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Nantahala Outdoor Center

 With almost 40 years experience leading outdoor adventures in multiple states, the Nantahala Outdoor Center offers guests opportunities to white water raft, kayak, and canoe.  Located in beautiful scenic Asheville, North Carolina, Nantahala Outdoor Center is “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” according to National Geographic.  The center also offers mountain hiking, mountain biking, and zip lining adventures.  For more information please call 1-888-905-7238 or visit the website at

Elizabethton Covered Bridge

Deep in the heart of Carter County, Tennessee in the small town of Elizabethton, the Elizabethton Covered Bridge is a model of historic engineering and simpler times.  The bridge is a now a tourist attraction and the town of Elizabethton celebrates for one week every June with the Elizabethton Covered Bridge Days.  For more information about visiting the Covered Bridge, please visit
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Cooper's Gem Mine: Uncover Buried Treasure!

People in the tiny town of Blountville, Tennessee use to shout “there’s gold in them there mountains!” and now visitors of all ages can travel to Cooper’s Gem Mine and experience there own gold and jewel rush.  Established in 1991, owners Amy and Johnny offer various buckets and packages for parties, groups and individuals seeking to discover their own “hidden treasures.”  For more information about visiting Cooper’s Gem Mine, please call (423) 323-5680 or visit their website at

Spring Fun at Tweetsie Railroad!

 Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tweetsie Railroad offers guests of all ages a chance to explore the historic “wild west.”  The park is geared toward children and families and features a 3 mile train ride on an authentic steam locomotive.