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Cape Henry Memorial

Cape Henry Memorial

Located on the south side of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Henry Memorial sits within Fort Story Military Reservation, 10 miles east of Norfolk and 3 miles north of Virginia Beach. Cape Henry Memorial is the site where the First English Colonists landed in Virginia in 1607. These Settlers established
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Battleship Wisconsin

Battleship Wisconsin

USS Wisconsin is  an Iowa-class battleship, the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Battleship Wisconsin is berthed at Nauticus Maritime Science Center & Museum in the city Norfolk, Virginia. It is one of the largest and last battleships
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Cape Henry Light House

Cape Henry Light House

Cape Henry Lighthouse is located within Fort Story military base in the City of Virginia Beach. The lighthouse silently guards the entry way into the Chesapeake Bay. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was the first lighthouse authorized by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. It is 26 feet in diameter
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Moses Cone Memorial Park is a historic attraction on Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It is located between Mileposts 292 and 295. The Park includes a Manor House called Flat Top Manor and 2 lakes – Bass Lake and Trout lake. Flat Top Manor is a gleaming white 23-room, 13,000 square foot
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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest is a National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Pisgah National Forest covers 510,119 acres of mountainous terrain in the southern Appalachian Mountains, including parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Balsam Mountains. Elevations reach
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Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry is a 6500 acre National Forest Historic Site in North Carolina. It is located within Pisgah National Forest on scenic Highway 276 near Brevard, NC. America’s first school of forestry known as Biltmore Forest School was established over here in 1968.   Dr. Carl Schenck, a
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States. It is situated in both Tennessee and North Carolina. It encompasses the ridge line of the Great Smoky Mountains – a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina
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Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove is one of the most visited attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a lush green valley surrounded by mountains and there are many historic buildings from 18th and 19th centuries. The valley is very scenic and wild life can be spotted, including black bear. The
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Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee is located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. It is a river valley in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Formerly the site of a Cherokee village and Appalachian community, the valley’s bottom land is now home to the
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Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is located at Mount Pleasant on Charleston harbor. It was the first place we visited during our trip to Charleston, South Carolina. On our way to Mount Pleasant, we covered Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (New Cooper River Bridge). It is a cable-stayed bridge over
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