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									    Middle East Tennessee

                                        Mile High Peaks
        For more information call                              & Streams
                 or visit
Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council   Historic Feats and
         10205 South River Trail
          Knoxville, TN 37922           a Whole Lot of Family Fun!
      Local Phone - 865-777-2606
B     eautiful mountain vistas, sparkling
lakes, world class fishing, great shopping,
lakeside golf links, and many attractions
all make East Tennessee a true adventure
travel vacation destination.
                                                                          Sevier County
                                                                  Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

                                                      Must see:
                                                      Shops and Attractions along
                                                      Downtown Parkways, Great Smoky
                                                      Arts & Crafts Community,
                                                      Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
                                                      Free Movie in National Park Visitor Center.

                                                      For more information:
                                                      Gatlinburg Department of Tourism
                                                      303 Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
                                                      Visitor Information: 800-568-4748
It's the perfect choice
for group and family                                  Pigeon Forge
vacation fun, reunions                                Must see:
and corporate retreats                                Old Mill, Dollywood, Dixie
                                                      Stampede, Walden’s Landing,
offering a wealth of culture, history, and outdoor    Dinosaur Walk Museum, Boyds
activities in the 16 counties surrounding the Great   Bear Country
Smoky Mountains National Park.
                                                      For more information:
                                                      Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism
             You won't find a more beautiful or       P.O. Box 1390, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
             safer setting for a getaway. And the     Phone: (865) 453-8574 • 800-251-9100
                locals are as refreshing as the
                  scenery. Be prepared for some       Sevierville
                  genuine, good time Southern         Must see:
                    hospitality. You won't find       South’s largest outlet mall at Tanger
                    nicer folks anywhere.             Five Oaks Outlet Center, James
                                                      Doolittle Medal of Honor at the
                                                      Tennessee Museum of Aviation, World’s Largest Known Wall
                    No matter what time of the        of Rare Cave Onyx at Forbidden Caverns, Dolly Parton Statue
                    year you visit, there's always    on Sevier Co. courthouse lawn, working apple orchard at
                  something exciting to do.           the Apple Barn & Cider Mill
Whether it's a spring art and garden show, a          For more information:
summer fishing tournament, a fall football game       Sevierville Visitor Center
or a romantic winter getaway.                         3099 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Kodak 37764
Roane County
Oak Ridge, Harriman, Kingston,
Oliver Springs and Rockwood
Must see: Watts Bar Lake,
Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights
Historical District, Historic Roane
County Courthouse, Harriman Heritage Museum, Oliver
Springs Railroad Museum, Fort Southwest Point, and
Rockwood Downtown Historic District
For more information:
Roane County Visitors Bureau
1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston, TN 37763
Phone: (865) 376-4201 or 1-800-FUN-IN-TN
                                                             There are a variety of accommodations to suit
Morgan County
Rugby and Wartburg                                           every taste and budget. You can choose from
                                                             cozy mountain cabins, friendly bed & breakfast
Must see: Historic Rugby, Frozen Head
State Park, Obed Wild and Scenic River,                      inns, serene campsites, popular motels, luxury
Cumberland State Trail                                       hotels or resorts and even houseboats that will
For more information:                                        accommodate up to 10 people.
Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 539, Wartburg, TN 37887
Phone: (423) 346-5740

Scott County
Huntsville & Oneida
Must see: National Historic
Register, Big South Fork National
River and Recreation Area, Barton’s
Chapel, Scott County Jail
For more information:
Scott County Chamber of
P.O. Box 4442, Oneida, TN 37841
Phone: (423) 569-6900 or 1-800-645-6905
                                                             So what are you waiting for? Come on.
                                                             You won't find friendlier people or a more
Union County                                                 beautiful place anywhere on earth.
Luttrell, Maynardville &
Sharps Chapel
Must see: Norris Lake, Big
Ridge State Park, Stiner’s
Woods, Beech Island, Hemlock
Bluff, Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area, Big Ridge Park
For more information:
Union County Chamber of Commerce
4369 Maynardville Hwy., Maynardville TN 37807
Phone: (865) 992-2811
                                              Must See: Women's Basketball Hall
                                              of Fame, East Tennessee History
                                              Center, Old City Historic District,
                                              Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville
                                              Museum of Art, Frank H. McClung
                                              Museum, Haley Heritage Square

