When NASCAR comes to town, there's plenty of action at the speedway. But if you get the urge to venture out, Northeast Tennessee offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for the whole family.
Outdoor/Adventure If you're looking to spend a day enjoying the gorgeous landscapes of Northeast Tennessee, you can't beat our state and local parks. Spend the day biking, boating or fishing at Warrior's Path State Park, take a picnic and enjoy the beauty of nature at Cherokee National Forest or take a hike to the famous balds at Roan Mountain State Park to see God's country spread out before you. If you're slightly more adventurous, go underground at the Bristol Caverns. You can also experience the excitement of the Nolichucky River on a Cherokee Adventures Whitewater Rafting expedition.
Family Fun For the kids (and the kids at heart) Northeast Tennessee boasts a number of unique and fun experiences. Hands On! Regional Museum offers more than 22,000 feet of interactive exhibit space and encourages youngsters to get involved. The East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Gray Fossil Site and Natural History Museum offers tours of an ongoing fossil dig, interactive exhibits and education programs for people of all ages. If you're more into outer space, Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium has state of the art facilities featuring multiple planetarium shows daily, an they also have animal habitats featuring raptors and wolves on their 3,500 acre nature preserve. If you're looking for some wet 'n wild fun, head on over to Wetland Water Park for a leisurely trip on the lazy river or a delightful dunk at the end of a 200-foot slide.