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Exploring LMU-CVM (KY, VA, TN) and UTCVM Knoxville

Check the Day Trips Page for scheduled events in the area.

Exploring LMU-CVM

Arriving early? Leaving late? Check out these fun places to visit around our college town!

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Angelo’s in the Gap 527 Colywn Ave. Cumberland Gap, TN 37724 423.801.3314

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Cracker Barrel 1049 N. 12th St. Middlesboro, KY 40965 606.248.7011

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Haymaker’s Farms BBQ Restaurant 915 Patterson Rd. Harrogate, TN 37752 423.869.4771

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Ike's Artisan Pizza 2020 Cumberland Ave, Middlesboro, KY 40965 606.302.4486


Coffee Shops

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Gap Creek Coffee House 710 Pinnacle Alley Harrogate, TN 37752 423.801.3100

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The Table Coffee House 1100 N 25th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965 606.302.5152

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Crater City Coffee Company 2023 Cumerland Ave, Middlesboro, KY 40965 606.670.7820

Mountain Mugs Craft and Coffee 101 19th St, Midlesboro, KY 40965 606.499.3369


Small/Local Businesses

The Juice Spot 905 Cumberland Dr, Claiborne County, TN 37724 423.441.8900

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The Dutch Treat 133 Deroyal Industries Rd, Rose Hill, VA 24281 276.445.4024


Hiking and other activities

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Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum 120 Mars/Debusk Pkwy Harrogate, TN 37752 423.869.6235 Home to one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. Special admission rates for groups and seniors

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Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Pinnacle View Rd. Middlesboro, KY 40965 606.248.2817 Open daily from 8 am -5 pm. Get to know the history of the immediate area with hands -on exhibits, dress up area for children, more information about trails in the area. Covers 20,508 acres and usually sees over 750,000 visitors each yearVisitor center features a museum with interactive exhibits about the Gap’s role as a transportation corridor, an auditorium thatshows films about the areas cultural and natural history, a bookstore and the Cumberland Craft’s gift shop. Civil War earthworks/forts, hiking, camping, picnicking.

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Wilderness Road State Park (Ewing, VA – 15 minutes from campus) A 200 acre unique outdoor living history museum at the base of the Cumberland Mountains with beautiful picnic areas, three picnic shelters, a playground, and the self - guided Indian Ridge Trail. Visitors can enjoy the visitor center, home to a theater showing an award -winning docudrama, "Wilderness Road,Spirit of a Nation." The center also has a frontier museum and a gift shop with unique regional gifts.


Exploring Knoxville

Food and Drink

Calhoun's: Locations:  6515 Kingston Pike, 400 Neyland Drive and 10020 Kingston Pike


Yassin's Falafel House: 706 Walnut St and 159 N Peter Rd

Brazeiros Churrascaria: 6901 Kingston Pike

Nama Sushi: 506 S Gay St, 5130 Kingston Pike, and 260 N Peters Rd

A Dopo Sourdough Pizza:
516 Williams St

Balter Beerworks:
100 South Broadway

Corner 16:
1640 Bob Kirby Rd

500 Henley St

The French Market Creperie: 412 Clinch Ave

Entertainment and Activities

Tennessee Theatre:
604 S Gay St
This magnificent theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928 and was hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre.” Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and honored as the Official State Theatre of Tennessee, today's Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: classical music, vintage films, dance, Broadway, and stellar performances by today's hottest musicians and yesterday's favorites. Local arts organizations such as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Opera use the Tennessee Theatre throughout the year. ( Tennessee Theatre )

Zoo Knoxville: 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Zoo Knoxville is part of the largest conservation movement on the planet. We work with other AZA members on a collective Species Survival Plan for all animals that live in AZA-accredited zoos in North America. Working together, we maintain a healthy, genetically diverse population in zoos to ensure we don’t lose animals to extinction when wild populations are in peril. (Zoo Knoxville)

World's Fair Park: 963 World's Fair Park Dr, 

Ijams Nature Reserve:
2915 Island Home Ave

The Greenway and Volunteer Landing Park: Knoxville hosts a variety of greenway paths, the closest path to downtown is accessible from Volunteer Landing, off Neyland Dr. Parking is avaliable next to Calhoun's on the River (400 Neyland Dr)