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Fun in the Sun Activities for Upcoming Summer Break!

Summer is approaching with only 16 days left of school. Finding things to do other than playing video games and staying inside is a must for some fun in the sun. Check out these things for an eventful and fun summer this year:

  • Dollywood Splash Country is opening on May 14 for its 21st season. It is located in Pigeon Forge and tickets cost anywhere from $84 to $124. If one is interested in staying for a one day visit the ticket is $94, a two day visit is $114, and a three day trip is $124. One can also purchase a season pass for $269. For more information go to Dollywood.

  • Panther Creek State Park located in Hamblen County, has parks, trails, and one can reserve a campsite. The reservation fee is $5 per site and there are 50 sites with water. One does not have to reserve a site to explore the trails. As of this summer, Panther Creek will not be reopening the pool. For more information go to

  • Mossy Creek Mini Golf in Jefferson City, provides a mini golf course with 18 holes and the course is a par of 43. An adult price is $8 and children ages 5-11 is $6. For unlimited play it would cost $12. One can get a double pay special which is playing an additional round of 18 holes for just $2 more. One can also get a clubhouse special which is a one hour room rental and 12 passes for golf for $120. For more information visit

  • The Jefferson Community Center provides a gymnasium, an indoor and outdoor pool, walking track and much more. The hours are 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday. For more information visit their website

  • Pelican’s Snoballs on W Andrew Johnson Hwy in Morristown, have 100 different flavors of original New Orleans shaved ice. They also have signature snoballs that are more extravagant flavors. For more, visit

  • East Main Street in Morristown is welcoming Cruze Farm Ice Cream. They provide fresh churned ice cream from their local farm. Along with their signature ice cream, they also have pizza, garlic cheese bread and drinks. For more information visit their website

  • Knead Doughnuts located on W Andrew Johnson Hwy, have homemade signature doughnuts, coffees, croissants and more. They are open from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the hours are from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. They are closed on Monday. To know more, check out their Facebook page

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