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17th Annual Standing Stone State Park Car Show
Events17th Annual Standing Stone State Park Car Show

16th Annual Car Show at Standing Stone State Park.

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28th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale
Events28th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale

28th Annual Rollercoaster yard sale is a beautiful 150 mile drive around Dale Hollow Lake.

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31st Annual Standing Stone Marbles Festival & National Rolley Hole Championships
Events31st Annual Standing Stone Marbles Festival & National Rolley Hole Championships

Are you a world class marble player? The Rolley Hole Marble Tournament at Standing Stone State Park is the world's most challenging marble tournament where only the finest players can hope to compete, and has been featured on ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

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3nd Annual Storytelling Festival
Events3nd Annual Storytelling Festival


Storytelling by well known artists.

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49th Annual Livingston Christmas Parade
Events49th Annual Livingston Christmas Parade

Come celebrate the Christmas season with the Livingston Christmas Parade.

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Events8th Annual Elves' Holiday Bazaar

Handmade arts and crafts. 

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8th. Annual Elves Holiday Bazaar
Events8th. Annual Elves Holiday Bazaar

Elves Holiday Bazaar, handmade crafts.

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A Tennessee Guest Ranch
Stay the NightA Tennessee Guest Ranch

Tennessee Guest Ranch is a horseback riding guest ranch located nearby Chattanooga, TN in the Sequatchie Valley. If you love nature and lush hill-land farms then it won't be hard for you to find things to do in TN's Sequatchie Valley. A Tennessee Guest Ranch provides a great family ranch vacation.

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Above the Clouds Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightAbove the Clouds Bed & Breakfast

The Above the Clouds Bed & Breakfast cottages are situated on a ridge overlooking Tennessee's scenic Sequatchie Valley. The nearby Chattanooga and natural and cultural sites of the Cumberland Plateau make this bed and breakfast an idealic getaway for honeymoons, aniversaries and mountain vacations.

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Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum
Historic  SitesAbraham Lincoln Library & Museum

From its earliest beginings Lincoln Memorial University began displaying Civil War and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Located on the beautiful campus of LMU in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country.

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Adams Edgeworth Inn
Stay the NightAdams Edgeworth Inn

This Inn has a sincere and heartfelt passion for preservation that comes across in every detail. The cottage decor has been carefully designed so as to preserve the historical atmosphere. It is important to understand that a home such as this is idiosyncratic, that its character comes from over one hundred years of Tennessee history.

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Adams House Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightAdams House Bed & Breakfast

This 152 year old Antebelum Bed and Breakfast in Woodbury, Tennessee previously neighboored the now defunct Baptist Female College and has served many different guests in its history after accomodating the female students of the college.

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AK Bissel Park
Natural SitesAK Bissel Park

A great place to take a walk as you learn more about Oak Ridge's WWII history. The park was named after the city's first mayor and the Secret City Commemorative Walk was builtin 2005 and dedicated to the businesses and workers of the Manhattan Project.

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Stay the NightAlford House Bed & Breakfast

Near the foot of Tennessee's Lookout Mountain, this traditional Bed & Breakfast has operated for 18 years.  The Inn is perfect for Mother-Daughter getaways.  Light, healthy breakfast can be served in the room. Cash/check only. Reservations are required.

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Algood Methodist Church
Historic  SitesAlgood Methodist Church

Founded in 1899 in Algood, Tennessee, this Methodist Church is an active participant in the worldwide mission of the United Methodist Church, supporting schools, colleges, hospitals, new churches, national emergencies, foreign missions and overseas relief. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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Alpine Institute
Historic  SitesAlpine Institute

Founded by the Virginia minister John Dillard in 1821, Alpine Institute would be burned by both guerrilla fighter in the Civil War and shortly thereafter by the Klu Klux Klan. Years later, in 1880, the school was re-established by the future Tennessee governor, A.H Roberts, and developed into one of Tennessee's most competitive rural schools.

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American Museum of Science and Energy
Historic  SitesAmerican Museum of Science and Energy

The museum opened in 1949 in an old wartime cafeteria in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It was originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy. Its guided tours took visitors through the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The present facility, opened in 1975, continues to provide the general public with energy information. The name of the museum was changed to the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in 1978.

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Anita's Cafe
Places to EatAnita's Cafe

Country cooking outside Cookeville, Tennessee. More information coming soon!

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Appalachian Arts Craft Center
Arts & CultureAppalachian Arts Craft Center

Tennessee's Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center is a non-profit with a public art gallery and a store where they sell handcrafted arts and crafts. All of their art is handcrafted from local artists and they have a classes year round for children and adults.

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Appalachian Center for Craft
Arts & CultureAppalachian Center for Craft

The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. In addition to its hiking trails, beautiful setting and gallery, the Craft Center offers craft workshops for all skill levels in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood.

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Armour's Hotel
Stay the NightArmour's Hotel

Tennessee's Amour's Hotel is on the National Register od Historic Places. It has 14 rooms and 2 suites furnished with antiques, each with private baths. Porches with rockers on 2 levels overlooking Salt Lick Creek. Wireless Internet, Mineral and Steam baths are available anytime and massages by appointment.

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ArtCrafters
Arts & CultureArtCrafters

Located in the historic Dayton, Tennessee, this custom picture frame store is also the home of local artist's studios. ArtCrafters offers various classes in the arts and crafts taught by our local artisans or teachers in the arts from the area. In addition, you can buy a tastey beverage in their coffee shop while you browse their gallery and store.

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Avan's Farm Retreat
Stay the NightAvan's Farm Retreat

Located in Brush Creek, Tennessee, Avans Farm Retreat is a place where you can escape your hectic city life and enjoy a taste of country living for a day or even a few days.  It can be a retreat or Bed & Breakfast -- you choose. Ideal for church retreats, family reunions, small corporate outings, or children’s birthday parties in the barn.

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Azteca de Oro
Places to EatAzteca de Oro

Smithville, Tennessee's Azteca De Oro Mexican Restaurant serves authentic style Mexican dishes in a wonderful scenic Aztec atmosphere. They offer Buffet Style Lunch and Dinner, as well as a lavish assortment of appetizers, entrees and desserts. They are open 7 days a week.

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Barren Fork Greenway
Natural SitesBarren Fork Greenway

This is a 1.8 mile round trip walking trail along the Barren Fork River in McMinnville, Tennessee.  It's nicely landscaped to go along with the riparian forest remnants along the route and is an excellent spot for bird watching, botanizing or just a quick taste of nature after a tour of historic downtown McMinnville.

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Barton Chapel
Historic  SitesBarton Chapel

Barton Chapel is a historic chapel on US 27 in Robbins, Tennessee. It was built in 1926 and added to the National Register in 1984.

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Battery Hill
Historic  SitesBattery Hill

Union Gen. George Crook and his infantry brigade occupied Carthage, Tennessee in March 1863. To protect the garrison, defend the town, and secure the Cumberland River crossing for troops and supplies, he constructed a small fortification here for an artillery battery. 

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Bear Hollow Mountain WMA
Natural SitesBear Hollow Mountain WMA

This 17,000 acre woodland in Franklin County is one of Tennessee's newest Wildlife Management Areas for hikers, horseback riders and hunters. There is a nearby private campground and access for hunters, hikers, and even horseback riders. 

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Bee Rock
Natural SitesBee Rock

Bee Rock is a trail and overlook that is five minutes from Interstate 40 and a long-time cultural fixture for local Monterey, TN residents. It is now privately-owned by the adjacent Bed & Breakfast.

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Historic  SitesBeersheba Springs Historic District

To escape the heat of one hot summer day in 1833,  Beersheba Porter Cain of McMinnville followed a mountainous Grundy County pathway to a chlybeate spring that would eventually come to bear her name and, along with the amazing view of the Collins River Valley below, would inspire the creation of a summer resort that is still very much intact today and known as the Beersheba Springs Hotel.

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Bethany Cafe
Places to EatBethany Cafe

Enjoy a fine dining quality lunch with an easterly view from an overlook above the Cumberland River near Gainsboro, TN. They serve specialty sandwiches, soupls, salads, and plates for lunch between 10:30am - 1:30pm Tuesday thru Friday. Check them out and let us know what you think.

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Places to EatBig Ed's BBQ

A BBQ place with good reviews for its good and its people. Still searching for some more information for this listing so check back soon.

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Big Ed's Pizza
Places to EatBig Ed's Pizza

Big Ed's Pizza, a favorite place to eat in Oak Ridge, first opened in Tennessee in 1970, and is dedicated to making top quality pizza with top quality ingredients. The founder, Big Ed Neusel, passed away in 1998. His son, David Neusel, is continuing the family tradition.

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Big Ridge State Park
Natural SitesBig Ridge State Park

The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Natural SitesBig South Fork National River and Recreation Area

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs and provides visitors with wide range of outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, paddling,and horseback riding.

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Big Spring Union Church
Historic  SitesBig Spring Union Church

Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest church in Tennessee, still stands in Springdale, Tennessee. The church was erected during the winter of 1795-96, when the area was still part of North Carolina. 

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Places to EatBig Springs Bar and Grill

A sportsbar between Livingston and Byrdstown. More information coming soon...

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Blackberry Bramble Cottage
Stay the NightBlackberry Bramble Cottage

The Blackberry Bramble Cottage was built around 1920 and was once owned by the Whitson family. It was part of a 600 acre working farm. It has now been completely restored with fireplaces in each bedroom, beautiful new kitchen and baths. Every room is filled with vintage furniture, antiques and shabby chic decor.

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Bledsoe State Forest
Natural SitesBledsoe State Forest

In 1907, the State Department of Institutions purchased the 9,000 acre tract of land originally known as the 'Herbert Domain.' In 1933 Governor McAllister proclaimed 6,656 acres of this tract as the Bledsoe State Forest, named after Bledsoe County. 

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Blue Herron Lodging and Art Retreat
Stay the NightBlue Herron Lodging and Art Retreat

When you are ready for an ideal experience at a slower pace, you will want to visit the Blue Heron Studio and Retreat located in Jackson County, Tennessee. This beautiful property boasts a mile of shoreline on the Cumberland River and the Cordell Hull Lake.

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Bluff View Inn
Stay the NightBluff View Inn

Bluff View Inn is the centerpiece of Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District offering elegant overnight accommodations in lovely, restored homes dating from the early 1900's. Modern conveniences and ultimate luxury in a comfortable setting showcase heirloom antiques, original artwork and bluff-top views of the Tennessee River.

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Places to EatBob's Burgers

Monday - Saturday, Lunch, Voted "Best Burgers" in 2011 on an East Tennessee viewer poll on WBIR

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Bone Cave State State Natural Area
Natural SitesBone Cave State State Natural Area

Big Bone Cave is a 400-acre natural area located in Van Buren County on the Cumberland Plateau escarpment. It is named for the discovery of the bones of a giant ground sloth (Megalonyx jeffersonii) in 1811. 

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Places to EatBrenda's Country Cooking

Information on this restaurant and their menu coming soon.

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Bridgeman House
Historic  SitesBridgeman House

This two-story 1815 home next to the courthouse in Pikeville, TN was owned by John Bidgeman. Bridgeman was a local civic and business leader who outfitted a company of Confederate infantry from Bledsoe County.

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Bridgestone-Firestone Centenial Wilderness WMA
Natural SitesBridgestone-Firestone Centenial Wilderness WMA

Called "The Grand Cumberlands" by an early 19th-century traveler, this 10,000-acre WMA is recognized as a natural treasure for its uniqueness and beauty.

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Brimstone Recreation
Natural SitesBrimstone Recreation

Brimstone Recreation offers many things to do for outdoor enthusiasts coming to Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau region. They have 300+ miles of OHV Trail on 19,196 acres, trail accessible luxury cabins and campground.  SXS/ATV rentals & canoe/kayak rentals. 
 

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Brimstone Retreats
Stay the NightBrimstone Retreats

Brimstone Retreats is the place to stay when coming to ride the nationally recognized Brimstone Recreation trails.  All of our guests enjoy direct access to the trail system from their cabin or campground spot. They are the official lodging for Brimstone Recreation.  

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Broad Street Deli
Places to EatBroad Street Deli

Broad Street Deli is a sandwich shop in Cookeville, featuring Boar's Head Meats and cheeses. They slice all of our meats to order, so they're always fresh and to your liking. They also, make sandwiches and subs in three different sizes, so there is something for everyone. They are located next to the New Dogwood Park, downstairs from Outdoor Experience.

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Buffalo Mountain Grille
Places to EatBuffalo Mountain Grille

The Buffalo Mountain Grille & Pub is a great place to enjoy great food and beer in the relaxed beauty of East Tennessee. This restaurant gets great reviews for their entres and desserts. Try the buffalo burger, with some of the finest draft beer and then a chocolate cheesecake. 

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Bunkum Cave/Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
Historic  SitesBunkum Cave/Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

This is the birthplace of Cordell Hull Secretary of State during the Roosevelt Administration. He was a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and is known as the Father of the United Nations. The Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum is a historic site owned by the State of Tennessee. 

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Burgess Falls State Park
Natural SitesBurgess Falls State Park

Burgess Falls cascades 130 feet into a deep gorge and can be viewed via a short trail from the state park's parking lot. The trail to deck overlooking the waterfall is approcimately 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot with another half a mile to reach the base of the falls, so a visit could be made in an hour and a half.

