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Beautiful East Tennessee!

Rich with forests, mountains, and rivers, East Tennessee is naturally beautiful. People from all over the world visit the Knoxville area to hike, boat, and camp in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited national park in the United States.

The Smoky Mountains are also home to Dollywood, a country-music theme park visited by over 2,000,000 visitors a year, and Gatlinburg, a shopping village with traditional German-style buildings, an aquarium, a sky lift, and other attractions.

Across the mountains to the east are Asheville, a hip town with trendy restaurants and a thriving arts scene, and Biltmore House, a European-style mansion set in beautiful gardens.

Only an hour and a half drive to the southwest is Chattanooga, with its unique river aquarium as well as a salt-water aquarium. Chattanooga also boasts an active arts community, the century-old iconic Rock City, and mile-long cave waterfall Ruby Falls.

Two and a half hours’ drive to the west is Nashville– “Music City, USA.” Second only to Los Angeles, Nashville has many of the best musicians and music studios in the US.

Click on the map below to see other attractions in and around Knoxville.


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