Athens, Tennessee

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Athens, Tennessee, USA

Attractions in Athens, Tennessee


  • Wee Bounce 423-453-5067
    1905 Congress Parkway South, Athens, TN 37309
    Indoor inflatable playground and party center. They are open to the public for walk-in play daily, please call for hours. They also have birthday party packages... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Loudon State Historic Area 615-884-6217
    338 Fort Loudon Road, Athens, TN 37885
    The site of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756, this 1,200 acre state park now offers hiking, boating, fishing,... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Athens / McMinn County Living Heritage Museum 423-745-0329
    522 W est Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37371-0889
    Thirty permanent exhibit areas trace the early history and depict life of the Cherokee Indians and early pioneer settlers through 1940. Extraordinary glassware and... more info  map

  • Swift Museum Foundation Inc. 423-745-9547
    P.O. Box 644, Athens, TN 37371-0644
    McMinn County Airport
    Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Globe/Temco Swift and related historical memorabilia, The Swift Museum Foundation also hosts the National Swift... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Mouse Creek Nursery 423-462-2666
    276 County Road 67, Athens, TN 37370
    Located in Riceville, Seven Miles From Athens
    This 15-acre perennial nursery and display garden features a restored 1845 church. more info

  • Sunshine Hollow 423-745-4289
    198 County Road 52, Athens, TN 37303
    Nestled in the Great Valley between the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, Sunshine Hollow display gardens are surrounded by 160 acres of unspoiled Tennessee... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Lost Sea 423-337-6616
    140 Lost Sea, Athens, TN 37874
    Highway 68 Between Madisonville and Sweetwater
    Designated as a Registered National Landmark, a guided walk to the bottom of this cavern is rewarded with a trip in a glass bottom boat on the world's largest... more info  map

  • Mayfield Dairy Farms Visitor Center 423-745-2151
    4 Mayfield Lane, Athens, TN 37303
    This milk and ice cream processing dairy offers tours and ice cream tasting. more info  map

  • Sweetwater Valley Farm 865-458-9192
    17988 Lee Highway, Athens, TN 37846
    Combining a family-farming tradition with fine cheesemaking, Sweetwater Valley Farm is dedicated to producing the best farmstead cheeses while maintaining a viable,... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Strikers' Premium Winery 423-507-8816
    480 County Road 172, Athens, TN 37303
    A unique wine tasting experience and tours upon request, this winery bottles many varieties including Athenian Red, Baco Noir, Cataawba, Cayuga White, Strawberry, Peach,... more info  map


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