Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • A division of the Appalachian Mountain chain
  • Chartered in 1934
  • The park is 522,419 acres
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dollywood

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  • Theme park owned by entertainer Dolly Parton
  • Located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains
  • #16 of the top 25 amusement parks in the world

 

Grand Ole Opry

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  • Country music stage concert in Nashville
  • The longest running radio broadcast in US history
  • Showcases contemporary chart toppers in country, bluegrass, Americana, folk, gospel and comedic performance and skits
  • Founded in 1925

 

Adventures Unlimited

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  • Whitewater rafting tour on the Ocoee River

 

Lotz House

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  • With the Battle of Franklin imminent, the Lotz family took refuge in the cellar of the Carter house
  • The battle raged on for 5 hours and is considered one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War
  • When the family emerged from shelter, the area was a wasteland with piles of bodies and evidence of brutal hand-to-hand combat
  • To this day cannonball holes can be seen inside the house

 


 

Costs

all flights $349

food $36/day x 8 days = $288

hotel $84/day x 7 days = $588

tickets (all attractions) $221

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,446