Bristol / Kingsport KOA Attractions

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The Home Place

Come see and feel what it was like as an early settler by exploring this mountain farm, museum and its exhibits. Located in Gate City, VA.

Jonesborough's Historic District

This is Tennessee's oldest town. This building, built in 1779, depict the lifestyle of early frontier days. Come enjoy carriage rides, walking tours, guided tours and home tours. Located in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Bristol Caverns

Far below the earth's surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you. These winding paths and breathtaking scenery were once used by Indians as an attack and escape route. Located in Bristol, TN.

Buckeye Falls

The highest breathtaking waterfall located east of the Rockies, measuring 700 feet from top to bottom. Located in Erwin, TN.

B. Carroll Reese Museum

Exhibits include antique musical items, a collection of Tennessee artifacts and B. Carroll Reese memorabilia. Located in Johnson City, TN.

Carter Family Fold and Museum

Since 1974, the non-profit Carter Music Center has presented programs of old time and bluegrass music every weekend. Formally established in 1979, the Center's objective is to promote old-time music and pay tribute to the Original Carter Family (A.P Carter, Sara Carter, and Maybelle Carter).

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

See 65 partially wooded acres of land that offers a Visitors Center, museum, picnicking, fishing, hiking and walking trails, and swimming. Located in Limestone, TN.

The Depot Museum

The charming 1890-s depot-turned-museum highlights Rogersville's historic printing industry and serves as a visitor information center for the city. Located in Rogersville, TN.

Dickson-Williams Mansion

Come see the "Showplace of East Tennessee" that was built in 1815. Registered guests included Davy Crockett, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson and Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. Located in Greeneville, TN.

Doe River Covered Bridge

This 1882 bridge is one of the few covered bridges in Tennessee. Located in Elizabethton, TN

Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens

Features include collector prints, wood carvings, dried flowers and other gift items, as well as historical artifacts found in the area. Walking trails take you through the state's largest perennial and wildflower display gardens and excellent wildlife observation areas. Located in Unicoi, TN

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Site includes tailor shop, 1830's Johnson House Museum, and the Homestead in which he lived from 1851 until his death in 1875. Located in Greeneville, TN.

Appalachian Caverns

Stroll along lighted walkways and discover formations ranging from delicate helictites to towering columns which decorate Appalachian Caverns , Northeast Tennessee's largest commercial caverns. Located in Blountville, TN.

Archie Campbell Tourism Complex

Built by Grand Ole Opry Star Archie Campbell in his hometown, the 27 buildings in the complex include the Old Country Store, Gilley's Hotel and the Archie Campbell Museum. Located in Bulls Gap, TN.

Netherland Inn

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the fully restored, three-story architectural "gem" is filled with period furnishings that depict an intimate study of life in one of the South's most important American frontier settlements. The Netherland Inn located on the Old Stage Road in the heart of Kingsport's Boat Yard Park.

Birthplace of Country Music Alliance

The mountains of Appalachia have long been recognized as a fertile breeding ground for music, as a variety of traditions - Anglo and African, Urban and Rural, Popular and Folk - were fused together to form a distinctive style of music. Visit the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance online for more information.

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

Bays Mountain is a nature preserve owned and operated by the city of Kingsport, Tennessee. The facilities include the 3000 acre outdoor classroom, a 44 acre lake, and a nature center/museum, inside of which is a planetarium with a 40 foot diameter dome. The park programs are an integral part of the curriculum of local school children, and in recent years the park has assumed regional importance, with students from 33 counties in 5 states currently attending.

Biltmore Estate and Biltmore House

America's largest home is the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate. George Vanderbilt - the youngest son of an American family famous for its wealth - opened his country retreat in 1895. His guests marveled at this magnificent residence containing 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces covering four acres of floor space.

Whitewater Rafting
Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713

Exchange Place

The Preston Farm recaptures life in the early 1800's. Demonstrations like washing, spinning, weaving, ironing, quilting, candle dipping and basketry are held frequently. Open for tours and by special arrangement for hosting events. Located in Kingsport, TN.

