West Tennessee
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West Tennessee

Rich delta terrain covers the western third of Tennessees low, rolling landscape, extending from the Tennessee River to the Mississippi River. Memphis is the regions largest city. Northwest Tennessees Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake in the eastern U.S.

Southern and soulful, West Tennessee blends a raw, urban can-do spirit with rural charm, delivering its own rhythm of extraordinary experiences, iconic artists and diverse culture.

Friendly small towns plus a few larger ones along the Mississippi River punctuate the stories of West Tennessees legendary music, dramatic history and natural wonders.

Absorb the Memphis Sound as you explore Beale Street nightlife and the unrivaled music history landmarks: Elvis Graceland, Sun Studio, Stax Museum and Museum of Rock ‘n’ Soul. After sightseeing, your taste buds will thank you over a generous plate of West Tennessees barbecue or a crispy catfish platter.

Tread historic land on Civil War battlefields and at the National Civil Rights Museum. Enter a unique ecosystem at surreal earthquake-created Reelfoot Lake, a natural habitat for waterfowl and bald eagles. Indulge all your senses in West Tennessee.

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Gear up for major merrymaking in the city. Or, savor small-town charm. West Tennessee shines in its music mojo, legendary landmarks, tasteworthy traditions and an awesome array of recreation in our great outdoors.


West Tennessee Apr 21 Fish Fry Street Dance Paris, TN Fish Fry activities begin this week with a street dance in downtown Paris with live music at 7 pm. learn more West Tennessee Apr 22 - 27 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Memphis, TN Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. learn more West Tennessee Apr 26 Sketch Crawl Paris, TN Organized by Joe Snow of Paris, meet on the north side of the Henry County Courthouse at 10:00 AM with pencil, paper, or sketch pad. Everyone draws for 30 minutes and shifts to a different side of the courthouse and starts over. At noon the group calls it a day and photos are taken of the sketches for the Downtown Paris Association. Open to all ages it is free of charge. For more information email Joe Snow at joeearl.snow@gmail.com. learn more West Tennessee Apr 26 Worlds Biggest Fish Fry Catfish Races Paris, TN "Ladies and gentlemen, start your catfish!" Let the races begin! Come downtown and listen to some 'catchy' fish tales. You may even get 'reeled' in to race your very own catfish. Enter a fish for only $25! This event is a fundraiser for the Literacy Council and is sponsored by the Paris Post-Intelligencer, http://www.parispi.net. Event begins at 10:30am. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray— P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274. learn more West Tennessee Apr 26 Worlds Biggest Fish Fry Small Fry Parade Paris, TN It's small and it's precious... Enjoy watching these small fry floats parade around the court square. The parade starts at 10:00 am and is sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Jaycees. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray — P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274 learn more
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