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Bristol, Tennessee, USA

Attractions in Bristol, Tennessee

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford 423-989-4850
    1223 Anderson Street, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located 1 Mile from Downtown
    This site honoring Ford, displays many items pertaining to his successful life as an entertainer. Tours are available by appointment. more info  map

  • Theatre Bristol, Appalachian Regional Theatre 423-968-4977
    512 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
    A regional theatre that produces musicals, tragedies, and comedies for children and adults. Being involved with the local community, Theatre Bristol hosts many outreach... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Bristol Sign 423-989-4850
    Randall and State Streets, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located in-between Tennessee and Virginia
    This historic landmark divides the border of Tennessee and Virginia. Opposite legs of the sign are in different states.  more info

  • Country Music Marker & Mural 423-989-4850
    State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located in the Heart of Downtown
    This mural, featuring the faces of many famous country singers, serves as a monument to the "Birthplace of Country Music" and the 1927 "Bristol Sessions." more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Birthplace of Country Music Alliance 276-645-0035
    500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, TN 24201
    Located in the Bristol Mall, Suite 140
    This museum features exhibits and displays which trace the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians. They also have a collection of exhibits documenting the 1927... more info

  • Paramount Center for the Arts 423-274-8920
    518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located Downtown
    This restored art deco theater hosts many community events, from band concerts to ballet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bristol Caverns 423-878-2011
    1157 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located 7 Miles from Downtown
    Used by the Native Indians as an attack and escape route, these caverns feature many unusual formations which were formed due to an underground river. Visitors are... more info  map

  • Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway 423-989-6901
    151 Speedway Boulevard, Bristol, TN 37620
    Home of the “World’s fastest half-mile track,” NASCAR's Nextel Cup and Busch Series are held here in March and August. Tours are available for both the track and... more info  map

  • South Holston Dam 423-878-6931
    Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN 37620
    At 285 feet high and reaching over 530 yards across the South Fork Holston River, this dam was built to help in flood control, power production, and ecological... more info  map

  • Steele Creek Park & Nature Center 423-989-7879
    80 Lakeshore Drive, Bristol, TN 37620
    Located 4 Miles from Downtown
    An over 2,000 acre facility that offers golf, 25 miles of trails for hiking, and water activities such as fishing and paddleboat rides. more info  map

  • Veterans' Memorial at Cumberland Square Park 276-645-7275
    Cumberland and Lee Streets, Bristol, TN 24201
    Cumberland Square
    A tribute to war veterans that features five life-size sculptures by Maria Kirby-Smith and an eternal flame symbolizing the fight for freedom. more info


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