Explore Tennessee East Recent Articles Beat the Summer Heat Rafting on Tennessee's Whitewater Where to Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee Home to Record-Setting Bass Featured Chattanooga: An Insider's Guide Charge into all the fun in Chattanooga. Read More Add to TripRemove Featured Downtown Chattanooga Weekend Itinerary Packed with attractions and adventure, downtown has everything you need. Read More Add to TripRemove Featured The 9 Lakes Region of East Tennessee Add to TripRemove Cities & Regions 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. We're giddy over glorious blooming dogwood trees, melt-in-your-mouth cornbread and the amazing biscuit. Read MoreLess Outdoor Leisure 7 Places to Spend Spring in East Tennessee Spend spring in East Tennessee at these unforgettable attractions. Read More Add to TripRemove From awe-inspiring views to fun activities for the whole family, discover what makes America's most-visited park the experience of a lifetime. Tours Appalachian National Scenic Trail The highest point on the Appalachian Trail is in Tennessee, running just below the summit of Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More Add to TripRemove Hotels, Inns & Resorts Wilderness At The Smokies Hotel & WaterPark Resort Wilderness at the Smokies is the ultimate Smoky Mountains waterpark resort, welcoming you with family-friendly amenities. Read More Add to TripRemove Tours Cades Cove For hundreds of years, Cherokee Indians hunted on this land, and now you can hike, learn, and relax in historic Cades Cove Read More Add to TripRemove More About the Smokies Educational attractions, action-packed shows and fun museums will keep the whole family entertained. Zoos & Aquariums Tennessee Aquarium Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga on the beautiful riverfront, the Tennessee Aquarium is the top-rated aquarium for guest satisfaction. Read More Add to TripRemove Outdoor Activities Ijams Nature Center Add to TripRemove See More Family Fun Experience the thrill of the race or cheer for the home team in one of East Tennessee's renowned sports venues. Sports Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway NASCAR and NHRA Fans #1 Facility. The Last Great Colosseum. Thunder Valley. Read More Add to TripRemove Sports Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League team, playing as a AA Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Read More Add to TripRemove Water & Amusement Parks NASCAR SpeedPark NASCAR SpeedPark - Best Deal in The Smokies! Read More Add to TripRemove Sports University of Tennessee Football The Tennessee Volunteers football program represents the University of Tennessee in the sport of American football. Read More Add to TripRemove See More Sports Special occasions in East Tennessee to create some unforgettable memories. Festivals National Cornbread Festival Come see what is cooking in South Pittsburg . Read More Add to TripRemove See Our Events Subregions Click on a subregion below to learn more.