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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.

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.
 

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MUSIC TRAIL
The traditional music of the Southeast Tennessee region began with...

FARM TRAIL
When the first settlers came to this land of hills and valleys...

RELIGIOUS TRAIL
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

TANASI TRAIL
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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April 9, 10:56 AM ET
FiddleFest: Saturday, April 12, at the Dunlap Coke Ovens Museum in Dunlap, Tenn.
April 3, 11:31 AM ET
Exciting News: Tennessee State Parks will offer guided tour packages for visitors. Guided waterfall tours, Tennessee Civil War tours and outdoor adventure packages will begin in April and continue through the fall. The reservation deadline is two weeks prior to each tour.
April 3, 11:28 AM ET
Appalachian Bee products are available at Plum Nelly on Frazier Ave. in Chattanooga.
March 28, 10:21 AM ET
On March 21, Governor Haslam signed into law a bill making "Sandy," a prehistoric Native American sandstone statue that is part of the permanent collections at UT's McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, the official state artifact.
March 23, 12:07 PM ET
Love this reminder along the road at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center!
March 23, 11:59 AM ET
Joe Weigand will perform Theodore Roosevelt at this year's Trails & Trilliums: April 11-13 Festival at the historic Monteagle Sunday School Assembly near Sewanee, Tenn.
March 23, 11:32 AM ET
Muppets bluegrass music!
March 23, 11:32 AM ET
Have you visited the Chatt-R-Bug shop, located in an historic building in Hixson, Tenn.? Very fun shopping stop!
March 23, 11:22 AM ET
Lots of opportunities to see and learn about spring's ephemeral wildflowers coming up in the next few weeks in Southeast Tennessee. Check out where and when to catch a glimpse of these fleeting beauties...
March 21, 10:11 PM ET
So pleased to have four 4-H Club members from Bledsoe County, Tenn., join in the discussion on Friday about plans to create a farmers market in Pikeville, Tenn., thanks to an EPA/ARC/USDA Sustainable Communities in Appalachia Technical Assistance Grant. Thanks to Andrew Swafford, Savannah Pendergrass, Leonard Lively and Taya Bishop for making time during Spring Break to participate!
March 21, 10:06 PM ET
Great meeting in Pikeville, Tenn., on Friday to develop plans for the Bledsoe County Farmers Market thanks to an EPA/ARC/USDA Sustainable Communities in Appalachia Technical Assistance Grant.
March 17, 12:55 PM ET
Fall Creek Falls State Park listed as one of the 10 best state parks in America by Mother Nature Network!
March 16, 10:08 AM ET
Another fascinating historic site in Southeast Tennessee. Beth Salem Church in Athens, Tenn., was founded one year after the Civil War ended by two black ministers and former slaves, the Revs. George Waterhouse and Jacob Armstrong, and a white minister, Rev. Fate Sloop. The church, its adjoining cemetery and kitchen pavilion are lasting remnants of post-Civil War recovery and enduring hope in the region.
March 14, 4:17 PM ET
Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament in the New Bass Fishing Capital of the South - Dayton, TN Chamber of Commerce
March 11, 10:58 AM ET
March 28-30: Celebrate spring and the cultural, historic and recreational heritage of Southeast Tennessee at the Ocowassee Festival (combination of the words Ocoee and Hiwassee) at Gee Creek Campground at Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park in Delano, Tenn., the weekend of March 29-30, 2014.
March 10, 12:13 PM ET
Southeast Tennessee is home to a variety of farms and gardens that would make the perfect setting a rustic and romantic wedding.
February 21, 11:36 AM ET
Wow, look at this beautiful wedding venue in Sale Creek, Tenn. - The Barn at Drewia Hill
February 12, 11:48 AM ET
Thinking about spring... and running through the beautiful Sequatchie Valley during this year's Valley Fest Road Race on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
February 9, 10:00 AM ET
Enjoy gentle thrills this summer on the historic - and family-friendly - Sequatchie River in the scenic Sequatchie Valley of Southeast Tennessee.
February 9, 9:57 AM ET
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.
February 7, 3:05 PM ET
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.
February 7, 2:19 PM ET
Marion County eyes farmers market expansion...
February 4, 7:42 PM ET
2014 Tennessee Vacation Guides are here - get yours today!
February 4, 6:21 PM ET
The Best Waterfalls on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau...
January 19, 11:20 AM ET
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.

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