Athens, TN  Chamber of Commerce Athens Area Chamber of Commerce 13 North Jackson St.
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-0334
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Local Tourism

The Athens area has a bountiful supply of recreational spots. Whether you are a fishing enthusiast or an avid golfer, many recreational activities await you in McMinn county. Not only are there many recreational activities in which to take a part, but they are located in some of the most scenic areas of the Southeast.

At Watts Bar Lake, a 39,000-acre recreation area, you have a wide variety of activities in which to participate. Choose from sailing, water skiing, or fishing.

Rafting and Kayaking on the beautiful Ocoee River is within easy reach.

Trout fishermen can enjoy a tranquil day of fishing on the Tellico River, one of the most scenic trout streams in America.

GolfingHiking, camping and fishing are also available at Bald River Falls or in the Cherokee National/Forest.

There are also several swimming and tennis facilities located in McMinn County as well as four golf courses: Ridgewood Golf Club, Springbrook Golf & Country Club, White Oaks Golf Course and Willow Springs Golf Course.

The area is also well blessed with mountains, vast forests and many miles of river and lake shoreline which makes it a hunters dreamland.

For the real fitness buff, there are swimming lessons, aquacise, slimnastics, volleyball, and gymnastics programs at the YMCA.

Also located nearby is the Lost Sea, which is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's largest underground lake.

 

Lost Sea
Ms. Lisa McClung
140 Lost Sea Road
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Phone: 423-337-6616
Fax: 423-337-0803
E-mail: lostsea@earthlink.net

Mayfield Dairy Farms, Inc.
Mr. Ted Watson
806 E. Madison Ave.
P.O. Box 310
Athens, TN 37371-0310
Phone: 423-745-2151
Fax: 423-745-3837
E-mail: ted_watson@deanfoods.com

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Ms. Amy Blackburn
522 W. Madison Ave.
P.O. Box 889
Athens, TN 37371-0889
Phone: 423-745-0329
Fax: 423-745-0329
Web Site: www.livingheritagemuseum.com
E-mail: ablackburn@livingheritagemuseum.com

Banquet Room with kitchen facilities available.  Seating capacity 225 people


Ocoee Outdoors
Mr. J.T. Lemons
P. O. Box 72
1985 Hwy 64, Old Copper Road, Benton, TN 37307
Ocoee, TN 37361
Phone: 423-338-2438
Web Site: www.ocoeeoutdoors.com
E-mail: ocoeeoutdoors@gmail.com

Ocoee Zipz
Mr. J.T. Lemons
P. O. Box 72
1985 Hwy. 64 Old Copper Road
Ocoee, TN 37361
Phone: 423-338-5678
Web Site: www.ocoeeoutdoors.com
E-mail: ocoeeoutdoors@gmail.com

Springbrook Golf & Country Club
Mr. Jack Oliver, Golf Pro (423.568.2161)
123 Country Club Lane
P.O. Box 502
Niota, TN 37826-0502
Phone: 423-568-2215
Fax: 423-568-2216
Web Site: www.springbrookgcc.com
E-mail: ttanzi@springbrookgcc.com

Tammy Tanzi, Clubhouse Manager


Tsali Notch Vineyards
Mr. Jeremy Dalton
140 Harrison Rd.
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: 423-333-5902
Fax: 423-746-0687
Web Site: www.tsalinotch.com
E-mail: amah@tsalinotch.com

Commercial Vineyard producing five varieties of muscadine grapes. Selling to commerical and home winemakers. Also offering "pick your own" during harvest time.


 

Shopping

The selection of merchandise in Athens and McMinn County is virtually limitless. Many specialty shops are in the area. There are many boutiques to browse in and the unique antique and specialty shops make for an exciting shopping experience in the downtown area. One is consistently surprised at the wide variety and different merchandise found in these shops. Ample parking is available.

Open air markets,which are numerous in the Athens community, add to the shoppers' delight.

There are four shopping centers located in the Athens area. Many major department stores are located within theses shopping complexes thereby aiding in consumer selection.

Athens Flower Shop/Goins Creations
Ms. Danika Begley
304 W. Washington Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-744-9472
Fax:
Web Site: goinscreations.net
E-mail: goinscreations@gmail.com

Athens Woodcrafters Furniture Outlet Store
Mr. Richard Cox
2112 Railroad Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-3491
Fax: 423-744-0230
E-mail: woodcrafters1@comcast.net

They carry mattresses, outdoor rockers, occasional table, recliners, bedroom furniture and rustic furniture.


