Southeast USA Attractions

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Universal Studios, Florida

  6000 Universal Boulevard - Orlando, FL              
A theme park that lets visitors "Ride the Movies." The theming in Universal Studio's is targeted at making guests feel like they are in a movie set with rides that are inspired by popular films. The park consists of six themed areas - Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco / Amity, World Expo and KidZone. Source: Wikipedia.org
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Ruby Falls, Tennessee
  http://www.rubyfalls.com/ - Chattanooga, TN              
Located over 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall open to the public. Hundreds of gallons of water rush over by the minute and amaze visitors.
Learn about Ruby Falls’ commitment to Environmental Sustainability including the installation of LED lighting and solar panels, recycling programs, and becoming the first U.S. attraction to receive the Green Globe certification.
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Rapids, Mississippi
  1808 Spillway Rd - Brandon, MS              
Rapids on the Reservoir is a family-oriented waterpark located on the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Jackson, Mississippi. Rapids has over 25 fun filled acres of exciting water attractions and amusement rides.
Rapids also features over 3 acres of beautiful sun tanning decks and hundreds of relaxing recliners.
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Nashville Zoo, Tennessee
  3777 Nolensville Road - Nashville, TN              
Since the move to Grassmere in 1996, Nashville Zoo has created many new exhibits, hosted exciting community events and designed a variety of children's programs. Our Jungle Gym playground is the largest community-built playground in the United States and includes over 66,000 square feet for sliding, swinging, climbing, crawling and exploring. From African elephants to Bengal tigers and red pandas, Nashville Zoo provides a home to animals found all over the world. These beautiful creatures can be found in equally beautiful habitats like the new Giraffe Savannah, Alligator Cove, Red River Hog Habitat and many more. Other exciting additions include the Wild Animal Carousel and an interactive Lorikeet Landing exhibit where you can enter an aviary and be surrounded by more than 50 Australian parrots. The Grassmere Historic House and Farm still stand, providing a glimpse into farm life during the 1880s.
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Imagination Station, North Carolina
  120 Turner Street - Southern Pines, NC
             
Bring your child to a play experience unlike any other around!! At Imagination Station the sky is the limit as your children play in a simulated" grown-up" world. Fabulous stations with endless possibilities for fun and learning! The Sun is always shining at Imagination Station, Inc. a creative play experience!!
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Disney World, Florida
   - Orlando, FL              
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Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world, containing four theme parks, many themed hotels and numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues. Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts segment of The Walt Disney Company, it is located in Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida, outside the city limits of Orlando. The property often is abbreviated Walt Disney World, Disney World or WDW.
The 25,000 acre (101 km²) property is the world's largest theme park resort, although significant land has been sold off for housing and other developments, including land now occupied by the Disney-built (but not owned) community of Celebration. It once covered approximately 30,000 acres or 47 square miles (120 km²), about the size of San Francisco or Manchester, or twice the size of Manhattan. Fonte
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Birmingham Zoo, Alabama
  2630 Cahaba Road - Birmingham, AL              
The Birmingham Zoo is Alabama’s most popular attraction, drawing more than 500,000 visitors annually. Approximately 750 animals of 250 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, kangaroos and endangered species from six continents.
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Old Town, Florida
  5770 W. U.S. Highway 192, Suite 324 - Kissimmee, FL              
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American Classics and Muscle every Friday Sponsored by Pepsi-Cola®, this car show features show-quality vehicles from 1964-1979.
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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Alabama
  1631 Fourth Avenue North - Birmingham, AL              
This art-deco hall honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the Hall is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of the likes of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins and the music that made them famous. Within this fine musical collection, visitors travel from the beginnings of boogie woogie with Clarence "Pinetop" Smith to the jazz space journeys of Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Space Arkestra.
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Georgia Dome, Georgia
  One Georgia Dome Drive - Downtown Atlanta - Atlanta, GA              
The largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world, opened in 1992. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Dome is the home venue for the Atlanta Falcons, host to Super Bowl XXVIII and XXXIV, host of the gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games and host to both a Men's and Women's NCAA Final Four.
