Great Weekend Getaway and Day Trip Ideas
"48 Ideas for 48 Hours in West Tennessee"
- Walk in the steps of Tennessee Sheriff, Buford Pusser, who 'Walked Tall" for justice in McNairy, at his home and museum.
- Enjoy a fun filled cruise on Pickwick Lake aboard the beautiful Pickwick Belle, an authentic paddle wheel riverboat.
- Hear the stories of the Civil War at Shiloh National Military Park as you tour the 1862 battlefield and museum, site of the Civil Wars second bloodiest battle.
- Climb to the top of the 2nd largest Indian mounds in the United States at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park in Pinson.
- Visit the world's largest collection of porcelain teapots in Trenton with over 500 rare Veilleuse teapots sure to delight.
- Relive the heroic life and story of Casey Jones, America's Railroad Legend, at the Historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum in Jackson.
- Walk the grounds of Parker's Crossroads Civil War Park - the site of a famous 1862 battle led by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
- See the monument to Civil War soldiers and a restored Civil War log cabin at Britton Lane Battlefield Park located near Denmark.
- Tour Davy Crockett's Cabin in Rutherford in Gibson County where his mother lies buried.
- Visit the National Bird Dog Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame and Wildlife Heritage Center in Grand Junction.
- See the living history at the nation's only fresh water Pearl Museum at Birdsong Resort and Marina in Camden.
- Explore West Tennessee's musical heritage as your travel along the Music and Rock-a-billy Highways.
- Rock to the oldies and relive the roots of Rockabilly Music at the International Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame & Museum in charming Downtown Jackson.
- Take in the historic beauty of pre-Civil War homes in Bolivar in Hardeman County where nearly 100 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Sleep where Grant and Sherman slept at Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast in Bolivar.
- Visit the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Milan with its extensive collection of two centuries worth of farming tool history.
- Enjoy West Tennessee's signature and famously delicious BBQ Pork.
- See American Bald Eagles soar at both Reelfoot Lake and Pickwick Lake State Parks.
- Enjoy Southern cookin' at its finest at Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village – Jackson's legendary and world famous restaurant serving up the South since 1965.
- Go on safari at the Tennessee Safari Park with over 60 species of exotic animals including camels and giraffes in Alamo.
- Learn about all there is to see and do in West Tennessee at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville with interesting exhibits on musical greats from the area and the history of cotton in the South.
- Discover the rich history of our military at the Veterans' Museum in Halls on the site of the former World War II B-17 training facility. Exhibits from World War I to today.
- Enjoy the beauty at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt - the only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis.
- Hands on learning comes alive at the Discovery Museum in Downtown Jackson with wonderful children's exhibits.
- All aboard for history at the NC and St. L Depot and Railroad Museum in Downtown Jackson featuring an elaborate model railroad display and exhibits on the area's railroad history.
- Take in a ball game at beautiful Pringles Park and cheer on the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, Jackson's own minor league Seattle Mariners affiliate.
- Relive our area's rich past with historical sites maintained by the Big Black Creek Historical Association in the communities of Woodland, Leighton, Denmark and Mercer.
- Learn the rich history of the Tennessee River at the Tennessee River Museum in downtown Savannah.
- Visit the Cotton Museum of the South and many other historic buildings at Green Frog Village in Bells.
- Explore the area's beautiful state parks including Chickasaw State Park, Natchez Trace State Park and Pickwick Landing State Park ideal for a family picnic or weekend getaway at a lakeside cabin.
- Experience a relaxing walk through nature at the Cypress Grove Nature Park consisting of 165 acres of forests and trails to explore including an unusual raptor center.
- Throw in a line at Lake Graham with great fishing on a 575 acre lake.
- Enjoy a day at the beach at Beech Lake Watershed featuring six beautiful lakes ideal for boating and recreational activities.
- Relax and getaway at a cozy cabin at Chickasaw Chalet located near Henderson.
- Take in a game of golf at one of the area's great public golf courses including some designed by Jack Nicholas.
- Buy the freshest produce around at the West Tennessee Farmer's Market in downtown Jackson.
- Go down on the farm at Donnell Century Farm on an 1830's farm offering "ag-ucational" group and field trips by appointment.
- Take in a one of West Tennessee's fun festivals celebrating everything from strawberries to catfish.
- Saddle up and enjoy five miles of horse trails at Chickasaw State Park Riding Stables in Henderson.
- Shop til you drop at Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village with charming Southern gifts and mementos complete with an authentic 1890's Ice Cream Parlor and Soda Shoppe.
- Tour delightful and historic Downtown Jackson from charming antique shops and galleries to specialty retail shops and museums.
- Enjoy country music's finest singer-songwriters at the Songwriter's Depot show at Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store.
- Pull up a lawn chair to one of the South's most unique free live music events at the Jackson Area Plectral Society Club Jam with over 75 musicians playing bluegrass on the front porch of Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store every Thursday evening from April to October.
- Enjoy the finest of accommodations in a variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts throughout the area where you can even sleep in an original railroad car.
- Go on a culinary trail of West Tennessee with hundreds of restaurants and cafes sure to please any palate from BBQ to fine dining, meat and three's and court square cafes.
- Stroll, relax or enjoy the beautiful collectibles to authentic Indian gifts at the Shoppes at Casey Jones Village in Jackson.
- Discover Ames Plantation near Grand Junction, home of the National Field Trial Championship for Bird Dogs, and beautifully situated on 18,400 acres of land in Fayette and Hardeman counties.
- Go home and tell your friends how wonderful West Tennessee is!