Southern U.S. Travel Update: Raleigh Introduces Culinary, Tennessee State Museum Comes to Nashville

Southern U.S. Travel Update: Raleigh Introduces Culinary, Tennessee State Museum Comes to Nashville

Raleigh Introduces Culinary

Hotspot • North Carolina

Morgan Street Food Hall just opened in Raleigh. The 22,000-square-foot repurposed warehouse brings to life the vision of “cross meal ordering” to allow visitors to experience a mix of tastes from a variety of vendors in a shared common space. The hall features an eclectic selection of 20 stalls including local food retailers, specialty kiosks and bars. Fare includes Mediterranean, Argentinian and Thai flavors, with bubble tea and rolled ice cream among the dessert options. (morganfoodhall.com)

New Location for Reimagined

Tennessee State Museum Civil War

Tennessee State Museum Civil War

Nashville Museum • Tennessee

The Tennessee State Museum is set to open later this year at a new site located behind the Tennessee State Capitol on Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall, just steps from the Sounds
stadium, the Farmers Market and Germantown. The 137,000-square foot facility will feature touchscreens, videos and traditional displays on the discoveries, accomplishments, personalities, legends, tunes and tales that define Tennessee. The “Tennessee Time Tunnel,” serving as the backbone of this experiential journey through the history of Tennessee, will combine artifacts, exhibits and stories from the permanent collection with engaging media and thought-provoking interactives for a multilayered
experience. Side detours leading into six different galleries will allow visitors to explore specific periods and themes, including Civil War history, music, art and cultural issues
of the day. (tnmuseum2018.org)

Historic Horse Farm to Become

Hermitage Farm

Hermitage Farm

Tourist Hub • Kentucky

Groups looking to experience a quintessential taste of Kentucky will have that opportunity all in one place by next spring at Hermitage Farm, located 25 minutes from
downtown Louisville. The farm’s creation of a world-class agritourism destination transforms the current horse farm to showcase Kentucky’s rich heritage. Plans call for a new farm-to-fork restaurant featuring menu items grown in the on-site garden, country store stocked with local farm products and picnic lunches, specialty bourbon retail and tasting rooms and an art walk installation. Groups will have the ability to dine inside renovated horse stalls. Current visitor experiences include tours of the main house, built in 1835. A thoroughbred “nursery” for mares and their foals, home to 75 horses as well as a stud barn, was recently renovated to give visitors a look at the daily activities of Hermitage thoroughbred operations and the sport of combined carriage driving. The stud barn houses a carriage gallery, complete with an 1882 horse-drawn carriage used in the movie Gone With the Wind. (hermitagefarm.com)


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