One of nature’s best kept secrets, within minutes of downtown Nashville, Cheatham County offers breathtaking landscapes and a rich heritage. You’ll discover clean air, sparkling streams, historical sites and natural beauty. Cheatham Wildlife Management Area offers 20,000 acres of a variety of outdoor recreation including hunting, archery, horseback riding trails, and bird watching. Exploring by canoe or on foot you’ll find some of the most unique man-made features found in nature at the Narrows of the Harpeth River and Mound Bottom.
Davidson County is the home of Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is the county seat of Davidson County and the state capital of Tennessee. The official website for Nashville tourism, visitmusiccity.com, is maintained by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The site provides rich information on Nashville history, attractions, hotels, events, restaurants and more – in an interactive and user-friendly format.
Dickson County is the home of the Renaissance Center, where you will encounter the 2nd most advanced Cyber Sphere in the world. Experience the historic iron ore village in Cumberland Furnace; visit the oldest working courthouse in Tennessee, 2 unique historic caves and a living history demonstration on an 1800’s grist mill. Let the Farm lifestyle come to life as you tour one of several farms that provide education of where eggs, milk, and wool come from as well as how your ancestors cooked, made soap, brooms, corn husk dolls, clothes, candles, and much more.
Houston County, cradled in the heart of Tennessee’s natural wonder and beauty, is bordered by the Tennessee River, about 45 minutes from either I-40 or I-24. Lime kilns built in the 1870’s remain today and can be seen throughout the county. Join us the third week in March for the annual Irish Celebration, the biggest Irish fest this side of Chicago with beauty contests, a carnival, fish fry, parade 5K and fun runs. Erin, a charming county seat, has many unique shops including antiques and an old-fashioned flea market. A two-mile walking trail and city park are located in the downtown area. The Southernaire Marina and Danville Boat Dock are open on the Tennessee River.
Humphreys County, home of Loretta Lynn, is located only 65 miles from Nashville via I-40 and is nestled on the western edge of Middle Tennessee along the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake. The Duck and Buffalo Rivers also run through the county making it one of America’s favorite playgrounds for exploring, boating, hunting, fishing or just plain relaxing. Its natural beauty surrounds you in all seasons and history abounds throughout with some well preserved Civil War sites.
Come to Clarksville where you’ll find us having a good time all the time on the Cumberland River. Just 45 minutes north west of Nashville, you’ll enjoy gracious hospitality and memorable attractions. From our dramatic riverfront to our living history to Tennessee made wine, there’s much to explore in Clarksville. You’ll like our antique shops, a wide variety of restaurants and live theater. So, if you’re looking for a getaway that’s fun and different, escape to the past in Clarksville, TN.
Robertson County is a short trip into history and fascinating stories for the whole family. You will find scenic drives, antique shops, historic sites, orchards, canoeing and festivals.
Red River Canoeing offers a four-hour leisure trip down this historic river. Rent canoes where Highway 41 crosses the Red River in Adams. Robertson County History Museum showcases the unique history of Robertson County, including its railroad and whisky past, as well as its still vibrant tobacco industry. Springfield’s Main Street offers shopping in historic distillery warehouses. The 1879 courthouse is near restored Victorian homes.
If you are fascinated with the Civil War or want to learn more about our American History, then don’t miss Rutherford County. Discover living history presentations at Stones River National Battlefield, where 80,000 Civil War troops fought just outside of Murfreesboro. Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro was the largest plantation in Rutherford County at the time of the Civil War. The mansion has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur. It served as the headquarters for Confederate President Jefferson Davis while he was in Murfreesboro. Be sure to visit the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna and learn the tragic story of this 21-year-old Confederate hero. The home is just the way it was when Sam lived there as a boy in the 1800’s. Other interesting sites include the Children’s Discovery House, Cannonsburgh Village and the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.
Stewart County is the southern gateway to the Land Between the Lakes, a vast recreational area for all kinds of outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking, biking, hunting and other sports as well as the Homeplace – 1850 living history farm, the Nature Station and the Elk and Bison Prairie are waiting for you here! The City of Dover is the site of Ft. Donelson National Battlefield, where the defeat of the Confederate army lead directly to the fall of Nashville and Clarksville during the Civil War. Visit the other Civil War sites including the Dover Hotel or Surrender House where Confederate General Simon Buckner entered into “Unconditional Surrender” to General Ulysses S. Grant. Ft. Donelson National Cemetery is located near the battlefield.
Spend time on beautiful Old Hickory Lake – fishing, boating, or walking along the shoreline. Some of the best tournament anglers have fished here during Bassmasters, FLW, BFL, Triton Owners and other events. Watch for stars like Ricky Skaggs, Reba McEntire, and the Oak Ridge Boys, who make their homes here. Visit Grand Ole Opry Stars Stu Phillips at his Long Hollow Winery or mandolin great Jesse McReynolds at Pick Inn for his live radio show. Tour the former home of Conway Twitty at Trinity Music City. If you enjoy the past, you can tour nine historic sites built before 1860, filled with living history and interesting stories about life on the frontier. Exciting events like the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair, Main Street Festival, General Daniel Smith Frontier Days, Gallatin Cemetery Tour, and the Pilgrimage of Homes happen annually.
The beautiful rolling hills of the smallest county in the state welcome you to enjoy the historic setting provided by the 1905 courthouse, situated in the only town in the county, Hartsville. Our citizens invite you to come out and see the Living History Museum that shows you how the tobacco farmer lived in the 1930’s. The restored depot and Trousdale County Museum add to our small town charm. Check out the 17-stop self-guided driving tour of Civil War sites featuring Gen. John Hunt Morgan.
Williamson County – located 100 years and a few short miles from Nashville! You’ll find the best of both worlds here — small town charm and big city sophistication, stirring Civil War sites and museums plus great shopping, unique dining and entertainment, championship golf, wonderful festivals and outstanding lodging! All just minutes away from Nashville “Music City USA!” Williamson County is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway, family vacation, group tour, conference or meeting.
Places, faces and soft southern graces … and Wilson County is off to the races! Rich in history and antiques, Wilson County is home to the Prime Outlet Mall, Cracker Barrel Corporate Headquarters, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, championship golf courses, recreational lakes and excursion trains. Visit Fiddler’s Grove historic village, the Wilson County Museum, the Wilson County Archives, Lebanon Museum and History Center, Charlie Daniels’ Park in Mt. Juliet, historic Watertown and Lebanon, the “Antique City of the South”. NASCAR fans flock to Nashville Superspeedway in Wilson County!