Discover the vibrant culture, rich history, and endless adventures waiting for you in Athens, TN!

For the Family

There are numerous enjoyable activities for the whole family to partake in while visiting Athens, TN.

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For the Active

Test your skills at all of the beautiful courses or take a deep dive into the unknown... all right here in Athens, TN.

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For the Art

With an abundance of rich culture, Athens has so much to offer, from captivating live performances to historic battle sites. Make Athens your next destination!

Arts in Athens

For the History

Learn about the Battle of Athens, walk the When Walls Talk Historical Walking Tour, and tour the beautifully curated McMinn County Living Heritage Museum and Swift Museum. 

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Locals call Athens the Friendly City... come see what they are talking about! 

Discover the hidden gem of the South! Welcome to Athens, Tennessee, where history, culture, and natural beauty collide.

Step back in time as you stroll through our charming downtown, lined with historic buildings and quaint shops. Immerse yourself in our rich heritage at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, where you can delve into the stories of our past and witness the spirit of our community.

Adventure awaits just beyond the city limits. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the breathtaking trails of the Cherokee National Forest, where dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and stunning vistas await. For water enthusiasts, the nearby Hiwassee River offers thrilling kayaking and canoeing experiences.

Foodies will rejoice in Athens' vibrant culinary scene. Indulge in our mouthwatering Southern cuisine, from traditional barbecue and fried chicken to farm-fresh produce and homemade desserts. Don't forget to sip on a glass of sweet tea, the perfect accompaniment to any meal!