Fun & Travel
Wilmington, NC – On Thursday one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast kicks off in Wilmington, North Carolina as some of the world’s greatest musicians descend on the Hilton Riverside Ballroom for the 33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Fest.
Oakridge, TN – Step back in time to the golden age of American rail travel in one of the more unique and romantic Valentine’s Day ideas we’ve seen. The Southern Appalachia Railroad Museum is once again offering their exclusive Valentine’s Dinner Trains aboard the fully restored ‘Secret City Scenic Excursion Train,’ pulled by a vintage 1950’s Alco diesel locomotive.
Rugby, TN – Nestled in the rural mountains of North West Tennessee is a small town that has been spared the ravaged of time for more than a 130 years, due in large part to a handful of dedicated men and women. The National Trust calls Historic Rugby one of the most authentically preserved villages in America and the National Register of Historic Places has designated the entire town as a Historic District.
Louisville, KY – Famed as one of the most haunted sites in America, Waverly Hills Sanitarium has been the backdrop for numerous ghost hunting television shows, including ‘Ghost Hunters’ and ‘Ghost Adventures’. It has twice been the site of ‘Ghost Hunters’ famed live Halloween episodes and has been featured n dozen of domestic and international publications and television shows.
Horse Cave, KY – Just 1.5 hours from Nashville, Kentucky Down Under, allows visitors the chance to pet a Kangaroo, feed a flock of birds from your hand, learn to play centuries old Aboriginal music and tour one of the state’s most diverse and assessable caves, Kentucky Caverns.
Louisville, KY – In the Gorilla Sanctuary at the Louisville Zoo, it’s not so much the Gorillas on exhibit as the people. Specially designed panes of glass provide the only separation between a troop of Western Lowlands Gorillas and the humans who come to visit.
Cave City, KY – If you have traveled the I65 corridor through Kentucky you have surely passed that life-sized replica of a Dinosaur and wondered whether it was some kind of lawn art or advertisement for some weird road-side-attraction. But, Dinosaur World’s third prehistoric park, located in Cave City, Kentucky is far more than a road-side-attraction. Think more Dinosaur Zoo