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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Spotlight Cities in West Tennessee

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 Aug 29 - Sep 1 Benton County 30 Mile Yard Sale Camden, TN Residents and vendors place yard sales along a route in Camden, TN learn more West Tennessee Sep 1 LABOR DAY COOL CAR CRUISE-IN & SHOW Lexington, TN Antique, Classic Cars, Trucks and Hot Rods, Bikes are Welcome! learn more West Tennessee Sep 5 - 26 Noon on the Square Paris, TN *** Each Friday in September *** Bring your lawn chair and enjoy great music, fun, food and fellowship from 12:00pm — 1:00pm on the historic courthouse lawn in Downtown Paris. Sponsored by Commercial Bank & Trust Co. This event is free to the public. 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 Sep 5 Rocky Horror Picture Show Memphis, TN It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp,' Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man, and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. learn more West Tennessee Sep 6 - 7 55th ANNUAL WEST TENNESSEE COLLECTORS CLUB COIN SHOW Jackson, TN ANNUAL WEST TENNESSEE COLLECTORS CLUB COIN SHOW - JACKSON, TN learn more
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