The Shady Valley Country Store is home of the "Strip-ed Snake." The sign above explains it well: 1 Valley, 3 Mountains, 489 Curves. Regardless of the direction you travel, you're gonna experience some very curvy roads. Within the 12 miles radius of the store are 489 curves. This makes Shady Valley popular with motorcyclists. Today when we passed through there was a group from Rolling Thunder and also a group of Mazda Miata enthusiasts.
Elizabethton, Bristol, Mountain City (all TN), and Damascus, VA. (Here's a map). Even if you aren't into motorcycles or classic cars, the trip into Shady Valley is beautiful from every direction.