll Free: 888-423-3785 Fax: (423) 725-2623 Website: www.lakeshore-resort.com E-Mail: lakeshore-resort@earthlink.net Located 17 miles from I-26. One, two or three bedroom cabins and motel units with view of beautiful Watauga Lake. Restaurant and lounge on site with seasonal hours. Heated pool, cable TV, laundry facility. Full-service marina on Watauga Lake with mooring service, live bait, licenses, food store, showers, pontoon boat rentals, and ski boat rentals. CC and TC accepted. L/HA.

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Hotels and Convention Centers

Hotels and Convention Centers Best Western Executive Inn

50 Speedway Lane, Bulls Gap 3771 (423) 235-9111 or (800) 780-7234 Fax: (423) 235-0035 Website: www.bullsgaphotel.com Located at Exit 23 off I-81. Located 15 miles from Historic Downtown Greeneville. 64 rooms with a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, an outdoor pool, exercise facility, guest laundry, parking for RV’s and trailers and a business center. High-speed internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, and nearby restaurants. Pets welcome. PC, TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

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arnegie Hotel & Spa

1216 West State of Franklin Road, Johnson City 37604 (423) 979-6400 or (866) 757-8277 Fax: (423) 979-6424 Website: www.carnegiehotel.com Located within 2 miles of I-26. The “Crown Jewel” of East Tennessee. Providing full-service, luxurious suites, and indulgent amenities an enchanting experience, business, or pleasure. 137 over-sized guest rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, exercise facility, outdoor heated pool, room-service, award winning Wellington’s Restaurant, Austin Spring Spa and Salon, airport transportation, and 5,000 sq. ft. meeting & banquet facility. PC, TC and CC accepted. F/HA.

Comfort Inn – Greeneville

1790 East Andrew Johnson Highway, Greeneville 37745 (423) 639-4185 or (800) 4-Choice Fax: (423) 972-4171 Website: www.comfortinn.com/hotel/TN324 Located 14 miles from I-81. 90 rooms. Your satisfaction is guaranteed as you enjoy our oversized guest rooms with micro fridge, coffee maker, and hair dryer. Extensive deluxe continental breakfast, business center and free wireless high speed internet access. Meeting facility, exercise room, cable TV, outdoor pool, on-site business center and pets welcome. PC, TC and CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

Comfort Suites

3118 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City 37604 (423) 610-0010 Fax: (423) 610-0153 Website: www.choicehotels.com Located 1/4 mile from I-26, exit 19. All suite property offering hot savory starts breakfast. Convenient to the hub of Johnson City. We are the perfect fit business of pleasure. Adjacent to Logan’s Roadhouse and Super Wal-Mart in walking distance. 80 newly renovated rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons & ironing boards, hair dryers and cable TV with HBO. Also meeting space, exercise room, outdoor pool, FREE Wi-Fi, and same day dry cleaning and laundry service. Smoke free facility. Cookies every evening. TC & CC accepted. SCD. L/HA.

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oubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johnson City

211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City 37604 (423) 929-2000 or (800) 222-Tree Fax: (423) 929-1783 Website: www.doubletreejohnsoncity.com Located 1 mile off I-26 exit 20. Within walking distance to the areas largest mall, specialty shops, theaters, and nationally known eateries. 184 guest rooms and suites, each equipped with two-line speakerphones, voice mail, data ports and complimentary wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Restaurant, lounge, room service, meeting and banquet facilities, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, Business Center and Fitness room. PC, TC & CC accepted. SCD. L/HA.

Hotels and Convention Centers

Hampton Inn - Bristol

3299 West State Street, Bristol 37620 (423) 764-3600 or (800) Hampton Fax: (423) 764-9010 Website: www.bristolhamptoninn.com Located at exit 74A on I-81. As the “Official Birthplace of Country Music,” you can be sure Bristol has a rich history that you’ll love exploring. 90 remodeled rooms and suites, free continental breakfast, complimentary local calls and free HBO. We also have a fitness center, cable TV and an outdoor pool, and as always 100% satisfaction guaranteed. TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

