Visit Athens, TN


Brianna Baker
Tourism Coordinator

Matt Siniard
City of Athens Parks and Recreation Director

McMinn County Mayor Office

Heather Lingerfelt
Mouse Creek Golf Course

Classic Lanes


Discover Athens- Your Gateway to Fun & Convenience! Nestled perfectd between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Athens is your ideal stop-off along the I75 route. But it’s not just a pitstop; it’s an experience waiting to be explored.

Indulge in the World’s Best Ice Cream: Athens proudly houses the renowned Mayfield Dairy Farms, serving up creamy, delectable scoops that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.

Stay in Comfort: With over 650 affordable hotel rooms, plus vacation rentals and camping options available year-round, Athens ensures your stay is comfortable and budget friendly.

Host Events with Ease: Our strategic location right off the interstate makes Athens the perfect place to host events of all sizes. From conferences to family reunions, we’ve got you covered.

Attractions for All Ages: Athens is more than just a stopover; it’s a destination in itself. Explore well-manicured sports tourism locations, embark on a tour of Historic Downtown Athens and McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, enjoy water fun at Athens Regional Park’s free splashpad, and catch live music and entertainment at various venues, including the Arts Center.

Thrills Await: Get your adrenaline pumpking at the Scream Chamber’s haunted house or challenge your wits in an escape room adventure.

Your journey isn’t complete until you’ve experienced Athens- where convenience meets excitement, and every traveler finds something to cherish. Come explore the friendliest city in Tennessee- come to Athens!

Highlighted Facilities

Athens Regional Park

2405 Decatur Pike, Athens
.5 mile from I75 exit 49

  • 5 softball/baseball fields
  • Soccer fields
  • 18-hole disc golf course

Expo Center

2405 Decatur Pike, Athens
Located inside Athens Regional Park

  • Multipurpose arena

McMinn County Bicentennial Park

297 County Road 750, Athens

  • Turf Baseball fields
  • Turf Soccer fields

Ingleside Recreation Complex

615 Forrest Avenue, Athens

  • 8 regulation tennis courts with 4 painted USTA Junior Tennis regulation lines, 4 pickleball court lines
  • Skate Park

Eureka Trail

1400 E. Madison Avenue, Athens

  • 5.6 mile down and back, multipurpose gravel trail for running, cycling, or horseback riding

Mouse Creek Golf Course

1118 Congress Parkway N, Athens

Mouse Creek Golf Course was developed in 1997 and is McMinn County’s only Executive course. This means that we offer a variety of hole difficulties from Par 3 to Par 5, but in a shorter overall distance.

Classic Lanes

1001 Congress Parkway S, Athens

  • Family owned bowling venue with arcade, snack bar and select taps.

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