- 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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1 Cades Cove Loop Road, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
Your first stop when traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, should be a visit to Cades Cove Visitor Center. From here, you can plan your trip into the most popular area of the park, see a Ranger-led program, see the historic Grist mill, and more.
97% 258 votes
Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN MoreLess Info
Visitors to Foothills Parkway love the scenic views offered at the strategically-placed lookouts, especially with Fall foliage in bloom. Take a drive along the parkway at sunrise or sunset to admire these popular views.
96% 183 votes
181 Fort Mountain Park Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705 MoreLess Info
Chatsworth's Fort Mountain State Park is a beautiful Georgian park full of rentable facilities. Visitors enjoy picnic spots, campsites, cozy cottages and other beautiful areas to spend the night surrounded by the gorgeous wilderness.
92% 12 votes
695 Melton Lake Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MoreLess Info
Hourly, half day, and full day rentals are provided by Adventures Outdoors Kayak & Bike Rentals. Equipment offered for rental include well-maintained mountain bikes, trikkes, and kayaks for use in the local area.
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79 N Park Drive, Chatsworth, GA 30705 MoreLess Info
From gymnastics to cheerleading classes, Northwest Ga Gymnastics & Dance Center offers a variety of youth oriented fitness programs to the community. It also has a fitness center with weights and other equipment for adults.
Located on Dyersburg's Courthouse Square, the Confederate Monument is a carved stone monument in memorial of fallen Confederate soldiers. The monument is engraved with the names of various Civil War battles, and is one of several on the square.
Book a tee time at Laurel Valley Golf Course. Golfers will enjoy playing this 18-hole golf course with the Great Smoky Mountains as their backdrop. Challenging for all levels, the facility also includes a clubhouse, restaurant and fitness center.
88% 590 votes
10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
The only authorized stables in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove Riding Stables, is your best choice for horseback riding fun. Guests can enjoy the magnificent splendor of the park on guided horseback, carriage, or hay rides.