TDTD conducted a Welcome Center familiarization tour through the Upper Cumberland region of the state. Twenty-eight Tennessee Welcome Center staff participated.
The Welcome Center familiarization tours are conducted throughout the year statewide to give welcome center staff hands-on experiences at some of Tennessee’s great attractions, restaurants and lodging options. They then can better recommend places to eat, stay and play to the more than 15 million visitors who stop at the 16 Tennessee Welcome Centers annually.
Stops along the FAM included The Retreat at Center Hill Lake, Short Mountain NDistillery, downtown Smithville, Hickory Cafe, Canoe the Caney, Appalachian Center for Craft, Cellar53 Winery, Winding Stairs Natural Area, Thomas House Hotel, downtown Celina, downtown Lafayette, Sunset Marina & Resort, Northfield Vineyard, Liberty Square in downtown Sparta, Bee Rock Overlook, Country Porch Country Store, Urban Southern Leather Shop and Sorghum Mill, Cumberland Mountain General Store, Highland Manor Winery, Bacara’s, Pickett CCC State Park, Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area, Gray Gables Bed & Breakfast, RB Brooks General Store, Brushy Mountain Distillery,