From sun up to sun down, Johnson City delivers opportunities for discovery and adventure for every group. Historic sites, unparalleled outdoor fun, local food and unique craft brews are available throughout all corners of the city. From scenic mountain views and world-class lakes to Southern hospitality and genuine experiences, Johnson City is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
“Having an opportunity to showcase our community and the many things that make it so unique is something that excites us,” said Jenna Moore, director of sales at the Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We love sharing our gem of a city with visitors. What we have in Johnson City is special — it’s hard to verbalize but easy to feel and experience once you’re here.”
The brand new, all-ages Hands On! Discovery Center offers programs and exhibits that include a musical Tesla coil, giant building blocks and a maker studio inviting guests to engineer a rocket, create a masterpiece and uncover something new. Get up close with an active prehistoric fossil dig site dating back 5 million years.
Downtown Johnson City is the place to be if groups want to eat, shop and live like a local. It features 14 local restaurants, three coffee shops, a farmers market, walking art trail, Tweetsie Trail, Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park, four music venues, two galleries and several unique shops.
The region’s first and only community makerspace, Skillville is the hub of hands-on, educational classes. Groups can sign up for classes and make their own souvenir to take home. Some rotating classes feature woodwork, metalwork, pottery, stained glass, jewelry making, soap making and blacksmithing.
The International Storytelling Center is located 10 minutes from Johnson City in Tennessee’s oldest town — Jonesborough. It serves as the vanguard of the storytelling movement, helping preserve and enhance the world’s oldest art form. Storytellers bring to life the engaging history of the town in the frontier days.
Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau