Why Kingsport?

Walk This Way

Kingsport was named as one of the Top Ten Cities in which to Walk by Walking Magazine

Road Trip

Kingsport, Tennessee, is within a day’s drive of 70 percent of the U.S. population.

Historical Significance

Netherland Inn, the nation’s only registered historic landmark that was both a stage stop and a boatyard.

State Parks

Home to Warriors' Path State Park, the most visited state park in TN. 5 national parks nearby, 15 state parks and 6 TVA lakes.

Daniel Boone Trail

The historic 200-mile Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail started in Kingsport and blazed the pathway to the western frontier for hundreds of thousands of settlers.

Bays Mountain

Home to Bays Mountain Park, a 3,500-acre nature preserve with 22 miles of hiking and biking trials, a 44-acre reservoir lake, nature center and museum, planetarium and native wildlife habitats.

Festive Culture

Home to Fun Fest, a nine-day summer family festival that is consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Events to attend in the Southeast in July by the Southeast Tourism Society. More than 180,000 people attend.

Run, Run, Run!

The Fun Fest Crazy 8’s Road Race, which holds both men’s and women’s 8-K world records, was listed by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine as one of the Top Five Best Road Races in the South.

Sportsmanship

Because of its legendary hospitality and first-rate amenities, popular attractions and visitor accommodations, Kingsport continues to be selected among cities nationwide to host numerous Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championships and other sports tournaments. Thousands of dollars from tournament proceeds are given to area schools each year.

Stay Fit

Kingsport’s popular Greenbelt is a 10-mile walking and biking trail that extends from one end of the city to the other, winding its way along the Holston River and through beautiful open meadows, marshlands, historic sites, flower gardens, quaint neighborhoods and even shopping and eating destinations.

ACCOLADES

Kingsport’s Warrior’s Path State Park is the most visited state park in Tennessee

Kingsport’s Greenbelt covers more than nine miles and is a haven for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers

Bays Mountain, a 3,550-acre nature preserve is the largest city park in Tennessee

The Kingsport Theater Guild celebrated its 70th year as a community theater