Places to Visit

Arts and Culture
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings,...
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Paramount Center for the Arts
There is nothing quite like a live performance on a stage at a beautiful theater. The Paramount Theater on State Street in Bristol is at the hub of...
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Great Outdoors
South Holston Birding and Wildlife Trail
Straddling the border between Tennessee and Virginia, the brick red shores of South Holston Lake offer endless surprises including migrant shorebirds...
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South Holston Lake
South Holston Lake is a 7,580-acre impoundment operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Much of the reservoir is in Tennessee, but the...
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Bristol Sign
The Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Slogan Sign is a landmark in the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee, USA. The sign is positioned...
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History and Heritage
Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock Museum
Honoring African American heritage, culture and community, the Peacock Museum features exhibits and demonstrations preserving the history of African...
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ACMA Mountain Music Museum
The Appalachian Cultural Music Association's Mountain Music Museum houses a wonderful collection of memorabilia that helps tell the story of the...
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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
The U.S. Congress declared Bristol the Birthplace of Country Music, and this three-day marquee festival celebrates that designation every September...
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City of Bristol Wayside
The Crooked Road has a series of 26 Wayside Exhibits located throughout the region and along the Trail. Just pull your vehicle off the road to read...
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Pickin' Porch
The Pickin' Porch features concerts by many of the region's best Old Time, Bluegrass, and Gospel music performers. Hosted by Tim White....
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Handmade and Homegrown

Arts Depot
The Arts Depot offers three three galleries featuring the works of local artists in a variety of media. Seven Resident Artists work in their studios...
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Dreamland Alpacas Farm Store
Nestled in the mountains of the outskirts of Abingdon, in Meadowview, is our little piece of heaven that we share with approximately sixty alpacas....
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Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food, and local culture. Shop crafts created by `Round the Mountain members, juried to...
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Holston Mountain Artisans
Holston Mountain Artisans, formerly known as The Cave House Craft Shop, is the home to more than150 of this area's most talented artisans....
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James E Turner
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An artist with a brain condition.   I capture the beautiful visions I experience.   They are" Wheels Within Wheels"and circles within circles.  ...
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Punkin Patch Farm
A family owned working farm, growing pumpkins, fall decoration and fresh produce, pick your own or already picked. Open September and October...
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William King Museum of Art
The William King Museum of Art is the premier visual arts facility in the region, offering outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art and...
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