- TripBuzz found 37 things to do with kids in or near Athens, Tennessee, including 33 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cleveland, Ocoee, Sweetwater and Benton.
- From Mayfield Dairy Farm to McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, the Athens area offers 65 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Farms & Ranches, Gardens and Parks.
- Athens is a small city that is midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, pressed against the Appalachian Ridge. The historical town served as the original headquarters for those who coordinated the violent removal of the Cherokee people along the Trail of Tears. There was also a Civil War battle in the area, which is annually reenacted.
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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.
Spread over 20 acres and with over 1750 varieties of flowers, Gardens of Sunshine Hollow is a large and diverse garden where visitors can stroll and enjoy lunch at the pavilion. There are also annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.
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.
Sweetwater City of is a city in Tennessee that has a downtown area, a commercial space, recreational facilities, and schools. The city has a mayor and a board of commissioners who are in charge of the City Department.