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Burritt College
Historic  SitesBurritt College

Established 1848 through the efforts of Elihu Burritt, a blacksmith who intended that the youth of this community should get the benefits of education denied to him. It closed its doors in 1939 as a result of the development of the public school system and improvement of communication facilities.

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Butterfly Hill Ranch
Stay the NightButterfly Hill Ranch

The Butterfly Hill Ranch specializes as an accomodation that combines a peaceful country atmosphere with relaxing services such as massage and reki, and outdoor recreation such as horseback riding, hiking and camping.

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Butterfly Hollow Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightButterfly Hollow Bed & Breakfast

Butterfly Hollow is a unique, eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast that is within a short driving distance from Nashville. It is secluded in an 85 acre valley between the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau. It's the perfect hideaway for romantic getaways,relaxation retreatsintimate weddings andpersonal elopements

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Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater
Arts & CultureButtonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater

Enjoy good southern food as you experience the truth about the Civil War in this moving performance. The "The Great Civil War Exposition," has been touring nationally for 15 years and has found a permanent home in the Old Buttonwillow Church Dinner Theater in Whitwell, Tennessee.

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Cabin at the Pond
Stay the NightCabin at the Pond

The Horst family invites you to stay in secluded cabins with modern amenities beside a small private lake in the friendly Mennonite community of Muddy Pond.  Stop in for several days, or spend a whole week exploring the beauty of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Camp Crossville
Historic  SitesCamp Crossville

Camp Crossville was a prisoner of war camp during World War II. It housed German and Italian officers beginning in November, 1942 until the close of the war. The original infurmiry building and other remnants of the prisoner camp can still be seen among its current use as the largest 4-H camp in Tennessee.

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Historic  SitesCampbell County Historical Society Museum

The Society maintains a genelogical library at its headquarters in cooperation with the LaFollette Public Library. The collection contains books on genealogy and local history. It also includes an extensive microfilm collection of court records, deeds, marriage records, census schedules, and back issues of the LaFollette Press. These materials are noncirculating.

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Places to EatCampbell's Restaurant

Good home cooking just like momma used to make.

Hours: 6am-4pm everyday, 6am-8pm Tuesdays

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Cane Creek Park
Natural SitesCane Creek Park

This urban park offers excellent opportunities for watching wildlif A 2+ mile walking trail weaves through the northern edge of this 256-acre park, traversing very nice upland and bottomland hardwoods, a native meadow/prairie, and a fairly large lake that is often home to waterfowl.

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Cannon County Courthouse
Historic  SitesCannon County Courthouse

The Cannon County Courthouse is an historic building located at Court Square in Woodbury, Tennessee, the seat of Cannon County. It was constructed in 1935 in the Colonial Revival style.

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Cannon County Farmer's Market
Arts & CultureCannon County Farmer's Market

You will find lots of local fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, nuts, cider, maple syrup, and even local honey. Some vendors may even bring meat, eggs, gourds and handmade crafts. You may also find preserves and fabulous baked goods from local producers. 

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Natural SitesCanoe the Sequatchie

Canoe trips from two hours to a full-day. Suitable for children. Fishing, swimming, wading, picnicking and full activities on the Sequatchie River.

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Places to EatCasa Luna Italian Restaurant

Take it from this online reviewer: "We are from Cookeville and just discovered this restaurant. We go there every week, sometimes more than once a week. Food is great. Service is just fine-very pleasant folks. [We] have taken friends many times and when we order the Casa Luna pizza, to a person, the response is that this is the best pizza they have eaten in their lives. Try it."

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Natural SitesCatoosa Wildlife Management Area

The area has many deep cut canyons created by the rivers and streams, and offers access to beautiful scenery unlike anywhere else in the Cumberland's.

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Natural SitesCatoosa Wildlife Management Area at the Devil's Breakfast Table

The Devil’s Breakfast Table is wonderful stopping point with a great view of Daddy’s Creek (home to the Tangerine Darter) as well as nice wildflower opportunities.

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Cedar Hill Resort and Restaurant
Stay the NightCedar Hill Resort and Restaurant

Cedar Hill Resort is located on the northwestern end of Dale Hollow Lake about a mile from the Dale Hollow Dam. Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, they offer luxurious houseboat rentals and lake view cabin rentals. 

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Cedar Plank Cottages, Rustic Log, & Timber Frame Cabins
Stay the NightCedar Plank Cottages, Rustic Log, & Timber Frame Cabins

The Smokehouse Lodge & Restaurant provides Cedar Plank Cottages, Rustic Log, and Timber Frame Cabins that are located on the 25 acre property and are secluded enough to offer privacy, but close enough to walk to Monteagle Winery, Mountain Breeze Cafe, Village Wine and Spirits Shoppe, and Piggly Wiggly Grocery.  There are over twenty cabins to choose from & each one has its own character.

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Center Hill Lake
Natural SitesCenter Hill Lake

The lake provides varied outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from including fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, and many others.  

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Chanticleer Inn
Stay the NightChanticleer Inn

Looking for a romantic bed and breakfast in Chattanooga, Tennessee? The Chanticleer Inn is located just 10 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga, atop Lookout Mountain. Lookout Mountain is a beautiful plateau that borders Tennessee, Georgia and, Alabama.

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Char - Bar & Grill
Places to EatChar - Bar & Grill

Char is a steak lounge located right on the square in Cookeville, TN  known for serving great food, pouring cold drinks and booking some of the best live music in town. Favorites of the menu include Smoked Chicken Wings, Pizza Rockafella, Rattlesnake Pasta, and Signature Summer Salad.

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Charit Creek Lodge
Stay the NightCharit Creek Lodge

Charit Creek is a rustic wilderness lodge located in the valley in the heart of Big South Fork National River & Recreational Area. The buildings are from the Oscar Blevins farm, dating back to the 1890's, are on the National Historic Register and are the oldest buildings still being utilized nation wide inside the park system.

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Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center
Natural SitesChattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center

The Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center at the foot of Tennessee's Lookout Mountain is home to over 50 native creatures of the Southeast. At the Nature Center you have 317 acres of forest, field and stream for walking, biking, wildlife viewing and even learn a bit about Tennessee's early human history.

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Cherokee Lodge & Resort
Stay the NightCherokee Lodge & Resort

Cherokee Lodge & Resort is Tennessee’s largest old-fashioned nudist resort.  A wholesome skinny dipper's retreat featuring log cabins, a lodge with guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, RV park, swimming pool and much more. 

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Cherokee Ridge Camp & Cabins
Stay the NightCherokee Ridge Camp & Cabins

Cherokee Ridge Camp & Cabins near Jamestown, Tennessee has a variety of lodging options from primitive camping to full service cabin rentals and an RV Park. On location amenities include a swimming pool, general store, consession stand, playground, ATV Trails, a fishing pond and hiking trails.

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Cherry's Grocery Store - 3 Way In
Historic  SitesCherry's Grocery Store - 3 Way In

Around 1939 Herman and Bethel Gas built a building for a restaurant at the point of three roads converging and leading to Celina, Red Boiling Springs, and Tomkinsville, KY - thus the name, "3-Way In" After a year or two the building was bought by Winnie Cherry and turned into a country grocery store. In the late 1960's William Cherry bought the store from Winnie. It is the only true "country store" remaining in Clay County.

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Chestnut Hill Winery
Arts & CultureChestnut Hill Winery

Situated on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, 2000' feet above sea level, the "Chestnut Hill Winery" is a "Place to Taste". While visiting, ask for a tour of the winery.  Learn about the winemaking process, different types of wine, and how they are bottled and stored. 

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Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park
Historic  SitesChickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park

Known as the "Gateway to the Deep South", the control of Chattanooga, TN was a vital goal for both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1863, they fought for control, and the battlefields at Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga preserve this historic struggle for control in what were some of the most vicious conflicts of the Civil War.

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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
Arts & CultureChildren's Museum of Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge,Tennessee's Children's Museum provides educational programs and exhbitis with an emphasis on play and hands-on learning for all ages and backgrounds in the arts, the environment, history and the world cultures that inspire, enrich and improve the lives of East Tennessee children.

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Christmas in the Country
EventsChristmas in the Country

Start off your Christmas season with a true country Christmas.

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Christmas in the Country
EventsChristmas in the Country

Start off your Christmas season with a true country Christmas.

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Christmas in the Country
EventsChristmas in the Country

Start off your Christmas season with a true country Christmas.

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Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area
Natural SitesChuck Swan Wildlife Management Area

Enjoy a picturesque drive down Sharp’s Chapel Road leading to this tranquil and secluded spot. Camping areas around the eastern portion of this large site offer opportunities for bird and butterfly watching.  The area is also home to several cemeteries, a firing range and miles of drivable roads. 

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Stay the NightCircle E Guest Ranch

Circle E Guest Ranch is located at 50 Circle E Lane, Belvidere, TN  37306.  Log Cabins, RV and Campground with 120 miles of horseback riding trails, located less than 30 minutes from I-24.  Over 200 large pull thru camp sites with water and electric. New and modern restrooms with showers.  400 boxed and covered horse stalls. For more information call 931-962-1790 or visit

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Clay County Courthouse
Historic  SitesClay County Courthouse

The Clay County Courthouse was designed by D.L. Dow of Cookeville, TN and was built from bricks using clay that was extracted from the Public Square. The last Clay County government offices moved from this building to anew county government complex in February 2012.

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Clay County High School
Historic  SitesClay County High School

Clay County High School, the first public secondary school in the county, was established by the Clay County Board of Education in 1919.  In 1933, the timber frame building was replaced with a larger two-story brick structure, and the name of the school was changed to Celina High School. 

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Coal Creek OHV
Natural SitesCoal Creek OHV

The Coal Creek OHV Area is 72,000 acres of off road fun, located in Oliver Springs, Tennessee

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Coal Miner Railroad Section House Museum
Historic  SitesCoal Miner Railroad Section House Museum

This museum preserves and displays the history of coal mining in Tennessee and contains coal mining artifacts and memorabilia. The museum could be the last remaining Section House within the State of Tennessee. 

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Coffee Time Café
Places to EatCoffee Time Café

The cows are up, why aren't you? Come on down to Coffee Time Cafe! 
Serving Breakfast: Monday-Friday 5:00 AM - 11:30 AM; Saturday & Sunday 5:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Historic  SitesCoke Ovens Museum

The Sequatchie Valley Historical Association, formed in 1984, set a goal to build an exact full size replica of the original coal company store "Commissary". Hundreds of donated mining artifacts are on display inside the museum. The museum currently houses the largest collection of regional historic coal mining photographs in the state of Tennessee. 

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Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Natural SitesColditz Cove State Natural Area

Droping over 60 feet from a rock ledge, Northrup Falls of Colditz Cove State Natural Area is one of the most photogenic waterfalls of the Cumberland Plateau. It flows through a scenic narrow gorge along Big Branch Creek amidst some of the largest old growth stands of hemlock and white pines that can be seen in the plateau region.

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Collins River BBQ & Cafe
Places to EatCollins River BBQ & Cafe

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Collins River Golf Course at the Reserve at Collins River
Natural SitesCollins River Golf Course at the Reserve at Collins River

Designed by Jerry Lemons, The Reserve At Collins River is a championship golf course and a true work of art. 

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Stay the NightColonial Bed & Breakfast

Colonial Bed & Breakfast is located in the historic town of Pikeville, TN.  It is situated in the northern end of the picturesque Sequatchie Valley and is only minutes from the beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park which offers golf, boating, swimming, camping, fishing, hiking, family picnicking, and tennis. 

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Concierge Services
Stay the NightConcierge Services

Vacation in Big South Fork Country, Tennessee! We offer cabin rentals & vacation packages Few places in the world are as welcoming as the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. The people are warm and friendly, the climate is nearly perfect year-round.

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Historic  SitesCookeville Depot Museum

Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic Westside District.

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Cookeville History Museum
Historic  SitesCookeville History Museum

The Cookeville History Museum opened its new location at 40 East Broad Street across from City Hall in the former Respiratory Home Care, Inc. building in April 2007. We are thrilled with our new location and look forward to having you come out and enjoy our community's history exhibited in our new facility. We thank you for your interest and support of the Cookeville History Museum!

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Stay the NightCookeville Manor Bed & Breakfast

Relax in this 4,300 square foot red brick colonial retreat. Offering one suite and two guest rooms. Full breakfast included. Romantic Getaway, horseback riding, golf and herbal packages available.

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Places to EatCopeland's of Kingston

Along with the food, we hope our retro feel diner brings back good memories, or takes you back to a time like the 50’s & 60‘s. A time thats represents the core of how I live my life: love your family and friends and enjoy the good times in life. These principles seem less important to many people these days.  So, come on down, grab a bite and enjoy.  I hope to see ya soon.

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Cordell Hull Law Office
Historic  SitesCordell Hull Law Office

The Cordell Hull Law Office seen today has been moved many times and has changed from a three-room building to two.  Cordell Hull used the building as a law office in 1891.  He pursued a political move in 1892.  After a stint with the U.S. Army, including service in the Spanish-American War, Hull returned to Celina in 1901.  

