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GuestQuest Traveler Vacation Guide takes you on a guided tour to various vacation locations.We feature information about accommodations, attractions and activities in many travel and vacation destinations. Providing you with article coverage on our advertisers, their amenities and services will assist you in making the right decision on choosing your accommodations, recreation, entertainment and more. Please visit our web site www.GuestQuest.com for additional advertiser information and links to their web sites. Distributed three times a year, Spring, Summer and Winter, with separate editions to Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois/Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia/Alabama, Tennessee/ Kentucky and Virginia/Washington D.C.. Serving our advertisers and readers since 1984. For advertising information, questions or comments, call 1-800-644-8460. P. O. Box 33547, Cleveland, OH 44133. The accuracy of the information contained in these listings is the responsibility of each individual advertiser. Every effort has been made to offer up-to-date information. Reproduction of editorial or graphic content in any manner without written consent of the editor is prohibited. 2

Virginia Beach VA Oceanfront Hotel is an Ideal Place to Relax and Unwind The Oceanfront Inn is an oceanfront hotel, with an ideal location to relax and enjoy all Virginia Beach, VA offers, from nearby seasonal events to delicious dining outlets, unique shops and attractions like the ever-popular Virginia Aquarium, The Adventure Park and Chesapean Outdoors Kayak Dolphin Tour. Located right on the beach in the heart of the oceanfront resort area, The Oceanfront Inn offers renovated comfortable oceanfront rooms including a refrigerator, coffee-maker, flat screen television, hairdryer and iron with ironing board. Every room offers a private balcony, which overlooks the boardwalk, expansive beach and the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Hotel features include a heated indoor pool, casual oceanfront dining, complimentary WiFi throughout hotel and fitness privileges at our local Gym. Discounted tickets to choice attractions are available from our friendly front office staff. 

Special Summer Offers include Summer Family Value Package, Kayak Dolphin Adventure and direct booking specials! Visit website or call for details. The Oceanfront Inn 2901 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451 888-826-2326 www.oceanfrontinn.com ¤

Thomas Beach Vacations Offers Spacious Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals in SC Our large selection of properties— oceanfront homes, villas and condominiums—is sure to put the perfect rental at your fingertips. Whatever the size of your group, select from one to eight bedrooms with amenities such as private pools, lazy rivers, spas, workout rooms, game and theater rooms, hot tubs, and grills. Many of the rentals are within walking distance of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Wait, Fido is a part of the family vacation, too. No worries, we also have pet-friendly rentals.

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Our Thomas Vacation Club is a free rewards program that offers you the chance to gain points for your stays and earn special perks such as early check-ins and late check-outs, tickets to shows, gift certificates for dinner and so much more. We look forward to welcoming you at Thomas Beach Vacations and turning your vacation into a lifetime of wonderful memories and traditions. Be sure to book your next vacation now with Thomas Beach Vacations at NMBVacations.com. ¤

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WEST VIRGINIA

Explore Stonewallcountry, WV … Where Memories Are Made

Explore Stonewallcountry in the center of West Virginia where heroes were raised, legends were born and memories are made. You will find glass shops and a glass museum, a haunted and historic Asylum for the insane, the boyhood home of the famous Civil War General

“Stonewall” Jackson, a vineyard and Come to our corner of the world winery housed in a hand cut stone – relax, rejuvenate and enjoy while building, premier golf courses, a four- exploring all that Stonewallcountry star resort, a military museum, quaint has to offer. shops and delightful restaurants, two For more information beautiful lakes with plenty of fishing, call 800-296-7329, visit hunting, hiking, boating and so much www.stonewallcountry.com ¤ more.

ALABAMA

Uncover a Family Friendly Getaway along Alabama’s Gulf Coast

This year, why not enjoy your summer vacation along the 32 miles of family friendly shores in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. This southernmost tip of Alabama is conveniently located six interstate hours from Atlanta and attracts nearly 4.7 million visitors annually with its easy-going coastal atmosphere that offers plenty to see and do. With wide, powdery soft beaches, many beach bums in training perfect

the art of doing nothing while others take the more active approach of parasailing, beach volleyball, football or a friendly game of Frisbee. Regardless of the choice, the area offers a variety of beaches, ranging from action-packed to quiet seclusion. Parents with little ones or the sometimes-grumpy teenager flock to the local attractions, such as the water and amusement

