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2.1 First Desegregated Public High School in the South

On August 27, 1956, twelve young people in Clinton, Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. They were the first students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the south.

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1.27 Rich Culture and Unique History of Anderson County

Anderson County is rich in culture and unique history. A great way to learn more about Anderson County's history is to visit one of our many museums.

12.29 Get Craftin' at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a hidden gem in Anderson County offering multiple craft classes and a place to buy one-of-a kind handmade gifts by local artisans.

read on » City: Norris

12.6 Dean's Restaurant

Dean's Restaurant offers southern soulful comfort food in Oak Ridge, TN.  It is a locally owned restaurant and bakery focusing on Appalachian tradition including beef brisket, fresh vegetables, homemade desserts and so much more.  They are open Monday through Saturday.  You can find out more at http://www.deansrestaurantandbakery.com/

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11.28 An Appalachian Christmas

The holiday season can be a stressful time.  Sometimes getting away for a day or a quick weekend is a great way to unwind and get yourself ready for the hustle and bustle of what’s to come. We recommend stepping back in time and visiting a Candlelight Christmas Tour! This annual event at the Museum of Appalachia will not only remind you of what Christmas was like in simpler times, but will help you unwind and get in the Christmas spirit. 

10.3 5 Reasons to Go Fall Camping in Anderson County

With the scorching hot days of summer behind us, doesn’t a fall camping trip sounds like a great idea? Crisp autumn air, bonfires, the soft crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, the golden glow of an early sunset, perfect hiking weather, and of course, s’mores, are all reasons to bring your family and friends together for an unforgettable fall camping adventure!

9.21 The Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia

The Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN is one of the largest and most authentic music and folk festivals in the nation. It showcases traditional Appalachian life through music, crafts and demonstrations. For three days, visitors are taken back to a simpler time of life.

9.7 Fall Adventures at Windrock Park

Windrock Park in East Tennessee is the perfect location for the ultimate outdoor adventure this fall.  Windrock Park is a 72,000 acre privately owned off-roading park that has over 300 miles of trails for off-highway vehicles, hiking, trail running and mountain biking.

read on » City: Oliver Springs, TN and Rocky Top, TN

8.16 ATVs in Rocky Top, TN: What You Need to Know

As of July 1, 2016, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are allowed to ride on the highways in Rocky Top, TN.  It is the only place in Tennessee that all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are allowed to ride on the highways.  What is this so important? Because Rocky Top is adjacent to Windrock Park. 

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8.2 Visit Adventures Outdoors in Oak Ridge, TN

Are you looking for a fun and adventurous way to spend time with family or friends?  Adventures Outdoors, located on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is just the place for you! Adventures Outdoors offers an adventure for everyone. Spend an afternoon kayaking the beautiful water of Melton Hill Lake or join the fastest growing sport and paddleboard your way around Melton Hill’s calm water. 

read on » City: Oak Ridge