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Cordell Hull WMA
Natural SitesCordell Hull WMA

The Cordell Hull Wildlife Management Area contains over 25,000 acres of hunting and fishing lands that surround the Cordell Hull Lake and includes the Cordell Hull Refuge. Camping is available at the Corps of Engineers Roaring River Campground.

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Places to EatCornerstone Cafe

The Cornerstone Cafe is a family restaurant located on Main Street in the town of Gordonsville, TN. 

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"Cornerstone is great! They have Roy Carver style pizza, and it is delicious!!! Add a small cup of Roy's bbq sauce and it completes the flavor. Little pricier than Pizza Hut, but it is worth it for the quality of food that you are getting."

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Places to EatCourt Side Tea Room

Locally owned and operated.  This Victorian style tea room offers exquisite desserts and tea.  The beautiful fireplace and floral designs will almost you take back in time.

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Cove Lake State Park
Natural SitesCove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands.

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Historic  SitesCowan Railroad Museum

In order to tap the riches available in central Tennessee and provide transportation of those goods and minerals to broader market, the Tennessee legislature granted charters for the building of various railroads in the State. The Cowan Depot, was built in 1904, and has been revitalized to preserve that moment in history. 

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Cozy Cabins & Cottages
Stay the NightCozy Cabins & Cottages

Is located in the beautiful state of Tennessee, just minutes from Fall Creek Falls State Park. Their vacation rental cabins offer you affordable lodging accommodations in a clean and quaint atmosphere that is sure to provide you with an ultimate relaxing vacation getaway.

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Cracker Barrel
Places to EatCracker Barrel

Founded in 1969, Cracker Barrel is now a publicly owned company. It operates nearly 600 stores in 41 states.

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Crust Pizza
Places to EatCrust Pizza

This is a little college town pizza place with great beer and rave reviews for their thin crust pizza. If you are visiting sewanee for a University tour or event or going hiking nearby, this is a great place to get your beer and pizza fix.

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Cumberland Caverns
Natural SitesCumberland Caverns

Tennessee's Largest Show Cave  and home of Bluegrass Underground, open daily for scenic walking tours year round. We also offer educational field trips, overnight spelunking trips, daytime adventure trips, group tours, and banquets, birthday parties, and weddings.

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Cumberland County Playhouse
Arts & CultureCumberland County Playhouse

The Cumberland County Playhouse is now the only major non-profit professional performing arts resource in rural Tennessee, and one of the 10 largest professional theaters in rural America. It serves more than 145,000 visitors annually with two indoor and two outdoor states, young audience productions, a comprehensive dance program, a concert series and touring shows.

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Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Natural SitesCumberland Gap National Historic Park

Cumberland Gap was the first great gateway to the west through the Appalachain Mountains. This park hosts an amazing combination of natural beauty and rich history with over 85 miles of hiking trails and some of the most dramatic views in all of Appalachia.

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Historic  SitesCumberland Homesteads Tower Museum

As the largest historic district in Tennessee, the Cumberland Homesteads is one of the New Deal Communities built by the Division of Subsistence Homesteads between 1934 and 1938. Discover this unique community, planned by architect, William Stanton with a tour to the Homesteads Tower Museum.

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Cumberland Mountain Lodge
Stay the NightCumberland Mountain Lodge

Cumberland Mountain Lodge provides a peaceful and quiet bed and breakfast getaway with panoramic views of one of Tennessee's most beautiful farms and the surrounding mountains, and protected by a permanent conservation easement.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
Natural SitesCumberland Mountain State Park

This is a very historic state park. The site was part of the Cumberland Homesteads, which was a program of the New Deal in the 1930s.  In addition to the incredibly scenic location along the dam of Byrds Creek, the park also features six hiking trails, totaling about 15 miles.

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Historic  SitesCumberland Mountain Tunnel

At the time of its completion in 1852, the Cumberland Mountain tunnel was the longest tunnel in the world. The contruction of the Nashville to Chattanooga Railroad line came to a standstill when the steep grade of the proposed rail line was deemed impassable. The solution was the Cumberland Mountain Tunnel - a project which began in 1849 and was completed in 1852.

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Cumberland Plateau Retreat
Stay the NightCumberland Plateau Retreat

Cumberland Plateau Retreat is located in scenic Spencer, TN on over 37 private acres of wooded forest. Close by is Fall Creek Falls State Park, known for the greatest vertical drop east of the Rocky Mountains.

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Cumberland Trail State Park at Black Mountain
Natural SitesCumberland Trail State Park at Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a high-elevation site that serves as midpoint of the linear Cumberland Trail State Park dered one of the crown jewels of the Trail. One hundred fifty miles of the Cumberland Trail are open and ready for exploration, including Black Mountain, considered on the crown jewels of the Trail.

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Cummins Falls State Park
Natural SitesCummins Falls State Park

Cummins Falls was recently dedicated as the 54th State Park in Tennessee. It cascades 50 feet into one of the best swimming holes in the southeast.  The hiking to the base of the falls was previously quite risky and mostly accessible to a younger more adventurous crowd, but work is currenlty underway to make this swimming hole and the falls accessible to all.

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Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum
Historic  SitesCyclemos Motorcycle Museum

Nestled in the middle of Tennessee's most picturesque mountains is the town of Red Boiling Springs, home to Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum - the only motorcycle museum in the state. Every road leading to this quaint little mountain town, known for its historic bed and breakfasts, winds through rich farm land and beautiful mountain ranges. 

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Places to EatDairy Bar

Serving up yumminess for 47 years! Besides delicious cheeseburgers, onion rings and root beer floats, they have chocolate soft serve ice cream; milkshakes and malts; old-fashioned banana splits; snowballs; hot fudge sundaes; and brown derby cones (Vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate!)

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Dale Hollow Inn
Stay the NightDale Hollow Inn

Dale Hollow Inn is nearby Dale Hollow Dam Recreation Area, Dale Hollow Marina & Cedar Hill Resort and within walking distance to 2 restaurants and 3 lounges. Formerly known as Holiday Hill, it has been recently renovated and is under new ownership.

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Dale Hollow Lake
Natural SitesDale Hollow Lake

In addition to it's rare beauty, Dale Hollow lake is known for its clear water, small mouth bass fishing, and the best marinas in Tennessee.  Dale Hollow Lake is an amazing lake which expands over multiple counties and was voted #4 lake in the nation to "Float Your Boat" by USA today.

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Dale Hollow Lodging & Storage
Stay the NightDale Hollow Lodging & Storage

The courteous owners of Dale Hollow Lodging and Storage offer clean lodging rooms with 2 double beds, bathroom with a shower, mini fridge, microwave and a coffee pot. Each room has AC/heat.Call for your reservation-or if passing through, call the below number and they will meet you there to sign you in.

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Dale Hollow Marina
Stay the NightDale Hollow Marina

Dale Hollow Marina is a family resort, family-owned and operated, and large enough to offer you a wide range of accommodations; yet, it is small enough to give you the personal service that makes vacations special. They are known for their cleanliness and attention to detail.

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Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
Natural SitesDale Hollow National Fish Hatchery

The fish hatchery has a half-mile long, paved walking trail adjacent to the creek and provides visitors with an opportunity to exercise and bird watch.  Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, this National Fish Hatchery was established to mitigate for fishery resources which were lost due to the construction of federal water development projects in the Southeast.

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Dave's Modern Tavern
Places to EatDave's Modern Tavern

Formerly known as Dave's Modern Cafe, the Cafe has been expanded into a bar and restaurant where both families and adults can go relax and enjoy dishes such as steaks, seafood, fish, lamb and duck, in addition to some great BBQ. It's a great place to have an elegant but relaxed sit down meal if you are in the area.

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Places to EatDayton Coffee Shop

Take it from this online reviewer: "I plan to go back every time Im in the area! The coconut cake is amazing...the fried chicken and greens are just like my grandma made." - Closed on Saturday

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Deer Run RV Resort
Stay the NightDeer Run RV Resort

Come and stay with us at our beautiful 200 acre RV Resort & Campground located on the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, TN. Relax & enjoy the natural settings, wildlife, & private lake. 

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Defeated Creek Marina Cabin Rental
Stay the NightDefeated Creek Marina Cabin Rental

Defeated Creek Resort offers newly refurbished cabins, all overlooking the lake from your private deck. All of the cabins are fully furnished including linens, and have everything you need in the kitchen including coffee maker, toaster, and microwave, pots and pans, and dishes. 

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Defeated Creek Park
Natural SitesDefeated Creek Park

The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

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Delia's Guesthouse
Stay the NightDelia's Guesthouse

For those visiting the Cumberland Plateau area, consider a visit to Delia's Guest House. It is conveniently located and a comfortable, attractive lodging alternative. Delia's offers privacy and comfort with three bedrooms and two baths. The house faces Hwy. 127 and is near riding stables, Big South Fork, and Rugby.

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DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards
Arts & CultureDelMonaco Winery and Vineyards

DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards is a small, family-run business. DelMonaco makes a variety of wines which are grown from grapes on site. They produce, whites, reds and dessert style wines that will please a range of palates. Free tastings of all wines and winery tours available daily.

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Devil's  Racetrack Scenic Bluffs
Natural SitesDevil's Racetrack Scenic Bluffs

This site is a difficult hike, but reviews seem to indicate that it is worth the journey. There some great scenic views, rock climbing and superb wildlife viewing in the spring. The trail is well blazed and double blazed at turns and hosts great scenic overlooks

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Places to EatDixie Freeze Restaurant

The Dixie Freeze, an icon in South Pittsburg, has been serving the public for over 50 years. We serve a variety of foods that include Burgers, Hot Dogs, "The Dagwood" and many other items. Since 2002, we also now serve meat and vegetable plates.

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Places to EatDo Drop In Restaurant

This is a country diner in Tazewell that get great reviews for its food, service and friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for the cozy, old country diner feel, then this is a great place to eat. They are known for their great home cooking.

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Dr. James A. Ross House & County Museum
Historic  SitesDr. James A. Ross House & County Museum

Built in 1872, this house and its outbuilding once belonged to the Confederate veteran Dr. James Ross. In the 1940's the house served as the county hospital and many of Pikeville's current residents were born in the rooms of this house. 

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Places to EatDunlap Restaurant

Nestled in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, a short 30 minute drive from Chattanooga, Dunlap Tennessee is a delightful town of Tradition and Progress. The Dunlap Restaurant, part of that progress and tradition, was opened in 1962 and later purchased by the Tate Family in 1988.  Read Reviews 

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Dutch Made Bakery
Places to EatDutch Made Bakery

The same quality that John Baggenstoss put into Breads, Cakes, and Pastries in 1902, is still preserved today by Dutch Maid Bakery personnel. They serve a variety of baked goods such as breads, cakes and danishes and also have a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.

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East Fork Stable
Stay the NightEast Fork Stable

East Fork Stables is “The Country's Premier Equestrian Vacation Destination!” -Tom Seay, Host,
Best of America by Horseback. Log cabins, houses, campgrounds and stables with 100 miles of riding trails on 12,000 private acres, 25 overlooks atop the Cumberland Plateau and Obey River Gorge. 

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East Port Marina and Restaurant
Places to EatEast Port Marina and Restaurant

East Port Marina and Resort Restaurant offers down-home country breakfasts, burgers and hotdogs, chicken tenders, french fries, catfish dinners, hand dipped ice cream and more. They cook to order and aim to please! They also offer T-shirts, hats, souvenirs, tubes, fishing supplies, bait, life jackets, snacks, and so much more.

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Edgar Evins State Park
Natural SitesEdgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000 acre park provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee.

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El Tapatio
Places to EatEl Tapatio

El Tapatio is a local Mexican restaurant with three locations in the Upper Cumberland. They serve traditional Mexican food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. It is a local favorite in Cookeville and Sparta and gets great reviews online.

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Elaine's Riverboat Barge and Grill
Places to EatElaine's Riverboat Barge and Grill

Fine dining at affordable prices. Fresh seafood, handcut steaks, fresh chicken and more...Come and enjoy a family meal  and the scenic view. Also on deck, old fashioned cookout and karaoke!

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Elk Run Cabins
Stay the NightElk Run Cabins

Nestled on the mountainside in the peaceful Low Gap region of Scott County you’ll find THE CABINS OF ELK RUN. These quaint cabins are ideally located and are just minutes away from the many activities your family may want to experience. Scott County and the Big South Fork area of the beautiful Cumberland Plateau is a dream destination offering a natural landscape rich in history and culture.

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Places to EatEllie's Catfish Cafe

At Ellie's virtually all the items on the menu are homemade. Some entrees are catfish, chicken, shrimp and pork chops.  Hours are: M-F 11-2, M-T 4-8, F-S 4-9, Sun. 11-3.

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F C E Holiday Bazaar
EventsF C E Holiday Bazaar

The FCE Holiday Bazaar is sponsored by the U T Extension Office of Livingston and features items made by club members.

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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
Historic  SitesFalcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

Tour, eat, shop or even stay the night at the 1896 Victorian mansion called “Tennessee’s Biltmore” by PBS. It was built by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, and some say his friendly ghost remains. Open daily 9-5. Special entertainment for motorcoach groups.

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Stay the NightFall Creek Falls Bed & Breakfast

Our goal is to stimulate, rejuvenate, and exceed our guests expectations with every visit. As of May 1, 2011, we have closed our business doors, in hopes of preparing this beautiful place for the right buyer who will fall in love with it as much as we have for the past 20+ years.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Natural SitesFall Creek Falls State Park

A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. 

