|Historic Downtown Jonesborough
Call to the pioneer within as you discover the best of Johnson City. Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, Johnson City is a place of unique history, American music and fun for the whole family.
Find adventure as you fly down Roan Mountain on a bike, drop over a Class IV waterfall in a raft, or hike the Appalachian Trail when it crosses into Tennessee at the Nolichucky River where elevations frequently exceed 5,000 ft.
Nearby, historic Jonesborough is Tennessee's oldest town. Explore the area's unique blend of historic sites, distinctive architecture, speciality shops and quaint restaurants. Home to the International Storytelling Center and the annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough promises to spark the imagination and challenge the mind. Dig up some fun, and bones, at the Gray Fossil Site, which features prehistoric skeletons, including specimens of the new red (lesser) panda - the earliest and most primitive panda so far recorded.
Give your soul something to smile about. After all, this isn't just a place to vacation; it's a place where your pioneer spirit will thrive.