Hampton Inn - Johnson City

508 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City 37604 (423) 929-8000 or (800) Hampton Fax: (423) 929-3336 Website: www.hamptoninnjohnsoncity.com Located 3 miles from I-26. 77 rooms with 9 king study Jacuzzi rooms, Complimentary “On the House™” hot breakfast, free local calls, wireless highspeed internet access and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Cable TV, meeting facility, outdoor pool, and data ports. TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

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General Morgan Inn & Conference Center

111 North Main Street, Greeneville 37743 (423) 787-1000 or (800) 223-2679 Fax: (423) 787-1001 Website: www.generalmorganinn.com Located 12 miles from I-81. 52 rooms. Resting in the heart of Greeneville’s Historic District, the inn offers newly renovated guest rooms, including the Morgan Suite, fine dining, state of the art banquet facilities, and beautiful outdoor garden terrace. Spacious meeting and banquet areas available on-site. Restaurant, lounge, cable TV, wireless internet, room service, continental breakfast, and tours leaving daily from lobby. PC, TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/ HA.

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It starts with the warm welcome of our signature chocolate chip cookie. And that’s just the beginning of all the personal touches we make before you arrive, from our Sweet Dreams™ bedding and healthy food choices to the can-do attitude of every member of our staff.

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DoubleTree.com | Visit us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Located 3 miles from 1-26. 77 rooms with 9 King Bed Jacuzzi rooms, Free On the House Hot Breakfast, Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, Coffee Makers, Iron & Ironing Boards, Hair Dryers, Free Local Calls, 32” LCD Cable TV, Meeting Facility, Outdoor Pool and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Come stay with us in our beautiful mountain town, where the days are comfortable and the nights are “suiter”.

All Rooms Include Refrigerators, Microwaves, Coffee Makers, Irons/Ironing Boards, Hairdryers, Meeting Space Available, 2-Line Phones with Voice Mail, Exercise Room, Complimentary High Speed Internet, Free HBO, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Fax/Copy Service, Same Day Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service, Complimentary Wall Street Journal

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508 North State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN (423) 929-8000 or (800) HAMPTON Fax (423) 929-3336 • www.hamptoninnjohnsoncity.com

Level 3 Members

423-979-6403

austinspringsspa.com

423-979-6400

carnegiehotel.com

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Hotels and Convention Centers Hampton Inn - Kingsport

2000 Enterprise Place, Kingsport 37660 (423) 247-3888 or (800) Hampton Fax: (423) 247-2684 Website: www.kingsporthamptoninn.com Located at I-26 and John B. Dennis Highway, exit 4. 115 rooms, six whirlpool suites available, business center with copy and fax service, cable TV with HBO, FREE high-speed wireless internet access, exercise room and outdoor pool, voice mail, and full hot/cold item breakfast bar. TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kingsport

1217 Stewball Circle, Kingsport 37660 (423) 723-2300 or (888) Holiday Fax: (423) 723-3720 Website: www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/KGPTN/welcome Located .5 miles from I-26 at exit 4. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kingsport is the newest hotel in the Kingsport/Tri Cities area, conveniently located near the MeadowView Conference Center, Eastman Chemical, Domtar Paper Company, and the Tri Cities Regional Airport. Features an indoor pool, 79 rooms with 37 suites including Jacuzzi suites, and offers complimentary Express Start Breakfast, free local phone calls, free high-speed internet access, exercise room, cable TV with HBO. TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

10150 Airport Parkway, Kingsport 37663 (423) 323-0500 or (800) 531-5900 Fax: (423) 323-0582 Website: www.laquinta.com Located at exit 63 on I-81. 118 rooms. New 32-inch HDTV, wireless high-speed internet, outdoor pool, continental breakfast, free local calls, exercise facility, and courtesy airport shuttle. 1250 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for up to 75. Pets welcome. TC & CC accepted. SCD. L/HA.

Hotels and Convention Centers MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center

1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport 37660 (423) 578-6600 or (800) 820-5055 Fax: (423) 578-6630 Website: www.meadowviewresort.com Located 5 miles north of the I-81 and I-26 interchange at exit 3 on I-26. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center provides a magnificent resort setting, featuring the “Reedy Creek Cellars” winery, plus state-of-the-art conference facilities to accommodate your corporate, religious, association or social event meeting needs. 305 deluxe sleeping rooms with flat screen TV’s, refrigerators and coffee makers, full service restaurant, lobby lounge, room service, laundry facility, indoor pool, fitness center and 18-hole championship golf course. PC, TC & CC accepted. SCD. F/HA.

