- TripBuzz found 69 things to do with kids in or near Bristol, Tennessee, including 59 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Johnson City, Kingsport, Abingdon and Bristol.
- From Putt-putt Fun Center to Bristol Motor Speedway, the Bristol area offers 54 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Parks, Race Car Driving and Bowling.
- With strong roots in the country music industry, Bristol is known as the 'birthplace of country music'. The city is less than an hour's drive from both Johnson City and Kingsport. It is also home to Bristol Motor Speedway where many NASCAR races are held. Additionally, two colleges, King University and Graham Bible College, are located in this Northeast Tennessee town.
Many racing events are hosted at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Special events are regularly held, including Ford Fan Friday and the special holiday decorations that cause the track to be lit up with glowing lights.
See a movie the old-fashioned way under the stars at Twin City Drive-In Theatre. Purchase food and beverages at the concession center and watch the latest feature films, shown in digital projection. Admission is cash only, and ages four and under are free.
Whitetop Creek Park has numerous sporting fields used for baseball, softball and soccer, a playground for children, and a 1.5 mile walking trail encircling the park. It also offers a view of nearby Bristol Motor Speedway.
Housed in a historic, restored building that dates back to 1931, the Paramount Center for the Arts hosts a wide variety of performances. The center hosts dance, dramatic performances ranging from Broadway plays to children's theater, and musical performances.
With Richard Petty Driving Experience, visitors have a chance to speed around the Bristol Motor Speedway with an experience crew member. The driver can reach speeds of 165 mph on this half mile race track.
Established in 1965, Theatre Bristol is a performing arts theater operated by volunteers from the local community. Productions ranging from locally directed plays to famous classics are among the shows hosted by the theater.
The Bristol Racquet & Fitness Club is a location offering a number of recreational facilities to enjoy. Six lighted outdoor tennis courts, four indoor tennis courts, a weight room, and a sauna are among the facilities at the center.