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The good news is that the Minister’s Tree House will reopen. The bad news is that the Minister doesn’t yet know when that will be.
On January 5, 1989, a blueish, apelike creature was killed by a pickup truck on Sugar Flat Road outside of Lebanon, Tennessee. For some reason the body wasn’t preserved, but the head was.
“I think most people have a conversation with themselves, but not in such an oddball way,” said Billy Tripp, creator of the Mindfield, a giant artwork in the little town of Brownsville, Tennessee.
In an age of GPS/mobile map convenience and on-demand attractions, travelers are occasionally hasty in advising us that an obscure sight is “Gone!” or “Not there!” It may well be gone, but it also might be behind a bush 50 ft. down the road, or dragged into a basement until the local tornado advisory is over.
Like Florence, Italy, in the Renaissance, or Los Alamos at the dawn of the Atomic Age, the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is an incubator for radical ideas.
I don’t like things that distract,” said Mark Pedro, art director at Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens, a Christian wax museum in Gatlinburg.« Previous Entries
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