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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...

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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Charming Town.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ascot, United Kingdom
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tnmom51
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Out of all the Tricities' downtown areas (Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City), Bristol has the most life and promise. There are a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options in downtown Bristol. Since it is very small - it is also very walkable.

Thank jmattw05
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I find this very unique to actually B in 2 states at the same time in one city. There is a railroad depot at this location. I really like this town because it's right where I want it and I love the southern accents.

Thank William B
Cleveland, OH
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We have attended the BRRR for the past four years and cannot believe the talent this event draws. We found 8 new bands this year that we love, but had never heard of. It is such a relaxing event. We walk around the adorable downtown streets, stopping at one of the 20 stages to listen to live music. Very reasonable... More 

Thank vidalia917
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Our most looked to trip every year is the Bristol Rhythm and Roots festival. 122 acts on 20 stages over three days. UNREAL!! The volunteers that put this on are FIRST CLASS. Every year we find a little musical nugget we didn't know about prior to the trip. This year it was the Banditos, Guns, Girls and Glory, and Mike... More 

Thank Jeff S
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We love Bristol and especially the shops and restaurants on State Street. It's a great place to spend a day or a weekend, especially during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Music Festival. Shop owners are always friendly, restaurants are very good.

Thank Gfreegirl
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Nice bars, restaurants and stores downtown. Lots of concerts, car displays and more. Always enjoy the Quaker Steak & Lube bands playing outside at Piedmont and State.

Thank OnTheGo069
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

In this busy world we all want to be in two places at once, well here you can do it while relaxing. Other than that not much at this venue unless you turn around and walk back into town. Lots of nice shops and eats.

Thank Coming-n-Going0890
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice for browsing. Really not a lot to Bristol if you are not a race fan. The only reason that we travel there is because my husband is from there and family is there. Also it seem s like a good place for retirees. Another thing that is big is The Rhythm and Roots Festival in September.

Thank Andrea162700

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