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Old 11-30-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Default Weekend getaways a few hours from Knoxville?

We are trying to find some weekend getaways about 2 hours (but no more than 3 hours) from Knoxville. We enjoy historical sites, museums, and nature when it's not freezing cold or burning up outside. We also like cultural events. Here is the list we have so far:

Chattanooga - 2 hours
Asheville - about 2 hours

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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The Town of Abingdon, Virginia (http://www.abingdon.com/pu_attractions.html - broken link)
approx 2 hrs
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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We are trying to find some weekend getaways about 2 hours (but no more than 3 hours) from Knoxville. We enjoy historical sites, museums, and nature when it's not freezing cold or burning up outside. We also like cultural events. Here is the list we have so far:

Chattanooga - 2 hours
Asheville - about 2 hours

Thanks in advance for the help!
If you're willing to drive 3 hours you can add Nashville and Atlanta to your list.

Nashville definitely has lots of historical sites:

The Hermitage (home of Pres. Andrew Jackson)
Belle Meade Plantation
Travellers Rest
Civil War battlefields

Nashville museums:

The Frist (largest visual arts museum in the state)
Tennessee State Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame
The Parthenon
Adventure Science Center with the Sudekum Planetarium
Cheekwood Mansion and Botanical Gardens
Van Vechten Gallery (I believe it's got the largest collection of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings in the country, or something like that, and it also has some works by Cézanne, Picasso, and Rivera.)

Nature:

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Harpeth Scenic River
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Berea, Ky: A wonderful craft town just up I-75. Centers on Berea College which was created to preserve traditional crafts while providing a college education to the poor of Appalachia. It has become the craft center for Kentucky. In the hills on the edge of the Bluegrass area.
Stay at the Boone Tavern (as in Daniel) and stroll the streets and check out all the shops.
Berea
Historic Rugby is less than two hours. A great place to stay, especially at this time of year when it's decorated for the Holidays. A carefully preserved Victorian settlement started for younger sons of English gentry. Stay at a bed and breakfast, learn the history, take a craft class, take a nature trip to Obed Wild and Scenic River or Big South Fork.
Historic Rugby Tennessee historical lodging guided tours cumberland plateau museum village bed breakfast hiking outdoor adventure crafts Big South Fork Jamestown
Or head East to Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee and storytelling capital of the world.
Welcome to Historic Jonesborough, TN – in the Appalachians' Great Smoky Mountains
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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What is recommended to do in Atlanta?
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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What is recommended to do in Atlanta?
Coca Cola plant, CNN Headquarters, great restaurants...
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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How about the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville?
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Coca Cola plant, CNN Headquarters, great restaurants...
AWESOME restaurants!

Also...
  • Georgia Aquarium (the world's largest aquarium)
  • MLK memorial/Ebenezer Church
  • Zoo Atlanta (they have pandas)
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden (30 acres including a children's garden and 10,000 square feet of orchids)
  • Stone Mountain (3200-acre park, world's largest piece of exposed granite, laser shows, aerial tram, scenic railroad, paddleboat riverboat)
  • High Museum (over 11,000 works of art on display)
  • Jimmy Carter Library
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History (dinosaurs and a 5-story IMAX)
  • Atlanta History Center (33 acres in the heart of Buckhead)
  • Margaret Mitchell House
  • Federal Reserve Bank Museum
  • Wren's Nest (home of Chandler Harris who wrote the Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox stories)
  • Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
  • Little Five Points (funky neighborhood, great place to people-watch)
  • International farmers market in Decatur (it's the size of a Wal-Mart but is full of produce, cheeses, sausages, and live fish flown in daily from all over the world--every employee wears name tags indicating what languages they speak, and you won't hear much English there)
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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IKEA in Atlanta
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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IKEA in Atlanta
Holy cow, how could I forget IKEA? It's worth the trip just to eat there and then shop for some cool Swedish foods at their market.
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