A new online geotourism map of the Tennessee River Valley has been created in conjunction with National Geographic Maps. The map highlights the Smoky Mountains through Knoxville and south to Chattanooga and north Georgia and is designed to showcase to national and international audiences the natural, cultural and historic attractions that define the East Tennessee River Valley region.
From Lake Loudon boating to Lookout Mountain hang gliding to Lottie’s Diner, Tennesseans sent in more than 600 nominations of their favorite points of interest; historic, cultural and natural landmarks; events; artisans; and attractions, which capture the region’s unique character and beauty. Tennesseans can continue to nominate new sites, events and special places to the MapGuide, which will be a dynamic and constantly changing interactive site.
“This Geotourism MapGuide is a showcase of what makes the East Tennessee River Valley so critically and beautifully significant,” said James Dion, sustainable tourism program manager, National Geographic Maps. “More than ever, this project underscores the importance of conserving the region’s tremendous scenic and historical assets for future generations.”
To view the map, visit tennesseerivervalleygeotourism.org.