National Championship Feature: Johnson City, Tennessee

March 11, 2019, 12:48 p.m. (ET)


Choosing a place to eat is never easy, especially with the endless options Johnson City has to offer! To make it a little easier on yourself, be sure dine at Aubrey’s to get a taste of their delightfully delicious and uncommonly creative comfort food dishes ranging from fresh salads and tacos to buttermilk fried chicken, burgers, and wings. Diners can pair these dishes with Aubrey’s generous selection of draught beer, wines, and sweet treats.  Make time for one of Freiberg’s authentic, made-from-scratch German cuisines, including bratwurst, schnitzel, and pan-fried potatoes. Guests enjoy genuine German hospitality, from the cozy, rustic interior of the restaurant to refreshing imported beers.  Lastly, don’t forget to save a meal for Main Street Pizza Company for hand-made pizzas and meticulously crafted subs, salads, pastas, and desserts, along with seasonal menus featuring local ingredients, daily specials, and amazing Sunday brunches. Guests may create their own pizzas or choose from among a variety of gourmet pies, and the bar features microbrews on tap, high gravity beers, wine, and liquor.


Check out the Hands On! Discovery Center at Gray Fossil Site, the only Miocene era fossil dig site in the Appalachian Mountains. The site contains well-preserved plant and animal remains dating from 4 million to 8 million years old. The museum features fossil displays of a saber tooth cat, tapir, mastodon and many other plants and animals. Visitors can view the dig site with guided tours, browse the gift shop and experience a variety of traveling exhibits.  Explore Bright’s Zoo’s exotic animals and creatures including rare and endangered species such as addax, bongo and scimitar-horned oryx.  The International Storytelling Center is the only facility anywhere in the world devoted exclusively to the power of storytelling and its creative applications.  Lucky for you, live performances and special events are hosted May through October so come out and enjoy!


Quantum Leap sports complex will change the way you think about family fun.  With over 41,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, competitive dodgeball courts, basketball dunk zones, an arcade, café and more, there is something for everyone.  For more jumping around, visit our state-of-the-art Just Jump Trampoline Park that includes an obstacle course, basketball, dodge ball, and a gladiator pit!  For some fun in the sun, enjoy Wetlands Waterpark which features an 80ft and 200ft water slide, a lazy river, a zero depth wading pool, and a full café.  Looking to escape the sun for a day? Stay inside at the Silverball City Retro Arcade with more than 40 pinball machines and arcade games to choose from!