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There are lots of things to keep you busy while in Morristown. The city boasts several large parks. Panther Creek State Park in west Hamblen County has many hiking and horse trails. There is also a campground, public pool, tennis courts, boat ramp, picnic pavilions and playgrounds. Fred Miller Park near downtown is a popular family destination with its splash pad, playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Frank Lorino Park on the east side of town offers many athletic fields and often hosts tournaments and other events. Cherokee Park, on the north side of town, borders Cherokee Lake and features an outdoor amphitheater that is a popular concert venue.
Take the time to visit downtown. There are several excellent shops, antique stores and restaurants. Notice the overhead sidewalks (you can't miss them). This a unique Morristown feature that was intended to double the retail capacity of downtown. Second-level retail never really took-off, but the "skywalks" are still a fun place to stroll and the city is working to incorporate them into the greenway system.
Do a little shopping while in town. College Square Mall features Belk, Kohl's, J.C. Penny, Sears and Goody's department stores as well as a nine-screen cinema. Popular stores include Aeropostale, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Christopher & Banks, Jimmyz and Rue 21. Surrounding the mall are more retailers including Pier 1 Imports, T.J. Maxx and More, Office Max, Hobby Lobby and Super Wal-mart. West Andrew Johnson Highway is a busy commercial thoroughfare and home to Polly Kay, in The Gardens shopping center, which offers upscale ladies fashion and nearby Dawson's dresses up the guys. The Veranda Market is an upscale interiors shop and is adjacent to Tara's Tea Room. If you are looking for natural and organic products, visit Vegette's Choice on Sulphur Springs Road or the Sunflower Herb Shop on W. A.J. Hwy. or get it straight from the farm at the Farmer's Market downtown.
For a taste of local culture visit the Rose Center at the corner of Jackson and W. 2nd North Street. This former school house is now the city's art and history center and features exhibitions as well as special classes. It is also home to the Mountain Makins festival held every fall. Don't miss the Murrell Flyer, a local flying machine that flew before the Wright Brothers.
Morristown is home to two theater companies, Theater Guild and Encore. Between the two, Walters State Community College and the local schols there is usually a good show to be seen showcasing great local talent.
And of course there is Davy Crockett's Tavern. Located on Morningside Drive, the tavern is a replica of the original and is a good place to discover what life was like when Davy Crockett roamed these hills.
Be sure to drive around town. Morristown has some pretty residential areas with beautiful historic homes. Some of the neighborhoods close to downtown are quite walkable, so enjoy.