- Our list of the best things to do in Athens, Tennessee, features the top 41 nearby activities — including 22 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Athens, TN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Water Activities, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Athens, TN , followed by 35 popular activities in nearby cities, including Cleveland, Ocoee, Sweetwater, Benton and Tellico Plains
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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.
The famous Russel Stover company supplies its candies all over the country, but the Russell Stover Factory Outlet provides many more products than are normally available. Shoppers also get to purchase the items at a lower than normal cost in most cases.
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.