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Galveston, Texas

A- Overview: Galveston Island has sun, sea and sand galore. Escape to the perfect year-round resort with temperate weather and 32 miles of sparkling Gulf Coast beach. Sample the Island’s 60-plus attractions and unlimited entertainment venues. Explore one of Texas’ most historic cities and visit unique locations such as The Strand Historic District. Venture through a 10-story tropical rainforest and one of the largest aquariums in the world….


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San Antonio, Texas

A- Overview: In the course of its colorful history, ownership of San Antonio has been claimed by six different governments. Thus, the city is said to have been “under 6 flags.” Rule by France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America has shaped San Antonio, as each culture has left its mark. Art, architecture, and history intermingle everywhere…

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Memphis, Tennessee

A- Overview: Put on your blue suede shoes and drop on in. Whether it is the strains of the Blues calling to your ears, the smell of old fashioned Southern barbecue calling to your nose, or the myriad sights that catch your eye, there is something unique about the city of Memphis. Visitors are welcomed to this heritage-rich city located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River…

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

A- Overview: Chattanooga, the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga was one of the first US cities to effectively use a citizen visioning process to set specific long-range goals to enrich the…

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Knoxville, Tennessee

A- Overview: The city of Knoxville is growing in popularity with each passing season. In addition to a year round moderate climate, the city is located within 90 minutes of six National Parks, including the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, and is home to one of the finest universities in the world, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Known throughout the area for its unsurpassed beauty and tranquility, this…

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

A- Overview: Gatlinburg, Tennessee is best known as the western entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is noted for its mountain handicraft shops, and local points of interest include the Homespun Valley Mountaineer Village and the Christus Gardens, a series of dioramas depicting the life of Christ. But most come to see and enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains. The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is…

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Nashville, Tennessee

A- Overview: Country music’s home is based in the heart of Nashville. But even if you are not a country lover, there’s still plenty to do. Museums, sporting events, history, it’s all here. So come and pack up your things and take a ride to Music City USA. First stop, Ryman Auditorium. The history of Nashville starts at the Ryman which began as a church and then later…

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Rapid City, South Dakota

A- Overview: Rapid City lies west of the Missouri River at the heart of a landscape of prairies, pine forests, and desolate, rocky outcroppings. South Dakota’s second-largest city is a great place from which to explore the well-known Black Hills. Founded only two years after the gold boom in the Black Hills, Rapid City is a boomtown that has truly made a name for itself. This land was…

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

A- Overview: Wednesday, (April) 26 th, (1780): At two o’clock in the morning got in motion, and marched seventeen miles to Mount Pleasant, opposite Charleston, where we took possession of the ground, on which the Rebels had one eighteen pounder. Here is a ferry from this to a town called Hibban’s Ferry; there are very good barracks here if finished, that were begun before the rebellion. Sullivan’s Island…

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Florence, South Carolina

A- Overview: Welcome to Florence, “A City of Character”. Conveniently located at the intersection of two major Interstate highways, this South Carolina city is easily accessible and a world of fun. In 1997, Florence became a finalist as an All-American City, and it’s no wonder why. The city is brimming with history, character, and Southern charm. Chartered in 1871 and incorporated December 24, 1890, the original township formed…

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