Unique to North Carolina
Wild horses, descended from mustangs that sailed with Spanish explorers, have roamed free on North Carolina’s barrier islands for nearly five centuries. Gracefully pacing across beaches and leisurely grazing on salt marsh grass, Banker horses add a heart-stirring element to the dunescapes of Shackleford Banks and Corolla. Tours ferry visitors from Beaufort and Morehead City to the Cape Lookout National Seashore, where the horses can be seen from the water or on land.
Unique to Louisiana
The new Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling highlights the triumphs one of the winningest coaches in college football history, Eddie G. Robinson. The 18,000-square-foot facility includes a timeline of Robinson’s life and career at Grambling State University, as well as a theater that shows a 10-minute documentary film and a NFL room highlighting the more than 200 players who went on to play professional football after playing for Robinson.
Unique to Tennessee
Memphis’ calling card is its legendary music scene. The city’s Beale Street is known for its many live music venues. The Stax Museum, celebrating 10 years in 2013, tells the story of Stax Records, which signed singers such as Aretha Franklin and the Jackson 5. Groups can visit Sun Studios, where Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley launched their music careers. The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition tells how musical geniuses broke racial and economic barriers for the love of music.
Graceland, Presley’s mansion retreat, is one of five home museums most visited in the United States.
Unique to Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal designated the official Gone With the Wind Trail in May 2012. The trail offers visitors access to the history and legacy behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It also uncovers the complex life of author Margaret Mitchell. The trail travels from Marietta through Atlanta to Jonesboro.