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Downtown State Street

Address: State Street, Downtown Bristol VA & TN, Bristol, VA 24201
Phone Number: 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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a fun place to visit and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Love the antique malls and little shops, and lots of good food to be sampled at the various cafes and restaurants on State Street!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

State street--also called Siamese city (Bristol ,tn and va) is really starting to come alive. Each September the city pays homage to his country music roots with a three-day festival that stays true to the music.

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Bristol, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful downtown area with unique shopping and trendy restaurants. It continues to grow into something wonderful for the area.

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Venice, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A lot of historic old brick buildings. Good restaurants but not to much on the healthy side. Drink prices are very low compared to where we live. (ie: $5 for a 32 oz draft or $6 for a specialty mixed drink). Parking was not an issue though we were not there on a race week.

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Washington, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It's cool to walk down one side of the street in Virginia, and walk back up the other side in Tennessee. But that was about it for the excitement on a Saturday evening. The shops were all closed, there was nothing going on! It is unique, but it's a been there, done that attraction!

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Bristol, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Took my wife out for a date night after a tough day. Headed to State Street. Grabbed dinner at 620 State then a nice walk over to Blackbird Backery for desert. Lovely evening and very enjoyable time downtown!

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Old buildings redone and charming stores, restaurants, theaters. Would spend a whole day just on State St. alone

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Cleveland, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Bristol Rythm and Roots Reunion was amazing again. This is our 4th year attending. Saw 7 bands on Friday evening and all were winners. On Saturday we saw 10 bands and loved all but 1. You cannot beat the price of $40 for a weekend pass and have the opportunity to see over 100 bands. Very well organized. All the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There was tons to do on race week. Loved it! We did not get to visit too many of the stores because of the numbers of tables/booths set up on the street for the race celebration (Thursday night before the race). We did find the store where 2 of the Moonshiners by their overalls. Remember to get a picture of... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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