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Things to do in McMinn County

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 Lost Sea is America’s largest underground lake and Registered National Landmark located in beautiful Sweetwater, Tennessee”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Huge variety so every pallete is satisfied...from ribs to salads, seafood to homemade dishes, Michael's serves excellent food with friendly service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“This place counts as both sightseeing and a great food scene! This is an Amish and Mennonite community where you can purchase their vegetable and herb produce. Once a month they also host an animal market where you can buy all sorts of farm animals. TIP: visit in the morning, they sell out very quickly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Surrounded by majestic mountain views in lush foothills outside Madisonville, Tennessee, Tsali Notch is a vineyard and tasting room specializing in wines and products from the Muscadine.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Mayfield's milk is well-known in AthensTn and the plant and visitors center and the Mayfield's farm is in Athens. The corn maze and fall festival is great in the fall.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take a scenic and historic train ride along the Hiwassee River. Enjoy entertaining narration as you go back in time over bridges and woodlands while viewing kayakers and fly fishermen on the river. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
  • 2 locals recommend
Flea Market
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
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“The smoke is real. Real hickory smoked pulled pork, rib and more. Can NOT be beat. I love this place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun day at the Swift Museum showing 1940's Swifts that flew in WW2. These are amazing little planes. Love seeing them.”
  • 1 local recommends
University
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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“Huge variety so every pallete is satisfied...from ribs to salads, seafood to homemade dishes, Michael's serves excellent food with friendly service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
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“The smoke is real. Real hickory smoked pulled pork, rib and more. Can NOT be beat. I love this place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“This Mexican Restaurant is a great place with plenty on the plate. Check this out..”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends

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