Explore Southeast Tennessee:Come explore Southeast Tennessee's scenic landscape and enjoy our rivers and mountains, local food and farms, Civil War and Native American heritage, regional music and art, one-of-a-kind festivals and religious heritage.
A Land Ripe for Discovery & Exploration:Explore Southeast Tennessee's rural back roads and scenic agricultural landscape...
A Land of Water:Southeast Tennessee is a land dominated by rushing rivers and meandering creeks - perfect for every age and paddling skill level.
Regional Foods and Flavors:Celebrate each season with a culinary adventure to some of the region's locally owned restaurants and shops.
Music Roots Run Deep:The hills of Southeast Tennessee are alive with the sound of music...
Festivals to Celebrate Each Season:Enjoy Southeast Tennessee's annual events and celebrations, highlighting all that is unique to the region.
History Comes to Life:Experience Southeast Tennessee's outstanding Civil War story...
Native American Heritage:The legacy of Southeast Tennessee's native people continues through the natural, historical and cultural landscape...
Come explore Southeast Tennessee’s scenic landscape and enjoy our rivers and mountains, local food and farms, Civil War and Native American history, regional music and art, one-of-a-kind festivals, and religious heritage.
The Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association website is the official visitor's guide for vacationers, explorers and enthusiasts who want to discover and experience all that Southeast Tennessee has to offer.
The traditional music of the Southeast Tennessee region began with...
When the first settlers came to this land of hills and valleys...
Take a journey through the history and heritage of faith in...
NATIVE AMERICAN TRAIL
This trail will highlight sites and stories relating to Native American history of this region.
CIVIL WAR TRAIL
Follow this trail to some of the most compelling places in Tennessee's history.
ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTER'S TRAIL
A shopping guide to local arts and fine crafts.
PIE IN THE SKY TRAIL
Discover the peaks and valleys of Southeast Tennessee
Explore the rails, trails and roads of Southeast Tennessee.
SEQUATCHIE VALLEY BYWAY
Enjoy the scenic vistas and natural, cultural, historical, and recreational points.
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Wow, look at this beautiful wedding venue in Sale Creek, Tenn. - The Barn at Drewia Hill
Thinking about spring... and running through the beautiful Sequatchie Valley during this year's Valley Fest Road Race on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Enjoy gentle thrills this summer on the historic - and family-friendly - Sequatchie River in the scenic Sequatchie Valley of Southeast Tennessee.
The River Gallery in Chattanooga will feature "Southern Spirit" in February, which focuses on artists who have Southern ties and concentrate on the ephemeral essence of nature and memory.
Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce Fog Festival: February 14-16, 2014 The Monteagle Fog Festival, held in February of each year, involves three days of fun activities, learning opportunities, open houses and deep discounts on merchandise and services by participating local businesses and organizations.
Perched along the steep banks of the former Burra Burra Mine, overlooking reclaimed ridges and valleys, the Ducktown Basin Museum in Polk County, TN, offers an important perspective on the region's cultural and environmental history.
Ring in the New Year in style at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tenn. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. with music from the Collins Brothers Band. Ticket price includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres throughout the night, and a special toast at midnight.
Tennessee State Parks' First Hikes of 2014 offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating in the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2014, at a Tennessee State Park. In Southeast Tennessee, First Hikes will be offered through Fall Creek Falls State Park, Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park, Red Clay State Park, South Cumberland State Park, and along the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail. The 2014 First Hikes are designed for all ages and abilities. Some hikes will be approximately one mile in length and tailored for novice hikers, while others are lengthier and geared toward more experienced hikers.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be among organizations set to host the 2014 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on Jan. 18-19 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. This will be the 23rd anniversary for the event which will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.
America's State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2014, at a state park close to home. From Reelfoot Lake to Fall Creek Falls to Warriors' Path and every state park in between, the 2014 First Hikes are designed for all ages and abilities. Some hikes will be approximately one mile in length and tailored for novice hikers, while others are lengthier and geared toward more experienced hikers.
This weekend marks the final opportunity to visit the Winter Wonderland Fantasy of Trees in Whitwell, Tenn.
Check out our latest blog about South Pittsburg, Tenn., written by Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association intern Gianetta Reno.
The Craft Artists of Southern Tennessee Holiday Studio Tour will take place this weekend (Dec. 7-8, 2013) in Sewanee and Monteagle, Tenn. This year, more than 35 craft artists will open their studios to the public, partner with a fellow artists, and offer fine craft items at locations in and around the area. Download a brochure of participating studios on their website.
Southeast Tennessee is home to a variety of cut-your-own Christmas tree farms - check them out if you are in the market for a live tree and an adventure!
Many area cut-your-own Christmas tree farms open to the public on Thanksgiving Day! Find a farm in Southeast Tennessee...
Choosing and cutting down your own live Christmas tree can be a fun way to enjoy a simpler version of the holidays and spend some time outdoors in the scenic agricultural landscape of the region.
Check out Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail 's new Facebook page!
Journey back in time to the 1800s this Saturday, Nov. 23, during Pioneer Days at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd. The living history event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / cost is $5 per person.
The new office of Keep McMinn Beautiful in Athens, Tenn., is built into the side of a hill and is being called a "hobbit house."