The Millennium Conference Centre

2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City 37604 (423) 232-2001 Fax: (423) 232-2002 Website: www.millctr.com The Millennium Centre serves as the region’s premier meeting & special event location in northeastern Tennessee, through top-notch meeting space and exquisite food & beverage choices. The Millennium Centre is conveniently located across from the campus of East Tennessee State University and features 16-specifically designed meeting rooms with ergonomic furnishings and professional surroundings. We are connected with the Carnegie Hotel, the region’s finest 5-star accommodations.

I-81 and I-26

The Captain’s Table at Lakeshore

2340 Highway 321, Hampton 37658 (423) 725-2201 or (888) 423-3785 Fax: (423) 725-2623 Website: www.lakeshore-resort.com E-Mail: lakeshore-resort@earthlink.net Located 17 miles from I-26. Experience the breathtaking view of beautiful Watauga Lake while enjoying a great meal. We serve seafood specialty dishes, steaks & chicken...as well as several delicious side plates. Lounge and banquet facilities available. The Captain’s Table is open March through October, Wednesday through Sunday. We are closed Monday and Tuesday. Call for hours. TC & CC accepted.

The Firehouse Restaurant & Catering

Supporters Certified Public Accounting Firms and Financial Institutions Eddy & Eddy CPA’S PC

4718 Lake Park Drive, Suite 1, Johnson City 37615 (423) 283-0777 Fax: (423) 283-7165 Website: www.eddycpas.com E-Mail: office@eddycpas.com Full accounting services including corporate taxes, individual taxes, bookkeeping services, payroll services, municipal audits and non-profit audits. We have been in business since 1973. Office open: Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm.

627 West Walnut Street, Johnson City 37604 Restaurant (423) 929-7377 Catering (423) 929-7677 Fax: (423) 929-2080 Website: www.thefirehouse.com E-Mail: info@thefirehouse.com Only 1 mile from I-26. Located in the former West Walnut Street Fire hall, built in 1930 The Firehouse has been an East Tennessee favorite for over 30 years. Offering a wide variety of foods while specializing in “Authentic Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que”, ribs, steaks, sandwiches and more! Great food served by the greatest team around! Firefighting memorabilia enhances our atmosphere, along with our fully restored 1925 Seagrave’s fire engine. Off premises Catering is available for a variety of occasions. Open at 11am for Lunch and Dinner Monday thru Saturday, Closed Sundays. TC & CC accepted. L/HA.

First Tennessee Bank

Ridgewood Barbecue, LLC

121 West Summer Street, Greeneville 37743 P.O. Box 1630, Greeneville 37744 (423) 638-4181 Fax: (423) 638-3645 Website: greenevillesun.com Greeneville’s DAILY newspaper, Monday through Friday evenings and Saturday morning. Serving Greene County and surrounding area since 1879. Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm.

900 Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City 37618 (423) 538-7543 Located 15 miles from I-81. The area’s finest and oldest barbecue restaurant. Acclaimed THE BEST by many books, newspapers and PEOPLE MAGAZINE. Casual atmosphere and family oriented with very reasonable prices. Serving Mon. - Thurs. 11am-7:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 2:30pm. and 4:30-8pm; Closed Sun. L/HA. PC, TC & CC accepted.

2112 North Roan Street, Johnson City 37601 (423) 461-1200 or (800) 382-5465 Website: www.firsttennessee.com With 15 financial centers and over 50 ATMs in Northeast Tennessee our hours and locations are convenient. First Tennessee offers a wide array of financial products and services. Banking Online, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit and other services make First Tennessee a smart choice.

Newspapers and Publications The Greeneville Sun

Herald & Tribune

702 West Jackson Boulevard, P.O. Box 277, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-3136 Fax: (423) 753-6528 Website: www.heraldandtribune.com Weekly newspaper, serving the area since 1869. Office open: Mon.-Fri. 8am4pm.

