The Group Travel Leader

MAY 2017

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1 1 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Lemur Forest, featuring seven ring-tailed and two red- ruffed lemurs, opened March 1 as the latest major addition to the Tennessee Aquarium. The exhibit, which replicates the wilds of Madagascar, the lemurs' native habitat, anchors a complete overhaul to the top f loor of the aquar- ium's Ocean Journey building. An innovative exhibit design offers consistent sightlines along the numerous routes the ani- mals can traverse, including an aerial path arcing directly over the exhibit's entrance. The exhibit also features more than 200 linear feet of artificial "vines," which can be moved and re-attached to a network of anchor points, creating new and interesting pathways to satisfy the lemurs' thirst for exploration and mental stimulation. The changes to the top f loor of the building also include a comprehensive update to Stingray L E M U R S C O M E T O T E N N E S S E E A Q U A R I U M Bay, the Aquarium's largest touch tank, to make it more accessible. W W W.T N AQU A .O RG THE NEW LEMUR FOREST EXHIBIT AT THE TENNESSEE AQUARIUM SHOWCASES THE BELOVED CREATURES FROM MADAGASCAR. Courtesy Tennessee Aquarium MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Gilmore Productions has announced its latest production in Myrtle Beach, Pure Magic, starring The Wagsters. The Wagsters duo combines magic with com- edy and drama with card tricks, disappearing acts and sleight of hand. After a successful preview showing earlier this year, Gilmore has announced several dates for the 2017 season with more to be added. The Wagsters were featured as a special act of Gilmore's Thunder and Light show and the Carolina Opry Christmas Special over the last two seasons and were so well received that Gilmore saw an opportunity for a feature show. Shows are currently scheduled for May 27, June 29, July 11, July 18 and August 3 at 4 p.m. Additional dates will soon be added; check online for updates throughout the year. W W W.T H E C A LV I N G I L MO R E T H E A T E R .C OM G I L M O R E A N N O U N C E S N E W M Y R T L E B E A C H P R O D U C T I O N THE WAGSTERS COMBINE COMEDY, DRAMA AND ILLUSIONS IN THEIR NEW SHOW "PURE MAGIC" AT THE CALVIN GILMORE THEATER IN MYRTLE BEACH. Courtesy Gilmore Productions Tour SOUTHEAST INDIANA KENTUCKY OHIO INDIANA Cincinnati Indianapolis Louisville Lexington 1 South of I-74 & west of I-275, 20 minutes west of Cincinnati 800-322-8198 Aurora and Lawrenceburg GIRLFRIEND Getaways

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