Local Area Attractions Near Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA Holiday
Sweetwater Valley KOA has so much to offer. You can stay on site and enjoy a quiet day or take advantage of our seasonal amenities. You can also use us as a perfect basecamp for day trips to a multitude of awesome destinations including Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bald River Falls, Cherohala Skyway, Wears Valley, etc. We also have quite a few interesting things to go see and do within 15 minutes such as The Lost Sea and our historic downtown antique stores.
The Lost Sea
The Lost Sea is America's largest underground lake. The temperature remains a pleasant fifty-eight degrees year round, and there are no stairs to climb! Wide sloping walkways take you on an adventure to the many interesting rooms, some of which are among the widest, highest, and largest rooms of any caverns in the Southeast. Upon entering the lake room you will board large glass bottom boats for an exciting trip on the Lost Sea. While on the trip you will observe some of the largest rainbow trout in the United States.
140 Lost Sea Rd
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Gorilla Valley, Cheetah Savanna and the African Plains are only a few exciting exhibits you will discover at the Knoxville Zoo. At the Knoxville Zoo, you will experience animals from around the world that are living in the heart of East Tennessee.
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Enjoy the beauty of this museum which is nestled in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains on the shores of the Tellico Lake. Hear fascinating Cherokee myths and legends, marvel at the Cherokee syllabary which took Sequoyah twelve years to develop, but only a few hours for the average person to learn. See the artifacts excavated in the Little Tennessee Valley in two decades of archeological work on sites spanning 8,000 years of continuous human habitation. Shop in the Museum gift shop and visit the Cherokee Memorial adjacent to the Museum.
576 Highway 360
Vonore, TN 37885
Sweetwater Valley Farm
Our farm, located between the towns of Philadelphia and Loudon, is in the heart of southeast Tennessee's dairy-rich Sweetwater Valley. It is known for its agricultural vitality and progress. We're proud to be a part of this rich farming region. Stop by and enjoy cheese factory tours.
17988 W. Lee Highway
Philadelphia, TN 37846
Bald River Falls
This is a MUST SEE nearby attraction. Located right outside Tellico Plains and at the foot of the Cherahala Skyway. The falls are within feet of the road so no long hike needed!
Local Area Recreation Near Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA Holiday
Our are of Tennessee offers limitless opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of water sports. Nearby lakes such as Fort Loudoun, Melton Hill, Tellico and Watts Bar provide a playground for water sports of all types.
Fleas Unlimited is one of the most popular places to find unique items in our area but there are plenty of places to shop for antiques and everything else you might need as well. Just ask our friendly office staff if you are looking for something specific and we'll do our best to help you find it.
Arts & Entertainment
From festivals to celebrate the various seasons to performing arts and captivating theatre performances, you'll find no shortage of entertainment here in Loudon County. The Loudon Tate & Lyle Performing Arts Center and the Lyric Theatre should be two of your first stops if you enjoy the arts.
Golfing is one of the most popular activities for enthusiasts of all ages. Here in Loundon County we have courses like Tellico Village, Rarity Pointe, Executive Meadows, Landmark Golf Club at Avalon, Riverview Golf Course and Cedar Hills Golf Club.
Hiking & Walking
If enjoying the beauty of the outdoors is one of your priorities, there may be no better place than Eastern Tennessee. Among the places we have to explore are the East Lakeshore Trail and the Mountain Survivor Trail for hikers, the Historic Lenoir City and Historic Loudon Walking Tours, the Tail of the Dragon as well as the Cherohala Skyway for those who prefer the comfort of sightseeing from their own vehicle.