Hotel near Sweetwater and Lenoir City, TN Attractions
From mysterious caverns to scenic lakes to historic sites, there are a lot of things to see on the road between Knoxville and Chattanooga. You can access many of these attractions from this Country Inn & Suites hotel near Sweetwater and Lenoir City, TN. Explore America’s history at Fort Loudon State Park and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, spend a day on the water at Tellico Lake or Watts Barr, or discover the Lost Sea at Craigshead Caverns. The hotel is about 30 minutes from Knoxville, where you can visit the University of Tennessee or tour the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Zoo and the Bijou Theater. Access the following attractions from this hotel:
- American Museum of Science & Energy (33 miles)
Children and adults can tour this interactive museum to learn the science and history behind energy sources—including electrical, nuclear and solar energy.
Phone: +1 (865) 576-3200
- Fort Loudon Marina (12.9 miles)
Your boating adventure begins here. This marina gives you access to Fort Loudon Lake, Tellico Lake and Watts Barr, and also has pontoons and party boats to rent.
Phone: +1 (865) 986-5536
- Fort Loudon State Park (19.3 miles)
This 1,200-acre state park contains the ruins of a British fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. Tour the reconstructed fort, explore unearthed artifacts at the interpretative center and watch living history presentations. Hiking and fishing are also available.
Phone: +1 (423) 884-6217
- The Grove Wine and Spirits (4.1 miles)
Find a large selection of quality wines and spirits at affordable prices at this local shop.
Phone: +1 (865) 408-1311
- Historic Lenoir City Walking Tour (10 miles)
Take this self-guided tour to discover historic buildings and more in downtown Lenoir City, including a home and a church built in the 1800s.
Phone: +1 (865) 986-6822
- Lenoir City Museum and Cotton Mill Site (10 miles)
This museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes photographs and artifacts from the Civil War and from the city’s railway car factory.
Phone: +1 (865) 986-9169
- Lost Sea (19.8 miles)
The fascinating Craigshead Caverns are home to the “Lost Sea,” the largest underground lake in the United States. Explore the caverns and tour the lake on a glass-bottomed boat.
Phone: +1 (423) 337-6616
- Mayfield Dairy (25.7 miles)
Tour one of the farms that produces milk for one of America’s most popular dairy brands. Be sure to visit the ice cream parlor to pick up your favorite flavor!
Phone: +1 (423) 649-2653
- Sequoyah Birthplace Museum (19 miles)
Learn about Cherokee culture, mythology and history at this museum that honors Sequoyah, the man who developed an original writing system for the Cherokee language.
Phone: +1 (423) 884-6246
- Sweetwater Valley Farm (5.8 miles)
This locally-owned dairy farm produces all-natural cheeses and includes interactive exhibits and tours so you can understand how dairy farming benefits people around the world.
Phone: +1 (865) 458-9192
- Tennessee National Golf Course (1.8 miles)
This private golf club includes beautiful lake views and a course designed by Greg Norman.
Phone: +1 (888) 486-6285
- Tennessee Valley Winery (5.4 miles)
This local winery was established in 1984 and has earned more than 800 awards for its red, white, blush and fruit wines. Stop by to purchase a bottle to try for yourself.
Phone: +1 (865) 986-5147