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Norris Dam State Park
Norris Dam State Park
Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.
Attraction type: Dams; State Parks
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The Miner's Circle - Mine Explosion Graves
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Cove Lake State Park
Cove Lake State Park(Caryville)
Owner description: Cove Lake’s 717 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. A paved walking/bike trail provides easy access to all park... more Owner description: Cove Lake’s 717 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. A paved walking/bike trail provides easy access to all park facilities. Visitors can spend the day fishing or simply sitting back and capturing the picturesque vista Cove Lake offers. In the 1920s, several groups began lobbying state and federal legislators for the construction of a dam at the confluence of the Clinch River and Cove Creek to control flooding and provide electricity to the area. The project was initially known as the Cove Creek Project, but after the Tennessee Valley Authority assumed control of the project in 1933, it became known as the Norris Project. The project was named for Nebraska senator George Norris, who had advocated the creation of TVA in the early 1930s. The construction of Norris Dam began in 1934 and the dam’s gates were closed in 1936, effectively creating the Norris Reservoir. The Tennessee Valley Authority constructed Caryville Dam to protect the town of Caryville from the Norris Reservoir, which would extend for several miles up Cove Creek. Regardless, several of the town’s structures were condemned or moved, and two highways had to be rerouted. TVA planned Cove Lake State Park as one of the Norris Project’s three demonstration recreational areas, the other two being Norris Dam State Park and Big Ridge State Park along the main reservoir to the east. The park has 106 campsites equipped with grills and picnic tables. There are also six large picnic pavilions available for rent. less
Attraction type: State Parks
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American Museum of Science & Energy
American Museum of Science & Energy(Oak Ridge)
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Museum of Appalachia
Museum of Appalachia(Clinton)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Coal Creek Smokehouse
Coal Creek Smokehouse
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Rocky Top
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Rocky Top
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Rocky Top
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Subway
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Rocky Top
Glenn's Pizza and Grill
Glenn's Pizza and Grill
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Rocky Top
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
$82 - $131
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Powell
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville-North-I-75 Exit 112
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville-North-I-75 Exit 112
$92 - $147
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Powell
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Caryville - I-75 / Cove Lake State Park
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Caryville - I-75 / Cove Lake State Park
$100 - $152
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Caryville
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Caryville
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Caryville
$90 - $147
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Caryville
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DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge - Knoxville
3.0 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge - Knoxville
$104 - $214
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Oak Ridge
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