Tell Us If You’ve Been to These Southern Attractions and We’ll Guess What State You Live In

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Tell Us If You’ve Been to These Southern Attractions and We’ll Guess What State You Live In
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About This Quiz

Let's face it — there are two versions of the South. One of the South that you see depicted in novels and movies. It's the tourists' South, where attractions like the French Quarter, Disney World and Virginia Beach reign supreme. There's nothing wrong with these places — they're actually quite cool in their own right — but true Southerners consider them just a little bit played out. They'd rather savor the lesser-known beauty spots.

Folks in Virginia prefer West Virginia's Harper's Ferry to Colonial Williamsburg, while people in Texas go to South Padre Island more often than they go to the Alamo. Graceland might seem like a music Mecca to folks from Maine, but Tennesseans are more likely to hit up the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. 

Don't believe us? Then let us put your Southern landmark knowledge to the test. We've devised a Southern attraction-focused quiz that's capable of figuring out whether you're from the Northwest or were born and bred in Texas. Your knowledge of dozens of destinations will be probed, from botanic gardens to hiking trails to famous homes. Are you up for the ultimate challenge to your regional know-how? If so, don't hesitate — take this quiz immediately!

Southern Attractions 1 Be honest: How many times have you been to Disney World?
More than 10 times
Two or three times
Five times or fewer
Sadly, only once

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Southern Attractions 2 We all have fond childhood memories of the zoo. But have you ever been to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans?
Nope! I'm all about Disney’s Animal Kingdom instead.
Yes. It's awe-inspiring.
I've driven by it but not visited.
I've never been there, but I hear it's kind of "meh."

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Virginia Beach boardwalk in Virginia
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston, Texas
Myrtle Beach boardwalk in South Carolina
Ocean City Boardwalk in Maryland

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Southern Attractions 4 Have you ever been to the Alamo?
My dad and I plan on seeing it together next year.
Who hasn't? It's an incredible historic site.
No, but I don't exactly feel like I'm missing out on anything.
No, but I'd love to experience it in person someday!

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Southern Attractions 5 Have you touched the Angel Oak?
Yes, when I was a little kid on a field trip.
I don't know where that tree is, but I've heard of it.
Yes, many times. It's majestic as heck.
What's the Angel Oak?

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Southern Attractions 6 Which of the following libraries did you go to on school trips?
The State Library and Archives of Florida
Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
The George Peabody Library in Baltimore
The Arabian Library in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Southern Attractions 7 As a kid, did you tour the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory?
No, but that sounds kind of cool, actually.
No, I've never gone there.
Yes. My grandparents dragged me there.
Nope, but now I'm planning on it!

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Southern Attractions 8 Have you ever been to one of these historic parks?
Vicksburg National Military Park in Virginia
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Alabama
Harpers Ferry in West Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia

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Southern Attractions 9 Which of the following music-related attractions have you visited?
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi
Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri

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Southern Soul Barbecue in St. Simons Island, Georgia
Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas
B's Barbecue in Greenville, North Carolina
Dreamland B-B-Que in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Southern Attractions 11 Have you ever strolled through one of these gorgeous gardens?
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gardens, Florida
McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston
Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis

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Southern Attractions 12 Have you ever toured one of these famous homes?
Swan House in Atlanta
Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans
Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia
The birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta

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Southern Attractions 13 When's the last time you saw the Grand Canyon?
A few years ago
Last weekend
Never
I've driven by it but have never tried to climb down it.

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Southern Attractions 14 Did you ever get the chance to go on one of these world-famous hiking trails?
The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail in Mississippi
The Eagle Point Trail in Texas
The Appalachian Trail in West Virginia
The National Historic Trail in Alabama

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Southern Attractions 15 If asked for a vineyard tour recommendation, which of these vineyards could you personally vouch for?
Wolf Mountain Vineyards, in Dahlonega, Georgia
Rancho Loma Vineyards in Coleman, Texas
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Black Ankle Vineyard in Mount Airy, Maryland

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Southern Attractions 16 In your opinion, what's the best Southern beach?
Destin, Florida
Gulf Shores in Alabama
Tybee Island in Georgia
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

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Southern Attractions 17 For your money, which of these Southern art museums provides a must-see experience?
Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas
Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee
American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore

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Southern Attractions 18 Have you ever been to Amicalola Falls?
Yes. I recently went there on a corporate retreat.
I visited the falls once on a family road trip.
That's a great spot to slip away to for the weekend. I go there a lot.
Where are the falls located?

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Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida
St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans
San Fernando de Bexar Cathedral in San Antonio
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia

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Southern Attractions 20 Can you recall shopping in any of these famous shopping districts?
Broughton Street in Savannah, Georgia
Canal Street in New Orleans
King Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida

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Southern Attractions 21 Ever pitched at tent at one of these campgrounds?
Ocala National Forest in Florida
Sam Houston Jones State Park in Louisiana
Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina
South Cumberland State Park in Tennessee

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Southern Attractions 22 Have you been to any of these stunning Southern city parks?
Oleta River State Park in Miami
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Dallas
Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina
City Park in New Orleans

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Southern Attractions 23 Back in the day, did you ever explore one of these historic districts?
St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida
King William District in San Antonio
Montford Historic District in Asheville, North Carolina
The French Quarter in New Orleans

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Southern Attractions 24 On family road trips, did you go to any of these roadside attractions?
Mermaid Theater in Weeki Wachee, Florida
Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas
Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia

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Southern Attractions 25 Have you gotten splashed at the National Aquarium in Baltimore?
I've never made it that far north.
No, but I hear it's an incredible aquarium.
I love going there. It's amazing!
Next summer, I plan on visiting it.

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Southern Attractions 26 Which of these history museums do you consider essential?
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama

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Southern Attractions 27 When your family went on vacation, did you visit South Carolina's Kiawah Island?
Once or twice
No. We went to South Padre Island.
Yes, that was our go-to vacation spot.
I've never heard of that island.

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Palme d’Or in Miami
Fred’s Texas Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas
Biscuit Head in Asheville, North Carolina
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans

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Southern Attractions 29 In a goth mood, have you ever visited famed cemetery Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans?
Of course. Then again, I'm often in a goth mood.
I've never been there and have no desire to go.
I've driven past it but have never gone in.
No, but I'd like to go there!

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Southern Attractions 30 In your opinion, what's the best live music venue in the South?
House of Blues in New Orleans
Continental Club in Austin, Texas
Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee
The Grey Eagle in Asheville, North Carolina

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