Top10 to Do
1. Rent a boat and go fishing or skiing
                                              For more information:
                                              Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
                                              301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
                                              Phone: 1-800-727-8045
   on one of the 6 lakes in the region
2. Visit one of the great state parks -
                                              Loudon County
                                              Lenoir City, Loudon, Tellico Village,
   there are 8 in the area                    Greenback & Philadelphia
                                              Must see: Sweetwater Valley
3. Play on one of the area's golf courses     Cheese Farm & Tennessee Valley
   (there are over 30 to choose from)         Winery, Fort Loudoun Lake and
                                              Tellico Lake (Ft. Loudon Marina),
4. Learn how to fly-fish                      Golfing Communities (Avalon, Rarity Bay, Rarity Pointe,
                                              Tellico Village and Tennessee National), Atomic Speedway,
5. Rent a bike & go explore Big South         Loudon Tate & Lyle Performing Arts Center and Lyric Theater
   Fork, the Cherokee National Forest or
                                              For more information:
   Cades Cove                                 Loudon County Visitors Bureau
                                              1075 Highway 321 N., Lenoir City, TN 37771-6664
6. Visit one of the area's attractions or     Phone: 865-986-6822 or 1-888-568-3662
   go to Dollywood                  
7. Go whitewater rafting, tubing,
   kayaking or canoeing
8. Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail
   or any of the 800 miles of trails in the
   Great Smoky Mountains National Park
9. Go horseback riding at Big South
                                              Monroe County
                                              Coker Creek, Madisonville, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains &
   Fork or in the Great Smoky Mountains       Vonore
                                              Must see: Fort Loudon, Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
10. Explore one of the many historical        Cherohala Skyway, Lost Sea, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum,
    downtown districts in the region          Tellico Lake

                                              For more information:
                                              Monroe County Tourism Council
                                              520 Cook Street, Madisonville, TN 37354
                                              Phone: (423) 442-9147 or 1-800-245-5428

Grainger County
Blaine, Bean Station & Rutledge

                                                        10 to Do
Must see: Tate Springs, Andrew Johnson
Tailor Shop, Olde Grainger County Jail,
Indian Cave Park, Nance House Arts and
Heritage Center
                                                     Top Things
                                                     AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN
For more information:
Grainger County Chamber of Commerce                  1. Enjoy one of the area’s live
P.O. Box 101, Rutledge, TN 37861                       entertainment shows
Phone: (865) 828-4222                                2. Go to a drive-in movie in Midtown
Jefferson County                                       or Maryville
Dandridge, Jefferson City,                           3. Catch a Smokies baseball game
New Market, Baneberry, &                               in Sevierville
White Pine                                           4. Experience the lightning bug
Must see: Historic Dandridge,                          spectacular in June-July at Elkmont
Glenmore Mansion, Davy                               5. Play mini golf at one of the area’s
Crockett’s marriage bond (Jefferson County Museum)     awarding-winning courses
                                                     6. Take part in one of the many special
For more information:                                  events or festivals
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce                 7. Experience a ‘Taste of the Smokies’
PO Box 890, Dandridge, TN 37725                        at one of the area’s fine restaurants
Phone: (865) 397-9642                                8. Attend a concert at the Lakeside                            Amphitheatre at Cherokee Park Tate & Lyle
Historic Dandridge                                      Performing Arts Center in Loudon Co. or
                                                        Knoxville’s restored Tennessee Theater
Must See: Historic Downtown                          9. View the stars on the 1st or 3rd Saturdays
Dandridge and the Walking Tour,
Jefferson County Courthouse,
                                                        at Roane State’s Tamke-Allan Observatory
Museum and Archives,                                 10. Check out the Winterfest Fantasy of
The Revolutionary War Cemetery,                          Lights (Nov.-Feb.) in Sevier County
The Historic Bridge
(on Highway 92) connecting downtown with the              PLACES TO SEE A SUNSET
Dandridge Point Marina Resort over Douglas Lake.
 For more information:                               1. Gatlinburg Overlook on the HWY 441
Dandridge Visitor’s Center                             by-pass in Sevier Co.
137 E. Main Street, Dandridge, TN 37725.             2. Veteran's Overlook on Clinch Mountain
865-397-7420                                           in Grainger Co.                                3. Pinnacle Overlook in Cumberland Gap
Hamblen County                                         National Historical Park in Claiborne Co.
Morristown                                           4. Max Patch in Cherokee National Forest
                                                       in Cocke Co.
Must see:
Crockett Tavern Museum,
                                                     5. Take a sunset dinner cruise on Watts
Rose Center, Panther Creek State Park,                  Bar’s Yacht Charters in Roane Co. or the
Cherokee Park, Historic Downtown                        Star of Knoxville at Volunteer Landing
Overhead Sidewalks                                   6. Cherohala Skyway - Monroe Co.
                                                     7. Foothills Parkway at Look Rock - Blount Co.
For more information:                                8. Clingman’s Dome Tower in the
Morristown Area                                          Great Smoky Mountains
Chamber of Commerce,
P.O. Box 9, Morristown, TN 37815
Phone: 1-877-586-6382
                                              Campbell County
                                              Jacksboro, Jellico, LaFollette,
                                              Caryville & Jacksboro