parks, miniature golf or even the internationally known zoo, which was featured on the Animal Planet. History buffs find a rich collection of historic sites and charming local museums. Meanwhile, nature lovers can take a guided tour through the state park or wander through the refuge’s serene trails. Also, visitors cannot leave Pleasure Island without at least one maiden voyage on the area’s waterways, whether

it’s landing the first catch aboard a charter boat or setting sail on a nature or dolphin watching cruise. Plus, the adults are not left out of the fun as the area offers 10 signature golf courses and a shopping basket full of lifestyle centers and charming beachside boutiques. Make sure to visit GulfShores.com to check out all of the great concerts, festivals and events when planning your trip.

For more information on the Alabama Gulf Coast, visit online or call the local vacation planning specialists at 1-800-745-SAND (7263). Courtesy of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau ¤

Book Direct with ACP Real Estate on Dauphin Island, AL Book direct with the leading local vacation rental company, ACP Vacation Rentals, on Dauphin Island, AL. ACP Real Estate, Inc.

offers home and condo vacation rentals throughout Dauphin Island with a variety of choices from waterfront and water view, to “In the

Premier Vacation Rentals with Boardwalk Realty Boardwalk Realty is Dauphin Island AL’s premier source for vacation rentals. Choose from over 70 Dauphin Island homes and condos ranging in size from two to

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six bedrooms and sleeping up to 16 people. All units include AC, full kitchens, cable TV, access to the Gulf Beach and numerous other amenities to help you enjoy your stay. Find rental properties for every budget and location preference including Gulf Beachfront, Beachside or Bayfront. Let Boardwalk Realty help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come play in the surf, stroll miles of sugar sand beaches, swim, go fishing or just spend a lazy afternoon relaxing in the sun. Come stay with us and enjoy the quiet, family friendly atmosphere and beautiful beaches of Dauphin Island, Alabama’s Sunset Capital. Boardwalk Realty 1804 Bienville Blvd Dauphin Island, AL 36528 877-861-3992 www.boardwalk-realty.com ¤

Pines” homes for birding. There are also Canal front homes for boaters and fishing. Several homes are pet friendly. Vacation condominiums are available in Holiday Isle, Sandcastle, The Beach Club and The Surf Club. Some owners will accept two, three and four-day rentals for that last-minute getaway at most locations. Don’t forget, we have monthly snowbird rentals waiting for you!

Call and book with us direct to save up to 10% off other online booking site fees. Our staff is ready to help you. We look forward to working with you! ACP Real Estate, Inc. Dauphin Island, AL 866-861-3311 www.acpinfo.com rentals@acpinfo.com ¤

Alabama Gulf Coast: Close, Yet Miles Away Alabama Gulf Coast is where you want to be! Close to everything, yet miles away. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL vacation rentals provide a magnificent, sparkling white sandy beach where mild temperatures greet visitors year-round. Listen to the sound of the surf, unwind and release the tension, or experience our vast sporting and recreational activities, fresh seafood and great shopping that the Gulf Coast area has to offer. The magical beauty of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach AL is more than you can imagine.

Let Sugar Sands Realty & Management, an Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL vacation rentals company, help you find the perfect accommodations for your vacation. With exceptional vacation rentals and sugar white beaches, you’ll discover plenty of magnificent lodging options, including rental condominiums. Visit us online for special offers and packages. We’re everything you want from your vacation! Sugar Sands Realty & Management 800.824.6462 www.sugsands.com ¤

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FLORIDA

The Sunshine State Offers Something for Everyone Known as the “Sunshine State” because of its balmy, sunny weather, Florida has more theme parks, entertainment centers and sport activities than any other part in the country. Its fantasy theme parks and attractions, exciting nightlife and leisurely days on the best beaches in the world make it an ideal place for vacations. Thousands of beautiful lakes and magnificent rivers and its

