Located about an hour south of Knoxville, the city of Loudon offers various attractions to visitors and locals alike! Points of interest range from the majestic Million Dollar View with its breathtaking vistas to the quaint venues in historic downtown.
If you’re searching for things to do in Loudon, TN, look no further than our list here.
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Enjoy the Outdoors in Loudon, TN
Loudon County is home to a number of beautiful outdoor areas for you and your family to enjoy.
Fort Loudoun Lake
Enjoy fishing, boating, and bird watching at Fort Loudoun Lake, which is a popular destination on the Tennessee River. Come spend an afternoon on the water, fish, and relax.
If you like boating and fishing, Tellico Dam is an excellent place to go with numerous spots for camping or casting off onto the water. If you prefer to do some sightseeing, the dam itself is nearly 130 feet high and over 3,200 feet long.
If you just want to go for a quick walk or picnic, the local parks in the area are a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Loudon Municipal Park features a 2-mile nature trail, while Legion Park and Liberty Park both have walking / jogging trails less than a half mile long each.
Shopping and Dining in Loudon, TN
Historic Downtown Loudon offers numerous attractions for those wanting to experience some of the history and boutique shops in the area.
Various antique shops line the streets in downtown Loudon, making it the perfect place to shop for curiosities or simply browse in the windows. The shops you’ll find here include:
The General Store
Annabell’s Emporium & Café, which also serves delicious homemade cuisines
The Mulberry House
These shops offer an eclectic range of antiques, jewelry, furniture, and collectibles. Contact information can be found here if you have any questions.
Tic Toc Ice Cream Parlor
Try one (or several) of the 29 flavors offered at Tic Toc Ice Cream Parlor. An excellent way to cool down during the summer months!
Located at the Tellico Village Yacht Club, Blue Heron offers exquisite dining with outdoor seating overlooking the lake. If you happen to be visiting on a Friday, you can also enjoy live music!
Stop ‘N Shop
If you want an all-in-one stop, Stop ‘N Shop is perfect for anyone who is just visiting. A combination gas station, convenience store, and deli all in one, you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a cold drink while you’re in town.
Entertainment and Attractions in Loudon, TN
Of course, there’s more than just food and shopping to be found here. Attractions and points of interest in Loudon include the following.
Our own modern drive-in theater takes an American classic and puts a 21st century spin on it! With day and night viewings on our 35 by 63 foot LED videoboard, LoCo Drive-in presents movies, sporting events, concerts, and more for viewers of all ages.
Historic Loudon Theatre
One of Loudon’s historic attractions is the Historic Loudon Theatre & Event Center, formerly called the Lyric Theatre when it first opened in 1911. After undergoing multiple renovations—and a few fires—the theatre is now a venue for concerts, weddings, and other events.
Stimpson Seashell Museum
Another place worth checking out in Loudon is the Stimpson Seashell Museum, which houses the large personal collection of Peter G. Stimpson, M.D. Numbering in the thousands, Dr. Stimpson’s shell collection is one of the largest in the world. The purpose of the museum is to educate people about conchology (the study of shells) and malacology (the study of mollusks) while bringing tourism to Loudon.
Annual Events and Attractions in Loudon, TN
Some of Loudon’s attractions can only be enjoyed during certain times of the year, such as the infamous Dead Man’s Farm in October or Music on the Mountains during the summer. Here’s a quick list of seasonal things to do in Loudon County:
May and July: Rockin’ the Docks Music Festival
First week of June: Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival
Summer: Music on the Mountains (at the Tennessee Valley Winery)
October: Dead Man’s Farm (one of the nation’s scariest haunted houses)
December: Christmas parades and celebrations, including Christmas in the Park (Loudon Municipal Park)
Find more about these events here.
Of course, this is just a short list of things to do in Loudon, TN. The best way to find what’s here is to come see it for yourself!