Come visit Johnson City, TN, a scenic city tucked in the Appalachian Mountains. With beautiful parks and educational museums, the city has plenty of family-friendly activities to entertain visitors of all ages.
Check into one of our Johnson City, TN hotels, and then visit these popular attractions:
Enjoy the backdrop of the sprawling mountain range while you visit Willow Springs Park. With several walking trails, a pond with fish and turtles, a large playground and even a dog park, there is plenty to see and explore. Pack a picnic and have lunch on the picturesque gazebo.
Winged Deer Park is another excellent spot for fresh air and recreation. The 200-acre lakefront park offers visitors walking trails, batting cages and a playground. The park is also home to several historical sites, such as the Robert Young Cabin, a log cabin that is one of the city's oldest buildings.
If you are looking to learn about the local history, then check out the Tipton-Haynes Historic Site. Besides the museum and several well-preserved cabins and structures, visitors can experience traditional farming and crafting demonstrations. The site also hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year, like Civil War reenactments and a Maple Syrup Festival.
For a unique adventure, take a family-friendly ghost tour with Appalachian GhostWalks. The company operates 14 different tours throughout Virginia and east Tennesse, one of which is the Little Chicago GhostWalk of Johnson City. Learn about the city's connection to Al Capone, and visit buildings that the gangster and his associates once occupied.
The Hands On! Regional Museum is a must-see for families and has more than 20 interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. Be sure to ask about the museum's daily art and science workshops.
For some fun playtime for young travelers, be sure to check out Wallabies. With wall-to-wall inflatable slides and obstacle courses, kids are sure to have a blast. Parents can relax and have a snack in the lounge while they watch their kids on video monitors as they bounce and play.
At the end of your day in Johnson City, relax in a cozy room by Choice Hotels. We offer the best amenities so you can recharge after a full day of fun.
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