East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick - Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site

The Gray Fossil Site was discovered in May 2000 by Highway crews during a routine Tennessee Department of Transportation road-widening project. Scientists believe the site was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. It formed a sinkhole that was used as a watering hole by animals from near and far. The Gray Fossil Site was a thriving ecosystem at the end of the Miocene epoch, approximately 4.5-7 million years ago. For further information, visit

Historic Abington, Virginia

As you stroll down the shaded brick sidewalks, it's as if you have stepped back in time. Abingdon is a history-filled town and an entertaining trip through time.

Bristol * Motor * Speedway

World's fastest half-mile track is the home of two major NASCAR events and host of one of only two night races in the NASCAR circuit.

Bristol Caverns

These winding paths and breathtaking scenery were once used by Indians as an attack and escape route. Located in Bristol, TN.

Appalachian Caverns

Stroll along lighted walkways and discover formations ranging from delicate helictites to towering columns which decorate Northeast Tennessee's largest commercial caverns. Located in Blountville, TN.

Local Day Trips

Our staff has designed special day trips to meet everyone's needs. If you want to explore the local area, take a wild excursion or venture out to the neighboring mountains, we have it planned out, mapped and ready for you to hit the trail.

Roan MountainGreenville, TN (Home of A. Johnson)
Historic Jonesborough, TN
Wetlands Water Park
Gatlinburg, TN (2 hours away)
Pigeon Forge, TN (2 hours away)
Dollywood (2 hours away)
Biltmore Estate (1.5 hours away)
Cherokee Indian Reservation (2 hours away)
Cumberland Gap (2 hours away)
Smoky Mountain Knife Works (2 hours away)
Grand Father Mountain (2 hours away)
Tweetsie Railroad (2 hours away)
Boone (1.5 hours away)
Blowing Rock (2 hours away)
Barter Theatre in Abington Virginia (0.5 hours away)

Daily Park Passes

We offer daily park passes for $5.00. This includes swimming, jumping pillow, use of the 2 playgrounds, mining sluice, and much more!

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway is also known as the "World's Fastest Half Mile" at .533-miles. It is the home of 2 Food City 500, as well as other major racing events.

Nathaniel Greene Museum

Explore the colorful past of Greeneville, Greene County and the people who shaped the future of Tennessee. Located at Greeneville, TN.

Barter Theatre 133 West Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210

Historic Abingdon, Virginia has lots of wonderful places to visit, and perhaps the most popular of all of them is the Barter Theatre. Ever since the Barter Theatre was designated the State Theatre Of Virginia way back in 1946, people have visited Abingdon from far and wide just to take in a performance from her world-famous stage.

Enjoying a play at the Barter is a very special event for several reasons. One of the first things you'll see when you enter the front door is a display of photographs featuring all of the famous Barter alumni who have went on to become stars of stage and screen after getting their start on the Barter stage. An overwhelming sense of history strikes everyone who sees them.

Hands-On! Discovery Center

At Hands On! Discovery Center , you can take a slide down the Katie Ellen Coal Mine or fly a real airplane... but this is just the beginning! Become a pioneer, an explorer, or an inventor, ready to find new places and experience new things, like science, the world around us and technology. Understand tidal pools and the mysteries of the sea. Shop at the Kindermart, make a deposit at KidsBank, and make a craft in our Discovery Room! Lights, Camera, Action... become an anchor or forecast the weather on WKID-TV. And understand what makes your body work, in Amazing Me. Ever changing daily programs, interactive exhibits, outreach programs, and festivals are designed for all ages to enjoy. Discover, create, and experiment to make learning fun, all in one great place... Hands On! Regional Museum!

Muddy Creek Motor Cross park

Same exit as our KOA, and when you book a site or Cabin with us
while visiting Muddy Creek we will give you 15% off your stay.
Don't forget to mention this valuable discount at time of booking
or check in.

Roadrunner markets street fights

Street-Legal rides set to test THUNDER VALLEY in
2014 Roadrunner Markets Street Fights

Offering owners of any street ride the chance to test its mettle on the legendary drag strip, this years schedule consist of 17 events and features a variety of ways for racers and spectators alike to win.

Natural Tunnel State Park

Natural Tunnel is a Virginia State park, centered around the Natural Tunnel. A massive naturally formed cave that is so large it is used as a railroad tunnel.

This beautiful park is 38.7 miles from our campground.