East Tennessee
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East Tennessee

East Tennessee contains many of the loftiest peaks in the eastern United States. The highest is Clingman’s Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To get a flavor of East Tennessee, visit Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport.

Treasured by locals and cherished by guests, East Tennessee has wholesome fun, outdoor adventure, culture and heritage.

Take any path in East Tennessee. You’ll end up someplace memorable. Visit vast Cherokee National Forest. Hike the Appalachian Trail. Sing along in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music. Take a whitewater challenge on the Ocoee River.

Survey an incredible panorama of nature and history through Chattanooga’s River Gorge, called Tennessee’s Grand Canyon. Discover Oak Ridge’s Secret City. Capture a laidback vibe at Knoxville’s Market Square, and rev up for the University of Tennessee’s football fever.

Festivals here celebrate East Tennessee’s zest for bluegrass, storytelling, the homespun allure of arts and crafts and childlike fun at Dollywood. We’re giddy over glorious blooming dogwood trees, melt-in-your-mouth cornbread and the amazing biscuit. There’s really nothing else quite like East Tennessee.

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Spotlight Cities in East Tennessee

Wake up in a city or small town of East Tennessee and discover a kaleidoscope of charm, beauty, amusement, adventure and history. There are mountaintop experiences to be had for shopping, dining, recreation, entertainment and scenery.


Music & Arts Oct 23 RiverRocks 2014: IMAX Reel Rock Tour Chattanooga, TN MAJOR EVENT, https://www.facebook.com/RiverRocksCHA learn more Music & Arts Oct 24 - 25 Picket Fence Christmas Open House Sweetwater, TN Picket Fence Galleries & Antiques Christmas Open House. learn more Music & Arts Oct 24 AquaScarium VII: Halloween Party at the Tennessee Aquarium Chattanooga, TN Come in costume with your favorite treat bag and celebrate a safe and spirited Halloween at the Tennessee Aquarium. learn more Music & Arts Oct 24 - 26 39th Annual Mountain Makins Festival Morristown, TN Fine arts, crafts, live music, dancing, storytelling, kids activities, food and more! learn more Music & Arts Oct 24 Fall Home Tour Townsend, TN Friday, October 24 - Tour of several beautiful mountain homes learn more
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