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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:43 AM

The 11 Best Places To Go On A Redneck Vacation

The 11 Best Places To Go On A Redneck Vacation

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1. The Mystery Hole (Anstead, WV)
Science has never been able to explain* the gravity defying conundrum that is West Virginia's Mystery Hole.
(*Well, if you want to get technical it's what scientists call a "hoax," but also, SHUT UP, SCIENTISTS.)


Hit the road! There's plenty to see and do across these here great states. CMTs favorite family is back and hitting Americas highways for the road trip of a lifetime! The ALL-NEW season of My Big Redneck Vacation begins tomorrow at 9/8c, only on CMT.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/redneckvacation/the-11-best-places-to-go-on-a-redneck-vacation

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kpete Jan 2013 OP
Earth_First Jan 2013 #1
NightWatcher Jan 2013 #2
Berlum Jan 2013 #3
RebelOne Jan 2013 #15
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #4
cordelia Jan 2013 #6
snooper2 Jan 2013 #19
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #20
cordelia Jan 2013 #22
cbayer Jan 2013 #29
DrDan Jan 2013 #33
polly7 Jan 2013 #5
Jazzgirl Jan 2013 #44
polly7 Jan 2013 #45
LibDemAlways Jan 2013 #7
sadbear Jan 2013 #8
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #17
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #27
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #48
d_r Jan 2013 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #30
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #35
longship Jan 2013 #10
MineralMan Jan 2013 #11
OneMoreDemocrat Jan 2013 #12
SDjack Jan 2013 #13
Lochloosa Jan 2013 #14
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #23
Recursion Jan 2013 #16
cbayer Jan 2013 #25
Recursion Jan 2013 #26
cbayer Jan 2013 #28
Freddie Jan 2013 #41
cbayer Jan 2013 #42
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #32
fizzgig Jan 2013 #34
cbayer Jan 2013 #37
FSogol Jan 2013 #18
RoccoR5955 Jan 2013 #21
cbayer Jan 2013 #24
Freddie Jan 2013 #39
cbayer Jan 2013 #40
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #46
cbayer Jan 2013 #47
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #31
d_r Jan 2013 #38
Recursion Jan 2013 #36
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #43

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:46 AM

1. Came for the OP, stayed for the '11 Best Reading Rainbow Covers'

Link at OP link.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:47 AM

2. I just knew Dollywood was going to be #1, but

a Jesus wax museum down the road from DW will have to do. I'm also glad I've never been to any of the others.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

3. "Y'all come on down." - DP

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:59 PM

15. Well, she is right about the Smokies.

I live in the Atlanta area and love going up to Gatlinburg.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

4. AKA The 11 best places for Liberals to avoid like the plague.

I will mark my road atlas accordingly.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:06 AM

6. Good.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:32 PM

19. Rednecks are as cool as you'll ever be!





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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:39 PM

22. You really don't know the South very well, do you?

You're very condescending among other things.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:52 PM

29. Give me the south for a road trip any day.

Much, much better than driving through the boring, interstate bound north.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:07 PM

33. so you can enlighten yourself via "Jersey Shore" uninterrupted?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:04 AM

5. I love the redneck Stonehenge! nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:35 PM

44. I've been there a few times.

Not because I planned but because I was in Alliance on business, LOL!

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Response to Jazzgirl (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:43 PM

45. How fun!

I've always been fascinated by Stonehenge, my Dad's family lived not far from it. This farmer's car version is amazing to me, so much work ... I really do love it. I'm gonna go there some day!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:07 AM

7. Only in the USA. The fact that these places exist and that

individuals pay money to visit them ought to be a national embarrassment. Instead this shit is celebrated on a tv channel for yahoos. Just awful.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:07 AM

8. I've actually been to the alligator farm in Hot Springs.

It's a pretty sad place. Poor gators.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:04 PM

17. Better is Payne's Prairie, bordering Gainesville, Fla...

Here, you walk among them at your own risk.

Big bastards, too. And a lot of them. Great bird-watching.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:51 PM

27. When I was there, I counted no less than 50 gators on my walk.

My dad who lives up there has counted even more when he's visited.

Cool place. They've got wild buffalo and wild horses roaming about.

An even crazier place for gator watching is Shark Valley in the Everglades. There, you will walk by gators resting literally a foot or two from the walkway, with no barrier between you and them. And yet there's never been a documented attack by gators on tourists there.

Here's what I mean:





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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:54 PM

48. Good pictures. I grew up with those experiences and still enjoy them. Saw a velvet or "cow" ant

crossing my path. Huge stocky ant believed threatened. Lots of bald eagles at Payne's.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:16 AM

9. I always think of Big Daddy Don Garlits museum of drag racing

as being more in Wildwood than Ocala, but maybe that is just me. Easy trip to combine with the citrus tower and president's hall of fame in Clermont.

