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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 Dec 1 - 31 Let It Glow Light Show at Discovery Park of America Union City, TN Over 380,000 lights that will twinkle and shine as you drive through the Let It Glow Light Show! Open 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $5.00 per vehicle / $10 per bus If you arrive on a bus that is too large to go through the light exhibit, Discovery Park will have transportation for $1 per person! (Sponsored by the City of Union City, TN) learn more West Tennessee Dec 4 Irish Christmas in America @ The NED Jackson, TN The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, is making it's way into Jackson TN!! This family-friendly performance features evocatively-sung Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2015. A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season! Individual Tickets are $25/$30. Season Tickets are $150/$125. Show Time: 7:30 For more information contact Diann Robinson at 731.425.8397 or drobinson@cityofjackson.net **The Ned Box Office is located at the adjacent Historic Old City Hall Building** learn more West Tennessee Dec 4 - 6 LANA 2015 Holiday Home Tour Jackson, TN ** The LANA Holiday Home Tour is December 4 - 6 and those with tickets are welcome to enjoy the tour on any of the three days. The times of the tour are different each day. The homes on this year's tour are not released prior to the tour. Homes throughout Midtown Jackson will be decked inside and out as the Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (L.A.N.A) hosts its annual Holiday Home Tour Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6. The association’s primary fundraising event, sponsored in party by the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, will feature an array of distinctive decorations throughout ten homes, offering tour-goers the opportunity to enjoy the holiday splendor, as well as to leave with an array of holiday decorating ideas that can be replicated in their own homes. The self-guided Holiday Home Tour officially kicks off on Friday, December 4 from 7-9 pm. The tour continues on Saturday, December 5 from 4-8:30 pm and Sunday, December 6 from 1-5 pm. Tickets will go on sale by November 16 and will be available at the following locations: Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane; Cambridge LTD, 2150 N Highland Avenue; Carriage House Antique Market and Café, 195 Carriage House Drive; Healthy & Happy Naturally, 618 North Highland Avenue; Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts, 405-J Vann Drive; Morris Nursery, 2108 Hollywood Drive; and The Vintage Market at 215 Church Street. Home Tour tickets are $10 in advance and $15 in the Welcome Center on each day of the tour. All tour-goers need to start this showcase of homes in the Welcome Center also located in the lobby of the Varnell Jones Administration Building on the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. Tickets will then be exchanged for the official list of homes and tour map. The Welcome Center will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour on all three days. Also join us for these other speical events: Cookies and Crafts w/ Santa, Lighting of Campbell Lake, and Holiday Luncheon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church learn more West Tennessee Dec 5 The Jackson Symphony PRESENTS The Annual Holiday Concert Jackson, TN Start your Holiday Season by enjoying the festive sounds of The Jackson Symphony's annual Holiday concert featuring the Jackson Choral Society. Program TBA Ensemble: The Jackson Symphony Orchestra For further information, please contact the Offices of The Jackson Symphony at (731) 427-6440 or visit us on –line at www.thejacksonsymphony.org. learn more West Tennessee Dec 5 Christmas at Northpark Jackson, TN Celebrate the Season with Christmas at Northpark! Join us for a special Open House December 5th in this charming collection of beloved Jackson ideally located off I-40 exit 82 in Jackson. learn more
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