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Its location two hours from Atlanta, and its proximity to Alabama are, in part, what draws
visitors to Chattanooga.
Long known for its famous railroad attraction -- the Chattanooga Choo
Choo and its adjoining hotel -- this city on the Tennessee River is the kind of place
where there is a lot to do and see, and people are always visiting. But, unlike a more
hectic tourist venue, think Savannah, Georgia, the city of
Chattanooga just hardly ever seems all that full.
Rated one of the top 25 Festivals in the Southeast, Riverbend takes
place the second week of June; its a nine-day party with music, food, and family
In addition to cabins, Gatlinburg offers a range of hotel accommodations -- from the
Microtel Inn to the Park Vista Resort Hotel. Other brands include the Clarion and
Many visitors to Gatlinburg opt to stay in private, mountainside cabins
and chalets. These two- and three-level cabins are equipped with fireplaces,
Jacuzzis and kitchens. Cabins are a great choice for families, honeymooners and
those just in need of a weekend escape.
Gatlinburg is the resort for all seasons, whether its Winter and
you come to ski Ober Gatlinburg, Summer and you stroll, shop, and check out the art
offerings, Spring and youre into heavy-duty hiking and nightlife or Autumn when the
leaves are gorgeous.
A center of nightlife, business, and home of the University Tennessees sprawling
Knoxville campus, the city is also an arts center and shopping paradise.
With Neyland Stadium, recently named the top college stadium in the
country by The Sporting News, and the delights of Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg
only a short scoot down the highway, Knoxville is a busy portal to east Tennessee.
With the exception of a few wet, cold weeks in Winter, Knoxville is
pleasant year-round, with Spring and Summer being especially seductive for travellers who
like outdoor activities.
While downtown is the centre of Memphis' nightlife, visitors will find accommodations
throughout the city offering the full range of prices and services. Those who wish to
avoid the hustle of downtown often stay in the Midtown area, where funky neighbourhood
clubs and art galleries flourish.
The Home of the Blues and birthplace of Rock 'n Roll attracts visitors
from around the world. They come to pay tribute to the King of Rock n' Roll and experience
the secrets of Beale Street, but discover that the Bluff City has more to offer than just
its musical heritage.
Memphis is a heavily touristed city with many attractions from
Graceland to Mud Island. In June, July, and August the city is crowded and the heat is
Every area of Nashville has its own unique attractions and a variety of lodging
accommodations - both in price and type.
If you love music, you're definitely going to love Nashville! Although
the city is rather spread out, properties are concentrated in three main areas: East
Nashville, which covers the Opryland area; Midtown Nashville, near 'Music Row'; and
Downtown Nashville, which includes the business district.
Most people travel to the Music City between May and September. Sure,
it's hot, but it's the best time to go if you want to see the best of Nashville.
|Belle Meade Plantation
Classic Rock Gym
Country Music Hall Of Fame
Cumberland Science Museum
Hard Rock Cafe
Mocking Bird Public Theatre
Nashville Childrens Theatre
|Performing Arts Center
Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame
Texas Troubadour Theatre
The Hermitage: Home Of President Andrew Jackson
The Nashville Opera
Warner Park Nature Center
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The Inside Scoop on Gatlinburg: by Danielle Thorne.
Settled along the northern boundaries of The Great Smoky Mountain
National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
attracts nature lovers, families and honeymooners with its choice location and magnificent
vistas. This popular weekend retreat is famous for authentic cabins and alpine chalets
nestled atop lush ridges of the Smoky Mountains.
Knoxville's Expanding Art Community: by Diane Goldberg.
Set in a scenic location near the lure of Gatlinburg and the
attractions of Pigeon Forge, Knoxville
boasts an eclectic community base of academians, artists and craftspeople, creating unique
one-of-a-kind gift items and fine arts.
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Fairytales Do Exist in Tennessee: by Jan McDaniel.
Gnomes frolicking on a mountaintop sounds schmaltzy for the
almost-twenty-first century, but in an era of theme parks and outlet malls, East
Tennessee's Rock City Gardens with its sculptured
fairy tale figures, caves, waterfalls, suspension bridge, and panoramic seven-state
overlook, preserves its original down-home charm to inspire nostalgia for simpler times.
Blues & BBQ - Southern-Style: by Robin Treece-Winston.
Tennessee is a city not content to merely thrive and flourish; the people here know
how to live, and living life to its fullest involves the ability to dance and sing into
the early morning hours to the tunes of B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
Nashville: Music To Your Ears: by Michael Quinlan.
There's no denying that Nashville, Tennessee is Music City.
Visitors don't have to venture very far from their gate at Nashville International Airport
to see just how appropriate that name is - every Friday afternoon, newly arriving
passengers are treated to live performances by local musical acts.
There's More to Nashville Than Music: by Rita Cook.
It's the little piece of history that many people admire about this
quaint little city, and there are a few old homes that offer daily tours. Nashville is also a
great place to Tour
Historic Tennessee; visiting southern plantations, Presidential Estates and Civil War
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Pure Honky-Tonk Fun: by Wendy Maxey.
Go-Karts. Souvenir shops. Bungee jumping. Homemade fudge. Pit barbeque.
Arcades. Elvis museums. The list goes on. Outlet malls. Motels with Jacuzzis. Candy
apples. Airbrush t-shirts. Live country-music acts. Wedding chapels.... you'll find them
all in Pigeon Forge.
Tennessee's Hillbilly Vegas: by Russ Roseman.
Like Las Vegas, Pigeon Forge hosts a variety of popular entertainers
who perform regularly. Each of the Pigeon
Forge theaters offer several shows a day so theres plenty of time to experience
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