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Historic  SitesFalls Mill

Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill. Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, the mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a woodworking shop. Today the water wheel powers millstones that grind cornmeal, flour, and grits.

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Farm House Restaurant
Places to EatFarm House Restaurant

Offering a selection of down-home cooking combined with the Farmhouse's own specialties. Come and try the hot bar and salad bar today. The owners grow all their vegetables when in season to help supply fresh produce for the restaurant.

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Places to EatFehns 1891 House

Fehn’s 1891 House Restaurant is located on 449 Delaware Avenue in Dayton, Tennessee .  Although situated amid a farm setting, the restaurant is located only a short distance from Highway 27 and downtown Dayton.

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Firefly Acres
Stay the NightFirefly Acres

Firefly Acres, located in middle Tennessee, between Spencer and Sparta, is cradled in a scenic valley at the base of the Cumberland Plateau. 

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Stay the NightFirefly Acres



Unique cabin rentals in a beautiful country setting. Pavilion & catering facilities for your special event.

















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Fireside Restaurant
Places to EatFireside Restaurant

If you are going to the Big South Fork or Brimstone then try out this great country restaurant. This little restaurant in Huntsville, TN gets great reviews online for its cleanliness, value, service and food. Out of five online reviewers, only one gave it 4 stars.

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Flat Hollow Marina
Stay the NightFlat Hollow Marina

Norris Lake's Flat Hollow Marina is a full service marina resort, offering vacation and cabin rentals, boating services, a restaurant and a store full of boatin supplies, accessories and water toys. They are located just across Norris Lake from "Overlook Bay".

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Foglight Foodhouse
Places to EatFoglight Foodhouse

This hidden gem features Cajun dishes, fresh seafood, steaks and nightly specials and hosts a panoramic view of the Caney Fork River.  It was started ten years ago as a 1000 foot shack on an overgrown knolland has grown into a full service restaurant with meeting facilities and a cooking class.


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Historic  SitesFort Blount-Williamsburg Site

Fort Blount was a frontier fort and federal outpost located along the Cumberland River in Jackson county. 

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Fort Southwest Point
Historic  SitesFort Southwest Point

Fort Southwest Point is the only fort in Tennessee being reconstructed on its original foundation. The completed sections of the fort include a barracks, a blockhouse and 250 feet of palisade walls. The fort is owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Kingston.

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Places to EatFortes Restaurant on the Square

Forte's Restaurant is open Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Forte's features Italian flair in a great atmosphere. 

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Foster Falls
Natural SitesFoster Falls

Foster Falls Small Wild Area centers on a 60-foot waterfall, visible from sandstone overlooks and surrounded by 178 acres of lush flora, including mountain laurel, azalea, and hemlock. Foster Falls is an access point for the famed Fiery Gizzard Trail - a 12 mile trail that leads hikers to Grundy State Natural Area, and it is a very popular rock climbing destination.

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Historic  SitesFrance Cemetery

France Cemetery s the resting place of a notorious Confederate guerilla Champ Ferguson. He asked to be buried in White County in "good Rebel soil".
Champ Ferguson (1821-1865)  

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Historic  SitesFranklin County Old Jail Museum

Six rooms of artifacts, documents, photographs and displays recapture the history of Franklin County, including the effect of the Civil War on the area. Open mid-March through mid-December. Admission is charged.

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Franklin State Forest
Natural SitesFranklin State Forest

Franklin State Forest was acquired in 1936 from the Cross Creek Coal Company and was highly degraded.

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Freehill Rosenwald School
Historic  SitesFreehill Rosenwald School

“Rosenwald School” was the name informally applied to over five thousand schools, shops, and teacher's homes in the United States built primarily for the education of African American children in the South, who were required to attend segregated schools. 

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Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area
Natural SitesFrozen Head State Park & Natural Area

Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains and is home to small but photogenic and accessible - Debord Falls.

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Gainsboro Mexican Grill
Places to EatGainsboro Mexican Grill

Take it from this reviewer on Yelp: 
Coming from Houston, TX we didn't expect Gainesboro to have a good Mexican restaurant but this place is great. My favorite dish is Chiropollo which is a combination of grilled chicken & ground sausage topped with a terrific sauce. My wife likes the Pollo Loco the best. 

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Garden Grill & Custom Catering
Places to EatGarden Grill & Custom Catering

Enjoy their delicous lunch buffet  and the salad bar that is open all day everyday. Great food and a great atmosphere.

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Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast at Bee Rock
Stay the NightGarden Inn Bed & Breakfast at Bee Rock

This Bed & Breakfast near Monterey, Tennessee at Bee Rock, has one of the most spectacluar views in the Cumberland Plateau region overlooking the Calf Killer Valley. With fifteen acres of mountain scenery, hiking trails, fall foliage, gardens, and landscaped beauty, you will definitely enjoy their atmosphere and hospitality.

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Good Neighboors Theater
Arts & CultureGood Neighboors Theater

Good Neighbors Theatre, Inc. got its start under the direction of the Friends of Cordell Hull in 2000, later becoming a separate organization. It was incorporated and achieved its non-profit 502(3)c status in 2002. GNT, an all-volunteer organization, has been hosting performances of all kinds—plays, dinner theater, mystery theater, music and magic—since its start. 

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Graham--Kivette House
Historic  SitesGraham--Kivette House

The Graham-Kivette House was built in1810 and is the oldest home in Tazewell. It was built by William Graham, a merchant and one of the founders of Tazewell. 

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Granddaddy's Farm
Arts & CultureGranddaddy's Farm

At Grandaddy's Farm has the biggest and best pumpkin patch around where your family can come to choose the perfect pumpkin. While you are there, you can also enjoy finding your way through the corn maze and feeding the friendly farm animals.

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Places to EatGrandma's Sweet Tooth

Gramma's Sweet Tooth is located in the Harmony Community at 8757 Lynchburg Rd. We are about 10 miles from Winchester and 8 miles from Tim's Ford State Park. We are open from 6 am - 7 pm in the summer and close at 5 in winter. Homemade pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, soups, sandwiches, salads and more. 

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Grandview Mountain Cottages
Stay the NightGrandview Mountain Cottages

Grandview Mountain Cottages has two elegantly furnished cottages, Pinecone and Honeysuckle, high atop the Cumberland Plateau on a stagecoach run that crossed their 145 acre farm and woodlands in the 1800's. They are just minutes away from Piney Falls State Natural area and the beautiful views of Grassy Cove in Cumberland County.


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Granville Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightGranville Bed & Breakfast

Located just 60 miles east of Nashvlle in a beautiful country setting in the historic riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee, The Granville Bed & Breakfast offers two houses that can accomodate up to 18 of your family and friends.

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Granville Marina & Resort
Stay the NightGranville Marina & Resort

Granville Marina & Resort is a quit and serene get-a-way on beautiful Cordell Hull Lake. Cabins, campground, fishing, and boating are available year round. Our new 17x60 and 22x60 slips are open, covered slips are also available. We now provide regular and diesel gasoline.

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Granville Museum & Sutton Store
Historic  SitesGranville Museum & Sutton Store

The Granville Museum tells the story of the riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee. The museum contains a great pictorial display of every aspect of the history of Granville. Many historical items from homes, businesses, schools and the community are on display. The museum features a military, school and music room and a room with furnishings depicting a home in the early 1900's.

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Greeter Falls
Natural SitesGreeter Falls

The Upper and Lower Greeter Falls can be accessed from the Stone Door entrance of the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Beersheba Springs. The hike is a 2 mile round trip demanding some agility and strength, but you are guaranteed a cool swim in the blue hole even in the driest, hottest summer days.

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Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightGrey Gables Bed & Breakfast

Nestled on the outskirts of the 1880's English village of Rugby, Grey Gables Bed 'n Breakfast Inn, offers the visitor the best of the Victorian English and Tennessee country heritage. The ten bedrooms, decorated with country and Victorian antiques, show the grace of the English and cordiality of the country.

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Grundy County Heritage Center Museum
Historic  SitesGrundy County Heritage Center Museum

The Grundy County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the Grundy County, Tennessee area and the genealogy of its people. The Society is a non-profit organization devoted to genealogy and historic preservation. 

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Grundy Forest State Natural Area
Natural SitesGrundy Forest State Natural Area

Grundy Forest is a 234-acre natural area located inGrundyCounty. The natural area serves as the northern trailhead of the Fiery Gizzard Trail that connects with the TVA Foster Falls Small Wild Area at the southern trailhead 12 miles away which is considered a strenuous hike.

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Grundy Lakes State Park
Natural SitesGrundy Lakes State Park

Grundy Lakes is a truly lovely and tranquil place to take a walk or use as a base camp for exploring the larger area. Grundy Lakes is the site of the Lone Rock Coke Ovens where locally mined coal was converted to coke using convict labor until 1896

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Hallelujah Pottery
Arts & CultureHallelujah Pottery

Hallelujah Pottery is a pottery shop and learning center showcasing the talents of 8 master potters. The shop has been open for 30 years to locals and tourists and displays pottery, bronze sculpture, and mosaic wall hangings. On weekends they have pottery making demonstrations for those interested in throwing their own pot.

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Places to EatHarmony House

While we are a relatively young company, we value excellence in theroasting and serving of some of the world's most flavorful coffees.  And regardless of what you may be seeking in beverages, foods orequipment, we extend our best in hopes that your experiences may bepleasant and even exhilarating. 

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Harrow Road Cafe
Places to EatHarrow Road Cafe

Today's Harrow Road cafe was built in 1985 to conform to Rugby's historic architecture and to to bring back to life the cafe started by several young Englishman in 1882. They have a great menu offering similar meals to a country cafe while delivering traditional British Isles specialities.

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Harvey's Private Drive-In
Places to EatHarvey's Private Drive-In

Harvey's Pirate Drive-In is a classic hometown diner serving burgers, fish platters and BBQ in addition to a made-to-order breakfast. If you come to this restaurant in search of swashbuckling sword play and parrots that can sing old drinking songs then you won't find it,  however, you will like their food.

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Helen's Restaurant
Places to EatHelen's Restaurant

Helen's Restaurant has been feeding people in Jackson County, Tennessee since 1987. From its opening,it has been one of the most popular restaurants in the Upper Cumberland. It has kept the same name and location, with the same management since it opened, making it one of the longest continuing businesses in the county.

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Hemlock Bluff Cabin
Stay the NightHemlock Bluff Cabin

Hemlock Bluff Cabin is a private cabin tucked away on a beautiful, secluded lot that borders over 800,000 acres of protected forests, rivers and streams in the Upper Cumberland Plateau area of Tennessee and Kentucky.  You can walk off the back of our lot directly into the adjacent Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Pickett State Park, and Pickett State Forest. 

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Henry Flurry & Sons
Historic  SitesHenry Flurry & Sons

Family owned for nearly a century, this classic general store has supplied Tracey City with an interesting mix of merchandise since 1905. Stop by to see memorabilia and antiques from the area just down Main Street from the Dutch Main Bakery.

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Places to EatHensley Happenings

Located in Norris Tennessee in our "little town center". Hensley Happenings' concept was to create a place where people could meet and get a cup of wonderful hot coffee and some great conversations with strangers and friends alike. They serve sandwiches, wraps, soups, breakfasts, and desserts.

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Hermitage Springs Bank Vault
Historic  SitesHermitage Springs Bank Vault

The original building was a bank owned by J. W. Green of Hermitage Springs.  When the bank closed, the buildingwas owned by different people and became a grocery store and other businesses, including a beauty shop in the back part. The building was demolished in the late 1970's or early 1980's, and the cement bank vault was left standing.

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Hidden Hollow Park
Arts & CultureHidden Hollow Park

Hidden Hollow Park is a long time family tradition of recreation in the Cookeville area and in the Upper Cumberland. They have a variety of seasonal activities, the most popular being their annual Chistmas light show and the "Haunted Hollow" Halloween - voted a top local attraction.

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High Point Restaurant
Places to EatHigh Point Restaurant

Stories of escape hatches and underground tunnels set the tone for the incredible restaurant created by the masterminds of Ron Turner and Jama Turner. The idea of an upscale restaurant lured both of them to embark on the challenge of opening a fine dining restaurant in the middle of Monteagle, Tennessee. 

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Highland Manor Winery and Vineyards
Arts & CultureHighland Manor Winery and Vineyards

Tennessee's oldest licensed winery specializing in handcrafted wines. Known for their famous Muscadine wine and their Old World charm. Free tastings, tours, and music (time permitting) . Wedding venues are also available at teh Highland Manor.

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Highland Rim Retreats
Stay the NightHighland Rim Retreats

Highland Rim Retreats are luxurious vacation rentals for people that have a refined taste in accomodation. If you are looking for a getaway to the mountain landscape of the Cumberland Plateau then check this place out. They are at the doorstep of Bledsoe State Forest and Fall Creek Falls.

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Historic Black House
Historic  SitesHistoric Black House

The oldest remaining residence in McMinnville was built in 1825 by Jesse Coffee and was distinct in its time due to its exterior brick construction. The Black House, situated on the southeast corner of Main and High streets in the downtown business district, gained the name by which it is best known through the ownership and occupancy of Dr. Thomas Black and his family.

