Lincoln Highway -Best Friend Adventure
Join us on a best friend adventure as we explore the Lincoln Highway in Bedford County, Pa. With stops at Mt. Ararat, The Bison Corral Gift Shop, and remnants of Storyland in Schellsburg, Pa.
Americas Best Value Inn-Knoxville Airport/Alcoa Hotel Coupons - Discounts
Americas Best Value Inn-Knoxville Airport/Alcoa
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Knoxville Airport/Alcoa, conveniently located just off of Highway 129 and minutes away from McGhee Tyson Airport. Our Alcoa, TN hotel is the gateway to many area attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherohala Skyway, Tuckaleechee Caverns, and many historical destinations such as Fort Loudoun.
We invite guests to enjoy our free complimentary light snacks served daily from 6-9am including biscuits, gravy, precooked eggs, donuts, bread, coffee, and orange juice in our lobby. Relax the day away by our seasonal outdoor swimming pool, or plan a private romantic getaway in one of our Jacuzzi Suites. Stay connected with free wireless high-speed Internet access in our guest rooms and public areas. Step into the privacy of your own smoking or non-smoking guest room with amenities including a mini-fridge, microwave, cable TV, and wake up calls. Rollaway beds are available upon request. Children ages 12 and younger stay for free. Pets under 20 lbs are welcome for a non-refundable charge of $10 per room per pet.
Our Alcoa hotel is close to several area lakes, ideal for outdoor recreation and fishing. If the city is your thing, Knoxville is just 13 miles north. Neighboring Maryville is host to the annual Foothills Fall Festival each October with popular guest Country Music Singers. You can take a step back into history with a visit to Blount Mansion, play a round of golf at Egwani Farms Golf Course, shop till you drop at Foothills Mall, and watch a movie at Carmike Foothills Cinema. Then enjoy a tasty meal at one of the local restaurants such as Ming Tree Chinese Restaurant, El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant, or Fusion Buffet and Grill.
At Americas Best Value Inn Alcoa, we've got you covered from the time you hit the road, until your head hits the pillow.
2450 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701
Abandoned: York County Prison in York Pennsylvania (Part 1 Of 5)
The York County prison was an imposing castle-like structure built in 1853, with spread-out cell blocks in the rear that housed the inmates. In 1906, the castle-like facade was torn down and replaced with the 30,000 square foot fortress-like brick structure that currently exists. This new prison was designed by architect B.F. Willis, and even had a trap door where hangings took place. The prison received some bad publicity in the 1950s, with reports of people being placed in padded cells to save on space, racial segregation during the night hours, bed bugs, and a report describing that the only meat served during a two week period was venison from roadkill brought back by police.
The prison closed its doors in 1979, as the facility moved to a new location in Springettsbury Township. The old prison was purchased in 1982 by John and Joyce Gearhart; after rioting at the overcrowded Camp Hill State Correctional Institution the family considered renovating the property into a privately run prison, but the idea was dropped. Many different plans for the building have also been proposed over the years, including parking, a bar, nightclub, hotel, vocational school, community arts center, retail shops, loft apartments, a Halloween business, and even a prison theme restaurant. In 2007, the Gearharts put the prison up for sale for $3.9 million, advertising it with posters reading Wanted: $25,000 Reward for the capture of buyer for the Old York County Prison. The old cell block in the rear of the building from the original 1853 structure has been demolished.
Sights and sounds wiinding through Land Between the Lakes,and Golden Pond, down to Tennesee, and across the state a ways to Clarksville, cruising through Fort Donelson on the way, to see some old civil war sites on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains...
Dam Spillway - Cowans Gap State Park, Pennsylvania - White Noise
The bottom of the dam spillway at Cowans Gap State Park in Pennsylvania.
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ABANDONED PA TURNPIKE GEOCACHING
We venture up to Breezewood, PA for a series of geocaches along an abandoned portion of the PA Turnpike.