1,350 miles of coastline make it ideal for boating, sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling and swimming. For a sportsperson, Florida is a vacation paradise. Its warm summers and mild winters make it possible to enjoy boating, camping, golfing and water sports. Florida is great for camping. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose a variety of setting, from beachfront campground, to RV parks, to primitive camping. The mild climate allows year round camping and outdoor activities. While camping, one can

experience white sand beaches, peaceful forest and theme park thrills and at the end of the day, enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Florida has one of the best state park systems in the country with many great places to camp within a stone’s throw of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. The beaches are some of the finest in the world and have been rated among the top ten each year in Dr. Beach’s America’s Best Beach list each year. They are rated among the best for beauty, facilities and ease of access. Families, couples or

singles enjoy year round sunshine and soft white sand and clear water. The waters along its beaches are generally warm in comparison to the rest of the country. Beaches are a great way to get out in the sun, to play, to stroll and look for shells or to relax on a beach chair in the warm sunshine while reading a good book or just enjoying the companionship and the activity all around. With the many miles of coastline and the hundreds of natural lakes, Florida offers much for boaters. It is ideal for power-boating, sailing,

The Summerhouse – Your “Home Away from Home” On the Sandy Beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast Enjoy the bright Florida sunshine, blue-green waters and pearly white sandy beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast at The Summerhouse, one of the best Panama City Beach FL Condos. Whether staying a few days or months, we invite you to bring your family to stay at the beautifully decorated units at the

Summerhouse. Amenities include two beachside pools, hot tub, kiddie pool, shuffleboard, racquetball, tennis court, game room, picnic area with gas grills and WiFi. The Summerhouse is located on the east end of Panama City Beach, just minutes from restaurants, attractions, fishing, boating, golf and shopping.

Don’t settle for a “regular” beach rental when you can enjoy your family vacation at the Summerhouse. Make The Summerhouse your “home away from home.” The Summerhouse Condo 6505 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32408 1-800-354-1112 www.summerhousepc.com ¤

kayaking, water-skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing and canoeing. Like fishing? You will find bass fishing, inshore saltwater and flats fishing and offshore saltwater fishing if you want to catch the “big ones.” You may bring your own boat or charter one. Common and popular game fish include the sailfish and blue marlin. Florida is the “golf capital of the world.” The year round sun attracts hundreds of thousands of golfers each year. There are over 1,000 public, private and semiprivate courses in which numerous cheap golf courses are also available. No matter what your golfing ability or budget, courses are accessible to suit all needs. To avoid large crowds and packed attraction, as well as expensive lodging, make plans to visit Florida during the off-season, which is during the months of May through October. This is also a popular time for families with school-age children. Traveling during the “off seasons” can be rewarding. ¤

Start a New Vacation Tradition with Moonspinner Your search is over for the prime vacation destination on Panama City Beach FL. Moonspinner Condominiums, where the beach and nature meet, located adjacent to St. Andrews State Park. We offer 24-hour security, two lighted PREMIER Tennis courts, heated pool, kiddie pool and hot tub, exercise room, basketball, shuffleboard, FREE local, long distance and FREE WIFI in every

room. New electric car charging stations. Our seasonal beach service offers dolphin tours, wave runners, parasail rides and beach chair rentals. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, bicycling or just being part of nature, the St. Andrews State Park is the way to go. Nestled on the quiet end of the beach, you are only minutes away

Garrett Realty Heats Up Your Beach Vacation Since 1987, Seagrove Beach FL Vacation Rentals Garrett Realty Services, Inc. has been welcoming guests to the Beaches of South Walton and the laid-back, Old-Florida lifestyle that can only be Seagrove Beach. We offer the finest selection of Gulf-front/Gulf-side townhomes, condominiums and private homes available along Scenic 30-A between world famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach. While our diversity and quality of accommodations is huge, we offer personalized service that will make you feel like family.

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from fine dining, marinas and boat launching just to name a few. Let us make a new tradition for your family. Call or book online today! Moonspinner Condominiums 4425 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, Florida 32408 1-800-223-3947 www.Moonspinner.com  ¤

Take advantage of your muchdeserved opportunity to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body, rekindle your relationships and remember what’s good about life – just waiting to be discovered through a walk on the beach, a sunrise over the Gulf or a bike ride by one of our many Coastal Dunes Lakes. Who knows? Maybe even a dolphin will show up for an early-morning greeting. We look forward to being a part of your next vacation. Garrett Realty Services, Inc. 800-537-5387 www.garrettrealty.com ¤

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Northwest Florida’s Premier Beachfront Vacation DESTINation! Destin Gulfgate...Creating an Unforgettable Beach Vacation Experience Creating an unforgettable beach vacation experience...that’s what Destin Gulfgate is all about. Whether your toes are in the emerald green waters, you’re sitting in one of our loungers on the beach or you are enjoying the view from your balcony, relaxing begins immediately.

