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  1. Lightbulb You Tell Us-Top 10 Places Every Southern Child Should Go

    Kids grow up so fast—and there’s so much in the South you want them to experience! What are the top places you feel you MUST take your kids in our South? And what are some of the memorable Southern places your parents took you when you were a child?

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    Last edited by Administrator; 04-28-2008 at 04:19 PM.

  2. Default StoryLand

    StoryLand in New Orleans, LA!

    New Orleans is not typically a place thought of for children, but my sister and I went here when we were kids, and it is about as magical a place as you can get.

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    Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. It is great for kids and families!

  4. Default Top 10 places every southern child should go

    Just had our 2 1/2 yr grandson visit us in Chattanooga, Tn for a week. Wonderful place for kids - we took him to Rock City, rode the Incline Railway, visited the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Musuem, and finished the week at the Tennessee Railroad Musuem spending the day with Thomas the Train! We all had a wonderful time and made wonderful memories. There was still lots to do for another time!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Southwestern, Kentucky


    Our kids love St. Loius-zoo, Grants Farm, museums, baseball games.

    We also love Gatlinburg-picnic in Cades Cove, climing on rocks at the Chimneys, Dollywood, aquarium, Ripley's, Ober Gatlinburg. I recommend the fall when the leaves change or early spring when everything is in bloom. It's a beautiful drive. Stay in Townsend. It's great.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    The Dimple of Dixie


    The Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC
    The TN Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN
    Walt Disney World (of course! )

  7. Default Charleston!

    Every southern child should visit Charleston. This will be one of the most fascinating places they will ever visit. This wonderful town has an incredible history, great food, culture and so much more.

  8. Default Tweetsie RR

    Lots of fun for the young guys .... and in the summer the weather is fine!

    Tweetsie Railroad | 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane | Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 800-526-5740 | Fax 828-264-2234

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Southern Middle Tennessee


    In no particular order:

    The Great Smoky Mountains
    An Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field
    The Grand Ole Opry
    Beach-front vacation in any town on the Gulf Coast
    Disney World
    Washington, D.C.
    Neyland Stadium while packed with 107,000 orange-clad fans
    The Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
    Any Civil War battlefield
    Their grandparents' home

    My dad had to travel to small towns a lot due to his job, and in the summer we'd go with him (we didn't care where we were as long as the motel had a pool ). I appreciate now that we were able to visit so many small towns in the South. Each have unique attributes, quirks, and characters--or did back then. Most towns now look, sound, and act the same as the next town.
    " . . . one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."
    ~Luke 12:15

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    Smoky Mtns.

    Southern Cross Guest Ranch (Madison, GA)

    Seaside in FL (beach)

    Disney World (Universal, Sea World)

    Braves game

    State Parks in his/her home state

    A Blue Angles air show (they are based out of Pensacola, FL - have a great free museum at the NAS) - we go to their "home" show on Pensacola Beach

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