Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Family RV Short Stops across the South

Alabama's Barber Motorsports Museum

1,600 motorcycles on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
In Birmingham, Ala., each year upwards of a quarter million people ogle at more than 900+ mint condition motorcycles (out of the world’s largest 1,600 vintage collection) at the Barber Motorsports Museum.

 The collection includes 113 Harley-Davidsons and represents 200 different manufacturers from 20 countries. The museum also features the world’s most extensive collection of Lotus cars, including 55 vintage vehicles; plus an assortment of rare and celebrated cars.

Barber Motorsports Museum 

Vintage Lotus racing car (Barber Montorsports Museum)
6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy
Birmingham, Ala.
205.699.7275

Museum Hours:
April 1–Sept 30
Mon–Sat: 10am–6pm
Sun: Noon–6pm
Oct 1–March 31
Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm
Sun: Noon–5pm
Tickets: Adults: $15 + taxes
Children ages 4–12: $10 + taxes, Children 3 and under: FREE

Georgia's Callaway Resort & Gardens

Families love Georgia's Callaway Gardens (Callaway Gardens)

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, sits on 14,000-acres, complete with woodlands, lakes and elaborate gardens. During spring, some 5,000 varieties of native and hybrid azaleas bloom in the 40-acre Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl – the largest of its type in the world.

'Celebrate Spring! – When Callaway Comes Alive' 
Mid-March – April
"The sweet fragrance of azaleas awakening from their Winter slumber fills the air. Hiking and bicycle trails burst with color. Birds of Prey swoop down to say hello, while cardinals and Carolina wrens sing their cheerful melodies. It’s the perfect setting for family getaways, relaxing weekends, morning walks, and evening magic."

Callaway Resort & Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
844-512-3826

Hours: open 9 am to 5 pm daily

Callaway Resort & Gardens is located 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and 30 minutes north of Columbus. 

Mississippi's B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center 

Visitors learn all about the blues B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi, "celebrates the blues – America's music – and the man who helped spread its popularity around the world. Interactive exhibits and artifacts trace the history of the blues through its Mississippi Delta roots and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s," according to museum officials.

"From the cotton fields, street corners and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music – the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, this form that has influenced musicians worldwide is deeply rooted in Delta soil. And so is the man who helped spread the blues as its foremost ambassador... Riley B.B. King."

The mission of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center ... is to empower, unite and heal through music, art and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. 

(The B.B. King Museum)
B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751
662-887-9539

Hours
April 1 – Oct. 31
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday & Monday, 12 PM – 5 PM
Nov. 1 – March 31
Closed on Mondays
Costs: Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, Children: $10, Students: $10, Children under 6 are free

-- Julianne G. Crane
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