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Area Attractions

American Museum Of Science and Energy (AMSE)
The present facility, opened in 1975, and continues to provide the general public with energy information. The name of the museum was changed to the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in 1978.
300 South Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-576-3200
Visit the AMSE Website


 

Fort Loudoun
Experience our rich history with a trip to Fort Loudoun, a British fort built in 1756 and reconstructed accurately to depict the era.
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6217
Fort Loudoun State Park

 

 

 


Lost Sea
The Lost Sea is America’s largest underground lake. The temperature remains a pleasant fifty-eight degrees year round. Wide sloping walkways take you on an adventure to the many interesting rooms, some of which are among the widest, highest, and largest rooms of any caverns in the Southeast. Upon entering the lake room you will board large glass bottom boats for an exciting trip on the Lost Sea. While on the trip you will observe some of the largest rainbow trout in the United States.
140 Lost Sea Road
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423-337-6616
Visit the Lost Sea Website



Mayfield Dairy Farms
The Visitor Center and Tour takes you on a journey through the history of Mayfield Dairy from its beginnings to the present. You’ll see a special film presentation, followed by a plant tour that lets you see the bottling of milk and the production of ice cream and novelty items. Stop for a taste of our delicious milk and great tasting ice cream-made fresh daily.
806 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
1-800-Mayfield
Visit the Mayfield Daily Website



Monroe County Guide to Tourism
Visit the Monroe County Tourism Website



Purdy's Petting Zoo
1 mile off of Interstate 75 at Exit #60
120 Plemons Rd
Sweetwater, TN 37874
(423) 295-5156
www.purdyspettingzoo.com
Every animal we have loves to eat out of your hands: Our animals include  Dromedary Camel, Kangaroo, Zonkey (1/2 Zebra & 1/2 Donkey), Ring Taled Lemur, Japanese Sika Deer, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Hawaiian Black Sheep, Fallow Deer, Shetland miniature Sheep, Barbados Black bellied sheep, Tennessee Fainting Goats, Alpacas and Llamas, Miniature Sicilian Donkeys, Buffalo, Miniature Zebu from India, Miniature Horse, Ponies, rabbits, Tarantula, Peacocks, Turkeys, Ducks, Emu, Ostriches, Mule, Angus Heifers, Painted Desert Lambs, Zebra, Muntjac Deer, Scottish Highlander. Some of our activities include: Feeding and Petting the animals, Panning for Gold, Pony Rides, Fishing in our Stocked Catfish Pond, hay rides, our 10 table shaded picnic area.  We do birthday parties, field trips, church and corporate Events, Boy Scout and Girl Scout outings.  Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.





Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Enjoy the beauty of this museum which is nestled in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains on the shores of the Tellico Lake. Hear fascinating Cherokee myths and legends, marvel at the Cherokee syllabary which took Sequoyah twelve years to develop, but only a few hours for the average person to learn. See the artifacts excavated in the Little Tennessee Valley in two decades of archaeological work on sites spanning 8,000 years of continuous human habitation. Shop in the Museum gift shop and visit the Cherokee Memorial adjacent to the Museum.
576 Highway 360
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6246
Visit the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Website


 

Sweetwater Flea Market
One of the largest flea markets in Tennessee with over five hundred spaces to shop. Open year round.
121 County Road 308
Sweetwater, TN 37874
(423) 337-3532




Sweetwater Valley Farm
Learn what a human's routine has to do with a cow's diet, how a dairy recycles commodities that would otherwise fill up space, and how computer science helps manage herd health. Year round tours of Sweetwater Valley Farm are available by appointment, as well as regular walking tours during the summer. Schools, tour buses, civic clubs and families are welcome. Please call for details.
17988 West Lee Highway
Philadelphia, TN 37856
1-877-862-4332
Visit the Sweetwater Valley Farm Website

 

 

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