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|Stretching 83 miles through verdant Volunteer State heartland interspersed with historic towns, the East Tennessee Crossing Byway connects two of America’s most treasured places of history and nature preservation, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. The byway begins in Cumberland Gap on the Kentucky/Tennessee border and terminates at the Tennessee/North Carolina border.
Whether you need a quick getaway from the city or a long leisurely vacation, you can find it here. A drive along the East Tennessee Crossing Byway — and detours down its connecting idyllic country lanes and beautiful meandering backroads — beckons you to behold some of America’s most unforgettable landscapes around every bend, over every hill-rise and across every mountain top.
Along the way you’ll encounter world-class recreation — fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting, golf, camping, boating, mountain biking, rock climbing, wildlife watching and birding.
Through it all are places of cultural heritage protection and way-of-life preservation, like conservation museums, country music venues, farm-fresh produce stands and markets, local arts and crafts makers and sellers, walkable historic downtowns and an abundance of unforgettable food and comfortable lodging options.
Just as the early pioneers made new lives in this region, people from all over the world are discovering East Tennessee as a wonderful place to recreate, relocate or retire.
Located on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway and just north of the state capital in central Mississippi, Ridgeland is for the active traveler who desires outdoor recreational opportunities, flavorful dining experiences and some of the state’s finest shopping.
From a bustling downtown to relaxing country drives framed by extravagant fall color, Clarksville, Tenn. is a favorite mid-south fall road trip. If your getaway wish-list includes off-the-beaten-path but convenient, affordable with plenty to do, natural beauty and not too crowded, Clarksville checks all your boxes.
Plan your perfect getaway to Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee! Follow the Florida Mermaid Trail. Explore the forest on foot or play in the tree-tops. Ride, pedal and paddle your way through wide open spaces. Cast your line in the bayou or the Gulf’s warm waters. Enjoy annual festivals and special events. Start exploring a variety of options for discovery and adventure at: http://www.amroad.net/FLadvtrcoastgetaway
Check out Small Towns and Big Fun in West Tennessee! We are pleased to provide a round-up of some of the best summer events Western Tennessee has to offer, including: the best BBQ in Tennessee, live music, Ripley Produce, carnival rides, the annual fair, hot air balloon rides, and more! Please click below to download the itinerary and start planning your family-friendly American Road Trip today.
Places are powerful reminders of the past, few more so than Jackson, Mississippi. Opportunities for Civil Rights education, illumination and enjoyment abound. Here, reenergizing the movement requires somber reflection, but also the celebration of endurance and the spirit of hope.
Few other places have as much potential to teach us about the movement as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This state-of-the-art space – the only state-funded such museum in the nation – features eight distinct galleries, guiding visitors from the struggle for freedom through the Jim Crow South and beyond to the present moment.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail takes history out of a building and into the streets. Made up of numerous sites of Civil Rights significance, the Freedom Trail ushers visitors past the home of icon Medgar Evers to the Greyhound Bus station where Freedom Riders were rounded up and arrested. Other sites include the site of a Woolworth Department Store sit-in, the site of the Capitol Rally, the Edwards Hotel, and the Municipal Library where nine students from Tougaloo College protested segregation.
Designated as a National Park Service Monument, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home still stands today. A WWII veteran and Mississippi’s field secretary for the NAACP, Medgar Evers both lived and died at this site, assassinated in his driveway in 1963 by a Ku Klux Klan member. Medgar’s commitment to desegregating higher education and expanding voting rights and economic opportunity changed Mississippi forever.
Dedicated to the timeless contributions of African Americans, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center uses art, artifacts, photography, and other cultural treasures to demonstrate the crucial impact of Black voices and Black accomplishments in Mississippi and the world. Stroll permanent exhibits spanning a detailed history of Farish Street District to the contributions of Black doctors, scholars and folk artists.
Georgia’s Official Outdoor Adventure Destination offers excitement for the entire family from Air Rifles to Zip Lines.
Delight in a sweet getaway! The five counties of South Carolina’s Old 96 District have a lot to offer for foodie-minded travelers, and we love showing off our bakeries, cakeries, holes-in-the-wall, and cafes. If there’s one type of food most people can unite over, it’s something sweet. We’ve gone ahead and prepared a trail-like crawl through Old 96 District, hitting all our favorite sugar stops along the way.