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Historic Oldham Theatre
Historic  SitesHistoric Oldham Theatre

Before you leave the square, take a photo in front of the famed Oldham Theatre.  Built in the 1930s, its facade makes a great backdrop.  Its now used for several annual Liberty Square events.

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Historic Rugby
Historic  SitesHistoric Rugby

Historic Rugby is a restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes. This would-be Utopia survives today as both a living community and a fascinating public historic site, unspoiled by modern development.

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Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
Natural SitesHiwassee Wildlife Refuge

The Hiwassee Refuge is operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, which offers seminars and activities throughout the year.  

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Natural SitesHolder Station Trail

Holder Station Trail a multi-use, non-motorized, recreational trail. It is located behind the Quebeck Community Center in Quebeck.

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Hollow Log Cabins
Stay the NightHollow Log Cabins

Hollow Log Cabins offers some of the area’s most comfortable, well-equipped, and scenic accommodations in the Dale Hollow Lake area. Hollow Log Cabins and Smallmouth Specialty Guide Service are owned and operated by John Hunt Davis, a US Coast Guard Certified Fishing Guide.

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Holly Ridge Winery and Vineyard
Arts & CultureHolly Ridge Winery and Vineyard

Since 1998, Holly Ridge Winery has been producing award-winning wines made from grapes grown in sloping vineyards surrounding the winery. Much emphasis is placed on viticulture at the winery as they want to use only the highest quality grapes for their wines.

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Horse Creek Resort
Stay the NightHorse Creek Resort

Clay County Tennessee's Horse Creek Resort is located on the lake shore of beautiful Dale Hollow Lake in a scenic valley immediately off TN Hwy. 52. Only 5 miles from Celina and some 13 miles from Livingston, TN, there is a Golf course nearby and you can be picked up at the Livingston Airport if you would like to fly in.

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Natural SitesHuntsville Greenway

Actually labeled, “New River Greenway” this small-town linear park is one  of the best you can find, featuring numerous small waterfalls, wildflowers and butterflies.  This trail is scenic, tranquil, and easily accessed. 

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I-Noodle
Places to EatI-Noodle

Enjoy appetizers, salads, noodle soup, including Vietnamese pan cake, deep fried scallops and a variety of salads. Also, serving coffee, Bubble Tea and smoothies. Free Wi-Fi & outdoor seating available.

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Indian Mountain State Park
Natural SitesIndian Mountain State Park

Along with Cove Lake and Norris Lake, Campbell County residents also enjoy Indian Mountain State Park, which is located on the Tennessee-Kentucky border 3 miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 160 and within the city limits of Jellico, Tennessee.

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Indian River Marina
Stay the NightIndian River Marina

For vacations, reunions, retreats or someplace to call your home base on the lake, Indian River Marina will help make your experience here all you want it to be. Conveniently located 7 miles off Interstate 75 at exit 134 they are minutes from most everything happening in Campbell County, Tennessee.

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International Friendship Bell
Historic  SitesInternational Friendship Bell

As a symbol of everlasting peace, the International Friendship Bell in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was a joint project between a Manhattan Project city and the country of Japan. It was designed in Oak Ridge and cast in Japan with markings that illustrate the commonalities between our two countries.

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Jackson County Museum
Historic  SitesJackson County Museum

The Jackson County Historical Society maintains an excellent local history museum in the Fred Lucas Haile Museum building on Montpelier Street, a block from Gainesboro’s public square. This historic structure began in 1894 as Gainesboro’s Methodist church building; later, it was the home of the Jackson County Sentinel for many years. 

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Places to EatJacob Myers Deli

Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, & much more.

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Jammin' at Hippie Jacks Americana Music Festival
EventsJammin' at Hippie Jacks Americana Music Festival

Americana music at it's best, as seen on the PBS Jammin" at Hippie Jacks syndicated tv show.

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Jasper History Museum
Historic  SitesJasper History Museum

The Jasper Regional History Museum harbors a collection of memorobillia and artifacts from the county's Native American history, the Civil War & the Great Depression . Whether you live in Marion County or you are passing through the area, this is a good place to check out if you have an interest in the colorful history of small towns and their environs.

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Jefferson Fountain
Places to EatJefferson Fountain

This little diner is a very popular place for breakfast and lunch and gets great reviews online. Their hand dipped milk shakes and burgers are very poplular including the famous "Y-12 Breakfast" and "Myrtle Burger".

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Joan's Place
Stay the NightJoan's Place

This wonderful Tennessee vacation home rental is located in beautiful Fentress County, in the heart of the Cumberland Plateau region. Centrally located, this home is within a short one hour drive of several lakes and state parks including famous Dale Hollow Lake and Center Hill dam.

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Historic  SitesKetner's Mill

Since 1824, Ketner’s Mill has been a place that shaped the lives of the Ketner family and those who settled in the Sequatchie Valley of Southeast Tennessee.  The story is one of beginnings, growth, progress and community all told at once through Ketner’s Mill. 

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La Sierra Mexican Restaurant
Places to EatLa Sierra Mexican Restaurant

After a day of hiking, mountain biking, or fishing at Norris Dam State Park, nothing rounds off your day better than draft beer and Mexican Food. La Sierra is the Mexican restaurant near Norris and gets great reviews online for their food and service.

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Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat
Stay the NightLaurel Fork Rustic Retreat

Located near the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Laurel Fork Cabins is a delux vacation cabin rental easily accessible from several major interstates and bordering the National Park. No waiting in traffic to start enjoying  the privacy of a log cabin with the scenic beauty of an untamed wilderness at your back door.

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Laurel Snow State Natural Area
Natural SitesLaurel Snow State Natural Area

This 2,259-acre natural area located in Rhea County is home to the 80 ft. tall Laurel Falls and the 35 ft. Snow Falls. Both of these waterfalls can be reached with a 7 mile round-trip hike that is a segment of the greater Cumberland Trail. It is a very popular destination for simmers and is rated a class V for paddlers.

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Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex
Historic  SitesLenoir Museum Cultural Complex

The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, the18th Century Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. The museum contains early American items including Appalachian artifacts, and a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. 

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Leonard Cave
Historic  SitesLeonard Cave

Four-tenths mile west of the intersection of Bakerton Road and Trace Creek Road, Leonard Community. In the early 1900's the Tennessee State Geology Department unearthed four large skeletons and other artifacts that established that the Leonard Cave had served as a burial ground for Native Americans.  

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Historic  SitesLester Flatt Memorial

Unique monument to Lester Flatt, the grandaddy of Bluegrass, on Liberty Square, downtown Sparta "Bluegrass USA".

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Liberty Historic District
Historic  SitesLiberty Historic District

The Liberty Historic District is a historic district in Liberty, Tennessee, United States. Encompassing 76 contributing properties in an area of 85 acres (34 ha), it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

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Historic  SitesLiberty Square in Downtown Sparta

Historic buildings and homes along with many shops and restaurants, art galleries and windows full of antiques make this courthouse square a must see on the trail.  It's a perfect mix of hometown flavor and days fone by.  Plenty of  free parking around the square.

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Lion's Pizza Den
Places to EatLion's Pizza Den

This is a little pizza place not far off the spare in Woodbury that is a popular hangout for locals and gets great reviews for the food and service.

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EventsLivingston Exchange Club "Tour of Homes"

Livingston Exchange Club "Tour of Homes" sponsors The Stephens Center for the prevention of child abuse.

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Lone Mountain State Forest
Natural SitesLone Mountain State Forest

Lone Mountain State Forest is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Morgan County, about four miles south of Wartburg, just west of U.S. Highway 27.  Recreational uses of the Forest include hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  Approximately 15 miles of trails exist on the Forest, including an interpretive nature trail. 

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Natural SitesLong C Trails

Long C Trails is a family-operated trail ride with lots of clean family fun.  They offer a peaceful, alcohol-free atmosphere with some of the most beautiful scenery in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.  This includes over 2,000 acres of horseback-riding trails, winding Long Creek, scenic overlooks, waterfalls, wildlife and majestic bluffs.

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Loree Guest Ranch
Stay the NightLoree Guest Ranch

Near Tennessee's Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, The Loree Guest Ranch is a secluded, 120 acre privately owned ranch, offered as a Bed and Breakfast. Loree Guest Ranch is a unique, very private luxurious log home with all the amenities you and your horse could ever want or need. 

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Los Primos
Places to EatLos Primos

Great Mexican food with a great atmosphere in Harriman, TN.

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Louis Bluie Music and Arts Festival
EventsLouis Bluie Music and Arts Festival

The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong (1909-2003), internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in LaFollette in the 1920s and became one of the nation's finest string band musicians, as well as artist, storyteller, and writer.

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Lucy's Cafe
Places to EatLucy's Cafe

Lucy's Cafe is a great place for a relaxed atmosphere, a cold drink and good company that is located at Indian River Marina. It is the dock restaurant at the Marina 

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Macon Drive-In Theater
Arts & CultureMacon Drive-In Theater

Spend a great night under the stars with your family and friends, experiencing Tennessee's second-oldest continuously operated Drive-In Theatre. Macon Drive-In has remained lit for more than half a century.Their 70' screen features 2 new releases every weekend, cheaper than the cost of admission to see 1 movie at an indoor theater.

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Made in the Shade RV Park
Stay the NightMade in the Shade RV Park

Made in the Shade RV Park in quiet and historic Granville, Tennessee has pull thru sites, sewer/ water/ 30 or 50 amp electric, laundry, big pavilion w/fireplace and games, large pool, a lake, and lots of shade.They have a camp store, large clean restrooms, and they are a short distance from 2 boat docks. You can enjoy a day, or a week in the beautiful Cumberland Plateau region. 

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Made with Love
Places to EatMade with Love

Enjoy Southern cooking at it's best with meat & three entrees, burgers, soups, sandwiches and breakfast anytime

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Main Street Bakery & Cafe
Places to EatMain Street Bakery & Cafe

Main Street Bakery & Cafe is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch, or just to relax with a cupa of coffee and a piece of cake. They offer breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet on Saturday mornings.

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Maple Grove School
Historic  SitesMaple Grove School

Isolated from the rest of Clay County by Dale Hollow Lake, Maple Grove School is currently the smallest public school in Tennessee, with approximately 35  students and three teachers for grades K-8.  The school was established in 1936 with 32 students.  

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Maple Hill RV Park and Campground
Stay the NightMaple Hill RV Park and Campground

Maple Hill RV Park and Cabins is near Big South Fork and Jamestown, Tennessee
They 19 level sites for RV with full hook-up with 50/30/20 amp electric, 9 pull-through (25 x 65)
asphalt entrances into the area off US 127, 4 - private bathrooms (1 for Handicap), clean laundry area, dump station, and a pavilion and kitchen for groups.

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Maple Hill RV Park and Campground
Stay the NightMaple Hill RV Park and Campground

Maple Hill RV Park and Cabins is near Big South Fork and Jamestown, Tennessee
They 19 level sites for RV with full hook-up with 50/30/20 amp electric, 9 pull-through (25 x 65)
asphalt entrances into the area off US 127, 4 - private bathrooms (1 for Handicap), clean laundry area, dump station, and a pavilion and kitchen for groups.

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Maple Hill RV Park and Campground
Stay the NightMaple Hill RV Park and Campground

Maple Hill RV Park and Cabins is near Big South Fork and Jamestown, Tennessee
They 19 level sites for RV with full hook-up with 50/30/20 amp electric, 9 pull-through (25 x 65)
asphalt entrances into the area off US 127, 4 - private bathrooms (1 for Handicap), clean laundry area, dump station, and a pavilion and kitchen for groups.

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Mary J & Ray's Unicorn Cafe
Places to EatMary J & Ray's Unicorn Cafe

If you are looking for a great hamburger joint, then this is definitely the place. Hamburgers, steaks, BBQ, with all the fixin's that you can expect from a country diner have earned this place an online review of "best place to eat in town."

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Stay the NightMayor's Mansion Inn

Experience the historical elegance of the Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast. This18-room bed and breakfast mansion inn, built in 1889, was home to Edmond G. Watkins, who later became the Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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McCloud Mountain Lodge
Stay the NightMcCloud Mountain Lodge

McCloud Mountain Lodge is renown for its amazing view atop the Cumberland Mountains. Each room has a private south facing balcony with the most spectacular and panoramic view that many will ever see. Rooms are very classy and range from $150 - $219 per night.

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McCloud Mountain Restaurant
Places to EatMcCloud Mountain Restaurant

Perched on the Cumberland Mountains, McCloud Mountain Restaurant hosts views as far as the Smoky Mountains. Their menu is very diverse, ranging from salads and chicken, to prime rib and lobster tails. It is a casual dress restaurant and is open to the public but be sure to make a reservation by calling the number provided.

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McColgan Home
Historic  SitesMcColgan Home

The McColgan Home was built in 1858 by Dr. Wilson McColgan (1825-1910) of brick burned by slaves who lived on the farm.  The home had fourteen rooms, five of which had fireplace, a basement, and three chimneys. The walls of the home were four bricks thick. The McColgan family named the community of Arcot for their ancestral home in Scotland.

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Meadow Creek Woods
Natural SitesMeadow Creek Woods

Meadow Creek Woods consists of 1743 privately owned acres of Cumberland Plateau lands in their natural state.  A variety of terrain provides an adventurous environment for exploration.

