- The list below includes 35 free or cheap things to do in or near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Waterfalls, Visitor Centers and Rafting.
- From Bald River Falls to Charles Hall Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Tellico Plains and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Murphy, Ducktown, Athens and Sweetwater.
The Bald River Falls cascades over 100 feet to the steep rocks below it. Since the rock outcropping is slopped, the falls actually flow down the rocks rather than a free fall, and guests can drive past the falls in a car or hike to the top.
The regional and Appalachian history with emphasis on the Tellico Plains area is preserved in the Charles Hall Museum. The institute is actually named after local historian Charles Hall, and the collection currently has over 6000 artifacts.
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225 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 MoreLess Info
Considered to be a necessity before starting up the actual Skyway, the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center has free maps, up to date driving conditions, and local area souvenirs and gifts. Picnic tables and restrooms are also available on site.
Focusing on a tour of the caverns, the Lost Sea Adventure allows guests to visit the underground lake while a guide explains the exciting and colorful history of the site. Once at the bottom of the cave, they then board a glass-bottom boat for a trip across the Lost Sea.
Lost Sea Inc. offers guided cavern and underground lake tours. Tour guides will explain the history of the caverns and explain the geological development of the cavern rooms throughout the tour, which traverses about three quarters of a mile.
Fun for kids AND adults. Gold panning, mini golf, paintball, skeet shooting, pistol range, gem mining, wagon rides, bounce castle and mini dune buggy. Covered pavilions for RAIN OR SHINE. Pet friendly. Cabins & camping on site. Large group pavilion coming soon. Event Catering services available or bring your ow…
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522 West Madison Ave, Athens, TN 37303 MoreLess Info
History comes to life at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, which is normally just called the Living Heritage Museum. Historical demonstrations take up a large portion of the exhibits at the museum, but there are also rotating exhibits of over 10,000 artifacts.