• Free On the House Hot Breakfast • Near the New Kingsport Aquatic Center • Free Wireless Internet Access • Meeting Space for 40 • Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center

Located Near Interstates

Restaurants

423-247-3888

2000 Enterprise Place Kingsport TN 37660

“Enjoy the Authentic Taste of East Tennessee”

www.kingsporthamptoninn.com

I-81 & Airport Parkway Exit 63

423-323-0500 For Reservations call

1-800-531-5900 • • •

Free breakfast and local calls Fitness center Meeting rooms for up to 75 Airport shuttle New 32” HDTV’s Free Highspeed Internet

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GATHER WHERE THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. The MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center has everything you need for a successful gathering. From spacious guestrooms to upscale meeting and event facilities. It’s the perfect venue for all occasions. Your visit is made even sweeter with the recent opening of our new winery and tasting room offering selections from Reedy Creek Vineyards. To learn more, call 423-578-6600 or visit MeadowViewResort.com 1901 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 423.578.6600 | MeadowViewResort.com

• Locally owned for 33 years • Come enjoy East Tennessee’s finest Bar-B-Que and Southern Hospitality Restaurant • 423-929-7377 in the unique atmosphere of the original Walnut Street Fire Hall Carryout • 423-929-0502 built in 1930. • Specializing in authentic Hickory Catering • 423-929-7677 Smoked Bar-B-Que, Baby Back Ribs, 627 West Walnut Street, Sandwiches & Burgers, Specialty Johnson City Salads & Homemade Desserts. 3 blocks from ETSU • Let our Catering Service help make Open Monday – Saturday for your next event a success! lunch and dinner

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Printing and Advertising Absolute Communications

1880 N Eastman Road, Suite 130, Kingsport 37664 (423) 246-0336 Fax: (423) 246-2188 Helping customers achieve their marketing goals for over two decades, Absolute Communications is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm that has earned international acclaim. From strategy to execution, the Absolute team knows tourism marketing and can work with you to generate results!

Chocklett Press

2922 Nicholas Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24012 (540) 345-1820 or (800) 533-4146 Fax: 540-342-6526 Website: www.chocklettpress.com Chocklett Press is a leading printer with over 76 years of printing experience. We address complex printing needs with creative, cost effective solutions that always exceed your goals.

Leisure Publishing Co.

3424 Brambleton Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, VA 24018 P.O. Box 21535, Roanoke, VA 24018 (540) 989-6138 or (800) 548-1672 Fax: (540) 989-7603 Website: www.leisurepublishing.com For 33-plus years, Leisure Publishing has established its reputation as one of the Southeast’s outstanding publishers of city/regional magazines, regional, state and local travel guides, and quality of life publications (The Roanoker, Blue Ridge Country and Pinnacle Living). Our mission is the conception, creation and distribution of upper-end magazine, custom-publishing and advertorial-format publications, and the accomplishment of advertising, research and marketing services ancillary to those publications.

Miles Media

477 Steadman Road, Blountville 37617 (423) 323-4330 or (800) 348-3806 Fax: (423) 323-4689 Website: Www.Milesmedia.Com E-Mail: mary.steadman@milesmedia.com Publisher, Tennessee’s Official Vacation Guide. In the 58 years since the company was founded Miles has grown to become the largest publisher of tourism information, both in print and on the internet, in the United States. Our people service and advise DMO’s and hospitality clients to captivate, inform, and engage travelers seeking unique leisure and conference experiences. We build programs that result in increased visitation, industry participation, and measurable results by using the appropriate mix of forward-thinking interactive and print marketing solutions.

Print Distribution Service, LLC

P.O. Box 355, Jonesborough 37659 1903 Highway 11-E South, Jonesborough 37659 (423) 753-8191 Fax: (423) 753-6900 Website: www.printdistribution.com E-Mail: jstafford@printdistribution.com Serving the tourism industry with over 500 travel brochure racks located throughout the region. Our brochure displays are located in hotels, motels, restaurants and tourist attractions throughout east Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, northwestern North Carolina, and southwest Virginia. Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5pm.

