Tennessee Tourism Round Up: A Made In Tennessee Playlist

Friday, February 12, 2016 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Ongoing

Chattanooga –Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure 3Dtakes viewers on a journey through untamed wilderness in the U.S. at Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX 3D Theater.

Memphis –Receive 10 percent off one item, 15 percent off two items, 20 percent off three items, and 25 percent off four items during the Sweet Deal of February at Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Globes.

Nashville –The romantic comedy Funny Valentines plays through March 13 at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.

Parkers Crossroads –Walk through the photo exhibit Tennessee’s Fallen on display through Feb. 21at the Parkers Crossroads Visitor Center.

Feb. 12, 20

Shiloh –Hear the story of a man, born a slave in Kentucky, who witnessed the Battle of Shiloh, became a soldier and received the Congressional Medal of Honor during From Slave to Soldier: The Life of Andrew Jackson Smith 2 p.m. CT on the Visitor Center front lawn at Shiloh National Military Park.

Feb. 12-21

Statewide – ’16 Spring Fishing Classic, the world’s greatest fishing show and sale, comes to Bass Pro Shops acrossTennessee with seminars,rod and reel trade-ins, anda chance to win a fishing trip.

Feb. 13

Gatlinburg – Chris Steele, professional sword swallower, attempts to set a new Guinness World Record by swallowing five swords underwater 3 p.m. ET in the Coral Reef Tank at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Feb. 14

Rugby –Enjoy a formal Valentine’s Day Tea with fine teas, scones, red pepper soup, sandwiches and desserts3 p.m. ET in the Newbury House.

Feb. 18-20

Nashville – Pictures at an Exhibition with the Nashville Symphony takes a tour of artwork by Ravel’s friend Victor Hartmann, bringing the pieces to life at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Feb. 18-28

Athens – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! is the ultimate love story in the Sue. E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center.

Feb. 20

Jackson –See Cole Swindell in concert 7:30 p.m. CT at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Knoxville –Enjoy toe-tapping music from Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at the Bijou Theater.

Nashville –See the structures of Steve Tobin, Southern Roots on display indoors throughMay 29and outdoors through Sept. 4 at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.

Union City –Hear a performance of The Roots of Rhythm by the UT Martin Percussion Ensemble 11:30 a.m. CT and 1 p.m. CT in the Reelfoot Room of Discovery Park of America.

Feb. 26

Knoxville –The Knoxville Opera performs Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel 7:30 p.m. ET at The Tennessee Theatre.


Walker County And City Of LaFayette Recognized For Tourism Efforts

Trout Unlimited Gifts Record Donation To Support Aquarium’s Brook Trout Restoration Work

Tennessee Aquarium Welcomes 25-Millionth Guest, Reflects On Impact


Walker County’s growing reputation as an outdoor adventure destination just received a boost from regional travel industry professionals. The Northwest Georgia’s Historic High Country Travel ... (click for more)

With its white-edged fins, ruby belly and golden speckles, the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout is one of the Southeast’s most strikingly beautiful game fish. However, the impact of deforestation ... (click for more)

On Saturday the Tennessee Aquarium celebrated the passage of a major milestone with the arrival of its 25-millionth guest since opening in 1992. Amanda, Michael, Michael, Jacob, and Taylor ... (click for more)


Travel

Walker County And City Of LaFayette Recognized For Tourism Efforts

Walker County’s growing reputation as an outdoor adventure destination just received a boost from regional travel industry professionals. The Northwest Georgia’s Historic High Country Travel Association (HHCTA) recognized Walker Rocks with the 2018 Award for Association Excellence for Best Marketing Campaign. Walker Rocks , a partnership between the Walker County Chamber of ... (click for more)

Trout Unlimited Gifts Record Donation To Support Aquarium’s Brook Trout Restoration Work

With its white-edged fins, ruby belly and golden speckles, the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout is one of the Southeast’s most strikingly beautiful game fish. However, the impact of deforestation and competition with introduced species like the Rainbow and Brown Trout has reduced Southern Appalachia’s only native trout to just 15 percent of its historic range. Thanks to ongoing ... (click for more)

Breaking News

34 Homes To Go In On Large Tract In Red Bank That Will Be Clearcut

A new neighborhood is being planned for Red Bank. Ethan Collier, owner of Collier Construction Company, has requested rezoning for a large tract of undeveloped property at 4701 Delashmitt Road from R-1A residential to R-T/Z Townhouse/Townhouse/Zero Lot Line to build a development of 34 single family homes. At the last commission meeting of 2018, he told the commissioners that ... (click for more)

No One Home When Wheeler Avenue Home Burns

A house on Wheeler Avenue burned late Tuesday night, and it was later found that no one was at home at the time. At approximately 11:32 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department, Chattanooga Police and Hamilton County EMS Medic 14 were dispatched to 1803 Wheeler Ave. on a fully involved house fire. Engine 4, Engine 5, Quint 10, Squad 1 with Engine 15, Battalion 1 and Battalion ... (click for more)

Opinion

An Open Letter Concerning The Proposed Ooltewah Waste Treatment Facility - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority and County Commissioner Tim Boyd want to build a sewage treatment plant in my backyard. I bought my house in Ooltewah in 1994, raised my children here and worked hard to pay it off. My home has been my small piece of the American Dream. Now, the WWTA and Commissioner Boyd want to reward my hard work by taking away about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Real Christmas Miracle

There is a huge shopping mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin -- think of a suburb of Milwaukee -- and about two-to-three miles away from the Mayfair Mall is where the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is located. The fact the renowned medical center is in the vicinity of the mall is what we call “a salient point,” which are very important when a story is presented that many, many people ... (click for more)