                                              Must see: Norris Lake, Cove

Top10 to Do
          ON A RAINY DAY
                                              Lake State Park, Cumberland Trail,
                                              Indian Mountain State Park, Norris
                                              Dam State Park, Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area,
                                              Sundquist Wildlife Management Area, Campbell County’s
                                              Historical Museum and Library.
11. Visit the Lost Sea (Sweetwater) or
                                              For more information:
    Tuckaleechee Caverns (Townsend)
                                              Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
12. Shop for authentic Appalachian arts
                                              P.O. Box 305, Jacksboro, TN 37757
    & crafts
                                              Phone: (423) 566-0329
13. Go shopping - we're the outlet mall
    capital of the South                      Claiborne County
14. See a play or one of the area's musical   Cumberland Gap, Harrogate & Tazewell
15. Visit one of the area's wineries          Must see: Abraham Lincoln Library &
16. Take the Oak Ridge "Secret City"          Museum, Cumberland Gap National
    driving tour                              Historical Park, Newlee Iron Furnace,
17. Check out Boyd's Bear Country in Pigeon   Historic Speedwell Academy,
    Forge - a teddy bear lover's heaven       Woodlake Golf Course, Rose’s Historic
18. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies    Gulf Station
    in Gatlinburg
                                              For more information:
19. Go to the Children's Museums in           Claiborne Chamber of Commerce
    Oak Ridge or Knoxville                    3222 Highway 25E, Tazewell, TN 37879
10. Explore the Great Smokies Arts & Crafts   Phone: (423) 626-4149 or 1-800-332-8164
   Community in Gatlinburg          

11. The American Museum of Science &
    Energy - Oak Ridge
12. Little River Railroad Train Museum -
13. Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum -
14. Museum of Appalachia - Norris
15. Crockett Tavern & Museum - Morristown     Cocke County
                                              Cosby, Del Rio, Hartford, Newport,
16. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame -
                                              Parrotsville & Bybee
17. Sequoyah Birthplace Museum - Vonore       Must see: Mt. Cammerer, Swaggerty Fort,
18. Tennessee Museum of Aviation -            Christy Mission, Hillbilly’s Music Barn
19. Knoxville Museum of Art - Knoxville       For more information:
10. Jefferson Co. Museum (Davy Crockett's     Newport/Cocke County Tourism Council
    marriage bond) - Dandridge                360 Main Street,
                                              Courthouse Annex, Suite 141
                                              Newport, TN 37821
                                              Phone (423) 625-9675
Anderson County
Clinton, Lake City, Oak Ridge,
Oliver Springs & Norris                                          East Tennessee
Must see:
Museum of Appalachia,
Lenoir Museum, Norris Dam State Park,
                                                                Festivals & Events
                                                             Hundreds of Special Events...
Norris Lake, Coal Creek Mining Trail,
Windrock ATV Trails, Coal Miner’s
Museum of the Cumberland                                           All Year Long!
For more information:
 Anderson County Tourism Council
115 Welcome Lane, Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 457-4542 or 1-800-524-3602
City of Oak Ridge
Must see: American Museum
of Science & Energy, Children’s                                FAIRS
Museum of Oak Ridge, Secret
City Excursion Train, Museum of                                                                PARADES
Appalachia, Historic Jackson
Square/Greenwich Village, University of Tennessee
Arboretum, Manhattan Project sites, Oak Ridge Driving Tour

For more information:
Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau
302 South Tulane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
Phone: (865) 482-7821                                         SEASONAL EVENTS

Blount County
Alcoa, Maryville & Townsend
Must see: Little River Railroad
Train Museum, Cades Cove, Sam
Houston School House,
Tuckaleechee Caverns                                                Visit our web site to download the
For more information:                                           2005 METTC Golf and Agritourism Brochures
Smoky Mountain Convention and Visitors Bureau                                    VISIT
201 S. Washington St., Maryville, TN 37804-5728
Phone: (865) 448-6134                                                                       for complete up-to-date schedules
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   Allied Members of Middle East                                                            • The Old Mill •
                                                                                       175 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge
     Tennessee Tourism Council                                                        888-453-6455 •
 • Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum •                                        • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies •
     Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate                                         88 River Road, Gatlinburg • 888-240-1358
    423-869-6235 •                              
• American Museum of Science & Energy •                                  • Smoky Mountain Resorts • - 7 locations in
        300 S. Tulalne Avenue, Oak Ridge                                       Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg
         865-576-3218 •                                      888-482-7829 •
                • The Lost Sea •                                                      • Whitestone Country Inn •
         140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater                                      1200 Paint Rock Rd., Kingston • 888-247-2464
       423-337-0803 •                                     

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