Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 85
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August 13, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 85

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"Your Family Vacation Spot" TREASURE COVE MOTEL Rooms and Apis. Air Con. TV., Golf Courses Nearby Pool Playground, Spacious Grounds With Shrubbery, Foliage Phone 803/272-5524 Or Writ* Box 2205 Windy Hill Section NOHTH MYRTLE KXCH.S.C.2KS2 Huckrctt Hearh, VH. Fishing Swimming Dancing /·V/VifiJ* Children'* 1'iml SANS SOUCI MOTEL Ili:!He«irtB,vcl. . Hiirkrue Hr.irh. V».'j:i:i«t For Kcscrx-iitjons \Vrilt; nr -V3OO For Fishermen £ Families H.V.CflHUONJNC. Super Market COTTAGES FULLY FURNISHED OCEAN FRONT, 2-3-4 BEDROOMS For Complete Housekeeping Off Season tales-- Ub*r Day to June 1 Wto'lOO 0 0 Phona 919-441-5358 NAGS HEAD, N.C. 27959 ^i .1,-*.....· ... - -Seaside Hotel Ocean Fronf Vi Block from Pavilion ROOMS APTS.-DINING ROOM POOL, HEATED-CABLE TV Please send for rot* brochure. CHECK OUR MfES FIRST! ·hone 103/448-7334 ·ox 1304 MYRTLE 1IACH, S. C. 29577 FINE K\OI i TOWNEK Tiro- hrrfroom Orratt-fronf T*wnrhoti*r* for sale Immediate Possession. HALLOU REALTY CO. P.O.BOX Ilil Atlantic BeHC-h, '.'. 2X512 (Near Mori'hcad C'il.v) | Phone »1 »/72-g5:U ················I phone 919/256-2743 "FISHING A FUN IS OUR BUSINESS" · RESTAURANT* GIFTS · NOVEUIES · OCEAN FRONT APARTMENTS JOHNNIE MERCER'S FISHING PIER (RECREATION CENTER cean front, modern roomi -'. ( Ond apartment*, air cond.. TV, 'large Pool, Private Potioi, Doily Maid ierviCe.'GOlF PRIV.KEGES. FRFE FISHING on Tilghrpan'iPior neitdoor '° motel. Phone 803/249-1444 P. O. Box706-E Ocean Drive Section NMTNMIfRTILEIEACNrS.C. 29582 ·· 22m Belly James pets a fawn in Oprylaml's deer park. Nashville: The Family City By James I. Carries If New Orleans is the party city, Nashville, Term., is the family place. Nashville, of course, is known as the home of country music, and if the original Grand Ole Opry is closing, there's an Opryland to take its place. A 110-acre entertainment park, Opryland, USA, bills itself as "Home of American Music" and is currently the city's big draw. the park opened on May 27, with the central area composed of five "towns" Inn MOTEL AND APTS. OCEAN VIEW IEACH l.iiMirmtt* K»mit anil Kttr- it i «li 4* it A |I|M. Family tinils *iili Kilrhrnrtlr". 'tiV»( Dial rhon'r*. Air Cmul., C»lur TV, P.M.I Ur4.Wi.lr 1'aii.i. Private- Hr;u-h. 2090 E.BCEHN VIEW »VE. NORFOLK, VA. 23503 Mion. 703/3(3-2605 On iht Ot-i-an Front \ll( ASS AOOK EAST MOTEL The Finest in Resort Accommodations. New Addi- ion. Ulta Modern. Pool. Color TV. Excellent Loca- ion. Rooms and Family Apts. ^el.«03/24J-2141or249/147S Ocean Drive Section NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 29582 CHARLESTON, W.VA. which highlight aspects of American music including jazz and blues, country, folk and contemporary. Specialty restaurants, live musical shows highlighting America's musical heritage and many thrill rides, add to the entertainment. Several animal exhibitions also add to the enjoyment, especially for the children. A deer-petting park allows visitors the opportunity to stroll among tame deer and feed and pet them. The a n i m a l s , a l r e a d y a c - c u s t o m e d t o h u m a n presence, are not at all frightened and come readily. A couple of the deer have mated and several young offspring are in the park. The y o u n g e s t , born at Opryland during a storm, have tentatively been named Thunder and Lightning, although Windy and Stormy are being considered as more suitable for females. Other animals are also on view at the park. Ravines and pastures have been turned into habitat areas where visitors can safely walk among buffalo, elk, cougars, bears and timber wolves in their natural habitats. In the case of the cougars, bears and wolves, the .visitor walks in fenced-in areas while the animals roam free. Even a stream that meanders through Opryland is alive with beavers. The park's concern with honest naturalness is evident at the approach to Opryland. It is landscaped to blend in with the rolling hills along Cumberland River. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 trees were transplanted from the park's woods to open areas. Ornamental shrubs and flowers add natural beauty. Opryland is a "pay one price" park where for $5.25 the visitor can walk and ride and listen to the music all day. Five or six hours is the minimum you'll need for a good visit. You can easily stay longer. Three amusement rides hold special interest at the park. The Timbertopper is a roller coaster affair that's really good for a scare. The final approach in which the c a r r i a g e makes three sideways curves and fairly skims the ground is especially effective. Perhaps the most popular ride is the Log Flume, which puts patrons in what appears to be a hollowed-out log for a ride propelled by 28,000 gallons-a-minute surges of water over the wild animal ravine and down a 90-foot heartstopping drop into a lake. Lines for this amusement are always lengthy. The third amusement--the most curious of all--is an antique carousel. It was hand crafted in the Black Forest of Germany in the 1880s and is one of the oldest (perhaps the oldest) operating rides in America. The carousel was shipped disassembled without in- structions and was put together at Opryland with only a picture post card as a guide. The ride is not comfortable--the seats are downright hard -- but the' craftmanship is exquisite. Music lovers, and Nashville is full of them, will find more than just the five shows mentioned. At the park entrance is the m u l t i m e d i a " G r e a t Moments From the Opry", which highlights America's country music heritage. The Roy Acuff Opry Museum located nearby contains countless antique musical instruments nearly all of which belonged tocoun- try star Acuff. Everything from a dobro to a zither is there. Another attraction, the Animal Grand Ole Opry, c o m b i n e s m u s i c a n d animals. There's a cow that plays a giant harmonica, a pig"("Pigarace") that plays piano, a goose that plays guitar, a chicken that dances and a drunken goat. It's all great fun. The Opryland complex is located about 10 miles from downtown Nashville, about four miles north of 1-64. It is currently open daily 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Beginning Sept. 10 f the park will be open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 5. Hours then will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m- 10 p.m. Saturdays. Visitors to Nashville who want to see the opry--and don't they all? -- Still have * chance tq do so at the downtown location. Eventually, however, the old Opry house will be dismantled and a new Opry House built at the park. The old Opry w i l l be preserved as a museum. Despite its obvious great appeal, Opryland is not the only attraction you'll want to visit in Nashville. Just 10 minutes or so from the park is the Hermitage, home of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The building is in excellent condition outside, and the inside has been carefully restored and preserved and filled with furnishings which either belonged to Jackson or are of the same period. Expert guides give interesting and thorough information on each room of the house, telling how it's furnished, how it was used by the Jacksons, etc. The grounds are open for the visitor to roam. Also to be seen at the Hermitage is the rose garden in which Rachel and Andrew are buried. A small church can be visited there and just across the highway is Tulip Grove and the home Jackson built for his gran- daughter Sarah. Yes, for music lovers, history buffs and family entertainment seekers, good c l e a n , educational f u n abounds. Nashville is the city. 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