Tourism Off the Beaten Path


Photo courtesy of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Everyone knows about iconic southeastern tourist destinations such as Orlando’s Disney World, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and the French Quarter in New Orleans. This quiz asks you about some regional destinations that are less well known.

Sources: Question 1; Question 2 (population) (ownership); Question 3; Question 4; Question 5; Question 6; Question 7; Question 8; Question 9; Question 10

Read more about southeastern tourism in: Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, Florida, and the Southeast in general.

1. One weekend in July each year, hundreds of people from around the country gather in Andalusia, Alabama, for the world championship of what game?
Chess
Dominoes
Parcheesi
2. With a full-time population of 12 people, the town of Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, is best known for its tourist attraction featuring performances of people dressed as what?
Native Americans
Mermaids
Spanish conquistadors
3. Birmingham, Alabama, has the world’s largest museum devoted to what vehicle?
Golf cart
Unicycle
Motorcycle
4. What famous outlaws have a museum devoted to them in Gibsland, Louisiana?
Bonnie and Clyde
Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch
Jesse and Frank James
5. What famous aviator has a statue at Jimmy Carter Regional Airport in Americus, Georgia, honoring the aviator's first solo flight?
Amelia Earhart
Chuck Yeager
Charles Lindbergh
6. Tupelo, Mississippi, has a museum devoted to which musician who was also its most famous son?
Ray Charles
Louis Armstrong
Elvis Presley
7. The country's largest museum celebrating which everyday items is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee?
Vacuum cleaners
Salt and pepper shakers
Spice racks
8. Which public servants have a museum devoted to them in Titusville, Florida?
Firefighters
Police officers
Child welfare workers
9. What legendary comedy duo has a museum devoted to them in Harlem, Georgia?
Lewis and Martin
Laurel and Hardy
Burns and Allen
10. Which U.S. president had a retreat in Georgia that became known as the “Little White House,” which is now a tourist attraction?
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower