Find plenty of things to do in Johnson City, Jonesborough, and beyond

Situated in Northeast Tennessee, the Country Inn & Suites places you near a wide variety of things to do in the Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Appalachian Mountain areas. Regional history comes to life at the Chester Inn Museum, an educational stop located in Jonesborough’s oldest commercial building, dating back to 1797. Those who like to peek at history through a more chilling lens can book a ghost tour through Appalachian GhostWalks. In town for a seasonal event like the Garden Gala on Memorial Day weekend or the National Storytelling Festival in October? Book one of our hotel rooms or suites to stay close to the action.

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Persimmon Ridge Park

1.81 mi / 2.92 km from the hotel
You’ll find hours of entertainment at this 130-acre park, from hiking and biking to picnicking and shooting hoops. Take your kids to the family-friendly water park or enjoy scenic views together on the Lost State Scenic Walkway.

Tennessee Hills Distillery

0.3 mi / 0.49 km from the hotel
Sample excellent bourbon or barrel aged beer at this distillery and “brewstillery” located in the historic Salt House of Jonesborough. You can also pair drinks with a tasty burger or wings in the Whiskey Kitchen.

Chester Inn Museum

0.26 mi / 0.43 km from the hotel
Previously the “finest inn in the Western Frontier,” this building was transformed into apartments before it opened as a museum in 2011. Browse exhibits and architecture that tell the story of Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest city.

East Tennessee State University

5.85 mi / 9.42 km from the hotel
Founded in 1911, this university now boasts more than 10,000 students. The campus also serves as a US Olympic training site for several sports, including canoeing and kayaking.

ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

6.29 mi / 10.13 km from the hotel
With a collection of more than 14,000 specimens, this museum has made great strides in fossil research. Discoveries include a new species of rhino, a giant mastodon, and the oldest known wolverine fossil.

Hands On! Discovery Center

6.89 mi / 11.09 km from the hotel
From creative workshops to interactive exhibits, this museum offers options to entertain and educate the whole family.

International Storytelling Center

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
Visit the world’s only non-profit organization completely dedicated to storytelling. This center hosts storytellers from across the globe as well as monthly performances by the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange.

Jonesborough GhostWalk

0.1 mi / 0.16 km from the hotel
Take a ghost tour through the dark streets and pre-Civil War buildings of Tennessee’s oldest city.

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre

0.35 mi / 0.57 km from the hotel
Since its first performance in 1970, this local theater has nurtured emerging artists and inspired eager audiences. Check the schedule for ongoing productions while you’re in town.

Wetlands Water Park

1.67 mi / 2.68 km from the hotel
Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of this popular aquatic center. Splash in the pool or zoom down the waterslide to stay cool on hot summer days.