Annually, the Dome hosts the Bank of America Atlanta Football classic, the SEC Football Championship and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Dome is equipped to handle large non-sporting events which include everything from major trade shows to concerts by such entertainers as the Rolling Stones and Backstreet Boys to religious events by such ministers as Billy Graham and T.D. Jakes.
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Whirlin' Waters, South Carolina
  Hwy 78 University Boulevard - North Charleston, SC              
Featuring:
Otter Bay - A kiddie pool area with a 6 lane racer slide, sprays and a total of 10 different interactive features
Lily Pad Lagoon - A toddler play area with a shallow pool and 3 different spray geysers
The Big Kahuna - A wave pool offering 27,000 square feet and many different types of wave action
Riptide Run- A mat racer slide delivering 347 feet and 6 lanes of sliding
Tubular Twister- A multi-slide complex with three different selections of thrilling spills, each approximately 300' in length
Big Splash Tree House- A Tree House Play Structure with 66 interactive play elements including pinwheels, troughs, 4 body slides, jets, waterwheels, and a giant bucket which dumps 1,000 gallons of water from above
Rollin' River- A lazy river featuring 870 feet of relaxation A Corporate Picnic Area for group and company outings (group packages, prices and menus available).
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Ripley's™ Aquarium, South Carolina
  1110 Celebrity Circle - Myrtle Beach, SC              
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Located in Broadway-at-the-Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square foot Ripley’s Aquarium.
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, South Carolina
  3550 Ashley River Road - Charleston, SC              
Welcome to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of the nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. So come to Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today.
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Fantasy of Flight, Florida
  1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. - Polk City, FL              
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At Fantasy of Flight you will experience the fun and adventure of flight at the World's Greatest Aviation Attraction.
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SeaWorld, Florida
  6000 Discovery Cove Way - Orlando, FL              
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SeaWorld Orlando is the world's premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. More than 80 million visitors have explored the mysteries of the sea with up-close animal interactions and exhilarating thrills. New state-of-the-art rides such as "Kraken" and "Journey To Atlantis" twist, turn, and drench guests with unprecedented thrills, while amazing animal encounters include killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, stingrays and more.
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Scott Aquarium, Mississippi
  115 Beach Blvd. - Biloxi, MS              
The J. L. Scott Marine Education Center endeavors to enlighten the citizenry to produce a cadre of well informed and knowledgeable stewards of our coastal ecosystems. The Center supports a career based working environment utilizing formal, non-formal, free-choice learning and higher education strategies focusing on the coastal ecosystems of the northcentral Gulf of Mexico to promote careers in marine sciences and foster community involvement.
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Geyser Falls Water Theme Park, Mississippi
  209 Black Jack Road - Choctaw, MS              
Mississippi's #1 family attraction, Geyser Falls is a 23-acre water theme park located in Philadelphia MS. After entering the park, the excitement begins as you pass Geyser Flats with bubbling fountains, gurgling water pools and multiple spouting geysers. Inside the park, the endless attractions keep families entertained all day long with the little ones begging to go back.
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Dollywood, Tennessee
  1020 Dollywood Lane - Pigeon Forge, NY              
Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. Thrill to spectacular Dollywood theme park rides including the award-winning wooden roller coaster The Thunderhead™-the wildest ride in the woods. Family vacation fun features kiddie rides and 10 new family attractions in our expanded Country Fair area. Dollywood's live entertainment showcases the best in country, bluegrass, mountain and gospel music with more than a dozen stage shows. Master craftsmen demonstrate centuries-old crafts including blacksmithing, glass blowing and wood carving. Dollywood is also home to four of the South's largest festivals-Festival of Nations™, KidsFestsm, the new National Harvest & Music Celebration and Smoky Mountain Christmas. No matter what time of year you visit, Dollywood offers something special for every member of the family! Buy your tickets today!
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The Peace Center, South Carolina
  300 South Main St - Greenville, SC              
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Great performances are even better at The Peace Center. Architecturally and acoustically it is an amazing place to see a show! In fact, many of the world’s top performers look forward to returning again and again, and consider The Peace Center one of their favorite places to play. One artist’s representative recently called it, “a jewel.”