Destin Gulfgate’s luxurious beachfront condos are among the largest 2-bedroom condos in Destin and offer the ultimate family beach vacation on the Emerald Coast. All units have a 30’ private balcony offering panoramic views of Destin’s sugar white beaches and the crystalclear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Escape to Anna Maria Island Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort and Bridgewalk Anna Maria Island is a quaint barrier island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico on the West Coast of Florida, with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Two great resorts to “get away from it all” are Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort and Bridgewalk, a landmark resort. Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort has its own private beach, chairs, umbrellas and towels at no additional charge, a pool, gas grill area, beach massage and boat rentals right on the property.

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Enjoy the privacy of our exclusive beach access while in the heart of Destin. Destin Gulfgate guests enjoy a newly constructed beachside pavilion and picnic area, zero-entry pool, fitness center with Gulf views, free beach set-up (March through November), property-wide highspeed wireless Internet, reception facility, gated entry to property and beach access, and more! ¤

Bridgewalk, a landmark resort is located on the energetic, Historic Bridge Street. Bridgewalk, is within walking distance to interesting shops, city fishing pier, putt putt golf and over seven restaurants, some featuring live music on a regular basis. A highlight of Bridgewalk is nearly every room has a Jacuzzi tub. We say… “you are going to love it here!” Contact us at www.silverresorts.com or call 866-779-2345. ¤

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INDIANA

Indiana – The “Heart of the Midwest”

Indiana, called the “Heart of the Midwest” or the “Crossroads of America,” offers a welcoming atmosphere, attractions and great outdoor activities for everyone. Let the stress of everyday life melt away. Enjoy its parks, museums and festivals. Explore the famous Amish country for unique shopping and wonderful homemade cuisine. From caves to lakefront dunes and

beaches, there are exciting places to explore, something for every preference and budget. Whitesand beaches and endless hiking trails are some of the most popular destinations. Bounded on most of its sides by lakes and beaches, Indiana is also known as the “Great Lakes State.” Its numerous, sandy beaches are popular destinations and draw

thousands of vacationers here each year. These beaches offer exciting water sport activities and house some of the most beautiful beach resorts and parks. There are many fun places to go boating in Indiana. There is boating in all corners of Indiana. Whether you vacation in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, there are plenty of opportunities to go boating . For those who want to include fishing as part of their vacation plans, a variety of fishing is available from fishing in the waters of Lake Michigan for salmon and trout to fishing in small ponds and streams for ‘panfish’ such

as Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, and Catfish. Indiana has 1,239 lakes, ponds, reservoirs and other fishing bodies of water to choose. Visiting Indiana’s historic landmarks can be an educational trip that includes outdoor fun. Learn about Native Americans, Abraham Lincoln. Visit the many art, history and science museums. These are only a few of the things to see and do while vacationing here. Caving is a centuries-old, wellloved activity experienced by millions of people around the world. Indiana caves are one of the biggest attractions and one of the many exciting things to do. Explore the

Marshall County, Indiana – A Place to Unwind, Regroup and Refocus Marshall County, a place that keeps you coming back time and time again. Enjoy adventures as you drive the country roads, learning about the hidden gems each community has to offer. Visit a stunning golf course designed by the world-renowned designer, Pete Dye. Stop by historical landmarks like the Chief Menominee Memorial, the first Native American monument erected under a state/ federal legislative enactment.  Enjoy

a day in Culver visiting the Culver Academies, the beach and Lake Maxinkuckee, which is the second largest natural lake in Indiana. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the Barn Quilts that are spread out across the county for everyone to enjoy! Fall to winter, spring to summer, there is always something fun to do in Marshall County, you just have to be willing to take the time and unwind with us in order to enjoy them! ¤

incredible geography and geology of these underground landscapes. There are 2,640 caves in all of Indiana. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and is one of the most popular attractions. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore’s 15,000 acres will delight you. There are 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests for hikers to enjoy. Use your vacation to reconnect with the outdoors and spend quality time with your family. Indiana’s campgrounds can get you close to nature while staying in a safe environment. From rustic, secluded campsites to luxurious RV parks, there are hundreds of campgrounds from which to choose. Indiana camping gives opportunities for wildlife, fishing, mountain biking, swimming and water sports. Indiana is rich in outdoor adventure and activities, quaint scenery, American history, and gorgeous landscapes. Whether you’re looking to see the fall foliage, spend a weekend hiking and fishing, or relax on the lake, Indiana is just the place for a family or group trip.

