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    I am looking to take a trip with a 13 year old boy who is not into sports leaving from the Cincinnati area for a long weekend in December, the weekend before Christmas.

    Any ideas for a trip say 7-8 hours or less would be great.

    Thanks!

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    Default what hes not

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Other than "not sports" you haven't told us anything about what you might be interested in, and thus its virtually impossible to provide any good help.

    With your timeframe, a very rough outline of Chicago, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Memphis would be about the farthest you'd want to go, but pretty much anywhere within a circle created by those points would be a possiblity.

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    He likes video games and movies. Not much else seems to interest him.

    I would like to get out and do something like Gatlinburg or even Mammoth Caves, but I think it may be too cold for an all-outdoors trip.

    Any other questions or suggestions would be helpful.

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    Default Climate Controlled

    Of course, Mammoth Caves are climate-controlled.

    Cave City has the interesting Teepee Motel where you sleep in a concrete teepee. Not your standard motel experience.

    Not too far from Mammoth Caves is Bowling Gren with the National Corvette Museum. If he likes cars, he'll like this place.

    Also, Kentucky has quite a bit of Abraham Lincoln sites so a visit on the bicentennial of his birthday might be of interest.

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    Default Also in the area

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadDog View Post
    Of course, Mammoth Caves are climate-controlled.

    Cave City has the interesting Teepee Motel where you sleep in a concrete teepee. Not your standard motel experience.

    Not too far from Mammoth Caves is Bowling Green with the National Corvette Museum. If he likes cars, he'll like this place.
    Having been to all three of these places (Mammoth Cave twice, Corvette museum twice), I can vouch for them. The Teepee Motel was quite comfortable with the exception of the low door frame into the bathroom. Not a problem unless you're over 6 feet tall.

    A couple of other options along the route would be a factory tour of the Toyota plant in Georgetown or the Corvette plant in Bowling Green. Both are impressive, but the Toyota plant is absolutely immense, so you get to ride on a tram. Corvette plant is walking-only.

    You are within easy driving distance of Nashville as well, and the weather may be a bit nicer there at that time of year.

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