The Peace Center is at the heart of Greenville’s award-winning downtown. So, you can start your experience before you arrive on our campus, and continue well past the final encore, by enjoying the city’s shops, restaurants, and coffee houses, or simply taking a stroll down Main Street or along the Reedy River.
From white glove service to spacious leg room for every seat, The Peace Center was built for comfort—and The Peace Center staff works hard to make sure every performance is special.
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Tennessee Aquarium, Tennessee
  One Broad Street - Chattanooga, TN              
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Visit the Tennessee Aquarium on the Chattanooga Riverfront and see why it was rated one of the top aquariums in the country by TripAdvisor. Take a remarkable journey from a cove forest high in the Appalachian mountains to a coral reef in the blue depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, see thousands of animals and three living forests . . . exploring life above and below the water's surface.
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Six Flags Over Georgia, Georgia
   - Atlanta, GA              
Six Flags Over Georgia has unleashed a GIANT in 2006. Soaring over 200 ft. above the park and covering an area 8.5 acres in size, this much-anticipated steel monster is appropriately called: GOLIATH.
See an overview of GOLIATH, plus 10 other roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Check out the coaster science behind GOLIATH and take a virtual ride.
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Andretti Indoor Karting, Georgia
  11000 Alpharetta Highway - Roswell, GA              
In November of 2004, racing champions Mario, Michael and John Andretti purchased what had been known as the Andretti Speed Lab in Roswell, Georgia.
The famed family made over $1 million in renovations that extensively improved the entertainment facility, provides an enhanced experience for all visitors, and permeates the Andretti touch and feel.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games opened to the public in March of 2005.
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Bellingrath Gardens & Home, Alabama
  12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road - Theodore, AL              
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Welcome to Bellingrath Gardens and Home! An abundance of colors, fragrances and scenic views await you.
Throughout the year, this 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season.
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Elvis Presley Birthplace, Mississippi
  306 Elvis Presley Drive - Tupelo, MS              
The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey.
Only in Tupelo can you walk into the room where he breathed his first breath, take a stroll to his favorite location as a boy to relax looking over Tupelo, and see first hand how it all shaped this young boy from Mississippi into the international rock & roll music legend he is today.
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Tennessee
  88 River Road - Gatlinburg, TN              
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ripley's Aquarium and Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center together represent a $70 million cooperative project between the city and the entertainment company. The 115,000 square foot, 1.3 million gallon Ripley's Aquarium is home to 10-foot sharks, 8,000 exotic fish, and the world's longest aquarium tunnel.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia
  1345 Piedmont Ave. NE - Atlanta, GA              
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Get to know the Atlanta Botanical Garden's numerous themed plant collections. These gardens grow throughout the Garden and are cultivated for their preservation and in harmony with their place in the ecosystem.
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Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama
  2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. - Birmingham, AL              
Over the last thirty-five years, the ASHOF has become the benchmark for other Halls of Fame across the country, with over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever are in the ASHOF: Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis.
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Greenville Zoo, South Carolina
  150 Cleveland Park Dr - Greenville, SC              
The Greenville Zoo is a 14-acre facility featuring hundreds of wildlife from all over the world including giraffe, monkeys, giant tortoises and elephants. Join us on a wildlife adventure through the zoo’s beautifully landscaped acres filled with up close and personal views of its residents! Through engaging programs, educational events and animal exhibits, the Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!
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Old Alabama Town, Alabama
  301 Columbus Street - Montgomery, AL              
History lives at Old Alabama Town, where six blocks of authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures beckon you to step back in time to the days of one-room schoolhouses & grist mills...
There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our 19th century village features completely authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. At Old Alabama Town, you will learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama.
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Georgia
  1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. - Atlanta Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA              
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The orchestra performs more than 200 concerts each year, with its main subscription series augmented by pops series, family concerts, and a full summer schedule including classical, pops, and free parks concerts. Its educational concerts for young people are consistently sold out and, along with outreach initiatives in schools and community centers, serve more than 50,000 youngsters annually.
Music Director since 2001, Maestro Robert Spano has led an innovative period for the ASO that has included commissions for video and animated installations in the concert hall as well as video interviews with living composers and a greater emphasis on contemporary repertoire.