Explore the Rolling Hills of Southern Indiana Dubois County is the perfect summer destination. Enjoy unique festivals, grand architecture, historic attractions, great shopping, and destination golfing! For outdoor enthusiast, the 8,800acre Patoka Lake offers fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing and is surrounded by 26,000 acres of DNR property that is perfect for exploring.

While in the area, also be sure to tour the awe-inspiring Monastery Immaculate Conception, a castlelike structure featuring a beautiful domed church. Be sure to catch a game on League Stadium! Filmed in the movie, “A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, League Stadium hosts the Dubois County Bombers baseball

team. The peaches will entertain the fans as the baseball team where retro style uniforms that will bring you back to era depicted in the movie. Also, be sure to climb aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train for a ride and dine excursion. For more information, go to www.visitduboiscounty.com. ¤

“Relive the Story” of Indiana’s Territorial Past in Knox County Indiana Vincennes is an ideal get away for history enthusiasts. Enjoy a number of festivals and special events throughout the year. Our showcase of historic sites includes: the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park; Grouseland - William Henry Harrison’s Mansion and Museum, and the Indiana Territory Capitol. Visit the Indiana Military Museum to tour its newly opened Annex, 6

the 22,000 square foot space spans WWI through post-Vietnam War. Take a stroll down our historic Main Street and visit art galleries, restaurants and ladies’ boutiques. Entertain yourself at the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy and you will be sure to leave with a smile. Knox County is located between the Indianapolis International and

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Evansville Regional Airports and near Interstates 64, 69 and 70. Our lodging ranges from top-notch hotels to scenic cabins and charming bed and breakfasts. Vincennes/ Knox County VTB Vincennes, IN 47591 800-886-6443 www.VisitVincennes.org ¤ TENNESSEE / KENTUCKY ~ SUMMER 2019


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ILLINOIS

Discover Small-Town America – Jacksonville, Illinois Centrally located between St. Louis and Chicago and only thirtyfive minutes west of Springfield, Jacksonville, Illinois is a community rich in historical treasures, thriving arts, education and culture all wrapped in Midwest hospitality. Come enjoy the unexpected! From our Civil War and Abraham Lincoln connections to our newly renovated

downtown, the area offers something for everyone. The City’s rich heritage includes numerous interesting sites that help make history relevant to old and new generations. Destination choices include Underground Railroad sites, Downtown murals, Historic Homes Walking Tour, the Governor Joseph

Duncan Mansion, David Strawn Art Gallery and the Voices of Jacksonville Audio Tour where you can listen to stories about Abraham Lincoln. Looking for unique shopping, dining or lodging? Visit www.jacksonvilleil.org or call 1-800-593-5678 to request your tourist information packet. ¤

KENTUCKY

Enjoy a Water-Way-of-Life at Green Turtle Bay Green Turtle Bay is the premier marina resort overlooking beautiful Lake Barkley at the edge of picturesque Grand Rivers in western Kentucky. At the gateway to Land Between the Lakes Federal Recreational Area, we’re offering a getaway where guests can relax, boat, and spend time with loved ones. Green Turtle Bay is a destination experience like no other. The awardwinning marina with over 450 slips offers electric, water, cable, private showers and laundry facility,

while the office and “boaters rest area” can help both you and your boat refuel. Experience the lake life in luxury in one of our 1-4-bedroom condos, each fully equipped with linens, towels, kitchens, washer and dryers, pull-out sofa, gas grill and even some with fireplaces. Memories made at the lake last a lifetime. So put your feet up, take a break, sit back and relax. You’re at home at Green Turtle Bay. 800-498-0428 www.GreenTurtleBay.com ¤

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina – Perfection Year-Round The sun wakes in the eastern waves of the Atlantic Ocean, warms the sparkling sands and travels west to the rocky western expanse. Melting into the wooded peaks and ascending majesty of the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains, the sunsets afford heavenly views from the world-renowned Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds its way through the green mountain ranges of North Carolina. Hikers and camping enthusiasts never have to look far for contentment in the wooded regions of North Carolina. Beautiful hardwood forests cover two thirds of the mountainous landscape and boast having over 120 species of trees. One peak, Mount Mitchell, reaches 6,684 feet into the sky, making it the tallest peak in the state and eastern US.

