Appalachian Independence Day: Who Needs Fireworks When You Have an Anvil?

Knoxville’s Museum of Appalachia is an authentic re-creation of mountain life, skills, and traditions. The 4th of July celebration features an anvil toss, with anvils sent skyward by exploding black powder.

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Three Titanic places to visit 100 years after sinking

On the centennial of its sinking, find out about the Titanic where the ship has become part of the culture or where it has gained new life as a walk-through replica that is filled with memorabilia.

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Titanic centennial is commemorated in U.S. museums

Titanic frenzy is picking up steam. One hundred years ago on April 12 the Titanic sailed and sank, but people are still fascinated by the fateful journey and stories of people who sailed on its maiden voyage.
To commemorate the importance of this historic event, the private Titanic Foundation Ltd. in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will open a museum on March 31, 2012, in the city where the ship was built and launched.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee courts couples as well as families

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, also known at the Wedding Capital of the South, was recently selected as one of America’s most romantic getaway destinations by Guidebook America. Surrounded by the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg retains its charm and small town values, a quality that attracts couples looking for a serene wedding site or families wanting a vacation spot that has something that’s fun for everyone.

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A Civil War Journey on the American Queen Steamboat

Civil War Buffs join the 12-night cruise on the American Queen will launch the 90-minute documentary “This Republic of Suffering” by Ric Burns.

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3 places for family fun in the Southeast

houseboat on Lake Cumberland

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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