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Downtown State Street

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

It's much shorter than I thought it would be but there are stores and spots to eat. One side is VA and the other is TN, pretty cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's much shorter than I thought it would be but there are stores and spots to eat. One side is VA and the other is TN, pretty cool.

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When looking at the sign, Tennessee is on the right and Virginia is on the left. The middle of State Street is the state line. Many shops were closed, though we were there in the middle of the week around noon. We thought the old train station (left of the sign) would house a visitors' center and rest rooms, but... More 

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Afton, TN
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wow, blown away with the amount of local businesses downtown and eateries as well. We drove through with very little time for stopping at at the "Burger Bar" and loved the "Blackbird Bakery"(Virginia(Bristol). So impressed with this town and hope to come back and stay awhile.

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a nice area to stroll around for an afternoon. There is nothing spectacular here, but it is clean and safe. There are a lot of small shops and several restaurants. I love the architecture of some of these old buildings.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

a quaint little town with a nice feel. the main street has quite a few unique shops and places to eat.

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Richmond, Virginia
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210 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a great time strolling State Street! There are lots of shops to visit. We stopped for a bite to eat, too. Be sure to stop in the Benjamin Walls photography studio. Very cool! We enjoyed hunting for antiques as well. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Denton, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

State Street was ok. Mostly antique shops and a few restaurants. We were there on a Saturday around noon. We walked up the VA side, crossed the street and walked back down the TN side. Nothing to get really excited about.

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurants are primarily local owned (except for Quaker Steak & Lube & Macados) and the shops are just a fun time to walk around and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I loved walking downtown. The little town has done a great job in bringing it back to life . history has been preserved whenever possible. There are antique stores, clothing stores, art galleries, restaurants, a historic theatre... And perhaps an occasional pan handler but they are not obnoxious. What a great small town!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Quaint little Town with Main Street serving as the TN/VA State Line with small shops providing that days past feel without that touristy kitsch feeling.

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