Gatlinburg: Gateway to the Smokies

Published Sep. 1 2016

This small mountain town gives families a taste of Appalachian Tennessee with gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains and...

Knoxville: Big Orange is only part of the draw

Published Aug. 28 2016

The state's third-largest city offers a vibrant — and walkable — downtown, a variety of outdoor activities and festivals throughout...

Ocoee: A river runs through it

Published Aug. 28 2016

The Ocoee area of Polk County thrives off its namesake river lying just to the east in the Cherokee National...


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Sweetwater: Escape from the big city

Published Aug. 28 2016

From an underground sea to a giant flea market, Sweetwater offers fun for the whole family.

Nashville: Something for everyone, even non-music lovers

Published Aug. 28 2016

In recent years, Chattanooga increasingly has tried to capitalize on its music scene in the hopes of fueling arts-based tourism,...

Athens: More than ice cream on offer

Published Aug. 28 2016

Moo, moo, moo-ve on over to Athens, Tenn., this summer and visit the famed Mayfield Dairy, where workers make ice...

Nolensville: Greening at work

Published Aug. 28 2016

While Franklin may be Williamson County's county seat and its best-known city, nearby Nolensville is gaining a reputation as one...

Dayton: Big on small-town charm

Published Aug. 28 2016

Famous for being the setting of the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' in 1925, which focused on the battle between evolution and...

Fayetteville: Easy to get to, hard to leave

Published Aug. 28 2016

Steeped in small-town Southern charm, Fayetteville feels like the "good old days." Its vibrant town square is complete with museums,...

Cookeville: More than a college town

Published Aug. 28 2016

Cookeville is a quintessential Tennessee college town.

Monteagle: Stop at the 'Top of the Rock'

Published Aug. 28 2016

For many travelers of Interstate 24 West, Monteagle is the halfway point — and rest stop — on the drive...

Robertson County: Miles from ordinary

Published Aug. 28 2016

Located less than 30 miles north of the booming Nashville core, Robertson County's slogan is "Minutes from Nashville, miles from...


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Morristown: More than a simple stopover

Published Aug. 28 2016

Located nearly equidistant from the growing metropolis of Knoxville and the peaceful splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,...

Bell Buckle: Fun name, fun place

Published Aug. 28 2016

Close to Interstate 24 but far from the fast life of modern society, Bell Buckle is the smallest Tree City,...

Rockwood: From classic cars to beautiful shoreline

Published Aug. 28 2016

Rockwood isn't the biggest city in Roane County, a hilly area of 50,000 on Knoxville's doorstep consisting of Harriman, Kingston,...

Oak Ridge: The mystery revealed

Published Aug. 28 2016

When 'furriners' from around the country started flocking to the 59,000 acres of farmland just northwest of Knoxville in 1942,...

Jasper: More than a gateway

Published Aug. 28 2016

Resting 30 minutes from Chattanooga and a short drive from both Alabama and Georgia state lines, Jasper has the distinction...

Johnson City: History in the making

Published Aug. 28 2016

Stories and history are the primary appeal of Johnson City and adjoining Jonesborough.

Tellico Plains: Little town with a big backyard

Published Aug. 28 2016

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Monroe County, Tellico Plains is nicknamed "The Little Town with a...

Lynchburg: A small town worth cheersing

Published Aug. 28 2016

This year, Jack Daniel's celebrates its 150th anniversary as an American whiskey maker whose iconic label has been the drink...

Cleveland: In the middle of it all

Published Aug. 28 2016

Take it from a longtime resident: Despite Cleveland's mild, relaxed exterior, there's a surprising depth to what the town can...

Claiborne County: Way more than just moonshine

Published Aug. 28 2016

Moonshiners who traveled the White Lightning Trail from Tennessee to Kentucky passed through Claiborne County in the early days, and...

Sparta: A natural stopover

Published Aug. 28 2016

Tucked away amid rolling hills, Sparta's visitors will find a quiet, friendly town filled with history and bluegrass and surrounded...