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Southern Gulf Stream currents brush against the North Carolina coast and warm the elegant beaches and rolling sand dunes. Local wetlands also offer beautiful picnicking spots

and a great chance to view North Carolina’s diverse wildlife. Most famous for its Outer Banks, the 130 miles of North Carolina coast overreaches every vacationer’s

dream. Secluded barrier islands present the perfect locations for shelling or just a quite day on the beach and water sports are always close at hand.

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So fill your photo albums with the memories of a lifetime, live your fantasies, and succumb to the great North Carolina expanses, where perfection is year-round. ¤

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TENNESSEE

Tennessee is the Place to Be on Your Next Getaway Vacation

If you love the outdoors, then the place to be on your next getaway is the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. And the Appalachian Trail. And the Cherokee National Forest. And more. With such an abundance of outdoor vacation attractions like canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, swimming and boating, you’ll have to make sure you make time to relax and refresh by the waterfall before your trip is over.

Music that has influenced the world historically came from Tennessee, including striking moments in rock and roll, blues, country, and rockabilly. Cities like Memphis have a variety of destinations for you to tour, including the Rock and Soul Museum, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Legends like Elvis and Johnny Cash left part of their stories in the halls of Sun Records, who offers guided tours to the public in their amazing studios.

And of course no Tennessee getaway would be complete until you’ve seen the theme parks that are Dollywood, Graceland and Opryland. Get out on Beale street, and get a taste of the atmosphere that inspires a wealth of music to this day, and have a beer in a real Tennessee night club. Historical sites are abound in Tennessee, and your family will enjoy exploring the past of this southern states rich story. The warmth and hospitality of the south comes alive

Experience Maury County in Middle Tennessee

Discover the southern charm of Maury County. The area is known for its antebellum homes and the home of our eleventh president, James K. Polk. In Columbia’s historic square, you will find Pie Sensations, Hattie Jane’s Creamery and Muletown Coffee. Live entertainment is offered to make your dining experience even more

enjoyable at eateries like Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, Square Market Café and Southern Tre! Several new tap rooms offer a unique local experience. The cities of Mt. Pleasant and Spring Hill offer many opportunities to shop and dine. Four beautiful wineries are in close proximity and offer wine tastings and live music on the weekends.

Whether you are looking for fine antiques, an exciting adventure kayaking the Duck River or hitting the bike trails of Chickasaw Trace, you will find it here. History, great food and music, enjoyable shopping and adventure await you. www.ExperienceMaury.com ¤ See ad on page 10

when Tennessee welcomes tourists to their home below the MasonDixon line. There are plenty of resorts and upscale hotels in Tennessee to make your stay in the south comfortable, but if you prefer something a little

Something for Everyone! Downtown Fayetteville, Tennessee Fayetteville is a Southern Middle Tennessee gem located between I 24 and I65! Downtown Fayetteville boasts many antique shops, restaurants, boutiques, a 1950’s theater and more. You can even dine in a jail cell! Three Street festivals are held in the downtown area - Cruzin’ Downtown Fayetteville in October, includes a Car Show. Get in the

Christmas spirit at Host of Christmas Past in November. Slawburger Festival featuring the Famous Slawburger...This slaw is so unique we had to have a street festival to celebrate it! Attendees can enter the sanctioned Slawburger Eating Contest There is something for everyone in Fayetteville-Lincoln County. Come for a visit…you may just want to stay! ¤ See ad on page 10

Morristown, Tennessee. Your Next Destination. Located between Cherokee and Douglas Lakes and a short drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Morristown is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Boating, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and disc golf are a few of the outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Panther Creek State Park on Cherokee Lake has something for everyone with hiking, mountain bike and horse trails, camping, picnic pavilions, boat ramp and a disc golf course. Beautiful Cherokee Lake is one of the premier bass fishing lakes in the region.

