annawoodring8's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Unusual adventures and hidden discoveries. Explore our 2018 trips now »
Leaderboard Highlights
annawoodring8's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Hot Springs, North Carolina
1st
Places visited in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1st
Places visited in Bryson City, North Carolina
Loading map...
Lake Lure
Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure

Practice your Dirty Dancing lifts in the manmade lake where Johnny Castle himself did.
35.4356, -82.2317
The Baptismal Pool
Murphy, North Carolina

Fields of the Woods

The world's largest set of the ten commandments lay nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.
35.1205, -84.2511
In 1982, the theme was "Energy Turns the World"
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
35.9617, -83.9232
The Body Farm.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Body Farm

Bring out your dead.
35.9541, -83.9249
135 ft Peachoid water tower
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
35.0953, -81.6859
The Lost Sea. (Creative Commons)
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
35.5349, -84.4320
Brasstown Bald Historical Marker
Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald

Georgia's highest point was given its strange name thanks to a simple translation error.
34.8742, -83.8107
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Gratitude Garden at ArtiSun Gallery

An art instillation for the sake of "raising vibrations."
35.8929, -82.8264
Grotto of Evil Spirits
Sevierville, Tennessee

Forbidden Caverns

Crazy lights and sound effects turn a walk through some caves into an eye-popping 1960s tourist attraction.
35.9042, -83.3468
Paint Rock
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Paint Rock

North Carolina's finest examples of Native American pictographs have survived for 5,000 years.
35.9307, -82.8896
Tuckaleechee Caverns. (Creative Commons)
Townsend, Tennessee

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Mile-long cave system near Great Smoky Mountains.
35.6584, -83.7766
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
Easley, South Carolina

Tiny Town of Easley

A rapidly disappearing authentic bit of the old south.
34.8407, -82.5242
Titanic Museum Attraction at the 2012 anniversary celebration
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains.
35.8206, -83.5789
Regular fireflies. Just use your imagination.
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Blue Ghost Fireflies

These freaks of the lightning bug family glow the wrong color, for too long, and it's awesome.
35.1970, -82.5943
The ice box cemetery. (Kimberly Hicks/Atlas Obscura)
Clayton, Georgia

Ice Box Cemetery

Abandoned bait shop with a front lot filled with storage boxes.
34.9212, -83.5304
Clayton, Georgia

"Eye of God" rapid, Chattooga River

A curious whirlpool formation supposedly capable of entangling or engulfing branches, tree trunks, or whole rafts full of hapless tourists.
34.8543, -83.2583
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

Over 20,000 sets of spice shakers reveal the surprisingly telling history of our most basic spices.
35.7162, -83.5025
Tennessee synchronous fireflies light show
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
35.6770, -83.4831
Sliding Rock
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
35.3115, -82.7876
The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
Tunnel at the end of the road
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Road to Nowhere

This road in the Great Smoky Mountains was supposed to assuage a displaced community, but ended up a $58 million dead end.
35.4591, -83.5379
World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. (Amanda Riera-Gomez)
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

World Methodist Museum

Largest display of Wesleyana anywhere in the world.
35.5286, -82.9752
Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.
35.4843, -83.3156