FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Roman Holiday returns Sunday for National Tourism Week
ROME, GA. — Tickets are still available for the Rolling on the River Sunday Cruise series which boards the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to “Romp Around Rome” during National Tourism Week. Thus, see Rome from the perspective of America’s most diverse ecosystem; the Oostanaula and Coosa rivers.
A light narrative and history of the riverboat, Native American, and Civil War history will be presented by Captain Dennis Nordeman. The river cruise will last approximately two hours, taking patrons down the Coosa River from the Heritage Park Dock to the Mayo Lock & Dam area and back.
Tour tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are available at the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages all to be a tourist in your hometown. Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week by participating in the following additional events and activities:
- Saturday, May 2, Clock Tower Fun – Visitor Center guests can capture a fun photo at the new Clock Tower Photo Booth created by artist, Reanell Passons. Also on Saturday, the free 1st Saturday Clock Tower tours are offered from Noon until 1:15 p.m. Meet at the Clock Tower, tour the museum and climb to the top of the clock!
- Saturday, May 2, Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour – Tour and discover forty different species of trees at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Forester, Len Woodward has identified and mapped a wide selection of trees including the rare Southern Catalpa tree. Maps are available at the Visitor Center and Downtown Welcome Center.
- Wednesday, May 6, Rome Braves – Catch one of Rome’s most popular attractions and summer traditions, the Rome Braves! Immediately following the 7 p.m. game, adults can run the bases and relive some childhood memories.
- Friday, May 8, Lunch at the Labyrinth – Enjoy lunch and live music from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at one of Rome’s hidden treasures, the Labyrinth of Rome, located at the base of Jackson Hill. Pick up fresh selections from “Rome Grown, Rome Made” Farmer’s Market located beside the Visitor Center and Last Stop Gift Shop. Bring your own lunch or purchase everyone’s favorite All-American lunch from the Weenie Brothers. Enjoy the sounds of acoustic folk blues featuring musician John Schroeder.
Complete rental and public tour information can be found at www.RomeGeorgia.org/attraction/Roman-Holiday or by calling the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center at 706.295.5576.