Cujo's cave is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad in the days previous to the Civil War. In later years, during prohibition, it was said to have been an almost brewery for the local's developing homegrown Moonshine!
Very interesting, many natural rock formations. There ARE bats living in the cave, and the path can be a bit challenging in places, so do be prudent if you tour the actual cave. It also has a nice little gift shop across the street.
Get a group of friends and a houseboat on Cumberland Lake. It is a big lake, with many little coves you can dock in for privacy. We had a great time, with the houseboat, another 20 footer, and two seadoos.
Down here, it is not uncommon for the old folks to wave at and greet strangers on the streets, or strike up a conversation waiting in line at the store. No, they aren't weirdos, they are friendly people, and some areas of the country could take some lessons from them!
They also have their own slang down there:
Buddy- friendly term of endearment (exp, "hey, buddy, where'd you get that hat?)
Yonder- Down the road a bit, over there
Larapin- Exceptionally tasty food
I am so used to hearing it, I don't remember them all!
The Pinnacle is a man-built scenic overlook station opening into the Cumberland Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains. When viewing from the Pinnacle, you are looking over 3 states, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The mountains are best viewed in the early morning, when the sunlight catches the mist rising over the mountains.
There is a picnic area if you'd like to enjoy the afternoon with your family. The road up the mountain is rather tight and there are many hairpin turns, use caution.