BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The Last Great Colosseum. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Bristol Bullring. The Colosseum of Crash. Thunder Valley. It’s known by many iconic names… explore Bristol Motor Speedwaythe iconic race track with a .533-mile tight oval for an abundance of speed, noise, and wrecks – making BMS one of NASCAR’s most popular race tracks. 

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which tells the story of Bristol’s rich musical roots and the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and live music venues. Explore why the 1927 Bristol Sessions gave birth to a new sound, and since then, a passion for Americana roots music you can experience today.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

Stroll through the vibrant heart of Bristol, and you will find the twin cities teeming with friendly locals who welcome visitors with open arms. Explore the many locally-owned restaurants and shops, live music and entertainment venues, arts and culture, and Bristol’s celebrated history. Learn more at BelieveInBristol.org. 

SHOP, DINE & PLAY

The Pinnacle, the region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination located right off of I-81 (exit 74B). This outdoor shopping complex is anchored by national retailers like Bass Pro, CARMAX, the region’s largest Belk, and Best Buy. You can enjoy a great selection of eateries, from fast food to sit down dining, along with unique entertainment opportunities!

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The Last Great Colosseum. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Bristol Bullring. The Colosseum of Crash. Thunder Valley. It’s known by many iconic names… explore Bristol Motor Speedwaythe iconic race track with a .533-mile tight oval for an abundance of speed, noise, and wrecks – making BMS one of NASCAR’s most popular race tracks. 

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which tells the story of Bristol’s rich musical roots and the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and live music venues. Explore why the 1927 Bristol Sessions gave birth to a new sound, and since then, a passion for Americana roots music you can experience today.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

Stroll through the vibrant heart of Bristol, and you will find the twin cities teeming with friendly locals who welcome visitors with open arms. Explore the many locally-owned restaurants and shops, live music and entertainment venues, arts and culture, and Bristol’s celebrated history. Learn more at BelieveInBristol.org. 

SHOP, DINE & PLAY

The Pinnacle, the region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination located right off of I-81 (exit 74B). This outdoor shopping complex is anchored by national retailers like Bass Pro, CARMAX, the region’s largest Belk, and Best Buy. You can enjoy a great selection of eateries, from fast food to sit down dining, along with unique entertainment opportunities!

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

For some of the most gorgeous scenery in Tennessee and Virginia, an excursion to South Holston Lake and Dam, Steele Creek Park & Nature Center and the Bristol Caverns are a must for visitors. Fly fishing is popular in the river, which is a nationally recognized trout fishery.

 

LODGING

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, special event or an outdoor adventure, Bristol has a variety of lodging options for your stay. From national chain to boutique hotels, cabins and rental homes, Bristol offers many lodging options to provide all the comforts of home.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

For some of the most gorgeous scenery in Tennessee and Virginia, an excursion to South Holston Lake and Dam, Steele Creek Park & Nature Center and the Bristol Caverns are a must for visitors. Fly fishing is popular in the river, which is a nationally recognized trout fishery. Explore the scenic views and miles of hiking and biking trails throughout Bristol. 

ATTRACTIONS

From the Historic Downtown and it’s special Bristol sign, to the speed and sounds of Bristol Motor Speedway, to the education at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum… there is so much to see and more! Check out what’s on offer and plan your trip today!

LODGING

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, special event or an outdoor adventure, Bristol has a variety of lodging options for your stay. From national chain to boutique hotels, cabins and rental homes, Bristol offers many lodging options to provide all the comforts of home.

PLAN YOUR TRIP TODAY

“FALL” IN LOVE WITH BRISTOL

There are plenty of reasons Southern Living recently named Bristol one of the “Ten Prettiest Places for Fall Foliage.” And it starts with South Holston Lake, where you’ll find the surrounding mountain vistas exploding with bright orange, red, and yellow hues when the temperatures start to cool and autumn is in the air.

BORN IN BRISTOL

Catch the “Born In Bristol” music documentary world premiere airing on Circle All Access and Ditty TV on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. In 1927, 19 performers gathered in Bristol, TN to record the historic Bristol Sessions. Revisit those 12 days of country music history with cinematic reenactments and new interviews with celebrity artists including Dolly Parton, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Ashley Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Steve Earle, Ashley Monroe, as well as GRAMMY-winning producer Carl Jackson. To learn more about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, click the link below.

YOUR WEEKEND IN BRISTOL STARTS NOW

With the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains serving as a backdrop, Bristol is known for its incomparable outdoor beauty and is one of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s most precious jewels. A rich musical heritage, a world-renowned racing facility, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet make it a perfect destination for your next great adventure!

Explore One of the Top Fly Fishing Destinations in the World!

If you live in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia, you already know that Bristol has long been a popular destination for anglers. And while fishing is common year-round here, warmer weather is particularly enticing for both locals and visitors who are looking to cast a line while enjoying some quality time on the water.

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