Top 10 Things to do in Monteagle, United States

December 31, 2017 Joeann Galban

Monteagle is a town in Franklin, Grundy, and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, in the Cumberland Plateau region of the southeastern part of the state. The population was 1,238 at the 2000 census – 804 of the town's 1,238 residents (64.9%) lived in Grundy County, 428 (34.6%) in Marion County, and 6 (0.5%) in Franklin County. The population at the 2010 census was 1,192.
Restaurants in Monteagle

1. South Cumberland State Park

11745 US 41, Monteagle, TN 37356-7609 +1 931-924-2980
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

South Cumberland State Park

Miles of trails and scenic areas.

Reviewed By Shannon20100 - Clover, SC

Me and some friends started from Fiery Gizzard Rd near the elementary school and we hiked 1.5 miles along a beautiful creek before we arrived at the rocky area which was a 3 mile hike to the intersection of Raven's Point and the Dog Hole Trail. The hike was beautiful, but that 3 miles was very slow. You had to look at your feet and think a lot about which rock to step on. My dog even got tired of the rocks. I still enjoyed the hike, it just added extra time we had not allotted for which made us miss Raven's Point. Going back on the Dog Hole trail was a nice break though. We hiked along a smooth ridge line all the way back to the car, 4.5 miles away. I can't wait to go back and complete the Fiery Gizzard to Foster Falls..

2. University of the South

Sewanee, TN +1 931-598-1000
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5 based on 145 reviews

University of the South

Reviewed By GTZW - Jefferson City, Tennessee

Our family visited Sewanee (University of the South) today, June 18, 2017 during Coach Rundle's Football Camp. Amazing is all our son & family can say. The facilities are extremely adequate. Coaching staff impressive with attention to detail, making you feel like family, building relationships....Can't say enough good things about them. Thanks coaches!

Ate lunch at the cafeteria which was well above out expectations for "cafeteria " food. Amazing food selection, desserts, & attention to detail.

Campus tour was interesting, however until you learned the campus it would be confusing. Mr. Cassell, Admissions Director, extremely helpful and was great to meet him at football field in his regular routine.

Only concern we have is paying $50,000 per year to attend. I know scholarships are available, however $25,000 per year is still significantly above what my family could afford. Our son truly loved it, but how would we pay for it?

3. Grundy Forest Natural Area

Fiery Gizzard Road, Tracy City, TN, Tracy City, TN 37387
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5 based on 24 reviews

Grundy Forest Natural Area

Reviewed By jmpncsu - Raleigh, North Carolina

Grundy Forest is a state natural area just outside Tracy City that is now part of South Cumberland State Park. The forest contains a roughly 2.5-mile loop day hike and the northern trailhead of Fiery Gizzard Trail. The trail leads 12 miles to Foster Falls to the south. There are a number of scenic little waterfalls located within the forest. From the parking area, the day loop trail leads from the east side of the parking lot down to Little Fiery Gizzard Creek and follows it downstream. About a half-mile from the trailhead, you'll pass Blue Hole Falls. It's only 10 feet high, but a really scenic little waterfall with a great swim hole. It was too cold for swimming when we visited, but the blue-green water looked very inviting. Shortly after the waterfall, Fiery Gizzard Trail splits and crosses the creek on a footbridge. Cross here and follow the trail about a a half-mile. You'll pass Black Canyon, a cool slot canyon with a small waterfall and Chimney Rocks, tall rock formations shaped like chimneys. Just past the Chimney Rocks is Sycamore Falls, which is split in two streams. It's tough to find a good spot for a picture without getting your feet wet. Backtracking to the day loop, turn right and you'll soon come to Hanes Hole Falls, another scenic 10-foot waterfall with a great swim hole. The loop trail then curves around and heads back towards the parking area. Just before you reach the parking lot, you'll cross above School Branch Falls on a small bridge. This waterfall is 20 feet high, but has low water flow. You'll have to climb down the waterfall to see it from the base. Best to visit after a good rain.

4. Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

Monteagle, TN
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

Reviewed By ivavacation - Monteagle, Tennessee

In the summer of 2001, the kids and I stayed almost a month at this little mountain enclave of vintage southern summer homes. There were programs for the kids, programs for the adults, quiet time, music, bicycle riding, hiking, eating and a laid back kind of vacation you can only dream about. Since then I have moved back to the mountain and have experienced many programs at the Assembly during the summer season, to this day I believe this is one of the coolest historic places in the country.

5. The Cross

Tennessee Avenue, University of the South Sewanee, Sewanee, TN
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

The Cross

Reviewed By TripMomof1 - USA

We visited the cross on a recent visit to the Monteagle area. It was beautiful and was right at the edge of a gorgeous overlook. Highly recommend stopping to see this if you are in the area.

We had a little trouble finding it, but later realized there are arrows posted on the campus signs near the chapel.

6. Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center

465 Railroad Ave, Tracy City, TN 37387-4072 +1 931-592-6008
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5 based on 5 reviews

Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center

Reviewed By GreatDayToBeAlive - Tennessee

The Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center is a museum and research center. There are interesting exhibits about the area including information on the Highlander Folk School, Beersheba Springs, Tennessee Coal & Iron Company and they have a library filled with genealogical documents.

7. The Amish Hippie

808 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027 +1 931-691-3663
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4 based on 16 reviews

The Amish Hippie

Reviewed By KOrsini - Auburn, Alabama

This is a retail store and it was an interesting experience. If you are the bong lover, this is the place for you. The smell of incense wafts in the air. There are multiple types of incense and various paraphernalia available. Tie died clothing and inexpensive jewelry, some a little touristy, is also available. We went in to fetch some Amish Apple Butter and found it and took a journey back to the 60's on the way. Peace out, ya'll.

8. Mountain Goat Trail

Highway 156, Sewanee, TN 37387
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5 based on 8 reviews

Mountain Goat Trail

Reviewed By nickamc80 - Birmingham, Alabama

We started out by the war memorial cross located by the university of the south.
We took the blue trail and enjoyed scenic views,waterfalls and caves. You should wear good walking shoes,comfortable clothing and bring along some bottled water.
We spent only about 3 hours on the blue trail at a slow pace.
This place could be an all day adventure. I hope to return and spend the day here.
Absolutely beautiful and very peaceful.


9. The Lemon Fair

60 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2201 +1 931-598-5248
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4 based on 4 reviews

The Lemon Fair

Est. in 1972 & located in an old general store, The Lemon Fair is a Sewanee landmark featuring Local and Handmade Art alongside Toys, Bath & Body products, Jewelry, Chocolate & Snacks, Clothing, Tapestries,Accessories, Fine Paper & Cards. Brands include Thistle Farms, Rifle Paper, Scout Bags, Savannah Bee, Blue Q, Divine Chocolate, Melissa & Doug toys. Home of the original Sewanee Angel Legend, it carries a large selection of original design Sewanee and Angel themed items. It has an eclectic, international, and original feel with great customer service, some local history, & complimentary gift wrapping!

Reviewed By Wendy1479 - Tracy City, Tennessee

Very artsy, just like the town itself. There isn't a lot of shopping, this is basically it. They had some cute stuff that was made locally and some awesome pottery that we picked up. There are some breakables, so if you stop-in with the kiddos, just be aware of that. Angels everywhere, which goes in hand with the history of the town....pretty cool.

10. Tenacity Adventure Fitness

13915 US Highway 41, Tracy City, TN 37387-5029 +1 931-592-5300
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5 based on 1 reviews

Tenacity Adventure Fitness

Tenacity Adventure Fitness is a 10K sqft facility with a dedicated parkour area, cargo net climbs, rock walls, foam pits, trampolines, and several obstacles courses. Available for day use, we can easily accommodate large groups that seek to have an fun filled adventure together.

Reviewed By Sasquatch-BJJ

There is plenty to do here to keep you and your children active and healthy. They have everything from yoga to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to a American Ninja Warrior style obstacle course for the you. Then in the kids zone there is a big trampoline next to a foam pit. What kid doesn't get excited about that! They also have Parkour. Believe me this place has everything. If you find yourself in the area it is a must before you leave.

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