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Downtown State Street

State Street, Downtown Bristol VA & TN, Bristol, VA 24201
276-644-9700
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went there to stroll around and visit the antique shops. We found that most store close at 5:00 PM or earlier and are not open on the weekends. This makes it nearly impossible for folks who WORK to shop. Disappointment.

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Pineville, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a good time looking through all the antique shops. People are very friendly. A lot to look at. Convenient parking.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a neat street separating VA from TN. There are lots of quaint shops and restaurants some with outdoor seating. We had a burger at the Famous Burger Bar. State Street also has lots of music events in the evening. Country Music Hall of Fame is opening here in August 2014. Bristol is the birthplace of country music.

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Bristol, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bristol is a combination of a small city, with half in each side of Va.and Tn. Our roots run to country. We are the birthplace of country music.

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Bristol, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You can visit antique shops, shop boutique clothing stores, find art, have a great meal, and then have coffee and dessert at a bakery. Almost everything downtown is locally owned and operated, with friendly staff and helpful staff. Park your car on a nice day, and walk. Take pictures with the famous Bristol sign. Stand in 2 states at once.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

While downtown Bristol is famous for shopping for antiques and the renovated Paramount Theater, it has a myriad of wonderful restaurants and bars that can make a night out really fun. Recently, we visited two places on consecutive nights and had a wonderful time at both. First was 620 State, a restaurant/bar featuring Asian Fusion food, wonderful sushi, and great... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I had some pretty high expectations for the birthplace of country music. While there was a very cool mammoth guitar at the Visitor's Center to take pictures with, the staff at the Visitor's Center was not friendly whatsoever. Sure, we were there right when the Visitor's Center opened, but they should have been much more accommodating to tourists. State Street... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

State Street divides Bristol TN. from Bristol, VA. The area has been revitalized and the atmosphere is alive but in a laid back way. Plenty of restaurants, antiques, banks, fresh backed goods, wine chops and a library holds it's own with any otherand trees. The Tennessee side boasts of the largest sports arena in the USA. Bristol Motor Speedway. Both... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Check out the hair salon by the Blackbird Bakery. I would fly there from out of town to hang with the owner and his beautiful people crew. Also, the bagels are great at the place. The people at Merrill Lynch are great with currency needs,etc. Clothing, everything are great, but as it was in the 1960s with less money.

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Friendswood, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My family and I visited Bristol one afternoon for shopping. We were very disappointed in the way we were treated when our child needed to use the restroom. We were told that shops no longer allowed customers to use restrooms because the people there did unspeakable things in them. Therefore if we needed to go, we should find a restaurant... More

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