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There are many happenings specific to local heritage, tradition and culture.  Check out the calendar of events for things to do and places to be.

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Tennessee’s Premier Shooting Destination

Welcome to the Premier Shooting Park for Tennessee, North Georgia, and Northeast Alabama! We are a Veteran Owned company that offers a full-service Shooting Park providing a wide variety of shooting ranges, a Pro Shop/Club House, Outdoor Pavilion, certifications, training, and much more.   Dead Zero Web Site


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Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, and swing through the trees. The Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventure are designed with adventure trekkers in mind. This is a self-guided adventure that combines the thrill of being high above the ground with physical challenges. The full course consists of 70+ elements and 7 zip lines. Following completion of ground school, participants are provided the opportunity to explore a variety of course areas rated from easy to extreme. Participants are provided a 2.5-hour pass to the Treetop Obstacle Course, Junior Challenge Course, and Climbing Adventure areas.


What better way to relax outdoors than touring the Caney Fork River in a canoe. With a slow, but noticeable current, the Caney Fork is great for people of all experience levels. The river is surrounded by beautiful trees, relaxing shade, and the sounds of nature saying hello. You will encounter cows along the bank, many different types of trout in the water, and several species of birds flying by. On our 9 mile trip, you will even get a chance to see our beautiful bald eagles watching from above, an old train bridge built in the 1800’s and featured in the movie “The Green Mile”, and explore a massive cave!   [Canoe the Caney]


Mountain Top Range & Paintball has the best accommodations for you! When you choose us you choose the best of the best ranges around! We strive to serve you with courtesy and rapidness to the best of our ability!


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Chuckles Hobby and Raceway is a dirt kickin’, adrenaline pumping, smile making kinda place.  Small but mighty RC racers compete for the glory and bragging rights of their drivers.  Bring your own or use one of the well-maintained rentals to join in the racing fun.  Bring your kids or be a kid at this Crossville, TN destination.   Warning: Can be addictive

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Smooth Rapids Outfitters – Located at 245 Durham St. in beautiful McMinnville Tennessee, Smooth Rapids was formed out of a love for lazy river floats. We specialize in the highest quality kayak and tube rentals for a stress free experience. The local rivers in McMinnville are perfect for beginners and kids.

The Grill at Smooth Rapids is OPEN!  Come eat with us on the river. We also do catering for events big or small. We feature a 10 acre campground  that is perfect for tent campers.   [Smooth Rapids]




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July 20-22 2018

The Rhea Heritage Foundation exists to celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Rhea County through diverse programs, exhibits, and preservation of resources.RHPF primary focus is presentation of the annual Scopes Festival. Presented each July, the festival seeks to recreate something of the atmosphere that surrounded the 1925 Scopes Trial, and to present a historically accurate play about the trial. RHPF has developed a sound and light show which is available in the Circuit Courtroom of the Rhea County Courthouse. This show presents highlights of the Scopes play Front Page News and provides information about the Scopes Trial.

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