East Tennessee offers both natural beauty and man- made attractions. Here, the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
, lies adjacent to Dolly Parton's Dollywood, a mountain culture theme park. The resort towns of Sevierville, Townsend, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
offer abundant shopping.
Other attractions of the region include Bristol Motor Speedway, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, and the world's Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga