Tagged: Travel

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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Hot Hattie B’s Chicken Birmingham review + tips for dining with kids

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    Side parking lot of Hattie B's Birmingham Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Liked the black eyed pea salad, didn't like the coleslaw Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Split the 2 piece with a friend and save money Photo by Christie Dedman

Hattie B’s Chicken is famous in the South.  The newest location in Birmingham has been open for a while and we finally took time to head down to the Lakeview District on 7th Avenue...

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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: Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, Pennsylvania + Tips & Review

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    Hershey's bakery - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Production sign - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Interactive display inside the Hershey's gift shop Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the factory tour -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The carousel ride you will use to see the factory - Photo by Christie Dedman

Although it’s not a real chocolate factory tour, the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA, is a fun way to experience a glance into the mass chocolate manufacturer’s methods.  While it’s partially educational, it’s more...

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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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Tips for touring Russell Cave National Monument with kids

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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years back we headed up to Bridgeport, AL with the kids to take a gander at Russell Cave National Monument. The National Park Service site had a reptile program scheduled so we thought it...

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Tips for visiting Jesse Owens Museum & Oakville Indian Mounds with kids

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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman

If you’re passing through Alabama or you’ve lived hear all of your life, don’t miss one of the coolest things in our state – Jesse Owens Memorial Museum and across the street the Oakville Indian Mounds...

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