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Explore the rich heritage and culture


Whether you treasure rich pure history, are passionate for nature and adventure, or crave exploring, we have got you covered.

Outdoor & Nature

see nature in a new way

Explore parks, trails, rafting, and fishing in our unique outdoor activities

Artists & Craftsmen

Be Inspired by Local Artists

Encounter diverse artists and creative styles in vibrant Tennessee Overhill.

Culture & Heritage

memories that last a lifetime

Discover East TN’s culture, history, and heritage through engaging experiences.


fun the whole family can enjoy

Enjoy scenic drives, sky tours, and family-friendly zipline excursions

Find your home away from home with lovely lodgings

The Tennessee Overhill region has a number of wonderful places to stay from the unique to the conventional. You can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

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Exploring the Tennessee Overhill Heritage: A Journey Through Time

We came to be in 1990 as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Heritage Tourism Initiative” in southeastern Tennessee. We focus on honoring local history, traditions, culture, and natural resources. We receive funding from local governments, grants, donations, earned income, and partnerships for special projects.


The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

HISTORY - 5 mins read

Tellico to Tahlequah: Seeking Sequoyah

Come along on this podcast pilgrimage of sorts as we travel from Tellico, Tennessee, to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, chasing down the story of Sequoyah, who single-handedly created the written form of the Cherokee language during turbulent times in the early 1800s.

Jenni Veal
2 days ago
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Featured Events

From social events to business networking, festivals, and more, our calendar includes events all over the Overhill region.