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Ol’ Man River sings to you down on the levee in Baton Rouge
By Tom Adkinson
  Why is there a pelican statue in a landlocked Tennessee state park?
By Tom Adkinson

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – You’ve seen “The Bean,” that highly reflective piece of public art in Chicago that’s shaped like, well, a kidney bean. There’s now a similarly reflective sculpture on the Mississippi River levee in Baton Rouge that goes one step farther
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LEBANON, Tennessee – Dixon Lanier Merritt doesn’t rank up there with Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, but one of his poems appears in plenty of anthologies, and you’ve probably heard it yourself.
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It’s time to party in New Orleans, but stay in your car! Put Tennessee under your Christmas tree without
leaving home
In Dresden, an anniversary of reconciliation and hope Social distancing in the quiet countryside outside Franklin, Tennessee

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First gold, then wine – magnets pulling people to
Dahlonega, Georgia
66 fishing holes from the Gulf of Mexico to Washington, D.C Up, up and away in a COVID-conscious aerial tramway Zoom’ means something entirely different at Lane Motor Museum
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Enjoying Nashville’s sculptures from a socially
appropriate distance
Birthplace of the margarita in a Prohibition-era bar –
two tales from Juarez
Remembering when ‘the skies of November turn gloomy’ Way down upon the
Ichetucknee River
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Walking across the Mississippi River in Memphis Hiking to the top of the world, Georgia style Bigger than Niagara Falls – at least by one measurement Inside Cherokee National Forest: Same mountains, similar trails, fewer people
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Rolling beside the Arkansas River to the Big Dam Bridge Strolling through Thomas Jefferson’s natural playground Walking through rich people’s back yards in Rhode Island Escape summer’s heat with an underground serenade in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
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Ristras: New Mexico’s most colorful and spicy souvenirs Sandy solace, delightful diversion along Gulf coast beaches Pedal – or walk – through South Dakota’s Black Hills on the Mickelson Trail A sea of grass waits for
‘Tall in the Fall’ in the
Flint Hills of Kansas
Brown-Lanier House
Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument added to National Park System
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Rafting Tennessee’s Ocoee River erases memories of
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Add ‘PYO’ to popular travel terminology as pandemic continues On the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail in New Mexico ‘Nighttime would find me at Rosa’s Cantina
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Florida’s Space Coast:
Tranquil or very, very loud
Ferrying past an underwater park in Edmonds, Washington A place for quiet reading in
noisy New York
Bring hippos into your home during coronavirus isolation
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At Prohibition’s centennial, celebrate bourbon on Northern Kentucky’s B-Line ‘Eat ‘em to beat ‘em’ is watchword to cope with venomous, but tasty, lionfish Alabama’s ‘Little Zoo That Could’ becomes
‘Little Zoo That Moved'
Walking around Tacoma to see glass artist Dale Chihuly’s handiwork
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Even after Mardi Gras, good times roll in New Orleans Put this Washington museum in your stamp collection Reflecting on the world’s beauty on 50th anniversary of Earth Day Poking around the Library of Congress, even when it’s closed
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Dine like a local in Saint Lucia’s market food stalls Bending an elbow in
craft-brewed Portland
Soaking in the sun and sights on San Juan’s Condado Beach Slam on the brakes for
three weird attractions in the
New Mexico desert
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Finding other Vulcans in Birmingham Sledding along at White Sands, America’s newest national park A room with quite a view, Chattanooga-style Dead trees draw wedding parties, beachcombers to Jekyll Island
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10 years ago, much of Nashville was underwater ‘Shoot the Hooch’ for a summertime break in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains A walk through history for Veterans Day in
Arlington, Virginia

train ridesExperience a train ride into river gorges, through historic tunnels, and along some of the most beautiful landscapes in America
Journey through the Carolina Mountains and some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Ride into river gorges, across valleys, and through tunnels carved out of majestic mountains. If you have been waiting to ride a train behind a century-old steam locomotive, here is your chance. Ride along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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pickwick belleTennessee Riverboat Cruises: Romantic Cruises or Family Adventures
Tennessee offers a variety of leisure riverboat cruises on its waterways. Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis all have riverboats or steamboats to take you on Tennessee rivers to view beautiful scenery and wildlife, enjoy live entertainment and a great meal, or learn about the history of the Civil War in our great state. Archaeological evidence along the cruise routes tells the stories of the various Native American cultures who inhabited this river valley for over 10,000 years. Cruise in the wake of the early pioneers who had to overcome rapids, shoals, whirlpools and the formidable Chickamaugas. See the famous Body Farm. Pause and reflect in remembrance of the many that perished on the Trail of Tears.
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