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more private and cozy, you can find an assortment of bed and breakfasts, cottages, or even rent a houseboat. Your quest for the perfect Tennessee getaway ends here. Let your adventure begin!

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Morristown boasts five championship disc golf courses and hosts the annual Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships. Visit the many unique shops or restaurants, farmers market pavilion and Rose Center for the Arts in Morristown’s historic district. For a quick get-away for outdoor adventure, fun on the water or a stroll through a quaint downtown – make Morristown your next destination. Visit Morristown TN 423-586-6382 www.visitmorristowntn.com tourism@morristownchamber.com

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The Great Outdoors of Tennessee One visit to Tennessee and it is evident this land was created for those who love the outdoors. From the Mississippi River in the west, to the Cumberland Gap and the Great Smoky Mountains in the east, Tennessee is the premier destination to discover awe-inspiring scenic beauty and thrilling outdoor adventures. For unparalleled outdoor adventures, Tennessee offers more than 125 lakes for fishing, 150 courses for golfing, 1,800 miles of

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trails for biking, 54 state parks and four national parks for camping, hiking and boating. In the east, the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompass 10 of the state’s 95 counties. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the preservation of its Southern Appalachian mountain culture, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker’s paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails, ranging from short leg-stretchers to strenuous treks that may require backcountry camping. However, hiking is not the only reason to visit the Smokies. Camping, fishing, picnicking, wildlife watching and auto touring are also popular activities. For an adrenaline rush, Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain Flight Park offers the thrill of hang gliding. Soar through the sky while enjoying the pristine,

panoramic views of the valley below. West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee offer an abundance of wildlife viewing, along with miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The Cherohala Skyway in East Tennessee is designated as a National Scenic Byway. Route 411 winds upwards through the Cherokee National Forest and after 16 miles, levels out at 5,000 feet, almost a

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mile above sea level. The entire 43-mile stretch from Tellico Plains offers glimpses of the Tellico River, Tennessee Valley and ridgeline after ridgeline of tree-covered mountains. For more information on Tennessee’s great outdoors, visit tnvacation.com. For information on boating, fishing and hunting regulations, licenses and permits, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at www.tn.gov/ twra/.

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Northeast Tennessee’s Greene County – Rich Heritage…Friendly People

A vacation destination… A city rich in historical beauty… A small community feel … That’s what you will find in Greeneville, Tennessee’s second oldest town, the home of the seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson and the birthplace of celebrated hero, Davy Crockett. Tour Andrew Johnson’s early home and homestead, wander through his museum and visit

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Monument Hill where he is laid to rest. Visit David Crockett Birthplace State Park with its replica of the cabin in which he was born. The park also includes the Visitor’s Center and Museum, campsites, swimming pool and three scenic picnic areas. Visit historical churches or where General John Hunt Morgan was shot and killed in 1864. In downtown, find the new City Garage Car Museum with a diverse collection of cars

including a 1914 Ford Brass T Model or the Greeneville Antique Mall located on Depot Street. The Greeneville Greene County History Museum offers an Andrew Johnson Gallery, Paths to Freedom exhibit, a 20th Century AfricanAmerican gallery and more. Historic Greeneville also boasts of an historic hotel located right in the heart of downtown – created from

four interconnected “Railroad Hotels” dating from the late 1800s. From the Appalachian Trail and the Cherokee National Forest to Margarette Falls and Paint Creek, from horseback riding and camping to biking and hiking, Greeneville has it all, including four public courses featuring majestic mountain views, rolling hills and plush greens. Greeneville has 17 sites along the Appalachian Quilt Trail that feature

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farms, bed and breakfasts, agri tourism sites and many more. Enjoy a gift shop, picnic and fresh produce at Still Hollow Farm or pick pumpkins and get lost in a “Corn Maze” at Myers Pumpkin Patch.  If it is a relaxing vacation getaway or a night out with loved ones, Greeneville is your next destination. Visit www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com or call 423-638-4111 for your free visitor guide. ¤

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GuestQuest Traveler Vacation Guide distributed to Tennessee and Kentucky featuring travel and tourism destinations, accommodations, attracti...

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GuestQuest Traveler Vacation Guide distributed to Tennessee and Kentucky featuring travel and tourism destinations, accommodations, attracti...

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