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Across Tennessee there are plenty of haunted experiences and ghostly hotels to include in future Halloween holiday plans. Including exploring the haunted side of history during the Hermitage Ghost Tours. 

The Red River Gorge is known as one of Kentucky’s greatest treasures, and in recent years it has also gained popularity for being the perfect outdoor destination. Featuring unforgettable scenic drives, hiking trails, premier rock climbing and areas to fish, kayak, swim and mountain bike. The Gorge is just a nature lover’s dream!

With summer firmly in the rear-view, and the leaves beginning to fall from the trees, it is fast approaching the spookiest time of year. Explore some of the fiendish offerings that can be found across our destinations below.  Here are some spooky holiday ideas to start planning for Halloween 2021. Carry on reading at your own peril but we have a reasonable share of ghosts, voodoo and paranormal stories!

Spectre Alabama

When the humidity starts to lower in Louisiana you can say that autumn – or fall as they say in the States - has officially arrived; the Saints are in the Superdome and the kids are back in school. Which means it’s time for Fall Festivals. Louisiana has some amazing festivals in the entire country. Here are 12 of the best and most unique…

Autumn on Coastal Mississippi lets you discover a region that is perfectly poised to surprise and delight, offering all the relaxation, adventure and variety that travellers want & need.

Ocean Springs, Coastal Mississippi credit: Alex North

If you are looking for a spectacular display of fall colours, Kentucky has a lot to offer. The extensive number of forests (47% of Kentucky’s land area) are known for their bright fall colours & provide unforgettable views and photo opportunities. Colours start changing as early as September in the high elevations of the eastern mountains and slowly make their way west, where fall arrives during October and early November.

Cherokee Park, Kentucky

We now turn to our culinary news desk for a bake-off. And oh boy: they’re making Kentucky Derby Pie, which gives you crunchy nuts, gooey chocolate and crumbly buttery crust in every bite. Whether you are watching the Kentucky Derby – this Saturday! – or just looking for a delicious and easy dessert recipe, this tasty piece of Southern tradition is for you.

Homemade Kentucky Derby Pie

Everyone knows Kentucky has the greatest two minutes of horse racing each year - the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs - but there is so much more to discover when it comes to Kentucky’s Equestrian Heritage.

Kentucky Horse Farm

We are unable to visit Memphis this year for Elvis Week, but we are excited to announce the first-ever Virtual Elvis Week! Everyone around the world can enjoy the fun and camaraderie of Elvis Week in a closed Facebook group. From those who have never been, to those who visit every year: here is your chance to celebrate Elvis and a shared fan ship together.

Virtual Elvis Week 2020

The rivers and streams throughout Mississippi offer some of the most scenic and serene adventures you can experience off the beaten path, and you'll will rediscover the great Mississippi outdoors.


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