Marion County | Tourism
History & Heritage
Whether you’re a native, a transplant or just passing through; it’s hard to miss the sense of community pride in Marion County, Tennessee. Our small towns each have unique, storied histories with rural roots that run deep. The preservation of these histories is vital to ensuring that our culture lives on in an increasingly global world. We invite you to enjoy the traditions and experiences that shaped our people and our region.
South Pittsburg Heritage Museum
Jasper Regional History Museum
Coal Miners’ Museum
The Marion County Coal Miners Museum is a community project led and operated by 7 retired coal miners whose rich stories and history bring these artifacts to life. The museum’s collection is completely sponsored by the donations of miners and their families and has grown to over 500 pieces which are currently on display. Visit Site
Paper Clips Story
In 1998, something amazing happened in the town of Whitwell, a small rural community of fewer than 2,000 people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee.
Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper asked language arts teacher Sandra Roberts and associate principal David Smith to begin a Holocaust education class that would be the basis for teaching tolerance and diversity in a voluntary after-school program. Visit Site
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to the many public parks, an 8,000 acre national forest, and abundant waterways. Canoeing, fishing, hunting, hiking and bird watching are just some of the activities that highlight our natural beauty. From the thrills of paddling the Sequatchie River to the world-class views of the Fiery Gizzard Trail, Marion County is overflowing with opportunities for nature lovers and thrill seekers.
The Trial(s) Training Center
If you like things that go vroom, we’ve got you covered with internationally renowned facilities for several motorsports, including year-round events for motorcycles and off-road trucks. The Trial(s) Training Center near Jasper is an all-inclusive motorcycle resort with everything you need for a great motorcycle vacation, including on-site camping, classes with rental bikes, riding gear, and experienced, expert, patient riding instructors and more.
Foster Falls State Park
Marion County is home to multiple premier rock climbing destinations at beautiful Foster Falls State Park and the newly designed Denny Cove area.
Chattanooga Skydiving Company
If you want to experience the thrill of skydiving either through a tandem jump or as an experienced skydiver, check out Chattanooga Skydiving Company, located at Marion County Airport.
Marion County Park on Nickajack Lake
Marion County Park on Nickajack Lake hosts one of the largest annual speed boat races in the U.S.
Shellmound Campground offers overnight camping sites and day activities in a picturesque setting on the beautiful Tennessee River.
Sweetens Cove Golf Club
Sweetens Cove Golf Club is a hand-crafted masterpiece of King-Collins Golf Course Design and is considered by multiple architecture critics as being the best nine-hole golf course in the United States.
Flying Camp is located in our beautiful Sequatchie Valley.