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Address: State Street, Downtown Bristol VA & TN, Bristol, VA 24201
Phone Number: 276-644-9700
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Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a...

Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a fun place to visit and a “Good Place to Live”. With so much to do and enjoy, everyone feels at home in Historic Downtown Bristol. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

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Always a fun place to visit.

Being able to stand in 2 states at once is always cool. Have attended a few special events, and they were fun. Lots of cool shops and restaurants. Good way to pass timer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being able to stand in 2 states at once is always cool. Have attended a few special events, and they were fun. Lots of cool shops and restaurants. Good way to pass timer.

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Thank TL31468
Bristol, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Bristol is great for daytime shopping, lunch, and treats. As of 2016 we have two new craft breweries. Grand Antiques is messy but you can get some steals. Eat at Manna Bagel and grab some bagels for the road; they also have the best coffee downtown. If you're in the mood for a burger, the Burger Bar will knock... More 

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Thank Jill M
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bristol is a town in the tri-cities area where North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee come together. Bristol is partly in Virginia and partly in Tennessee and is somewhat comical as they have 2 governments and it is a small city. Downtown is fighting to come back as there are small shops and galleries that are popping up and a few... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have lived here since 1979 and operated a business since 1981 and have seen downtown about as bad as it could get...I feel like there have been miracles downtown in the past ten years culminating in the best downtown in the Tri-Cities. Restaurants, shopping, services, breweries, art galleries, party venues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bristol, Virginia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place to visit during the day or evening and go into the shops. There is a little bit of everything. Also in the summer there are outdoor concerts.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have been in this area for 53 years it is a awesome place to live a lot of history place to look at in historical areas a lot of stores to brows in good place to eat at great train station to visit n have occasion at

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

At the very least, you have to stop for a photo! Iconic sign that immediately attracts your attention. The 80+ year old in our group insisted on standing in the middle of the road under the sign for her photo, so she could say she was standing in both states!

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited at day and night.....night view is really nice. Great photo op for professional and amateur photographers.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Great town with the State Line running right down the middle! We were able to stand in the middle of the road with one foot in VA and the other in TN, thanks to a massive, sluggish train closing the road. Perfect timing.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

this has the best stores n memoires wish some of the old stores would come back in open cameo back up for shows at least on Saturdays people miss ole bristol

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