Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton

#46 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
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  • Gives you the background of how things came to be what they are today. Exhibits telling different stories of what happened in the area. People tend not to view history as important as it is but for th...  more »
  • This Tennessee state park houses a nice museum recounting the area's early settlement history: the arrival of the Watauga settlers, who first rented and later purchased their land from the Cherokees; ...  more »
  • This park is absolutely beautiful! My favorite part is the walking trail that runs by the river and there are lots of trees for shade. They have lots of events throughout the year and picnic tables fo...  more »
  • Very enjoyable site. The history is rich, and the scenery is pastoral. Go on a late Saturday afternoon when the river is generating and you just might be lucky enough to view some paddlers coming down through the rapids. The meadow upstream is a good place to see wildlife: deer, skunk, and a wide variety of birds. Re-enactment weekends are especially good--very educational. And every year the 'Liberty' drama is well worth seeing. We return, and return, and return again.
  • Good museum. Good displays of local history. Great activities throughout the year.
  • I absolutely love this place. I began acting here with many of my family members at a very young age when liberty was still known as The Wataugans. Several great memories here.
  • Great exhibit of "Life on the Frontier " with life-size mannequins dressed in period forming tableaux of events involving Watauga. Written narration telling about the events, and a 15 minute video give great information. Fort Watauga is restored. Grounds around the fort along the Watauga River allow for relaxing enjoyable walks.
  • Friendly, clean, informative,their are picnic areas and great walking area's. Plus handycap friendly

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