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Your Lost Sea adventure includes a ¾ mile round-trip walking tour on wide sloping pathways and a glass-bottom boat ride on The Lost Sea, America’s Largest Underground Lake. Guides share the cavern’s exciting & colorful history and explain the fascinating geological development of the immense cavern rooms and rare… Read More
Luray Caverns – Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. A U.S. Natural Landmark featuring the world’s only Stalacpipe Organ.  Enjoy step-free entrance and tours on all-paved walkways through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. Just 10 minutes from Skyline… Read More
Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson – 2 miles SE on Rte 53 off Rte 20 & I-64. Day passes include house tours. Special tours including the Behind-the-Scenes tour also offered daily. Visit website to book in advance. Cafe & The Shop at Monticello. 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA. Read More
Mystery Hill has been amazing Parkway visitors for over 70 years. Fun and educational for the entire family. Explore North Carolina’s only Natural Gravitational Anomaly (see above photo), experience hands-on science activities, create giant soap bubbles big enough to surround an adult, try… Read More
National D-Day Memorial - The Nation's monument to D-Day. Admission includes guided tour. www.dday.org (540) 587-3619.
Natural Bridge Zoological Park – Discover the largest & most complete collection of birds & animals in the state of Virginia. Ride on an elephant, stand next to a giraffe, see a huge white tiger, hug baby llamas & donkeys. Enjoy monkeys, gibbons, & mandrill baboons. See Himalayan bears, pink… Read More
The North Carolina Arboretum – Entrance at Parkway Milepost 393.6. Renowned gardens, hiking & biking trails and engaging exhibitions including the annual Winter Lights fundraiser. www.ncarboretum.org (828) 665-2492. Read More
Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski area and amusement park. Ski, snowboard, and snow tube in winter; Alpine Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Chair-Swing, Maze, and Mini-Golf in warmer months, and Ski Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ice Bumper Cars and Ice-Skating are available year round! Visit www.obergatlinburg.com or… Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More
PARI is a former NASA facility that is now an active center for research and STEM education. Radio telescopes 26M (85ft.), space flight artifacts, meteorites, minerals, scenic views, hiking trails. A ‘Dark Sky’ designated location. Day tour, night viewings with optical telescopes and astronomy instruction. Family style cabin rooms… Read More