Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Athens began as a small agricultural center. Over the years, Athens has grown industrially but has maintained the attitude that gained it the nickname of “The Friendly City.” Athens retains a certain amount of charm, which has been a part of its heritage through the years. There are a number of historic homes scattered about the city; a constant reminder of bygone days. The downtown business area, with its quaint buildings and shops, also offers a glimpse of yesteryear when things were simpler and life was less hectic.
Tennessee Back Roads and Country Fun
Traveling between Chattanooga and Nashville can be a real treat if you make a few stops for fun along the way. Take me there »
Here are some nearby attractions to help you plan a full day of interest and fun.
Date: Dec 15, 2013
South Cumberland hosts Fiery Gizzard/Sycamore Falls Hike
Location: Monteagle, TN
Date: Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 14, 2013
Chattanooga Zoo’s Holiday Lights
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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