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Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

$40 $20

Teams grab their smartphones before exploring the city while finding clues and solving puzzles in order to earn points and finish the race

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Chattanooga

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Chattanooga's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Two-Hour Tastes & Toasts Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

$59 $29

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Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

One, Two, or Four Haunted House Fast-Pass Entries at Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company (32% Off)

Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company

Jasper

$25 $17

Dare yourself to enter the old Talmadge Brothers home, where grisly deeds from the past still haunt the walls—and anyone who enters

Adventure Package for Two or Family of Four or Six at Adventure Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Adventure Ranch

Morristown

$21.90 $11

Situated on Great Smoky Farm, fall-themed activities include large corn maze, petting zoo, 250 ft. super slide, and a pumpkin patch

$289 for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride for One Person at Balloon Atlanta ($650 Value)

Balloon Atlanta

Woodstock

$650 $289

Soar over the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier during a one-hour hot-air balloon ride

$89 for 20-Minute Biplane Flight from Biplane Adventures, Inc. ($178.20 Value) 

Biplane Adventures, Inc.

Acworth-Kennesaw

$178.20 $89

Passengers feel the breeze in the open-cockpit vintage biplane, flown by an FAA-certified pilot over Lake Allatona and Red Top Mountain

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Priscilla was born in Bristol, England in 1967. She toiled in public transportation until the 1980s, when she begrudgingly entered early retirement. She spent some of it in Liverpool, and some in Flitwick, but eventually succumbed to the promise of greener pastures in the U.S.—she moved to Kansas in 1993, and eventually settled in Tennessee.

Priscilla is the double-decker bus that Rufus, the owner of Nashville Double Decker, loads up with guests before touring the city. The idea for a bus-tour company came to him before his second deployment with the Tennessee Army National Guard on a visit to Nashville. He took a trolley tour that left him disappointed. The tour didn’t cross any of the city’s bridges, and he couldn’t enjoy some of Nashville’s best views thanks to the trolley’s closed top. So while Rufus was still overseas, he convinced a friend to drive Priscilla across the country from Washington, and now she shows guests the sites around Nashville.

PO Box 4508
Chattanooga,
TN
US

In addition to spelunking expeditions, Greater Outdoor Adventures’ guides run whitewater-rafting and hiking excursions in the Smokey Mountains area. The instructors are well trained, safety conscious, and capable of handling any diplomatic emergencies that may arise during encounters with the mole people.

3555 Wheat Way
Cosby,
TN
US

Cuisine Type: Muscadines

Most popular offering: Muscadine wine, juice, jelly

Reservations: Required

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: No

Alcohol: Wine Only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Established: 2009

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Come try our wines and stay for the view.

The lush greenery seems to extend in every direction at Tsali Notch Vineyard, the horizon broken only by views of the mountains within the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here, most of the 6,435 vines are home to five varieties of ripening muscadine grapes. Stretching more than 21 miles, these plants yield a harvest that is transformed into handcrafted wines, jams, jellies, and salsas. On weekends, the tasting room is open to visitors, who are welcome to sample the fermented and cultivated fruits of the farmers' labors.

140 Harrison Road
Madisonville,
TN
US

In 1975, four friends with hearts full of the great outdoors decided they needed a place to get gear indoors. This quest for adventuring equipment lead Gerald Marshall, Bubba Sloan, Denny May, and Ned Buxton to found High Country Adventures as a gear shop for all manner of activities performed under the sun. These days, Gerald continues to captain daring cruises down the Ocoee River's relentless rapids while Bubba runs the retail side of things in Buckhead. Meanwhile, High Country Adventures guides lead expeditionary parties on waterborne trips down the middle and upper Ocoee's burbling banks, recapturing the sun-dappled fun that inspired the store's creation in the first place. They also offer rentals of mountain cabins or campsites at their 30 acre Ocoee Outpost and paddle board and kayak tours on nearby Lake Ocoee. Vacationers can also enjoy rock climbing and caving excursions in the Cherokee National Forest.

430 Hwy. 64 E
Ocoee,
TN
US

The Outdoor Adventure Center's wildly experienced guides have led groups off the grid for more than a quarter century, pursuing rugged fun in the scenery and fresh air of mountains, rivers, and coastlines. Explorers at heart, the staff boldly launch kayaks into the ocean around the San Juan Islands and conquer the frothy waters of the scenic Skykomish River, known for its beginner-friendly rapids, migrations of spawning merpeople, pool and drop areas, and breathtaking views of 5,000-foot mountain peaks. Horseback and hiking trips delve into the lush woods, and nature photography excursions pause to celebrate the beauty of the wilderness near Index. The core team of 14 guides takes safety seriously, most with certifications from the American Canoe Association, training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swiftwater rescue, and life vests tattooed over their chests.

629 Welcome Valley Rd
Benton,
TN
US

Foaming white rapids rush down the Ocoee River as birds chatter from within the leaves of towering trees. For more than two decades, this has been the home of Adventures Unlimited, an environmentally sustainable full-service resort rolling with 30 acres of campgrounds, cabins, and whitewater-rafting facilities. Landscaping and gardens highlight native plants and animals, vehicles run on biodiesel fuel, and any construction efforts use sustainable materials or rocks that everyone was always tripping over anyway. The family-operated adventure company launches groups on whitewater-rafting trips through the tumultuous currents of the local Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers or further afield in Costa Rica. To facilitate dry-land exploration and provide an energy outlet for serial finger painters, they also recently opened an outdoor wooded paintball field supplied by a full rental shop.

522 Highway 64
Ocoee,
TN
US