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Historic  SitesMilitary War Memorial Museum

Displays include personal items, letters, documents, medals, and artifacts from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Crossville POW Camp, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.

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Places to EatMiss Marenda's Tea Room

Serving lunch only Tues-Sat.  Tea, sandwichs, pasta and dessert.

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Places to EatMom's Sub Shop and More

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Monteagle Inn
Stay the NightMonteagle Inn

Monteagle Inn is a thirteen-suite Bed and Breakfast and Retreat Center situated atop the beautiful and bountiful Cumberland Plateau in Monteagle between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beautifully appointed interiors, balconies, patios, courtyards, gardens and a wonderful front porch create a comfortable European atmosphere. 

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Monteagle Winery
Arts & CultureMonteagle Winery

Located atop scenic Monteagle Mountain, the Monteagle Winery boasts beautiful views, as well as fourteen varieties of wine. The wines are produced to reflect the unique characteristics to the surrounding Monteagle countryside. This quaint winery is a wonderful place to relax and shop.

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Monterey Depot Museum
Historic  SitesMonterey Depot Museum

The Monterey Depot Museum was recently opened to preserve and promote the rich railroad history of the Cumberland Plateau including lines such as the Nashville and Knoxville Railraod, the Tennessee Central Railroad, the Louisville - Nashville Railroad and the Nashville and Eastern Railroad. They provide an assortment of interactive displays and fresh programs that bring the areas railroad history to life.

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Montvale Academy
Historic  SitesMontvale Academy

Montvale Academy was organized April 13, 1882, by Isaiah Fitzgerald, A.P. Green, John H. McMillan, J.H. Stephens, V.P. Smith, and William Love. Montvale Academy was an outstanding private school. Many of its students became doctors, lawyers, judges, and teachers.

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Mountview Dale Hollow Cabin
Stay the NightMountview Dale Hollow Cabin

Mountview Dale Hollow Cabin is a vacation rental in Byrdstown, Tennessee with no minimum length of stay requirement. Mountview Cottage sleeps 6 comfortably and includes 1 king-sized bed, 1 double bed, and 1 set of bunk beds. It also includes one kitchen and one bath, a washer and dryer, microwave, and satellite TV.

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Museum of Appalachia
Historic  SitesMuseum of Appalachia

Since 1969, the Museum of Appalachia has provided an unprecedented, experiential display of Appalachian culture illustrated through their increasingly vast collection of artifacts and historic structures. Take a tour, visit the gift shop and restaurant and check out their calendar of events.

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Natural Bridge State Natural Area
Natural SitesNatural Bridge State Natural Area

Natural Bridge is a three-acre natural area located in Franklin County. Natural Bridge is a 25 feet high natural sandstone arch with a span of 50 feet that provides a scenic overlook of Lost Cove.

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New River Railway
Natural SitesNew River Railway

Situated in the middle of thousands of acres of wilderness, the tracks run through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Northern Cumberland Plateau.

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Nickajack Dam Reservation (Lower Sequatchie Management Unit)
Natural SitesNickajack Dam Reservation (Lower Sequatchie Management Unit)

Nickajack Lake has a total of 215 miles of winding shoreline, 10,370 acres of surface area and is 46 miles long, extending up to Chickamauga Dam. 

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Norris Dam State Park and Watershed
Natural SitesNorris Dam State Park and Watershed

This 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, began in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. Miles of trails lead through deeply forested valleys and ridges. The TVA lands are home to the Lenoir Museum featuring Appalachian Folk Life, a wonderful trail system that is very popular with local hikers and mountain-bikers.

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North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area
Natural SitesNorth Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area

North Chickamauga Creek SNA is one of the most natural things to do in near Chattanooga - one of Tennessee's most happening metropolitan areas. This 7,093 acre natural area will serve as an important trailhead for the 300 mile Cumberland Trail and is also a popular destination for kayakers.

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Places to EatOasis Pizza

This pizza restaurant gets great reviews for its food and atmosphere. If you like a cold beer and pizza after a long day visiting Cumberland Gap, hiking and sampling local history and culture, then give this place a try. They have great pizza at a resonable price.

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Obed River Park/Arboretum
Natural SitesObed River Park/Arboretum

A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River.  A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic: walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders.

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Obed Wild & Scenic River at Lily Bluff Overlook
Natural SitesObed Wild & Scenic River at Lily Bluff Overlook

The Lily Bluff Overlook is just a short walk through the woods from the parking lot and boasts an excellent boardwalk to the edge of the bluffs overlooking the river. The park also has opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, camping, many hiking trails and rock climbing.

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Obey River Recreation Area
Natural SitesObey River Recreation Area

Obey River Park is a spacious campground located on the shores of Dam Hollow Lake, in the hills of Tennessee. The campground provides the largest camping area at the lake, as well as the largest and most visited swimming beach. It also provides a great opportunity for viewing sandhill cranes and bald eagles.

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Historic  SitesOld City Cemetery

Historic Cemetery is the final resting place of Gen. George Gibbs Dibrell, Civil War hero.

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Old Claiborne County Jail
Historic  SitesOld Claiborne County Jail

Contructed in 1819, this is the oldest freestanding jail in the state and one of the oldest in the country. Efforts are currenlty underway to restore the old jail by the Claiborne County Historical Society. It was added to the National Register for Historic Places in 2007.

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Old Roane County Courthouse
Historic  SitesOld Roane County Courthouse

This Courthouse built in 1855, is one of the six remaining Antebellum courthouses in the state. It was used as a courthouse until county offices were moved to a newer building in 1974. The structure combines Greek Revivalist and Federalist styles of architecture and was contructed on site using native stone and brick.

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Old School House & Turner House
Stay the NightOld School House & Turner House

If you're looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy some iced tea, we have a couple of places to do that. The Turner House and Old Allardt Schoolhouse Lodge are perfect places to stay with your family or friends while you are enjoying Jamestown and all it has to offer.

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Old Times Cafe
Places to EatOld Times Cafe

Take it from this online reviewer: "Great country cooking! The portions are just right and their burgers are delicious. If your heading to Fall Creek Falls or just passing through. I recommend Old Times Cafe." 

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Old Town Grill
Places to EatOld Town Grill

Old Town Grill gets great reviews for their food and the fast and friendly service. They have a variety of meny option and a great atmosphere. Some of their dishes inlcude steaks, pasta, sandwiches, fish, tuna, salmon, fresh prepared food, salads, and desserts.

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Places to EatOllie's Place

Ollie's Place is a little restaurant near Celina,TN that is best recognized by its statue of an elephant in its parking lot. It is also a very well known restaurant to folks that are traveling through the area to Dale Hollow Lake and they get great reviews for their friendly service and high quality food.

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Overlook Cabin
Stay the NightOverlook Cabin

A vacation rental in Byrdstown, Tennessee with an awesome mountain view and access to walking trails, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, and nearby golf courses.  They are minutes from Star Point, Eagle Cove, and Sunset Marinas. 

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Overton County Courthouse
Historic  SitesOverton County Courthouse

Almost burned down in 1865, by a band of Confederate Guerrillas from Kentucky, the Overton County Courthouse records were saved and the building still stands, preserving the historic character of Livingston, Tennessee's town square.

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EventsOverton County Cruise-In

Antique cars.

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Overton County Cruise-In
EventsOverton County Cruise-In

Antique cars and trucks bring back memories of days gone by.

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Overton County Heritage Museum
Historic  SitesOverton County Heritage Museum

The Overton County Historical Museum is open Thursday and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm, Friday from 2pm-6pm and is also available for both large and small tour groups upon request. Admission is free, however, donations are gladly accepted. 

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Ozone Falls State Natural Area
Natural SitesOzone Falls State Natural Area

Ozone Falls is a 43-acre natural area in Cumberland County. It receives heavy visitation because of its close proximity to Interstate 40. Ozone Falls plunges 110 feet over a sandstone cap rock into a deep blue, rock-strewn pool.

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Arts & CulturePalace Theater

The Palace is fully restored multi-use community auditorium and visitors' center. Originally the Palace was intended to be an entertainment center and has stayed true to that historic vision, featuring live entertainment in variety of musical styles.

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Places to EatPapa Ron's

Eat in or out.  This Italian eatery has an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts such as:  spinach dip, calimari, fried mushrooms, salads, lasagna, mannicotti,salmon, steak, pizza, tiramasu, and hot fudge cake just to name a few. 

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Places to EatParkway Restaurant

Awesome country cafe!  Best catfish in town.

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Perk Up Coffee Shop
Places to EatPerk Up Coffee Shop

Perk Up is a independently owned shop one block off downtown Cookeville's historic square and only one mile from Interstate 40. They specialize is in a very friendly, laid back atmosphere and make awesome coffee. You can go to Perk Up to hang out or hit the drive through for your quick coffee fix.

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Pete's Place
Places to EatPete's Place

Pete's Place is a great restaurant & grill not far from Tennessee's Big Ridge State Park that receives great reviews for their food and friendly service. This is definitely a favorite restaurant in Maynardville and great way to round off a day of hiking or boating in the Cumberland Mountains.

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Pickett State Park
Natural SitesPickett State Park

Situated in a remote section of the northern Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders.

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Places to EatPig-N-Catch

Review: "This is a locally owned restaurant in a log cabin building. They serve a buffet on Sundays and off the menu through the week. Very affordable prices. Great service and friendly people. We love the decor and atmosphere and meet family and friends here often." 

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Piney Falls State Natural Area
Natural SitesPiney Falls State Natural Area

Piney Falls State Natural Area is a 440-acre natural area insulating the 80 ft. Piney Falls and a pristine forestland featuring creeks, deep gorges, waterfalls and old growth forest. This National Natural Landmark is an easily accessible waterfall requiring a short hike.

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Natural SitesPiney River Segment of the Cumberland Trail

This 8.46 mile trail is a moderately rated hike starting from the picnic area on Shut-in Gap Road. The Twin Rocks Nature Trail takes off to the left about .1 miles from the picnic area. The trail continues up the slope, then follows the side of the mountain for another 3/4 miles, where a trail branches off to descend to the river.

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Places to EatPizza Pit

ReviewGreat hole in the wall place with good food! Was staying at the fall creek falls in and did not want to pay 20 bucks for a crappy buffet so drive back into Spencer and found this pizza place! Looks like a trailer off the beaten path but really good and cheap! Owners are awesome!! 

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Pogue Creek State Natural Area
Natural SitesPogue Creek State Natural Area

Pogue Creek State Natural Area is a 3,000-acre natural area adjacent to Pickett State Forest.

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Pointe View Lodge
Stay the NightPointe View Lodge

If you are looking for a less-crowded alternative to the Great Smoky Mountains, enjoy the discovery of the beautiful Big South Fork National Park. Pointe View Lodge, located near Pickett State Park and Big South Fork National Park, lies on top of a mountain overlooking Pogue Creek Gorge.

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Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area
Natural SitesPrentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area

Prentice Cooper State Forest is located in Southeastern Tennessee, in Marion County. The forest is approximately 10 miles west of Chattanooga and includes the Hicks Gap Natural Area -  (350 acres) that was developed to protect the federally endangered Large-Flowered Skullcap.

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Places to EatQuick Stop BBQ

A great hole in the wall BBQ place. Don't be scared - go on in!

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Raccoon Mountain Campground
Natural SitesRaccoon Mountain Campground

It is the closest campground to downtown Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, the area’s major tourist attractions, and the new mountain bike trails at TVA Raccoon Mountain.

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Places to EatRagland Bottom Restaurant

Salad bar.  Full service menu.

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Readyville Mill
Historic  SitesReadyville Mill

Built in 1812, the Readville Gristmill was purchased in 2006 by Tomm and Martha Brady who had a dream to restore the historic mill and surrounding structures and share them with visitors. The mill is open for breakfast and lunch on Saturdays from 8am - 12pm and the gift shop is open until 1pm.

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Places to EatRed Barn Restaurant and Grill

Review from Google PlacesClean, friendly, good value and variety. Would go back 

Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

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Red Barn Winery and Vineyards
Arts & CultureRed Barn Winery and Vineyards

The Red Barn Winery & Vineyards is located on the Highland Rim of Macon County, sitting between Lafayette and the historic Red Boiling Springs. Located approximately 50 miles northeast of Nashville, the scenic Red Barn Winery & Vineyards is the first in Macon County to become an Agricultural Farm Winery.

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Red Oak Hollow
Stay the NightRed Oak Hollow

Red Oak Hollow is more than just a place with great beds and total tranquility, it's a great place to bond with your family and play. You can hike thru the woods, fish in the ponds, throw horshoes, swing in the hammock and grill a few burgers.

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Natural SitesRed Oak Ridge Horseback & Hiking Trail

The Red Oak Ridge Trail system consists of 18 miles of horseback riding and hiking trails on and over looking Dale Hollow Lake in middle Tennessee. The trailhead is located 8 miles north of Celina Tennessee, 3 miles miles off of Hwy 53.

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RedBones on the River
Places to EatRedBones on the River

With variety that rivals some of Knoxville's best restaurants, both from a casual and fine-dining perspective, RedBones' menu selections will be applauded, not only by the most discriminating palette, but by the casual diner as well. With a range of selections appropriate to most any budget, the portion sizes are generous to create the value people seek when eating out. The restaurant also offers beer; accompanied by a full bar selection, and carries a distinctive collection of imported and domestic wines.

