East Tennessee is one of the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee and consists of thirty-three counties, including Knox County. East Tennessee is renowned for its Appalachian cultural roots and for its prime access to the Great Smoky Mountains. East Tennessee’s place in history ranges from Bristol, the birthplace of country music, to Oak Ridge, a site heavily involved in the development of the Manhattan Project and creating the first successful uranium enrichment operations, which ushered the country and the world into the Atomic Age.
Whether you want to hike the Appalachian Trail, soar on the “Wild Eagle” roller coaster at Dollywood, or ride the rapids of the Ocoee River, East Tennessee is waiting for you to explore everything it has to offer.
- Appalachian Trail
- Bristol, the “Birthplace of Country Music”
- Chattanooga, the “Scenic City”
- Cherokee National Forest
- Gatlinburg, the “Gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains”
- Knoxville Ice Bears
- Ocoee Whitewater Rafting
- Pigeon Forge, “The Center of Fun in the Smokies”
- Tennessee Smokies Baseball