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 Oct 31 Nathan Bedford Forrest Hosts All Hallows Eve Lantern Walk Eva, TN In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville and in place of our usual Monster’s Ball Halloween Haunted Trail, this year there will be a lantern-led walk through the shadows of Eva Beach as we hear tales of Civil-War era soldiers and civilians. learn more West Tennessee Nov 1 - 2 Battle of Johnsonville 150th Anniversary Commemorative Living History Event Eva, TN This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville and in honor of this momentous occasion Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and Johnsonville State Historic Area are working together to host a Living History and Commemorative Event like no other. On November 1st and 2nd, 2014 there will be artillery, infantry, cavalry, and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach Day Use Area in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and throughout Johnsonville State Historic Area. We will also present period music, pontoon rides, art, and more. There will be additional programs through the week including a museum tour and an anniversary hike. learn more West Tennessee Nov 1 - 2 Celtic Fest Parker's Crossroads, TN 9th annual Celtic Fest learn more West Tennessee Nov 7 - 16 Candlelight Christmas Open House Paris, TN Holiday shopping and browsing in Victorian Downtown Paris. Holiday scents, sights and tastes highlight downtown Paris. Take a carriage ride through beautifully decorated historic downtown. Event hours are Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm. 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 Nov 8 - 9 Battle of Parkers Crossroads Living History Parker's Crossroads, TN Walk and talk with period re-en actors and see and feel how the soldiers felt, during this time of crisis. learn more
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