Bristol is divided by two states: Tennssee & Virginia. It sits in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, which include the Cherokee National Forest, and other wilderness areas. It’s a region of unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity, with more than 20,000 species of plants and animals.
When you visit Bristol, you'll hear music at every turn and see magnificent theatrical performances. After all, Bristol is the official Birthplace of Country Music. The area's rich musical and cultural heritage is on display every day through many sites and attractions. If you have a need for speed, there is no better place than the Bristol Motor Speedway; voted NASCAR fans favorite track.