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Elk River Falls

Elk River Falls

Beautiful Waterfall!

Address: Elk River Road  Elk Park,   NC   28622

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Elk Falls is the most impressive waterfall from a sheer volume standpoint in NE Tennessee/North Carolina border area. The plunge pool is extremely large and certain to be busy in the summer months. Downstream of the pool are a couple of short (~5 ft) cascades before the river levels out. Farther downstream is Twisted Falls. Note that topo maps identify waterfall as “Big Falls” and not Elk Falls. They are one and the same.

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Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing the way it Ought to Be!

Address: 151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620

Located in Northeast Tennessee in the town of Bristol, Bristol Motor Speedway is a legendary NASCAR short-track nicknamed The Last Great Colosseum for its epic battles and Roman-like architecture. Its features steep banking, an all-concrete surface and stadium-like seating that heighten its popularity among fans and participants. The speedway is among READ MORE »

Roan Mountain State Park

Roan Mountain State Park

Roan Mountain’s mysterious grassy balds and its natural 600-acre Catawba rhododendron gardens create incredible beauty.

Address: 1015 Hwy. 143 Roan Mountain, TN 37687

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There are some who believe Roan Mountain, with its grassy balds and natural 600-acre Catawba rhododendron gardens is the most beautiful mountain in the Eastern U.S.. The unusual vegetation of Roan Mountain’s more than 1,000 acres of balds attracted the famous botanist John Frasier and others of the 1700s and 1800s.

Some claim it’s named for Daniel Boone’s roan, a horse with a coat color pattern READ MORE »

International Storeytelling Center

International Storeytelling Center

Inspiring people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change.

Address: 116 W. Main St. Jonesborough, TN 37659

The International Storytelling Center is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art of storytelling. It is ISC’s goal to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. Each October since 1973, ISC has staged the acclaimed National Storytelling Festival, a three-day outdoor festival that has been hailed “the leading event of its kind in America” by READ MORE »

Sycamore Shoals State Park

Sycamore Shoals State Park

The park offers an assortment of living history, recreational programming and events for the whole family from traditional arts and craft classes to military musters. The annual presentation of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama, Liberty!. The Saga of Sycamore Shoals is a popular attraction. Held every July in the 240-seat amphitheater with Fort Watauga as a backdrop, the play tells the story of the colonists who settled in the area during the late 18th century and the significant contributions they made to American history.

Address: 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historic events that occurred in the late 18th century. Leaving the English colonies, settlers began arriving along the Watauga Old Fields, in search of a new life on what was Cherokee land. John Carter, one of the primary political, military and business leaders of this era, and his son Landon, built a home, the Carter Mansion, three miles from Sycamore Shoals. This READ MORE »

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