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Things to do in Kingsport

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“The Wolf Pack and Planetarium are fabulous, lots of walking to exhibits. Everyone would enjoy this place! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Campground
“A 950-acre park is located on the shores of the Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River. The park is home to premier boating and fishing activity, hiking trails, an internationally-renowned mountain bike trail system (which is a designated National Recreational Trail), an award-winning nature education program and a nationally recognized golf course. Warriors’ Path is the only Tennessee State Park with a Boundless Playground - where children of all physical and mental abilities can play together. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“This downtown restaurant is close to many other activities in the area and offers different specials each day of the week. If you are a sushi fan, this place won't disappoint.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh seafood on the Holston River. The owners will drive to the coast to pick up fresh seafood. Sometimes has live music.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Frequently has free live music, comedy, or trivia nights. Always has AMAZING house brews.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Small but clean, this is a great, budget friendly way to spend an afternoon. They offer cheap games and drinks on certain days of the week as well.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Amazing and authentic Mexican food, the marinated pork tacos mexican style and Carnitas are our faves! Great for a to-go option”
  • 3 locals recommend
Building
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Great bagels (imported from New York City!) for breakfast or as a hearty sandwich!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This carousel has hand carved animals by local artists. All the animals are handpainted as well as sounding boards, etc. The boards around the top feature local histroical sites and the ovals feature local birds. It is only a dollar to ride and is WELL worth the visit. For people of ALL ages!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Plenty of homegrown food vendors that set up here on the weekend, plus there are many other unique booths ranging from handmade pottery to hand stitched quilts/aprons.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“This downtown restaurant is close to many other activities in the area and offers different specials each day of the week. If you are a sushi fan, this place won't disappoint.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh seafood on the Holston River. The owners will drive to the coast to pick up fresh seafood. Sometimes has live music.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing and authentic Mexican food, the marinated pork tacos mexican style and Carnitas are our faves! Great for a to-go option”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ This is a chain similar to Applebee's and Chili's but a tad more upscale and priced to please! Great variety in food as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Keep in mind, they serve larger portions than most. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Salon / Barbershop
“located just over the VA/TN line in the Lynn Garden community, Mike Kerney has served his breasted chicken for 30+ years. Super busy at Sunday lunch”
  • 2 locals recommend

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