Monday, July 22, 2013

Tail of the Dragon

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap has 318 curves in 11 miles and is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

Crossing Deals Gap at the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, the Dragon is considered by many as one of the world’s best motorcycling and sports car roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy this stretch of US 129. With scenic mountains, and a thrill ride you won’t forget, the area is packed with other incredible roads to venture. Some include the Devil’s Triangle, The Snake, Blood Mountain, and Moonshiner 28. Many say it’s better than any roller coaster ride they’ve ever been on!

For more information, routes, directions, and accomodations along the ride, go to

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Frankie's Fun Park

With more and more new rides offered each year, Frankie’s Fun Park in Greenville just keeps getting better.

The park can keep families busy for hours with rides, Go-Karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages and a fantastic arcade. And Frankie’s features a pay-as-you-play format. There is no admission fee. You decide what you want to do at Frankie’s. Check out the new 10 foot tall Connect Four Game! For those who love the arcade, amazing prizes await at the gift shop. Frankie’s also allows visitors to store their coupons on a card to build up points for bigger prizes.

When you take a break from the fun, great food and drinks await at Johnny Rockets, a restaurant that takes visitors back in time with an old-style flavor and a singing and dancing staff.

Frankie’s Fun Park is located at 45 Park Woodruff Drive in Greenville. Hours are Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Frankie’s also has parks in Charleston and Columbia, SC, and Raleigh, NC. For more information, call 864-627-9888 or visit

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Barn Quilt Driving Tour

Enjoy the beauty of Madison County on a self guided driving tour of the county’s many barn quilts.

Getting its start as part of a grant awarded to the Madison County Arts Council in 2007, the Barn Quilt project was created as a way of honoring  the great traditions of this rural county while also showcasing its natural beauty.

Quilt patterns are selected, painted on wood, and attached to barns, homes, and businesses. Drive through the rural roads using a map of the county and the addresses of the quilts and you will be treated to some scenic views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and rivers as well as the intricate and colorful patterns of the quilts. Some of these patterns have been handed down through generations while others are newly chosen favorites.

Maps  of the Marshall, Spring Creek, Mars Hill and Upper Laurel area trails are available for download at

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Greenville Drive

With so many family events costing big money these days, you can still rely on baseball to offer great entertainment at reasonable prices!

The Greenville Drive, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, has opened another exciting season of action at Fluor Field in Greenville. In addition to the action on the field, the Drive offer plenty of in-game entertainment and promotions during the season to keep the entire family entertained.

The Drive play home games at Fluor Field, which is designed after Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The field features its own Green Monster, a 30-foot high wall in left field, equipped with a manual scoreboard, just like at Fenway Park.

The field is located at 945 South Main St. in Greenville. Tickets purchased prior to the day of game are $5 for lawn and deck; $6 for reserved terrace; $7 for reserved and $8 for box seats. Tickets purchased on the day of game will cost $1 more for each ticket. For information, call the box office at (864) 240-4528 or visit

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