Fun Facts about Tervis Store Locations

The well-known realtor’s maxim is, “Location, location, location.” Finding the perfect one will go a long way toward making you happy in your new home.

Tervis has found many new homes in recent years, as our number of retail store locations continues to grow. From coast to coast, amid historic landmarks and modern resorts, surrounded by natural wonders and dazzling entertainment, each Tervis location is special in its own way.

Orange Beach, AL – Nearby Gulf State Park has the longest fishing pier on the Gulf of Mexico.

Lake Arrowhead, CA – The lake takes its name from a 1375-foot long, arrowhead-shaped light quartz formation in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Monterey, CA – Clint Eastwood made his directorial debut by shooting Play Misty for Me in Monterey; the film included footage from the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival.

San Diego, CA – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in San Diego in 1542; it was the first European exploration of the West Coast. Today, San Diego County has the most farms in the U.S., and is also home to America’s largest oceanographic museum.

Solvang, CA – Solvang (Danish for “sunny field”) is just south of Michael Jackson’s Never Land Ranch and is home to OstrichLand USA, a family attraction where you can feed ostriches and emus.

Coconut Grove, FL – Miami’s only drive-in theater, The Blue Starlight Urban Drive-In, was recently relocated to Coconut Grove. Speaking of movies, Meet The Fockers was set in Coconut Grove.

Destin, FL – Near the Panhandle paradise known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” is Eglin Air Force Base, the largest air base (in terms of area) in the Western Hemisphere.

Fort Myers, FL – Henry Ford and Thomas Edison had neighboring winter homes in Fort Myers. The homes are now museums.

Jacksonville, FL – Geographically, Jacksonville is the largest city in the contiguous United States, covering 874.6 square miles. It’s also Florida’s largest city in terms of population.

Key West, FL – Angered by a U.S. Border Patrol roadblock that caused a 17-mile traffic jam exiting the Florida Keys, Key West seceded to form the Conch Republic on April 23, 1982. A tongue-in-cheek declaration of war was issued; the Conch Republic surrendered one minute later, then demanded $1 billion in war relief “to rebuild our nation after the long federal siege.”

Naples, FL – Naples is home to 134 art galleries and the most golf holes per capita in the United States.

North Palm Beach, FL – North Palm Beach Country Club sounds exclusive – and its golf course, which sits alongside the Intracoastal Waterway, was redesigned by longtime local resident Jack Nicklaus. But in fact, the course is open to the public because it’s owned and operated by the Village of North Palm Beach.

Osprey, FL – When you’re done shopping at the original Tervis Tumbler retail store, be sure to check out Historic Spanish Point, a 30-acre museum and environmental complex that includes a prehistoric shell mound, a pioneer homestead museum, a citrus packing house, chapel, boatyard, gardens and nature trails.

Panama City Beach, FL – It’s unofficially known as the “Spring Break Capital of the World” – but with its artificial reefs created by sunken ships, the area was also dubbed the “Wreck Diving Capital of the Southeast” by Skin Diver Magazine.

St. Armand’s Key, FL –In the center of St. Armand’s Circle is the Circus Ring of Fame, a walkway honoring dozens of performers from around the world. It’s a nod to circus magnate John Ringling, who once owned the island.

The Villages, FL – There are more than 100 miles of golf cart paths in The Villages.

Venice, FL – The home to Tervis headquarters is also popularly known as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World” and hosts an annual shark tooth festival.

Savannah, GA – The Girl Scouts of the United States of America was founded in Savannah by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912. Her birthplace, which is now a museum owned by the Girl Scouts of the USA, was designated as Savannah’s first National Historic Landmark in 1965.

Annapolis, MD – From 1783-84, Annapolis temporarily served as the capital of the United States.

National Harbor, MD – This development on the Potomac features The Capital Wheel, which is 175 feet tall, has 42 climate-controlled gondolas and provides views of the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery.

Frankenmuth, MI – During the summer, enjoy the Frankenmuth Music Festival — a week-long tribute to Polka music.

Mall of America, MN – The population of the mall on any given day makes it the third-largest city in Minnesota.

Branson, MO – With more than 60,000 seats, the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” has more theater seats than Broadway.

Las Vegas, NV – Of the 15 largest hotels in the world (by number of rooms), 10 are in Las Vegas.

Asheville, NC – With 178,926 square feet of floor space — including 135,280 square feet of living area — and featuring 250 rooms, Asheville’s Biltmore Estate is America’s largest privately-owned home.

Blowing Rock, NC – Ripley’s Believe It or Not recognizes Blowing Rock as the only place on Earth where snow “falls” up.

Newport, RI – The first British troops sent to quash the American Revolution landed in Newport, which is also the home of America’s oldest tavern and oldest lending library.

Charleston, SC – Charleston’s Dock Street Theater was the first building in the United States designed specifically for theater performances. The curtain rose for the first time on Feb. 12, 1736.

Myrtle Beach, SC – In 1905, you could buy an oceanfront lot for $25 — and if you built a property valued at $500 or more, you received a second lot for free.

Gatlinburg, TN –  Ober Gatlinburg, the only ski resort in Tennessee, is connected to downtown Gatlinburg by an aerial tram that travels about 3 miles.

Pigeon Forge, TN – Pigeon Forge only has about 6,000 residents – but it welcomes 2 million overnight visitors per year.

Austin, TX – Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat population. The city’s 1.5 million bats consume between 10,000-30,000 pounds of insects each night.

San Antonio, TX – San Antonio is home to America’s second-oldest park. San Pedro Springs Park was named by a missionary in 1709; only Boston Common is older.

Virginia Beach, VA – First Landing State Park is where colonists led by John Smith arrived in the New World in 1607, which was 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

— P.J. Butland