Rugged Beauty, History Lessons, Wildlife & Water

Northwest

Somewhere between boating, birding, wildlife and history, Northwest Tennessee whispers a challenge. Are you ready to do something you’ll never forget? Go where bald eagles nest or where the forest and lake become one.

Experience the call of the wild. The paradise of Northwest Tennessee is a dramatic landscape tailor-made for outdoor explorers.

Explore the flooded cypress forest at mysterious Reelfoot Lake which was created by an earthquake. Paris Landing State Park on gigantic Kentucky Lake and nearby Land Between the Lakes provide a vacation playground, teeming with water sports, golfing, biking, fishing, hiking and camping. Take time for a history lesson in the great outdoors while seeing relics and a Civil War monument at Lake Barkley.

Get in on a different kind of action at Discovery Park of America in Union City. Experience the one-of-a-kind interactive motion simulator. Zoom down a super-fast slide along a 48-foot human form. Control a huge globe to drain the world’s oceans. Race solar-powered airplanes. Play with “Live Sand.” See antique cars in the Transportation Hall. Discover a suit of armor and other treasures after you slide behind a bookcase. Feel how the New Madrid earthquakes changed the land. Press your nose against a 20,000-gallon aquarium.

Taste the sweet flavors at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Sink your teeth into crispy Southern-fried catfish, a deep-fried tradition at the World’s Biggest Fish Fry in Paris. The Trenton Teapot Collection is the largest collection of rare porcelain nightlight teapots brought from Asia, Europe and Africa. Gaze at real pearls in the making at Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm, and take home a strand from your memorable trip to Northwest Tennessee.

Experience Northwest Tennessee

Come play and practice your particular brand of rugged individualism. Of course, we have plenty of shopping, antiques, museums, and history when you get around to taking a break.


Northwest Nov 28 North Pole Family Fun Day Paris, TN Don't miss Santa and Rudolph rolling in on the big red fire truck! Free crafts, face painting, Trackless Train rides, Petting Zoo, music and more fill the court square with Holiday Fun! 10:00am — 2:00pm. 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 Northwest Nov 29 Nathan Bedford Forrest Hosts Lighting of the Knob Eva, TN One of the most spectacular sights you will find during the Christmas season is Pilot Knob adorned with thousands of lights and decorations. The festive atmosphere is topped off with refreshments, holiday music, and even an appearance by Santa himself. learn more Northwest Dec 3 Candlelight Advent Walk Paris, TN The Candlelight Advent Walk will usher in the Christmas season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 3rd. Worshippers will hear the message of Advent in beautifully decorated churches then process by candlelight through the historic downtown area. It’s a great opportunity to worship with other churches, enjoy their meaningful decorations of the season and stroll through the Victorian town square. learn more Northwest Dec 7 Community Christmas Concert Paris, TN Come join us for an afternoon of rich holiday music as musicians and singers of all ages raise their voices at First Baptist Church in downtown Paris, Tennessee. The concert begins at 3:00pm. 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 Northwest Dec 9 - 22 Festival of Trees at Heritage Center Paris, TN Festival of Trees at the Paris Henry County Heritage Center learn more

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