All in Cities and Small Towns
Deep roots in music, deep gorges and a deep love for nature all fuel a small-town vibe in Sparta unlike any other you’ll find in Tennessee. It’s a town countless people have passed through over the years, and now more than ever there are plenty of reasons to stop and stay awhile.
Sparta, Tennessee is only 90 minutes from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga and if you’re looking for a rush involving water, then this place in “The Land of Falling Water” is just the place for you.
In World War II, the government chose a remote section of East Tennessee to build a secret city that helped usher in the nuclear age. That city is Oak Ridge and today you can still enjoy the city’s remote and natural side.
With one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia you’re not just in Bristol, you are in a special STATE of mind. Here the music of the mountains made history, chasing outlaws moved to the last great colosseum, and nature’s wide paintbrush created a backdrop of sparkling waters and majestic mountains. Bristol may be small on the map but it’s BIG when it comes to things to do.
Having taken in Mardi Gras so many times, we certainly know the ropes, so if you’re thinking about reveling in this grand celebration here are a few things to know before you go.
Giant trees filled with lights, streets filled with marching bands and decorated floats, and holiday music emanating from the state, it’s Christmas time in East Tennessee and if you’re looking for things to do, you have plenty of choices.
A stroll along the river is often magical on its own, but when you add holiday displays filled with two-million lights, it becomes extraordinary. Christmas on the Cumberland in Clarksville is the centerpiece of Christmas Celebrations in that city, but there’s plenty to see beyond the riverfront.
When it comes to distilled spirits the state of Tennessee is legendary. While Dickel and Daniels have become household names around the world, some craft distilleries across the state are also making a name for themselves. One of those is Old Glory Distilling in Clarksville which opened in the fall of 2016.
When Tennessee celebrated its 100th and 200th birthdays the people of the state got a couple of great presents that are sure to be around for a long time.
When it comes to colorful places, Knoxville certainly fits the bill. From the golden sphere in the middle of it all to a wide staircase on the edge of Downtown, color is what you’ll find on a visit to the place once called a “Scruffy City.”