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Lost World llamas greet visitors with curiosity.

Bill Crabtree Jr.

Exotic Blue Ridge: Private Zoos Adapt to the Mountains

Keeping animals native to other continents is a challenge in the southern mountains. Your ostriches can disappear under the snow; your female monkeys can throw poop, and nearly every creature is threatened by a native one, either large or tiny. more »

Apr 18, 2014 by in Features

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Asheville: It’s Weird, It’s Beautiful, It’s Home!

Our contributing editor grew up shopping at department stores and eating at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. My my, how (delightfully) things have changed. more »

Apr 16, 2014 by in Features

North Georgia Canopy Tours offers one zip line that runs 695 feet.

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Mountain Adventures: 8 Great Places to Play and Stay

C’mon along as we get ready to go outside and have some fun in the mountains of eight states! more »

Apr 8, 2014 by in Features

Director of the National Park Service William Penn Mott, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole and General William Westmorland.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Detail

A young man far out of his element at the 1987 dedication of the last completed section of the Blue Ridge Parkway looks back these 27 years later with a combination of curiosity, perspective and, perhaps, wisdom. more »

Apr 4, 2014 by in Features

Wilderness Wildlife Week: Getting Back to Nature, for Free and for a Week!

The eight-day Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge has a feel of too good to be true. It’s full of wonderful sessions and activities for all ages. And did we mention it’s all free? more »

Jan 1, 2014 by in Features

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