The savory smell of BBQ fills the air when you enter the Firehouse Restaurant in Johnson City, and the staff is exceptional. We were in our seat and waited on in no time. The restaurants name is fitting because it is house in a actual Fire House that was originally built in 1930, served the town as the Walnut Street Fire Hall until 1976.
Tennessee is filled with natural treasure’s and wildlife, culture and historic sites to enjoy. With ongoing events scheduled yearly, and exhibits that highlight the state’s historic past you’re certain to discover something new to experience in Anderson County, Tennessee.
Looking for thrilling way to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, then head to Memphis International Raceway that is honoring our troops and fans with events like the Grill N Thrill festivities. Grill N Thrill will be an open track day at the drag strip with a whole lot more to enjoy. Every admission will include cookout with a free King Cotton Quarter-Mile dog, chips and a sweet tea or lemonade to drink. Along with the racing on the track, an area will be set up for kids that will include a tricycle drag race, a figure eight course and other games.
Pigeon Forge is known for great family entertainment, and among the popular shows to see is Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Fans of the show will appreciate the $2.5 million renovation investments and upgrades to the dinner attraction’s show and arena. And, many aspects of the show have remained the same, highlighted by performances from Dixie Stampede’s talented cast of trick riders and performers, as well as its stable of 32 magnificent horses.
Start your trip in Hay Ridge that offers beautiful landscapes, hiking trails, great jogging trails, 4 miles of shoreline for canoeing, horseback riding, and is ideal for Nordic skiers. And, while in while enjoying the great outdoors in Tennessee be sure to make a stop at the Oak Ridge Reservation, which has provided over 50 years of long-term habitat conservation for many bird species.
Elvis Presley is a Rock ‘n Roll legend, and you can join celebrations around the country honoring his life and music. And, if you’re visiting Graceland in Memphis you’ll find three unique exhibits have been added to the collection at Graceland starting with Elvis on Tour.
If you have a need for fast thrills and love water parks then head to the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort that features the new Wild Vortex. This is unlike any other water park ride you’ll experience; with a trap door launching pad and a gravity-powered loop-the-loop experience at 2.5 g’s this ride will have all the adrenaline-hungry guests lining up again and again. The Wild Vortex stands 66-foot tall, and the slide is the only near-vertical, translucent, looping waterslide in the Southeast.