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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historical events that occurred in the late 18th century. Leaving the English colonies, settlers began arriving along the Watauga Old Fields, in search of a new life on what was Cherokee land. John Carter, one of the primary political, military and business leaders of this era, and his son Landon, built a home, the Carter Mansion, three miles from Sycamore Shoals. This structure is the oldest standing frame house in Tennessee and dates back to the mid to late 1770s.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It's a great place to take a break from shopping or antique car viewing in downtown Elizabethton. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downtown Elizabethton, pizza. I think they host live music too. www.jiggyrays.com”
  • 6 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Walmart has it all. Expect too local farmer markets. Housekeeping is happy to do your laundry for a small fee. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Covered Bridge in Elizabethton built in 1882. The Covered Bridge Celebration is held the 3rd week in June.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bridge
“Want to see one of the USA's top 10 covered bridges? Go to historic downtown Elizabethton, TN! Before you leave don't forget to stop by my personal favorite coffee shop, The Coffee Company!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Antique stores and thrift stores abound in the surrounding area of Johnson City, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain and Boone, NC”
  • 1 local recommends
Antique Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Department Store
Route
“New walking or biking trail starting in downtown Johnson City. Trail is about 10 miles long and ends in Elizabethton.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Perfect place to find Appalachian goodies to take home with you! You will find homegrown produce and homemade baked goods and jams, local artisan crafts, drinks and dinner from local food trucks, and get to listen to live music. Tuesday nights from 4-8pm. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Johnson City is approximately six miles if looking for night life with drinks and dancing. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Korean Restaurant
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“Small Korean Restaurant that is cooking up Asian fusion and authentic Korean Foods.”
  • 1 local recommends
Border Crossing
“Open since 1947, a seasonal, weekend-only drive-in movie theater with digital sound, plus snack bar. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
“It's a great place to take a break from shopping or antique car viewing in downtown Elizabethton. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downtown Elizabethton, pizza. I think they host live music too. www.jiggyrays.com”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Johnson City is approximately six miles if looking for night life with drinks and dancing. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Korean Restaurant
“Small Korean Restaurant that is cooking up Asian fusion and authentic Korean Foods.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Volcano Pizza. Regionally famous. It's an experience. I like their homemade sausage.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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