Things to Do

Attractions & Activities

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Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum small-gold_star
Located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, the Museum houses on the largest and most complete Lincoln and Civil War collections in the world.
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752 • (423) 869-6237

Cumberland Gap Tunnel
Opening to public traffic on October 18, 1996, the Cumberland Gap Tunnel has paved the way for the historic preservation of the area. The Cumberland Gap Tunnel is an engineering marvel equipped with the most modern technologies in the world.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park small-gold_star
The park contains more than 20,000 acres with 50 miles of hiking trails. The gates are open from 8 a.m. to dusk year-round. You can see Civil War cannons in their original bunkers, earthen trenches and forts used by both the Union and Confederate armies. Campfire programs, kikes, walks, music and craft demonstrations, tours of Hensley Settlement and the Gap Cave are scheduled daily from mid-June to Labor Day.
(606) 248-2817 Ext. 1075

Fishing – Boating – Water Sports
Pontoon & Boat Rentals, Jet Ski & Waverunner Rentals
Cedar Grove Campground & Marina – (423) 278-3131 
Beach Island Marina – (865) 992-3091 small-gold_star

Straight Creek Marina – (423) 626-5826 small-gold_star
Lone Mountain Boat Dock - (423) 626-9437
Norris Landing Marina and Jimmy’s Place -(423) 626-1818

Haymaker Farms Stables & Event Center small-gold_star
Horseback riding, training, riding lessons, riding trails 850 Back Valley Road, Speedwell, TN 37870 • (423) 869-4115

Heavy’s BBQ Canoe & Camp
Restaurant and canoe or tubing on the Powell River and Rental Yurts of East Tennessee • 233 Benfield Lane, Harrogate, TN 37752 • (423) 869-9024

Hillcrest Bowling Lanes
Family bowling – 200 Cromwell Street, Harrogate, TN 37752 • 423-869-4120

Historic Rose Gulf Station
Built in 1930 by Carson Rose and operated until 1956, the historic Rose Service Station located just of Hwy 25E in Tazewell was restored by the town of Tazewell in 2001 back to the authentic condition, representing a Gulf “filling station” from days long past. Located on Main Street in Tazewell, TN 37879. Open weekdays – For more information: 423-626-5104

Historic Speedwell Academy
The Academy was founded by German immigrant George Shutter, who came to Tennessee from Pennsylvania in the early 1800′s. It was established in 1806 as Powell Valley Male Academy and later called Speedwell Academy. The Academy was also used as headquarter by General Zollicoffer during the Civil War as he prepared to take Cumberland Gap from Union forces. The Academy was later used as a hospital by both Union and Confederate forces. Hours Open to the Public: Apr. – Oct. (3rd Sun.) 2 – 5 p.m.; Holidays 2 – 5 p.m.; Christmas Open House (1st three weekends in Dec.) 2 – 7 p.m.; Tour groups by appt. 220 Academy Rd., Speedwell, TN 37870 • 423-869-3414

Historic Town of Cumberland Gap small-gold_star
The quaint, historical Town of Cumberland Gap offers unique shops, art gallery, Bicycle Museum, and small town hospitality. For more information: (423) 869.3860 or visit

Little Congress Bicycle Museum
Bike enthusiasts now have a new museum in famous Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, located in Cumberland Gap, where the borders of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia come together. For more information call (423) 869-9993.

Nashville Connection small-gold_star
Live musical entertainment. The Nashville Connection hosts live musical entertainment every Friday & Saturday night in a family atmosphere. Andy Maiden and The Silver Clouds Band perform a variety of music along with various other musical artists. Located at 2316 Hwy 63 in Speedwell, TN – For information: (423) 869-5481

Norris Lake
Along the more than 800 miles of shoreline, there are two state wildlife management areas, three state parks, boat docks, county parks, and public access areas. Norris Lake extends 56 miles up the Powell Rive and 72 miles up the Clinch River. The lake has a surface area of more than 34,200 acres and a maximum width of 1.2 miles.

Tazewell Speedway small-gold_star
Tazewell Speedway is a 1/3 mile oval dirt track known as one of the country’s most exciting racetracks. Tazewell Speedway will produce action-packed racing every time the gates open. Tazewell Speedway hosts a five division racing program, featuring: Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Modified Street, Pure Street and Four-Cylinder racing action. 1400 Bacchus Rd., Tazewell Tennessee, 37879 • (423) 626-2222

Woodlake Golf Course small-gold_star
Nestled on beautiful Norris Lake in the majestic Cumberland Mountains, Woodlake features a championship par 72 golf course offering challenges and excitement for any handicap with breathtaking views of the East Tennessee Mountains from pioneer days. A four-star rated course, Woodlake features bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, fescue roughs and several holes along picturesque Norris Lake. 300 Woodlake Blvd, Tazewell, TN 37879 • Toll Free: 1-(877) 423-4653.

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