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Sycamore Shoals State Park

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Address: 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643-3775
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+1 423-543-5808

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Get back to nature

Sycamore Shoals State park is a great place to visit for families or just to enjoy by yourself if you so choose. You can walk or jog the scenic trail around the river, the scenery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sycamore Shoals State park is a great place to visit for families or just to enjoy by yourself if you so choose. You can walk or jog the scenic trail around the river, the scenery is beautiful. They have picnic tables and also have grills there if you choose to cook while you are visiting. If you are a history... More 

Thank jamesjeffrey476
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I go to the park regularly to walk. It is so peaceful, great to walk the dog too and the kids enjoy walking around the forts.

Thank Chrystal M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking thru the displays in the building and watching the short video about the fort. Outside the fort itself was very cool . The displays were informative and we learned something in a fun way.

Thank Glen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We love this park and they normally have really neat exhibits and reenactments. Cool museum and gift shop.

Thank StellaMeatball
Elizabethton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It is free day to day there is special events that may cost. It is open daylight to dust. The welcome center is clean and cool. Great place to walk sight see, bring your lunch to eat, or walk the trails.

Thank Russell H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very historical loved it. Very informative place to visit. Love the walk to river and looking at the old forts

Thank kbscml
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The fort is amazing. The museum is full of history. River access and well maintained trails with beautiful scenery.

bristol va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went to see the outdoor drama that is performed here the last three weekends in July every year. This is a must see performance. All the actors are local people and do such a good job. The drama tells the story on how this area was settled and what the settlers faced during the time period. It is a little... More 

Thank luvthebanksBristolVa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with little expectations. Was very surprised and pleased that Fort Watauga was filled with re-enactors in great authentic looking colonial attire.. some of them were very eager to share their knowledge. Fun experience.

Thank Janette C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I stopped by while checking out some of the historic sites in the area. Although there isn't a lot to see, we enjoyed the small museum, the representation of the fort and there was an art show going on that was nice to see.The staff was very frindly and informative. I would recommend seeing the short movie... More 

Thank Fyrfyter12

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