Things To Do and See Around Kingsport TN

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

The Park features a picturesque 44 acre lake, hiking trails, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, and Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles.

Warriors' Path State Park

Warriors’ Path State Park was named for the Great Cherokee War and Trading Path. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 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.

Kingsport Carousel & Park

The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel located inside the temperature controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield Street Kingsport, TN (at the corner of E. Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Downtown Kingsport). We are open 5 days a week all year long.

Kingsport Greenbelt

The Kingsport Greenbelt is a linear park that connects the residential neighborhoods, traditional parks, downtown, commercial districts, schools, and activity centers. A special feature of this unique park is a pathway for pedestrian and bicycle use. The pathway meanders along gentle streams, wanders through the marshlands, glides across open meadows, and passes by sites of historical and aesthetic value.

Lamplight Theatre

LampLight Theatre is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) facility designed to provide quality entertainment and promote family and Christian values. It is our desire to see LampLight Theatre become America’s premiere Christian Performing Arts Center, cultivating artists from all genres to use their gifts. The Theatre is used as a venue for theatrical productions, dinner theatre, concerts, conferences, and seasonal events. It is offered as a performing arts center to enhance skills of seasoned artists as well as to train new actors and to cultivate their gifts and talents. 

Kingsport Aquatic Center

The state-of-the-art Kingsport Aquatic Center is unlike any other attraction in the region. Our 46,000 square-foot indoor area is open year-round with hours of operation that can accommodate just about any schedule you might have. Our indoor facility features three multipurpose, indoor pools that are specially designed for recreation and instruction. The KAC is home to the region’s only indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, the HMG Competition Pool. Each year from Memorial Day to Labor, the KAC opens its outdoor facility. Our outdoor waterpark features two waterslides, a water playground, and the ever popular 900-foot lazy river. If you’re looking for affordable summer fun for the whole family, look no further than the KAC.

Kingsport Speedway

The high banked asphalt race track has hosted many prestigious events, including NASCAR Grand National events and the likes of Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Harry Gant, Jimmy Hensley and many others.

Fort Henry Mall

the Fort Henry Mall offers 529,000 square feet of fully-enclosed retail shopping and dining. Anchored by Belk, JC Penney and NCG Cinema, the Fort Henry Mall is also home to numerous national specialty retailers.

Netherland Inn

Today, Netherland Inn hosts tours of the inn and grounds as wells as special events throughout the year including the Teddy Bear Picnic, Old Tyme Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival, Haunted Historic Inn and the 1818 Candlelight Christmas Party.

Rising above the Holston River, Netherland Inn has been fully restored as a historic house museum. This three-story Federal architectural “gem” is one of the south’s most important American frontier settlements.

Kingsport TN Restaurants, Bars and Eateries


Fast-food chain, founded in 1956, serving up burgers, hot dogs & fries, plus breakfast fare. Close to our hotel.

Plum Tree

Plum Tree is a cornerstone in the Kingsport community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.  Dine in or order out and close to our hotel.


Kingsport TN Italian restaurant with pizza and authentic Italian menu offerings.  Close to our hotel.

The Chop House

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states. The number one goal of The Chop House is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.


Giuseppe's fine dining restaurant in Kingsport TN. Giuseppe's serves Italian food, as well as steak, seafood, and poultry.

Braeden's BBQ

Great food in a friendly warm atmosphere. Located in Kingssport TN, serving authentic 24 hour hickory smoked barbeque and offer a wide variety of tasty sides, such as our homemade chips to compliment our meats.  Choose from pulled pork or turkey, beef brisket, and the meatiest ribs in town, all smoked to perfection.

Phil's Dream Pit

Phil’s Dream Pit prepares their bbq fresh every day with a consistency that is hard to beat in the bbq world.  The pulled pork is smoky, tender and juicy.  Sliced beef brisket has a nice smoke ring, is also juicy and tender without being chewy or tough.  The baby back bbq ribs are extra meaty, not fatty, with a nice smoke flavor,  The smoke, seasoning and sauce on the sweet ribs come together for a symphony on the taste buds.  The dry rub ribs are a classic Memphis style, with just enough kick.

Mr. Papa's and Beer

Kingsport TN restaurant offering Fresh California style Mexican cuisine, family friendly atmosphere, salsa bar, and bar seating.

Mustard Seed Cafe

Relax and enjoy lunch with friends at our eatery and coffee shop in Kingport, TN. The Mustard Seed Café is a quaint meeting place located in downtown Kingsport. We offer the perfect setting to dine for lunch with friends and co-workers. 

Thai Noodle Town

Real Thai Meals in Kingsport, Tennessee! Home-cooked meals are a source of pride for the Thai people. Enjoy our made-to-order home recipes, including all of our special noodle dishes! 

The Shack

We proudly serve succulent barbecue, crispy wings, delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering burgers ! We are located in Kingsport, Tennessee and boast a fantastic menu that will suit any appetite

CJ's Sports Bar

Located in Kingsport, TN. Offering 10 imported, domestic & local beers, great food, live music from local bands, and line dancing class and karaoke on Thursdays! 21+ ONLY, $6 cover on band nights (Fri & Sat) unless posted otherwise.

Model City Tap House

Specializing in craft beer and steamed sub sandwiches. Features 20 craft beers on tap that will continuously rotate to keep fresh beers being poured every time you come in. We are open for lunch and dinner serving steamed sandwiches until 8 pm nightly. Live music and events will be held periodically throughout the year. 

Rush Street Neighborhood Grill

Chicago style beer and pizza with appetizers, tacos, soups, salads and luncheon specials​

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