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Dollywood Expanding To Include A Resort

Next stop, Dollywood! I know I'm nearly 38 years old, but I told my parents the next time we go to the Smokies, I want to go to the theme park again. You may recall plans for a Dollywood-themed water park fell through in Nashville, alas, the country legend has much bigger plans for her Pigeon Forge theme park.

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Southtown Stoplight: Use Caution on Your Next Trip Down Southtown

I have heard a lot of talk about road construction around the area lately. There are several areas of Owensboro that are currently a little maze like due to the construction. While the construction may be annoying while it is going on, it is usually for the best

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State and Local Law Enforcement to Search for Drunk Drivers During “Operation Pull Over” Beginning Friday

The Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh Sheriff's Department will join the Indiana State Police for the roughly two week program aimed at getting drunk drivers off the street, and cause people to think twice before getting behind the wheel after a night out.

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Taste of Opryland Dine-Around Tour at Gaylord Opryland

Twice a year, Chad, Dave Spencer and I have the privilege of broadcasting from Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. It's one of my favorite places for a quick get-away for a lot of reasons; it's beautiful, there's so much to do and the food is amazing! Speaking of delicious food...

Gaylord has a new exciting option for your dining while here. It's the Taste of Opryland Dine-Around Tour!

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SummerFest Continues Through September 1st at Gaylord Opryland Resort

Shrek. Madagascar. Kung Fu Panda. Rise of the Guardians. Puss in Boots. It's a veritable DreamWorks Greatest Hits collection. And all of those huge hits play a part in Gaylord Opryland Resort's SummerFest which continues through September 1st.

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Monday is Safari Day at Holiday World

Here at WBKR, we decided that there just aren't enough holidays in the summer.  So, we made up our own.  It's called Safari Day and this year it's Monday, July 29th.  And, consequently, we're taking off work today and heading for Holiday World and Splashin' Safari!

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KY Transportation Cabinet Says to Be on the Alert for Motorcycles This Week

I've had good practice at this. Two years ago, I went to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for vacation. Well, that national landmark is just down the road from Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the world-famous Sturgis Bike Rally.

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Indiana Wineries Make Food and Wine Fun at Uncork the Uplands [VIDEO]

When you think of Indiana, most people envision cornfields and cattle, not vineyards and wineries. However, a one-day event scheduled as part of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail hopes to, perhaps, add a little more fun and refinement to the community.

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Win a Summer Getaway to Gaylord Opryland Resort

3-nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort?  Daily breakfast buffet?  Rides on the Delta Riverboats inside the hotel?  Yep!!  You could win one of three exciting trips we are giving away here at WBKR.com.  To get signed up for a Summer Getaway at Gaylord, keep reading!

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World’s Highest Swing Ride: The Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas [Video]

Remember the old Tennessee Waltz swing ride at Opryland?  It was just a toddler compared to this thing!  Check out this video filmed aboard the Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas.  At 400-feet tall, it's the world's highest swing ride!  Check out video from on board!

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Chad Shares His One and Only Trip Advisor Post

The moral of today's story is don't mess with Tad.  He can actually fume and blow steam just like a volcano. LOL!  All week long here on WBKR, we are celebrating the fact that Splashin' Safari has been voted the #1 waterpark in the world by Trip Advisor.  That is a huge honor and, quite honestly, Splashin' Safari deserves the high praise.  And kudos to the folks who post on Trip Advisor for getting it right.  Because I love to travel and do it a bunch, I use Trip Advisor frequently to book trips and excursions for me and my friends.  Until recently, I had never joined the Trip Advisor community as a contributor.  But then, I encountered a tour company in St. Lucia who committed a gigantic no-no!  And I vowed to take them down!

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Win Holiday World Tickets All Week Long on WBKR

They're back!  This week we are loaded up with more Holiday World tickets and, to give them away, we are celebrating the news that Trip Advisor has named Splashin' Safari the world's #1-rated waterpark!  Wanna know how you can win?

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