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We’re known for exciting outdoor adventure and relaxing scenic beauty.  You can ELEVATE your heart rate hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting.  But if RELAXING your heart rate is more your style we’ve got camping, fishing, tubing, waterfalls, museums, wineries, history, and quaint downtowns strung together by the most stunning scenic roads.  Our mountains are full of amazing one-of-a-kind things to do, places to see, and a rich cultural heritage for you to experience.  Y’all come on over!!

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5 Kid-Friendly Adventures to Explore this Summer The long, warm days of summer are quickly approaching in the Heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

With the kids out of school it’s time to get out and let them have an adventure without the hassle of having to travel hundreds of miles for a few hours of fun. Here are 5 kid-friendly activities you and your family can enjoy this summer right in your own back yard. Go to the zoo Creation Kingdom Zoo in Snowflake is nestled between the beautiful town of Gate City and the rolling hills of Nickelsville. Let the kids meet the real life Rafiki and enjoy their own Saharan...

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