Badcock Home Furnishings
Mr. Norman Landry
921 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-2437
Fax: 423-745-1470

Bed Store, The
David and Vivian McCaslin
1816 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-1010
Fax:
Web Site: www.bedstore.com
E-mail: athens@bedstore.com

Belk
Ms. Kimberly Geertz
1516 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-3663
Fax: 423-507-6259
E-mail: kimberly_geertz@belk.com

Bradley Square Mall
Jennifer Sparrow
200 Paul Huff Pkwy, Suite 5
Cleveland, TN 37312
Phone: 423-472-2393
Fax: 423-472-0264
Web Site: www.shopbradleysquare.com
E-mail: stacia.crye-shahan@am.jll.com

Factory Connection, LLC
Ms. Evelyn Hurst
1639 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-746-4383
Fax: 423-746-4383
E-mail: b.dawn.a@hotmail.com

Greeks Bearing Gifts
Ms. Patti Greek
11 N. Jackson Street
P.O. Box 633
Athens, TN 37371-0633
Phone: 423-745-2642
Fax: 423-745-2649
E-mail: shopgreeks@bellsouth.net

Heavenly Creations by Jen
Ms. Jennifer Raper
1311B Railroad Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-453-5319
Fax: 423-453-5320
Web Site: www.heavenlycreationsbyjen.com
E-mail: jen@heavenlycreations.comcastbiz.ne

Johnson's Department Store
Mr. Don Webb
814 Tennessee Avenue
814 Tennessee avenue
Etowah, TN 37331
Phone: 423-263-7888
Fax:

Johnson's Home Furnishings
Mr. Emmette Johnson
109 Washington Ave. NE
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-3752
Fax: 423-745-7037

Kitchen Shop, The
Ms. Sue McQuain
2112 Railroad Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-5905
Fax: 423-744-0230
Web Site: www.kitchenshoponline.com
E-mail: info@kitchenshoponline.com

Lexi Lou's
Ms. Beverly Burris
107 A South Hill St.
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-746-9040
Fax: 423-746-9040

Moore Discount, Inc.
Mr. J. Nat Moore
101 S. White St.
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-6070
Fax: 423-745-9162
E-mail: discountm@bellsouth.net

MyChoice Marketing of Greater Knoxville
Mr. Jim Vesper
3715 Laurel Ridge Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: 865-323-9414
Fax:
Web Site: www.mychoicemarketing.com
E-mail: jvesper@mychoicemarketing.com

Pam's 2-Step
Ms. Pam Wilson, Owner
106 N White Street
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-4141
Fax: 423-744-7225
E-mail: pamcw@bellsouth.net

Retail shoe store / handbags / some clothing


Russell Stover Candies
Ms. Penny King
2604 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-744-1352
Fax: 423-744-1354
E-mail: athens.tn@rstover.com

Russell Stover Candies outlet store


Scentsy Independent Consultant
Ms. Deborah Cox
P. O. Box 1447
Athens, , TN 37371
Phone: 423-368-0140
Fax:
Web Site: http://deborahcox.scentsy.us
E-mail: deborah_cox@bellsouth.net

Sherwin Williams
Ms. Christina Ray
1302 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-1377
Fax: 423-746-0656
E-mail: sw2162@sherwin.com

Shop the World Gifts
Mr. Bill Cochran
3230 Hwy. 411 N.
Englewood, TN 37329
Phone: 423-8875048
Fax: 423-887-5048
Web Site: shoptheworldgifts.com
E-mail: shoptheworldgift@aol.com

Sliger's Jewelers
Mr. Gene Sliger
116 E. Washington Ave.
116 E. Washington Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-4774
Fax: 423-745-4774

Carry Fossil Watches, Laser Welding, and Repair Jewelry and Eyeglass frames.


Staples
Ms. Trisha Atterbury
1609 Congress Parkway S
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-5502
Fax:
E-mail: cc0734@staplescopycenter.com

Studio 6
Ms. Cindy Bivens
2 E. Washington Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-252-0149
Fax:
E-mail: studio6athens@hotmail.com

The Prissy Closet
Ms. Missy Ford
110 East Washington Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-2565
Fax:
E-mail: prissycloset@att.net

Retail clothing, shoes and jewelry for women


Tsali Notch Vineyards
Mr. Jeremy Dalton
140 Harrison Rd.
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: 423-333-5902
Fax: 423-746-0687
Web Site: www.tsalinotch.com
E-mail: amah@tsalinotch.com

Commercial Vineyard producing five varieties of muscadine grapes. Selling to commerical and home winemakers. Also offering "pick your own" during harvest time.


Uniforms For You
Ms. Terrie Perkins
311 N. Congress Parkway, Suite 200
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-744-8903
Fax: 423-744-8954
E-mail: uniforyou2003@yahoo.com

Wal-Mart
Mr. Allen Curtis
1815 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-0395
Fax: 423-745-0826

Retail Store


Wiggins & Sons Hardware, Inc.
Mr. David Wiggins
306 S. Congress Pkwy.
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-744-7036
Fax:
E-mail: wigginsandson@gmail.com