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About Me & My Family

My name is Kristen and I am a 35 year-old mother to a cute 4.5 year-old girl. We live in East Tennessee and I'm an elementary librarian.
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, quiet, structured, relaxed, predictable, simple, scheduled
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Vero Beach, Florida
Websites I Like:
http://www.knoxmoms.com

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February 26 2010
1 family found this helpful
Myers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze | kids travel, kids activities
Myers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
3415 Gap Creek Road,
Mosheim,
Tennessee 37711
"Great family farm pumpkin patch and corn maze!"
This small family farm has a wonderful atmosphere and really knows how to decorate for the fall. As soon as you pull in you will find plenty of parking with easy access to "The Shed". The Shed is a small store where visitors will purchase tickets for the hayride, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and trail of terror. The best part of this little store is all the unique fall and pumpkin themed items for purchase. A wide variety of merchandise greets you from pumpkin shaped candy and a pumpkin cups with orange soda, to pumpkin necklaces the kids can personalize, pumpkin carving kids, fall and Halloween decor, and more. Spend time rocking on the porch while watching the kids play in the fenced in play area. They also have a variety of gourds and pumpkins available that are pre-picked and ready to take home. The hayride loads at the bottom of the lawn and takes you across the street to the patch and maze. The property is stunning so be sure to take your camera.

They have some hand crafted backdrops for the kids (or adventuresome adults) to poke their heads through for a cute souvenir picture.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes!

Visiting the farm is free, but check their website for pricing for the hayride, maze, and patch.
 
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February 26 2010
2 families found this helpful
Maple Lane Farm
1040 Maple Lane,
Greenback,
Tennessee 37742
"Large family farm that knows how to draw the crowds!"
Maple Lane was our first family farm that we visited during the pumpkin patch season. I was amazed to see how they drew the crowds and handled the large numbers wonderfully!

They have sectioned off a HUGE field for parking. Its close to the admission gate and easily accessible. Once inside, you will find a nice country store, HUGE pre-picked pumpkin patch, tables for eating and relaxing, and plenty of room to wander around.

Their corn maze is beyond compare. They have a complicated maze that is very popular. Check out the designs on their website. They actually pioneered the first mega-maze in the southeast in 1999! There is also a smaller kiddie maze and a haunted maze.

The hayride tours the farm and drops riders at various sections of their large pumpkin patch.

You can easily spend several hours here so be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Its free to visit the farm, but check their site for up to date prices on the other activities.
 
 
February 26 2010
1 family found this helpful
The Fruit and Berry Patch
4407 McCloud Rd.,
Knoxville,
Tennessee 37938
"Always something yummy growing!"
We love visiting the Fruit and Berry Patch in Halls. When in season, you can pick strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, grapes, sweet corn, . In the Fall, they have a pumpkin patch, wagon ride, and corn maze for families to enjoy. There is a country store on the property that specializes delicious, homemade fried fruit pies, cider, a variety of apples and other fruits, apple chips, fruit slushes, apple butter, and trail mix. If you don't have time to pick fruit yourself, you can stop by and grab a basket at the store.

They have a make-shift petting zoo with goats and other smaller farm animals.

Visiting the farm is free, but rates will apply to hand picked crops and other events.

Be sure to get Farmer Fox to give you the talk about watching out for the poisonous berries along the fence rows...he's a hoot! They'll kill ya dead! =)
 
 
February 26 2010
1 family found this helpful
UDT-SEAL Museum | kids travel, kids activities
UDT-SEAL Museum
3300 North A1A,
North Hutchinson Island,
Fort Pierce,
Florida 34949
"Great for the older kids..."
This museum is on the original training site of first Navy Frogmen. Outdoor displays include a helicopter and Apollo mission space capsules. Inside visitors can watch a film on the Frogmen and Seal missions. The viewing area houses naval wars artifacts. If you child has an interest in wars, then museum would be appropriate. They would probably get the most out of it from the higher elementary grades and up.
 
 
February 25 2010
1 family found this helpful
Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum
30 Casey Jones Lane,
Jackson,
Tennessee
"Nice tourist spot..."
The museum has plenty of train cars for small enthusiasts and the house on the property is where Casey was born. The best part of the location is it has built into a little tourist haven. Cute shops and a WONDERFUL buffet restaurant (and I'm not usually a buffet fan.) It can be seen from the interstate so stop by the next time you are on your way to Memphis!