Elizabethton has a small town feel with the Historic Covered Bridge. In the summer they have antique car shows every Saturday and the Annual Covered Bridge Celebration. There are many historic attractions. Sycamore Shoals State Park was the location of several historic events that occurred in the late 1800’s. The Carter Mansion was built by John and Landon Carter in the mid to late 1770’s, it is the oldest standing frame house in Tennessee. The town also offers a Drive-In Theatre, the Elizabethton Golf Course and great fishing and camping spots and the Wautauga River/Lake.