Printing and Advertising Steve Dixon Business Solutions

3802 Deepwood Drive, Johnson City 37601 (423) 282-6188 Mobile: (423) 341-1796 Fax: (423) 282-4069 Website: www.dixonphoto.com E-Mail: dxnsolutions@hotmail.com Located 2 miles from I-26. Studio and onsite location photography for business and family photo, transfers and sublimation screen printing, and embroidery promotional and adverting items available. Call for an appointment. PC & TC accepted.

The Tombras Group

4718 Lake Park Drive, Suite 2, Johnson City 37615 (423) 915-1266 Fax: (423) 915-1168 Website: www.tombras.com The Tombras Group is a creative advertising, digital and branding agency with billings in excess of $85 million. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Tombras is the oldest agency in the state and has branch offices in Nashville and Kingsport, TN, as well as Charleston, SC and Washington, DC. Tombras is an equity shareholder in Worldwide Partners, Inc. – an international advertising agency with over 90 offices worldwide – and is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Watkins Lithographic

766 Brookside Drive, Kingsport 37660 (423) 392-4636 PH Fax: (423) 392-4616 Website: www.watkinslitho.com A leading U.S. commercial printing company, Watkins Lithographic gives our clients superior quality, unparalleled service, and the most extensive support available anywhere in the printing industry. At Watkins Lithographic we offer our clients the leading edge in technology. We are one of only ten printing companies worldwide with 10-micron Staccato printing capabilities. With the new Staccato printing process our customers enjoy the utmost in quality with lower out-of-pocket expenses.

Corporate Cumulus Tri-Cities

P.O. Box 8668 162 Freehill Road, Gray 37615 (423) 477-1000 Fax: (423) 477-4747 Web site: www.radiowebvillage.com, www.wqut.com, www.wjcw.com, www.wkos.com, www.640wxsm.com, www.wgoc.com Cumulus Tri-Cities is one of the leading broadcasting outlets in the Tri-Cities market consisting of five radios stations. WQUT 101.5 FM is one of the nation’s leading Classic Rock stations; WJCW AM 910 is the Tri-Cities Talk Radio; Channel 104.9 WKOS features Tri-Cities Hit Music now; WXSM AM 640 is the Xtreme Sports Monster; WGOC AM 1320 is Business Talk Radio.

Food City (K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.)

P.O. Box 1158, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-5100 Fax: (276) 623-5440 Website: www.foodcity.com K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. is the corporate name of a supermarket chain operating in three states under the name Food City. This privately held family-owned company is an 94-store chain that serves a current trade area population of over 2.5 million people and over 980,000 households.

Our printing isn’t just better. It’s sweet. Simply sweet, actually.

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ABSOLUTE COMMUNICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 APPALACHIAN CAVERNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 BARTER THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 BAYS MOUNTAIN PARK & PLANETARIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . 20 BRISTOL CAVERNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 BRISTOL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 BRISTOL RHYTHM & ROOTS REUNION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 CARNEGIE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 CHOCKLETT PRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 COMFORT SUITES - JOHNSON CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 THE COVE RIDGE CENTER AT NATURAL TUNNEL STATE PARK . . . . . 25 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL JOHNSON CITY . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ELIZABETHTON/CARTER COUNTY TOURISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 THE FIREHOUSE RESTAURANT & CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 FOX MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 FUN FEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 GENERAL MORGAN INN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 GREENE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP TOURISM DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . 6 HAMPTON INN - JOHNSON CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 HAMPTON INN - KINGSPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 HANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 HISTORIC JONESBOROUGH TOURISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 KIL’N TIME CERAMICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 KINGSPORT TOWN CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 LaQUINTA INN & SUITES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 MAIN STREET GREENEVILLE TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MARY B. MARTIN SCHOOL OF ARTS/ETSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 MEADOWVIEW MARRIOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 MORRISTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RIDGEWOOD BARBECUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ROCKY MOUNT MUSEUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ROGERSVILLE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE . . . . . . . . . 9 SCOTT COUNTY, VA TOURISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SYCAMORE SHOALS STATE HISTORIC AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TRI-CITIES REGIONAL AIRPORT, TN/VA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 UNICOI COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 WATAUGA LAKESHORE MARINA & RESORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

2013 Visitors Guide Published by:

Absolute Communications, Inc. Kingsport, Tennessee

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