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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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We go to this area often from SC, enjoy the park & the historical aspects. Great for families with little kinds to adults on their own. Often they offer activities for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Katheryn C
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this area often from SC, enjoy the park & the historical aspects. Great for families with little kinds to adults on their own. Often they offer activities for the community

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Unicoi, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were able to use the park for a Campout. Wide open. Nice amphitheater. A pool onsite but wasn't open. It is next to the hospital and in the middle of town but you wouldn't know it. Stop here and enjoy the history.

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Thank Drcalain
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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 

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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.

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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.

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Thank Glen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 

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