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The signature bell tower at Virginia Intermont College rises from the highest point in the city of Bristol, Virginia, one of the Tri-Cities along with Johnson City and Kingsport, Tennessee.

As the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol features a number of music and cultural events throughout the year in its historic downtown, including the annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion.

The area offers an abundance of recreation from NASCAR events at the famous Bristol Motor Speedway to scenic walking on the nearby Appalachian Trail and biking along the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Located within minutes of Interstate 81, the Virginia Intermont campus is less than two-hours from Roanoke, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Asheville, N.C.

The region is serviced by Tri-Cities Regional Airport from which scheduled flights are operated by Delta, Allegiant and U.S. Airways.

For a list of local attractions click here or for a Bristol City Visitors Guide, visit

For your event planning needs, contact Will Hankins at or (276) 466-7170 to discuss venue options. If our campus is a good fit for your event, our goal is to ensure that it is a successful one.