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Check out Alabama’s famous Rattlesnake Saloon, open now for the season

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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman

The famous Rattlesnake Saloon has reopened after their annual closing for select winter months. They’ve added some new menu items and they’ve released their schedule for the rest of the season. Back in September...

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Free admission Feb. 19 to Burritt on the Mountain Hunstville, AL

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This Sunday is your chance to hit Burritt on the Mountain in Hunstville for free. This rare admission deal is to mark the birthday of Dr. Burritt. So what is Burritt?  “Burritt is a unique...

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The forgotten Gold Rush: Visit Pine Mountain Gold Rush Museum Villa Rica, Georgia

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When you talk to historians about the first Gold Rush to hit the United States be sure to keep them in check and don’t let them tell you it was in Dahlonega, Ga. It...

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10 Tips for visiting Nashville’s Parthenon with kids

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One of my favorite things to do with my kids is hit the road and head somewhere, anywhere.  Recently I headed north to Nashville, Tenn. to see the Parthenon. My kids love the Percy...

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Factory Tours: Louisville Slugger Factory Tour in Kentucky review and tips

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    Inside the bat vault. Pictures Photo by Christie Dedman
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Louisville is just a short drive from Alabama yet it’s never on the radar for families who talk to me about vacations.  However let me make the case that it should be.  This city...

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Factory Tours: U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour + tips

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    Philadelphia LOVE sculpture is only a few blocks away from the MInt. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Eat at Reading Terminal. Photo by Christie Dedman
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We toured the US Mint factory tour in Philadelphia a few summers ago. If you’re near one – Philadelphia or Denver – make sure you take the time for this interesting behind-the-scenes look at...

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Factory Tours: Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Factory Tour, Nashville

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The Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Factory tour is perhaps one of the top five tours we’ve experienced as a family.  Not only were we treated to phenomenal samples of dark chocolate, we were treated...

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Factory Tours: Gibson Guitar Tour Memphis review and tips

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    Gibson Factory Tour - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Gibson Factory Tour - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Gibson Factory Tour - Photo by Christie Dedman

Even if the only guitar you can play is an air guitar, you should stop by and see how real guitars are made at the Gibson Factory Tour in Memphis, Tenn. The tour guide will...

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Factory Tours: Blackberry Hill Alpaca Farm tour in Anniston, Alabama

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Blackberry Hill Alpaca Farm in Anniston, AL recently held an open house event so families and those interested in learning more about alpacas could tour the working farm for free. The event featured guided...

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