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Places to EatRickard Ridge BBQ

This BBQ restaurant hosts great views of the nearby Cove Lake State Park and its owner, Mark Rickard has taken his experience as part of an award winning BBQ team member to his customers at Rickard Ridge BBQ. Read Reviews

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Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort
Natural SitesRide Royal Blue ATV Resort

If you’re an all-terrain vehicle enthusiast, then you’ve found your ultimate destination. Enjoy majestic mountainside beauty and an exciting ride at the Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort and Campground, offering miles of versatile trails and accommodations in the Cumberland Mountains of Campbell County, Tennessee.

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Rise & Shine Cafe
Places to EatRise & Shine Cafe

A local favorite. Home-style plate meals.  Serving Breakfast and Lunch.  Open Mon-Sat.  Sat is menu order only.

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River Ridge Farm
Arts & CultureRiver Ridge Farm

The Wolfenbarger Farm is a working farm raising, beef, chickens, and a market gardern. Located on the banks of the Clinch River below Norris Dam and Norris Lake, River Ridge Farm offers a variety of experiences: Enjoy fishing, a picnic, guided horseback rides, and meet farm animals.

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Roaring River Park
Natural SitesRoaring River Park

The Roaring River Recreation Area has over 12,000 acres owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is a great place for hiking, swimming, boating, hunting, and fishing. The park is located on the Cordell Hull Lake, named after the famous Father of the United Nations that was born and raised nearby.

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Rock House State Memorial
Historic  SitesRock House State Memorial

Built between 1835 and 1839 this is famous stage stop and an early American frontier home in Sparta, TN served as a toll house and stagecoach inn along the Wilderness Road, accomodating famous Americans such as Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston and James K. Polk.

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Rock Island State Park
Natural SitesRock Island State Park

The scenic beauty and tranquility of this state park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River- an imposing limestone gorge that provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring.

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Natural SitesRock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park, picnic areas, cabins, fishing, camping, bike trails, boating, planned programs and gift sop

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Rock Springs Church of Christ
Historic  SitesRock Springs Church of Christ

The Congregation got its name from the beautiful streams of clear cold water gushing from between huge layers of limestone. The church was organized the first Sunday in January 1805. It is believed to be the oldest, continuously existing Church of Christ in America. 

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Rocky River Cabins
Stay the NightRocky River Cabins

Located along the banks of Rocky River, 12 miles west of Spencer and 12 miles east of McMinnville, is a community that offers a private setting where you can sit on the porch of a 2 bedroom, 2 bath log-sided cabin and forget the cares of the world. Call now to begin a fun-filled, stress free life.

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Rocky Top Ranch
Stay the NightRocky Top Ranch

Rocky Top Ranch is a beautiful1,800 square ft. home that sleeps six. This includes a barn for your horses and easy access to some of the best horseback riding trails in Tennessee and the United States. Amenities include free continental breakfast, satellite television, air conditioning, a fully stocked kitchen and more.

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Rome Ferry
Historic  SitesRome Ferry

After Union Gen. Ebenezer Dumont’s troops surprised Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command at Lebanon on May 5, 1862, Morgan’s men escaped north and rushed toward the Cumberland River. Hotly pursued, the Confederates succeeded in reaching Rome first. Luckily for them, they found the ferry was anchored on their side of the Cumberland  River. 

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Roosevelt Mountain WMA Overlook
Natural SitesRoosevelt Mountain WMA Overlook

The Roosevelt Mountain Wildlife Management area is approximately 11,000 acres and virtually surrounds the town of Rockwood, TN.

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Natural SitesRoyal Blue ATV Access

Parking and ATV access to Royal Blue WMA (140,000 acres)

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Royal House of Thai
Places to EatRoyal House of Thai

This restaurant is a Cookeville favorite across from Tennessee Tech University specializing in authentic Thai cuisine. It is a relaxed atmosphere and with high quality food and presentation at afordable prices. If you like Thai food or curry then this is a must. Try the area favorite - Mango Curry!

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Stay the NightRoyal Inn

While visiting the Upper Cumberland area stay at White County's newest motel.

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Historic  SitesRugby Colony

Nestled among tall pines and oaks just south of the Big South Fork National Park, lies Historic Rugby, Tennessee. Originally a British-founded village with a Utopian dream for a better America, the old colony still exists today and descendants of the original colonists continue to maintain the site. 

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Rugby State Natural Area
Natural SitesRugby State Natural Area

This is a 700 acre natural area in and adjacent to the village of Historic Rugby in Morgan County on the Cumberland Plateau. A great place for Hiking, Botanizing, and Birding, the forest includes tulip poplar, red maple, and sourwood with northern red oak, white oak, and hickories, as well as several streams flowing throughout the area.

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Salt Lick Creek Park
Natural SitesSalt Lick Creek Park

Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. 



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Savage Gulf State Natural Area (Stone Door entrance)
Natural SitesSavage Gulf State Natural Area (Stone Door entrance)

Savage Gulf is 15,590-acre natural area located in Grundy and Sequatchie Counties. Carved like a giant crowfoot into the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau, it is one of Tennessee's most scenic wilderness areas and contains over 50 miles of hiking trails.

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Scenic River Inn
Stay the NightScenic River Inn

Scenic River Inn is a small motel in Wartburg,TN that gets good reviews on yahoo local. There aren't an abandance of lodging opportunities in the Wartburg area yet so if you are visiting an event in the area, making a trip to the nearby wilderness areas and need a place to stay the night then this motel is definitely worth looking into.

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Historic  SitesScopes Trial Museum & Rhea County Courthouse

Visit the site of the famous trial between creationism and evolution, a debate that continues today. The Scopes Trial of 1925, placed a teacher on trial for teaching evolution in the classroom and has continued to retained a growing worldwide inerest into the present day.

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Places to EatScotties

Short order grilling or a hearty breakfast.

Hours: 5am-7pm Mon-Fri, 5am-2pm Sat

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Places to EatScotty's Hamburger

A classic diner in Caryville that serves burgers and fries that receive rave reviews. Read reviews HERE

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Sequatchie Cove Farm
Arts & CultureSequatchie Cove Farm

Sequatchie Cove Farm is a 300 acre farm at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau. Only 30 minutes from Chattanooga, the farm is bordered by the Little Sequatchie River and is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine Tennessee wilderness. They invite you to visit them but please call ahead of time before you drop by using the phone number provided.

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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park
Historic  SitesSgt. Alvin C. York State Park

The Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, located in Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.

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Shades of Brown Cafe
Places to EatShades of Brown Cafe

Shades Of Brown is a brand new coffee shop experience for Middlesboro & the tri-state area.  They opened on January 22, 2008. Located at 2119 Cumberland Avenue in Historic Downtown Middlesboro, Shades of Brown offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; the perfect place to get away and enjoy your favorite hot or cold beverage in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Shanks Center for the Arts
Arts & CultureShanks Center for the Arts

The Shanks Center for the Arts houses office & storage space for the five partners and several art galleries managed by Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression. The gift shop offers books and CDs by local and regional authors/musicians and creative gifts for children. The Shanks lobby is an information center for all cultural art organizations.  

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Sharp Lodge
Stay the NightSharp Lodge

Sharp Lodge is minutes from Center Hill Lake, Burgess Falls, and  Edgar Evins State Park. It is a relaxing getaway in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere stay where you will experience true southern hospitality and country home cooking at its finest.

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Sher-A-Den Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightSher-A-Den Bed & Breakfast

Sher-A-Den is a Bed and Breakfast in Gainsboro,TN. There is currenlty no detailed information available on this listing and we would love someone to contact us and give us a review or description with pictures.

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Short Mountain Distillery
Arts & CultureShort Mountain Distillery

The recently launched Short Mountain Distillery produces authentic Tennessee moonshine and is located on Short Mountain Road near Woodbury. They are open to visitors from 9am - 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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Simple Treasures
Arts & CultureSimple Treasures

"Specializing in Tennessee Handmade Products," including local painted wood crafts, jewelry, gift baskets, local jams, and handmade doll clothes and needlework. This shop straddles the line between local and visitor clientele, with both a "Tea Room" and a "teen room" with beads, picture frames, novelty gifts, jewelry, and beanie babies. There is an ice cream counter, and a unique gift section.  

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Places to EatSimple Treasures

A delicious aroma wafts through the air when visitors open the door of a historic 100-year old Bledsoe County home. Several tables are situated in the living room of the home as well as on the porch. But lining the shelves behind the tables and the greenery ornamenting the doorframe are beautiful crafts, collectibles and gifts ready to be taken home. 

Four other rooms are filled with gift items -- from a beautiful antique buffet, sleds, and china, to handmade quilts, wooden boxes, and preserves. 

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Simply Southern
Places to EatSimply Southern

Go there for great country cooking & desert on the way to the Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland Caverns, Rock Island State Park, or any number of the great places to visit near Warren County. This country diner gets great reviews for the friendly service and good country cooking.

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Skunk Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightSkunk Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast

Skunk Ridge Farm is set in a secluded location among woodlands and country pastures.  You'll find that it is quiet and conducive to a good night's sleep and that it is within an excellent proximity to all the areas attractions such as Norris Dam State Park, Big South Fork, Oak Ridge, and University of TN.

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Smith County Courthouse Square
Historic  SitesSmith County Courthouse Square

Carthage’s historic courthouse square was the control center of a major Federal base from 1863 to 1865 in the fight to control the Upper Cumberland River region. When Union Gen. George Crook arrived in Carthage to stay in 1863, he commandeered the courthouse for his headquarters. 

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Smith County Heritage Museum
Historic  SitesSmith County Heritage Museum

The Smith County Heritage Museum displays the rich history of Smith County, its land, people, and industry. Visitors to the museum will enjoy historical displays, memorabilia, and, facts from Smith County.

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Places to EatSmok'n B's BBQ

Hickory Smoked BBQ, Ribs, & Chicken.

Combo Plates- Sub Sandwiches- Burgers- Salads- Sides- Drinks- Beer- Family Packs- & Drive Thru.

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Places to EatSmoke House Restaurant

Located atop Monteagle Mountain between Nashville and Chattanooga off Interstate 24, Exit 134. Enjoy full menu selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a daily all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Natural SitesSouth Carter Street Park

South Carter Street Park in downtown Sparta on the Calfkiller River features a picnic area and a walking trail.

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South Cumberland State Park -  Visitor's Center
Natural SitesSouth Cumberland State Park - Visitor's Center

South Cumberland State park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, it is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties (including Grundy Lakes State Park, Natural Bridge State Natural Area, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Grundy Forest State Natural Area, Foster Falls State Natural Area). 

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Southeastern Fly Guided Drift Boat Fishing
Natural SitesSoutheastern Fly Guided Drift Boat Fishing

Enjoy fly fishing the Caney Fork River from our 16' Hyde Drift Boat. Fly fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout on half day and full day trips. The location of this service is 3503 Old South Road, Murfreesboro TN, but we have it listed in our database at the Caney Fork Dam near where the activity takes place.

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Places to EatSparta Cafe

Home-style cooking.  Breakfast and lunch only.  Mon-Tues and Thurs-Sun (Sat breakfast only).  Closed Wed.

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Arts & CultureSparta Drive-In

If you stay the night in Sparta, why not take a drive into yesteryear and enjoy a big screen blockbuster in the family atmosphere of a classic drive-in theater. Throw frisbees and enjoy a great big "Full Moon Burger" from the concession stand.  Open evenings, April-Oct.

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Arts & CultureSparta-White County Chamber of Commerce

Stop by for brochures and info on things to do in the area.

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Spot Cafe
Places to EatSpot Cafe

This is a little restaurant in Harriman with some great homecooked food. Check out reviews HERE

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Stay the NightStagecoach Place Cafe

Stagecoach Place Bed & Breakfast, Cafe and Gift Shop is located in a Historic Homestead House built in the 1930's in the heart of the beautiful Cumberland Plateau five miles south of Crossville, TN.

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Standing Stone Forest and State Park
Natural SitesStanding Stone Forest and State Park

This quaint and rustic park is noted for its outstanding scenery, spring wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity.

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Standing Stone State Park Big Foot Scramble 5-Mile Run
EventsStanding Stone State Park Big Foot Scramble 5-Mile Run

Big Foot Scramble 5- mile run in Standing Stone State Park.

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Places to EatSteverino's

A hometown favorite, this Italian eatery and pub located in South Pittsburg serves up pizza, pasta, prime rib, salads and a full bar.

 

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Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area
Natural SitesStinging Fork Falls State Natural Area

Stinging Fork Falls is a 783-acre natural area located in Rhea County. It is named for the 30-foot waterfall located within the Stinging Fork gorge that attracts hikers, photographers, and whitewater kayakers. The Stinging Fork Falls trail terminates at the bottom of the falls about 1.5 miles from the parking area, making this a 3 mile round trip hike.

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Stonehaus Winery
Arts & CultureStonehaus Winery

Stonehaus Winery a family owned winery located high atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau produces a generous variety of wines from the dryer sparkling Seval Blanc to the sweeter and much beloved Muscadine, otherwise know as “God’s gift to the sunny south”.

