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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 things to do 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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Honaker, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Take a stroll down state street and get a feel for what southern charm and hospitality is! A travelers must visit! So much to do and see!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My experience of Historic Downtown Bristol has come full circle. The experience began for me in the year 2000 while antiquing. I fell in love with the downtown community, therefore, opened a successful business, expanded the business, purchased historic buildings & renovated the upper floors into residential lofts. Today, 15 years later, I continue to work, live, play and be... More 

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Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

love to see bristol take care of down town they have done alot of renovating and getting new business in the area im glad to see that most of the buildings are being used! great old place with alot of history

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

As the sign at the end of State Street, its a "good" place to live, not a great place, but a good place. I grew up in Bristol and while I have fond memories, there's not a lot here. Curiously, the main street, "State Street" divides the city into Virginia and Tennessee...by the street's dotted line.

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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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126 reviews 126 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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