Value Place Johnson City, TN, is conveniently located just off I-26. Known as “America’s First Frontier,” Johnson City is in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. This area offers something for everyone - shopping, dining, recreation, and fun for the whole family. If you love the outdoors, explore Boone Lake, Watauga Lake, whitewater rafting, fishing, mountain biking, or hiking on the Appalachian Trail. For sports fans, there’s golf and NASCAR at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Be sure to check out the five million year-old Gray Fossil Site at East Tennessee State University’s Natural History Museum & Visitor Center. Take in even more science and nature at Roan Mountain State Park and Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium.
In and around Johnson City, festivals aren’t just a summer thing - they’re all year long, including the Blue Plum Festival in June, Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots musical extravaganza in September, and the renowned Storytelling Festival every October in nearby historic Jonesborough (also home to the International Storytelling Center). History lovers have numerous historical sites, museums and homesteads to visit, including Tipton-Haynes, Rocky Mount and Sycamore Shoals.
If you’re looking for arts and culture, you’ll find plenty at nearby Barter Theatre and the William King Regional Arts Center. Of course, you won’t get very far around here without running into some great music such as country and bluegrass, Blues and Americana, Celtic, you name it. The birthplace of Country Music Alliance can tell you all about our region’s musical roots that are still holding strong today, from ongoing local jamborees to world-famous performers at venues like the Paramount Center for the Arts.