3 places for family fun in the Southeast

If cruising on a mega-ship or visiting a theme park with thousands of other people doesn’t meet your idea of quality family togetherness, there are other options.

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Hatch Show Print is a Nashville icon

In this age of cheap ink jet printers, some people have lost appreciation for the intricate work that old-fashioned letterpress printing entails. But not Hatch Show Print in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

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Today’s reflection of Knoxville-a Civil War victory

Did you know that East Tennessee tried to withdraw from its home state to side with the Union in the Civil War?    Comparisons were drawn between this Appalachian section of the state and Switzerland.  Switzerland is famous for it’s wartime neutrality. For one thing, there were very few slaveholders among the hill people who lived… Read More

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Knoxville, TN – Cradle of Country Music

Knoxville is an unpretentious, pretty city of almost 200,000 nestled in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee. It is 40 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the nation’s most visited park. East Tennessee is full of mountain people, Germans, English and Scots-Irish who live in the hills around Knoxville. Its fame comes from its unique mountain culture. Knoxville is one of the central metropolitan areas of Southern Appalachia.

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Knoxville-home of Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Knoxville (Tennessee) is a city of almost 200,000 people and full of surprises. Such a surprise was the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame located in downtown Knoxville. It’s a 32,000 square foot building which has on one end the world’s largest basketball. Located on the north end of the hall the ball weighs 10 tons and sits above a staircase, which is designed to look like a basketball net.

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The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, Quilt City USA

The National Quilt Museum (NQM) in Paducah, Kentucky celebrates their 20th anniversary. Guests from all states and several countries are expected to visit this year. In the three galleries, there may be as many as 150 quilts on display on any day.

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