Greeneville, TN - Attractions & Activities

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Plan Your Trip to Greeneville, TN

Things to Do in the Area

Greeneville is a vacation destination like no other, offering the lifestyle and amenities of much larger towns while maintaining a distinctive small-town ambiance. Check out some of our favorite attractions in the area.

1. Auto Racing

Volunteer Speedway, referred to by many as the "World's Fastest Dirt Track," is just 15 miles away. Winged sprint car racing's best have been in action on the high banks with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All-Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws (Gumout) Sprint Car Series, and United Sprint Car Series. Located 41 miles away is Bristol Motor Speedway, one of the most famous short tracks in the world and known as the World's Fastest Half-Mile. The track hosts a variety of NASCAR events throughout the year.

2. Dollywood

An hour away is Dollywood theme park, a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. Come and enjoy Dollywood's amusement park rides including the award-winning wooden roller coaster The Thunderhead-the wildest ride in the woods. The family vacation fun at Dollywood features kiddie rides and many family attractions. Dollywood's live entertainment showcases the best in country, bluegrass, mountain and gospel music with more than a dozen stage shows.

3. City of Greeneville

Established in 1783, Tennessee's second oldest town showcases its history in brick sidewalks and immaculate historic sites, churches and homes against a backdrop of majestic mountains and breathtaking waterways and streams spectacularly enhanced in panoramic color by four very definite seasons. Visitors have plenty of ways to spend their free time. Learn about the city's rich history at the Greene County Courthouse, Dickson-Williams Mansion or the Nathanael Greene Museum. The downtown area features more than 20 restaurants and a variety of retail businesses, and catch a show at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

4. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Visitors may tour Johnson's early home and homestead, wander through exhibits in the museums and be witness to the spirit that was our 17th President as they explore his tailor shop where he worked and vigorously debated issues of that very troubled period in our country. His revered burial grounds on Monument Hill provide a fitting conclusion to an insight into the life of Johnson and his family.

5. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Located just 15 miles from Greeneville, this beautifully landscaped 105-acre park features a replica of the cabin in which Crockett was born, complete with a footstone from the original cabin. Guests can garner more insights to the historical figure from the Visitor's Center and Museum, or experience a taste of the outdoors at three scenic picnic areas or at the boating access to the Nolichuckey River, which flows peacefully along the park shores.

6. Outdoors

If your taste runs to the outdoors, free your senses and hike the numerous trails of the National Forest Service, enjoying the awesome waterfalls and natural beauty and wildlife of undisturbed forest lands, or drop a line and hook into one of our many mountainous streams or the Nolichuckey River.

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