Tourism

Kingsport's Regional Sights

Kingsport's Finest Places of Interest

Kingsport residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities throughout the year.  Here are some of the Kingport area's finest sites of interest.

Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau - view the website.


Allandale Mansion - is a beautiful Mansion left to the City of Kingsport for public use.


Bays Mountain

Bays Mountain Park - has a bit of fun for everyone, including a planetarium and wolf habitat.


The Exchange Place - depicts farm life in the early 19th century.


Netherland Inn - is a majestic riverside inn on the Holston River that was built in 1802, which contained a tavern, a stage and a boatyard.

The Hammond House - also on the National Register of Historic Places is a renovated late nineteenth century home in the Historic Boatyard Distric.

Warrior's Path State Park - is a local attraction within a few minutes drive of downtown Kingsport.

As you venture further, Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee and the capital of the "Lost State of Franklin."

Bristol Motor Speedway - is a NASCAR track found just about a half hours drive east of Kingsport; except on race day.

Rocky Mount -is a historic site in nearby Piney Flats, were tours reveal the 18th century lifestyle though demostations of the various farming tools and techniques of the time.

Roan Mountain State Park - is just down the road in Johnson City is an excellent place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of east Tennessee and the Appalachian Mountains.

Other places of interest in the area include:


Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Trace the life of the industrious tailor who became the 17th President of the United States. The site includes the tailor shop, 1830's Johnson House, museum, and The Homestead in which Johnson lived from 1851 until his death in 1875. Also located in Greeneville is the National Cemetery where he and other faculty members are buried.
P.O.Box 1088, Greeneville, TN 37744 (423) 638 3551.

Appalachian Caverns
Northeast Tennessee's largest commercial caverns. For centuries, the great cavern lay in silence. Today, an elaborate lighting system allows visitors to stroll along the safe, dry walkways with knowledgeable, well trained guides. Almost one mile of walkways provide a full hour of excitement.
420 Cave Hill, Blountville, TN 37617. (423) 323 2337.

If this is your "cup of tea", you might also enjoy Bristol Caverns at 1157 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN. (423) 878 2011.

Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a foot trail running 2,160 miles from Maine to Georgia, with 156 miles in Northeast Tennessee. 32 clubs along the trail will arrange group day hikes and work trips.
P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. (304) 535 6331.

Archie Campbell Tourism Complex
Grand Ole Opry star Archie Campbell helped put his hometown, Bulls Gap, "on the map" to millions of television viewers. The Tourism Complex includes 27 structures from Old Country Store to Gilley's Hotel, to the Archie Campbell's museum - all tracing the area's Civil War and railroad history.
P.O.Box 181, Bulls Gap, TN 37711. (423) 235 5216.

For those who appreciate the traditional music of the mountains:

The Carter Family Fold and Museum in Hiltons, VA. 

The Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol, TN/VA.


For those who appreciate community theater and arts:

B. Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University.

Barter Theatre
in Abingdon, "the" state theater of Virginia.


A large number of popular attractions, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood theme park, the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Gatlinburg, and the Biltmore House and Gardens, lie within a 75-mile radius of Kingsport.


Tourism

Kingsport Contact Info

Location:

1st Floor, City Hall

Postal:

225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

E-mail:

Phone:

(423) 229-9400

Fax:

(423) 229-9350

 


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