Lake Winnie Keeps Growing With New Attraction

Friday, October 26, 2012

Rossville's Lake Winnepesaukah keeps going strong with a planned five-acre water park opening next summer.
 
Guests will also enjoy the familiar attractions, such as the Boat Chute, the Cannon Ball and the antique carousel for one admission price.
 
Lake Winnie has been operated by the same family since 1925. The Boat Chute opened in 1927 and was the precursor to today's log flumes.

Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority Celebrates National Park Week

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New Nashville Festival Will Be World's Largest Derby Viewing Party On May 2

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Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

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Time-Out On Housing PILOTs

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Roy Exum: Why The British Attacked

This was a pretty big week exactly 240 years ago and what happened then is really important now. The British Army, after arriving in increasing numbers seven years before, decided to launch a sneak attack on Concord, Mass., and several other towns in mid-April of 1775. Their purpose was simple: take away every gun you can find. Confiscate every weapon of any kind. It was believed ... (click for more)