We have 7-10 days for a road trip (leaving from Chicago in a couple days) and are thinking of exploring the South by car. Where should we stop, and what should we see? Thoughts we've had include driving towards Florida or Savannah and hitting Cattanooga, Asheville, Bowling Green, and/or Nashville. We will have one dog with us, so bonus points for State Parks or Forests where we can hike with her, but we'd like to see some towns or cities, too. Thank you, hive mind!
posted by walla
on Dec 28, 2013 -
I'm looking to do a mini road trip to Nashville from Aug. 2nd-4th and drive through Mammoth Cave on my way home on the 4th. I want to maximize awesomeness while minimizing cost. I'm pretty open in terms of ideas, but I like museums, music, and antiques, and I plan to at least do one of the tours of Mammoth Cave when I get there. I will have camping equipment with me but I'd prefer to have shower facilities while in Nashville. Any suggestions? Things to see? Free attractions? Ways to save money (especially on food)? Favorite Mammoth Cave tour?
posted by quiet coyote
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I'll be doing a bit of driving in Eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia. I've got the destinations, and have had Google cook up some routes, but I've seen routers make some pretty bad assumptions about back-woods roads. I'm on a fairly tight schedule, so the fewer surprises the better--I'd just as soon stick to major roads unless there's a guaranteed time savings. I'm coming from near Cincinnati to Betsy Layne, KY (near Pikeville) and going from there to Oak Hill, WV (near Beckley). [more inside]
posted by yuwtze
on Jul 4, 2013 -
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and am flying back from New York for a short visit for the first time in a while. I've recently become really interested in Southern housewares and goods, like Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
, and I was wondering - what things can I only
get in the South that I should bring back North?
posted by 235w103
on Feb 28, 2013 -
My boyfriend and I are planning to take a two night trip to either Louisville, Kentucky, or Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the first week of January (after January 1). What are arguments for/against either place, and which is likely to have cheaper accommodations? And what are your favorite things to do in these cities? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 3, 2012 -
So I'd like to know if homes built in the USA in 1958 commonly had wood floors and it is possible this owner added the carpet later. If true we'd have hope that the wood below has possibility for restoration. [more inside]
posted by usermac
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Any recommendations for BBQ joints in the Clarksville, TN/Oak Grove, KY area? [more inside]
posted by Daddy-O
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Virginia to Kentucky road trip. Looking for interesting places to stop in southern West Virginia along I 64. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Wife and I will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for a quick getaway. We'll be spending Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs taking in some racing. We've never been to a horse race before. We're not gamblers, but we're willing to wager a few bucks in the name of fun. What is the best way for two horse racing newbies to have a great day at the track?
posted by teriyaki_tornado
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Road Trip (!!!) Filter: Show me a good time between Paducah, KY and Grand Rapids, MI. [more inside]
posted by mibo
on Apr 22, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend good car-camping spots in western North Carolina or eastern Kentucky for next weekend? [more inside]
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu
on Apr 7, 2012 -
Wife and I moving to SATX from west KY. Apprehensive about big city life. Looking for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. [more inside]
posted by bofe
on Oct 3, 2011 -
I like short fiction with a strong sense of place. I particularly like reading said fiction while visiting its setting. I'm going to be in Kentucky soon. What might I want to read while I'm there?
posted by .kobayashi.
on May 15, 2011 -
I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
posted by gilrain
on May 11, 2011 -
I'm looking for an exhaustive list of Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries that are open to the public. Are there more out there than the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? [more inside]
posted by pipco
on Nov 16, 2010 -
will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these
odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
posted by Shike
on Nov 5, 2010 -
I'm looking for good but not expensive restaurants in Louisville; also coffeehouses that offer wifi. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer
on Aug 14, 2010 -
I live in Atlanta and take a couple of road trips a year by myself to clear my mind and write. I’m married and not looking for ‘a good time’ in that sense. Mostly I want to enjoy a good drive and a lively public space. A good local bookstore is a plus, but I’ll need a good coffee shop and some entertaining watering holes where I can sit in the corner and write. Parks and green spaces are also a plus.
Also, as an Atlantan I really drive too much and would rather not do a lot of driving when I get to my destination. I’ve tried and enjoyed Asheville, NC for the past year or two, but I’m looking to change it up and give Louisville a try. Is Louisville what I’m looking for, and if so, where should I stay?
posted by wookywook
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Schedule FAIL = looking for something to do today in Louisville, KY before dinner. [more inside]
posted by Osrinith
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Road trip! My mom and I are driving from Eastern Long Island to Stillwater, OK, via (tentatively) Harrisburg PA, Charleston WV, Mammoth Cave State Park KY, St Louis MO, and Bartlesville OK. I'd like suggestions of things we might do along the way, as this breaks down to only about 5 hours of driving per day, so we have some touristy time! [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 30, 2009 -
We're taking a camping trip around Eastern Kentucky during the first week of August. What should we do along the way? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant
on Jul 25, 2009 -
Chord question: would you say that these chords
are the correct ones for "Sister's Coming Home/Down at the Corner Beer Joint" from the Blue Kentucky Girl Album? [more inside]
posted by pipti
on Dec 17, 2008 -
Gift Filter: Really awesome Kentucky Derby/Horse Races themed gift for my dad's 50th birthday? [more inside]
posted by saucy
on Apr 21, 2008 -
Can you recommend a good, lesbian-friendly therapist/psychologist/whatever in Kentucky? [more inside]
posted by reese
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Within 5 days, where should we take a roadtrip in Kentucky/Tennessee/other close-ish areas? [more inside]
posted by Quidam
on Dec 25, 2007 -
hi, friends. hope everyone in the states had a great holiday! i am interested in learning about louisville, kentucky as a possible destination for a young, refugee couple from liberia that have been living in san diego for two years. [more inside]
posted by sacho
on Nov 22, 2007 -
NYC to Berea, Kentucky. Best ways to travel back and forth, about 6 roundtrips over the course of 3 months? Low cost is very important, but not quite so important that I could stomach the 19-hour Greyhound ride every time. Can't find any budget airlines that go NYC-Lexington. Some cheap flights BWI-LEX and some NYC-Dayton -- maybe those are my best choice even with the added time/cost on bus legs? Finally, anybody know approx. taxi cost Lex-Berea (for times when Greyhound schedule doesn't fit with my plane)? Thanks!
posted by lorimer
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Fun things to do in Louisville, Kentucky? Seeking suggestions for especially cool museums, galleries, theatre, cinema, people-watching, eating, walking. [more inside]
posted by buxtonbluecat
on Aug 16, 2006 -
My wife and I are moving from Florida to Louisville, KY. What do I need to do or know to make the transition from warm to cold weather go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
posted by superbird
on Dec 27, 2005 -
How do I locate my great uncle's school records? He was born in 1890 in Northern Kentucky, just outside of New Castle. I'm not even sure what schools were around back then, and I know that would be a good start.
posted by fishieman
on Nov 15, 2005 -
It looks like my bf and I may be moving to Louisville sometime this summer. Does anyone familiar with the area have any recommendations of cool areas of town to check out when we go looking for apartments in the next few months?
posted by Elaisa
on Dec 30, 2004 -