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Sundquist Wildlife Management Area at Hatfield Knob
Natural SitesSundquist Wildlife Management Area at Hatfield Knob

The Sundquist Wildlife Management area is approximately 70,000 acres and home to a diverse array of habitats and wildlife. Sundquist WMA is popular for its ATV riding opportunities as well, and includes hunting and off-highway riding opportunities.

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Arts & CultureSunset Jammers

Sunset Jammers is the place to be for great Bluegrass music. There is a show scheduled each month.  For more scheduled details please visit the website.

 

 

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Sunset Rock
Natural SitesSunset Rock

The bluff line stands 75 feet above the highway and on a clear day you can see the historic town of Sparta nestled in the valley below, along with a view of approximately 50 miles of breathtaking Tennessee countryside, including four counties.

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Susie Foster Log Home
Historic  SitesSusie Foster Log Home

Miss Susie Foster wanted a log house as early as 1915 when her cousin gave her a lot in Smithville (Dekalb County). It was not until 1946-50 that her house was built. The house was constructed of logs salvaged from older log homes that were in the Caney Fork River Basin prior to Center Hill Lake being built. The house is a mid-century interpretation of the popular Colonial Revival style and the exposed logs on the exterior and interior, original mantel, windows and doors, exemplify the 20th century Colonial Revival movement.

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Sutton Homestead & Pioneer Village
Historic  SitesSutton Homestead & Pioneer Village

A guided tour of The Sutton Home, Antique Car and Transportation museum, 1950's Service Station, Blacksmith, Grist Mill, and Weave Shops also the Agricultural Museum and Pioneer Village. The Sutton Home will host a different exhibit each season of the year. 

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Swafford Chapel & Cemetery
Historic  SitesSwafford Chapel & Cemetery

An original log church was built by Thomas Swafford in the 1820s and was served by circuit riding preachers. The lumber of a second building is said to have been used to build barracks for Federal soldiers during the Civil War. The current structure was built in 1912 as a part of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

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Places to EatSweet Cafe

Sweet Café is a full service café serving delicious food to the Clinton, TN area. They are in the heart of the historic Downtown Clinton Antique District. They get great online reviews for their food, most notable of which are their desserts.

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Tea on the Mountain
Places to EatTea on the Mountain

Join us at TEA On the Mountain for a leisurely luncheon or for an elegant afternoon tea!  Enjoy your tea and the artwork.  Look close your china has the most dainty desings, and each table is set with a different set.

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Historic  SitesThe Arcade Building

While on the square, you may appreciate a visit to the Arcade Building to the first enclosed shopping mall of its kind in Cookeville.

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The Arts Center of Cannon County
Arts & CultureThe Arts Center of Cannon County

The Arts Center of Cannon County is one of the most successful arts oranizatios in small town Tennessee, promoting visual art, music, drama and more. The arts center focuses on encouraging local talent to take the stage. Check their calendar for upcoming theatrical productions, and musical performances.

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The Battles for Chattanooga Museum
Historic  SitesThe Battles for Chattanooga Museum

Located on Lookout Mountain at the entrance to historic Point Park, The Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum is the perfect starting point for your tour of the area's Civil War battle sites. 

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The Birthing Tree
Historic  SitesThe Birthing Tree

Located on Sparta Street, this tree is named for the number of children born under its shade to parents who were members of wagon trains. The tree now stands at the edge of McMinnville on Highway 70 S East of town. The tree is very large and among the oldest in Tennessee.


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The Boutique
Places to EatThe Boutique

The Boutique is the Upper Cumberland's destination for affordable, trendy clothing & accessories. They also provide a great environment for your lunch break.  Make sure to try one of their generous salads with a fresh muffin, a chicken pot pie or choose from over 40 varieties of loose leaf tea.  

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Places to EatThe Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant

The Restaurant is owned and operated by Bobby Worthington and Family. All meals are home cooked on the premises.  At the Cardinal Restaurant you will enjoy a unique dining experience not soon forgotten.  

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The Cottages at Dale Hollow
Stay the NightThe Cottages at Dale Hollow

The Cottages offer you seasonal lakeview getaways with clean, comfortable efficiencies and the convenience of all the amenities to make your vacation relaxing and enjoyable. Enjoy seasonal lakeviews, as well as an early morning sunrise and dusty dawn sunsets just minutes away from overlooking beautiful Dale Hollow Lake! 

 

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Places to EatThe Diner

Home cooking at its finest

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The Dixie Cafe
Places to EatThe Dixie Cafe

The Dixie Cafe is a small town casual restaurant,  located on the square in Byrdstown,Tennessee,  Just minutes from Dale Hollow LakeThe friendly staff, terrific food and on site owners ensures a great experience. Friday is always Bluegrass Night! Check the schedule for your favorite group/genre and join in on the fun!

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The Eads Museum
Historic  SitesThe Eads Museum

Inside Carthage Tennessee's old tobacco warehouse, Elenor and Ora Eads have created  an absolutely amazing tour of galleries filled with antiques and treasures from both America and abroad. Local and national heritage is on display here, and you can follow the history of our great nation and its founding, with a tour through this museum. 

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The Inn at Evin's Mill
Stay the NightThe Inn at Evin's Mill

Nestled among the towering bluffs and meandering streams that straddle Tennessee’s Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, Evins Mill is a welcome retreat and getaway from the cares of home and work, yet is just an hour from Nashville. 

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Places to EatThe Master's Brew

Breakfast deli; restaurant/cafe.

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The Olde Mill Inn
Stay the NightThe Olde Mill Inn

This spacious, lovely 1800's Bed and Breakfast is snuggled in East Tennessee's Beautiful Northern Mountains next to our wonderful year round creek, fed from a spring inside a mountain cave across the street. 

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The Treehouse
Arts & CultureThe Treehouse

This "Largest Treehouse in the World" was built by minister Horace Burgess in the 1990's in honor of the Holy Father. It took 11 years to finish and is open to the public. Since its completion The Treehouse has become one of the most visited attractions in Tennessee.

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The Willows at Twin Cove
Stay the NightThe Willows at Twin Cove

The Willows at Twin Cove is Norris Lake's premier resort community with year round cabin rentals situated by the lake and within Cumberland Mountain region of Tennessee. There are lots of opporunities for water sports on the Norris Lake and you are never far away from State and National Parks.

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Therold's Little Opry
Arts & CultureTherold's Little Opry

Gainesboro Tennessee is the home of Therold's Little Opry. For over sixty years Bluegrass music has grown and blossomed in this little middle Tennessee town. Meeting on the second Saturday of every month at 6pm, the Little Opry is more than an informal gathering of musicians. It is the heart and soul of Tennessee music. 

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Timberloft Restaurant
Places to EatTimberloft Restaurant

If your searching for a place to hang out with friends and enjoy great food and awesome drinks then look no further. Their upscale casual restaurant offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Come in and enjoy Chef Kevin Jones’ menu featuring hickory smoked BBQ, USDA choice black angus steaks and authentic Phily style shaved steak sandwiches.

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Stay the NightTony's Extended Stay Motel

Our rooms have all of the amenities: Televisions, Refrigerators, Microwaves. Rooms are available in. Singles, Doubles, & Single King Size. We have Washers & Dryers on-site. 

 

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University of Tennessee Arboretum at Oak Ridge
Natural SitesUniversity of Tennessee Arboretum at Oak Ridge

The Arboretum is a project of the University of Tennessee Forest Resources Research and Education Center. It generally hosts more than 30,000 visitors annually.This 250 acre research and education facility has over 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens that represent 800 species, varieties, and cultivars.

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University of the South -Sewanee
Historic  SitesUniversity of the South -Sewanee

Founded in 1857 by the Episcopal diosceses, Tennessee's University of the South was built on 10,000 acres given by the Sewanee Mining Company with an Oxford-style, Gothic architechure. Delayed by the onset of the Civil Way, it opened to students in 1868 welcoming 9 students and 4 faculty members.

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Upper Ferry
Historic  SitesUpper Ferry

As a major Cumberland River port with three landings, Carthage was strategically important to both Confederate and Union forces. The Upper Ferry and landing was located near the present Corps of Engineer boat ramp near Upper Ferry Road. 

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Virgin Falls State Natural Area
Natural SitesVirgin Falls State Natural Area

Tennessee's Scott’s Gulf region has over 100 miles of publicly accessible hiking trails, including Virgin Falls - a 110 foot waterfall that is followed by a number of other impressive waterfalls such as Big Laurel, Sheep Cave, and Big Branch falls. It's a strenuous hike to get there, but it's an all time favorite.

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Walls of Jericho State Natural Area
Natural SitesWalls of Jericho State Natural Area

The Walls of Jericho is a 750-acre Natural Area that is within the 8,943-acre Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is contiguous to the Skyline WMA in Alabama. Picture Courtesy of Byron Jorjorian at http://www.byronjorjorian.com/

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Walton Hotel & Restaurant
Stay the NightWalton Hotel & Restaurant

Built in 1904, the Walton Hotel has been restored to its glory days being a favorite stop over since 1900. The Hotel rooms offer a unique step backin time while providing modern convenience. The Restaurant is open seven days a week and they pride themselves on their delicious southern cooking and friendly service.

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Natural SitesWarren County Farmers Market

Warren County Farmers Market

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Wartrace Creek Recreational Area
Natural SitesWartrace Creek Recreational Area

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just nine miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. 

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Washmorgan Hollow State Natural Area
Natural SitesWashmorgan Hollow State Natural Area

Designated a Class II State Natural-Scientific Natural Area, Washmorgan Hollow is a 73-acre reserve owned by the Tennessee Nature Conservancy. The narrow ravine on the south side of the Roaring River State Scenic River provides an excellent opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Highland Rim. 

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Watts Bar Lake
Natural SitesWatts Bar Lake

Watts Bar Lake is one of the south's largest lakes,covering 39,000 acres at full pool with 771 miles of shoreline. 738 of those shoreline miles are located in Roane County. Here you will find boating, sailing, jet skiing, tubing, water skiing, knee boarding, swimming, fishing, and more. With mostly mild temperatures year-round many of these activities can be enjoyed all year long.

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Webb's Country Kitchen
Places to EatWebb's Country Kitchen

Webb's is a country style eatery. The food is just like momma used to make and it is a favorite place to eat in the Harrogate/Cumberland Gap/Middlesboro area, especially on weekends when they have live bluegrass music.

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Arts & CultureWest Wind Farm

West Wind Farm is a small family owned farm that specializes in organic sustainable livestock and pasture production. They have a beautiful view, and would love for you to stop by and learn more about who they are and what their vision is for West Wind Farm.

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Arts & CultureWhite County Archive Museum

White County Archive Museum

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Historic  SitesWhite County Civil War Gateway Trail Marker

Gateway marker located on Courthouse grounds, noting the location of battles, skirmishes, and other Civil War era places of interest in White County.

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Historic  SitesWhite County Fairgrounds

Established in 1855, the award winning White County Agricultural Fair celerates the good ole' county fair with official opening day ceremonies on Labor Day.  Music, mule races, tractor pull and much more.

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Arts & CultureWhite County Heritage Museum

Located just one block from the courthouse, this artifact-filled museum features permanent and temporary exhibits that celerate the rich history of the Highland Rim region of Tennessee, from pottery and music to military and railroads.  Open Thurs-Sat; free admission.

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Historic  SitesWhite County Military Museum

Located in the historic American Legion Building on Liberty Square, the museum takes visitors on a trip across time through heroes and battles.  Open weekdays; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Whitestone Country Inn
Stay the NightWhitestone Country Inn

Located near Kingston, Tennessee on Watts Bar Lake with views of the Smoky Mountains, the 600-acre Whitestone property includes a luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant, Wedding Chapel, and Conference Facilities.

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Wildwood Manor
Stay the NightWildwood Manor

Wildwood Manor & Stables is a quaint four bedroom Bed & Breakfast Inn. It is located on 40 acres in Hilham. The house sits at the back door to Standing Stone State Park, and just a few miles from Dale Hollow Lake.

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Windrock Bed & Breakfast
Stay the NightWindrock Bed & Breakfast

The recently opened Winrock Bed & Breakfast in Oliver Springs, TN is a home away from home tha offers 5 individual bedrooms with access to a large and beautiful kitchen and bathing areas, jacuzzi tub, swimming pool, washer and dryer access, satellite TV and free local calls.

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Wooden's Apple House
Arts & CultureWooden's Apple House

Wooden’s Apple House is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 50 years. The orchards have grown to almost 100 acres since Oren Wooden’s father planted his first tree, and now the farm produces over 18 varieties of apples, pumpkins, and other assorted vegetables.

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Places to EatYanni's Grille

Salads and full service menu Greek food.  Open Tues - Sun.

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York Institute
Historic  SitesYork Institute

Historic York Institute in Jamestown, Tenn., was built with funds raised by the famous WWI hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York during the 1920s. The Alvin C. York Institute is currenlty a public high school in Jamestown, Tennessee. It is the only comprehensive secondary school in the United States that is financed and operated by the state government.

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Yuchi Wildlife Management Area
Natural SitesYuchi Wildlife Management Area

Smith Bend / Yuchi Refuge is a unique 2,500 acre tract on the Tennessee River, with three miles of riverfront, 1,000 acres of wetland and 1,500 acres of upland forest.

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