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Old 06-19-2012, 03:56 AM
 
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Hi, me and my family are heading to Austin Texas this August (from the UK) and we've hired a jeep/SUV to travel from Austin to Washington DC in 17 days. We haven't got an exact route picked yet but we are definatley heading Memphis, Nashville and checking out the Appalachian Mountains.

Does any have and advice/info on some places NOT TO DRIVE PAST WITHOUT VISITING!?

we want to make the most of this road trip and see as much as possible, we are very open minded and would appreciate any ideas!!! So excited!!

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Sounds like fun.

I mapped a route so I could see what towns you would be going through.

MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map


Do you like casinos? There are some in Arkansas.
Guide to casino gambling in Arkansas


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Little Rock
Things to do in Little Rock



And on to my favorite state...TN There are many great State Parks here.


Memphis
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Nashville
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Falls Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville TN
Tennessee State Parks: Fall Creek Falls



Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN...if you have the time try white water rafting in this area. It is a ton of fun for the family and a great way to stay cool
Whitewater Rafting in Tennessee | Attractions in Gatlinburg TN

Things to Do in Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg Attractions - TripAdvisor

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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...Tennessee.html


You can also go ziplining in Sevierville
http://foxfiremountain.com/



Abingdon and Damascus VA.....Ride rented bikes on the VA Creeper Trail. The biking is easy as long as you are going down.
Virginia Creeper Trail Club | Official Site of the Virginia Creeper Trail Club



Drive the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park
Skyline Drive – A Driving Guide of Virginia's Skyline Drive

Specials & Packages - Shenandoah National Park - Visitshenandoah.com



Luray Caverns in Luray VA
Luray Caverns > Home



Have a great time. There are so many fun and natural things to do along your way. For the other types of attractions I will have to let someone else help since I like nature best.


I would also send for this book. It is a great book that tells you what to find on each exit on all the US Interstates. It is very helpful when driving through the US States.
Amazon.com: the Next EXIT 2012 (9780984692101): Mark Watson: Books





Have a great time.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Wow thank you so much!!!! I'll be definitatley using your info, I can't wait!
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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Wow thank you so much!!!! I'll be definitatley using your info, I can't wait!

You're very welcome.


Hmm!! maybe I can talk my husband into a roadtrip
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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If it isn't too late... arrange to rent a different vehicle.
Jeeps and SUV's can hold more people but that is their only advantage on a long road trip.
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