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Response to d_r (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:53 PM

30. I just know it's the Dunnellon exit of I-75.

Never been there, but I do believe they have an old fighter jet mounted alongside the highway by the entrance to the museum.

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Response to d_r (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:22 PM

35. We went to Citrus Tower when Orlando was just a cow town.




Silver Springs, Citrus Tower, Gatorland and maybe Six Gun Territory were about the only
attractions in Central Florida at that time. Interstates 4 & 75 hadn't been built yet.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:35 AM

10. I knew that the Creation Museum would be on the list.

R&K

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:49 AM

11. Ah, damn! I thought my bucket list was complete...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:02 PM

12. Cool...

 

America is an interesting, varied place...lots to see once one leaves their Ivory Tower.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:08 PM

13. Relieved that Texas did not contribute to the list. Condolences to those states

that made it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:53 PM

14. You need to add the Smallest Church in America to the list.

I signed the register several years ago. It's really kind of cool. Near South Newport, GA on US 17.

Don't blink or you will miss it.



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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:42 PM

23. One fart and everyone is sitting in the pew

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:00 PM

16. Carhenge is actually really cool

I absolutely love monumental outsider art.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:47 PM

25. I love carhenge as well. A little difficult to get to, but all of our trips

are off the highways.

Lots of very cool stuff to see out there. My favorite site for a road trip is:

roadsideamerica.com

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Response to cbayer (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:49 PM

26. Another good one: us-highways.com

http://www.us-highways.com/

My favorite is US-211 in Virginia over the Blue Ridge and into the Shenandoah:

http://www.vahighways.com/route-log/us211.htm

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Response to Recursion (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:51 PM

28. Great link. This is what we do - pick a destination (usually a place from

roadsideamerica) and tell the gps to "avoid highways".

It may take longer, but we see some amazing places, eat fantastic food and meet fascinating people.

We call our trips "no chains" as we make a point of never going into a chain for anything (well, except fuel, but that can't be helped).



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Response to cbayer (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:59 PM

41. I thought you meant Roadside America

The World's Largest Minature Indoor Village and Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Haus in Shartlesville, PA. Which is only 1.5 hours away and I admit to having never been there. Now on bucket list!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:21 PM

42. Shartlesville also has the Giant Amish Couple and the beached Riverside Saloon!

Well worth the trip, imo.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:58 PM

32. I agree...that one looks interesting...nt

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Response to Recursion (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:14 PM

34. i keep meaning to make a day trip there

it's only three hours away

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:28 PM

37. Definitely worth the trip. Alliance is a sleepy little town

but has a couple of reasonable motels.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:11 PM

18. Did you miss this pic of the Qualye library?



Make sure you read the sign.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM

21. It's not a library, it's a learning center

Libraries have books.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:45 PM

24. Not just for rednecks. I absolutely love places like this and have

visited a few on this list already.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:47 PM

39. I do too! The "tackier", the better

Must save this article for future travels although I'll skip the Creation Museum, thank you very much.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:49 PM

40. I have been intrigued by the creation museums, but have not yet gone to one.

Mainly I am afraid that they would throw us out because we just wouldn't be able to contain ourselves.

Using the website I linked to, though, has taken us to many strange and miraculous places, lol.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:00 PM

46. People who travel with me these days know that if it's a 500-mile trip

they might as well set aside at least five days to get there. "BarfWorld," "The World's Biggest Pile of Dog Poo," "Alligator-O-Rama," it doesn't matter -- if I'm driving, I'm probably gonna stop there.

Back when I spent all my time in the back seat, my parents knew to try to distract me from all the "Stuckey's" and "You All Stop at Woodall" and "See Seven States from Rock City" signs. And God help them if I ever saw one of Pedro's billboards ("South of the Border").

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #46)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:08 PM

47. We are kindred spirits. Our friends who are likeminded love to spend a few

days of our extended road trips with us. I generally don't tell them where we will stop next because I love their reactions when we get there.

I also use roadfood.com and got their google maps app. Some of the best regional food in any area can be found through that site.

My parents would hit the highway and see how far they could get in a day. I think that's why I do exactly the opposite.

Enjoy!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:55 PM

31. The Lost Sea, Sweetwater, TN



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 PM

38. I always want to go in there

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:25 PM

36. DinosaurLand in Winchester, VA

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:22 PM

43. Personally, I wouldn't go visit any of them. It would not be a vacation.

The closest one is about 25 miles from me and I have avoided it like the plague. I doubt they have many visitors. The primary visitors appear to be school children. Quayle can go stick the potato up his nether yea.

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