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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 both a...

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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Walkable, tree lined streets

Downtown Bristol has a lot of cute shops, fudge-makers, restaurants and bars. Plenty to do, fun stores like the magic supply, and pretty trees all along the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed State Street, but I would not plan a whole day just for State Street. They have a few good antique shops. It is quaint. My wife liked it more than I did

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

State Street is right on the state line of Virginia and Tennessee. State St. is lined with shops and restaurants, many of which close fairly early in the evening. Those that are open late are great places to spend some time with friends.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown Bristol has a lot of cute shops, fudge-makers, restaurants and bars. Plenty to do, fun stores like the magic supply, and pretty trees all along the area.

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Thank ajdial
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really love all the little shops. Antique stores are a huge part of our pastime on days of. I also love the fact that we now have an Escape game in Bristol.. What fun. State street is a place where you can shop at a quirky boutique, play a fun mystery game with friends and family then get a... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After the decline of most American downtown's due to malls and shopping plazas, downtown Bristol like a lot of others have bounced back and is once again vibrant. Lot's of really good restaurant choices and some shopping along with a few Antique shops that are worth the stop as well. The historic Burger Bar is as good as even, I... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Downtown Bristol State Street is unique, charming & exciting. Many antique stores, unique shops, old fashioned ice shop, Pawn shop w/soda fountain & many more local restaurants. The retro Bristol sign & beautifully restored train station are the icing on the cake! It's a must do & experience!

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Terrific staff, food, & music! We were seated super fast and were allowed to push tables together to accommodate our group. Our server was friendly, knowledgable, and promptly delivered our delicious meals. The band was equally awesome! This will be a stop on all future visits! 😎

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

By all means visit and enjoy the neat building architecture. Can't comment on much else because this town is essentially closed down on Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

From antiques to music stores, this strip of Bristol has it all. Parking didn't seem to be a problem for us, but we were there on a Monday. No idea what the weekend traffic would be like.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Whether you're young or old a music enthusiast or an antique lover there's something downtown for everyone. Bristol is the birthplace of country music.

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