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 Aug 23 Everclear, Tonic, and Vertical Horizon Concert Union City, TN Everclear, Tonic, Vertical Horizon will be at Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN on June 6, 2014. You can purchase tickets at Discovery Park of America or by calling 877-885-5455. Tickets are all general admission and cost $45 per ticket, which includes tax and parking. learn more Northwest Aug 23 Cruise In Camden, TN Antique Car Show Supported by the Legend Cruisers, the Cruise-In is held the 4th Saturday of every month from April - October. learn more Northwest Aug 26 Downtown Cruise In Paris, TN Classic cars, antique cars and those who just love to look at the cars "Cruise In" to Downtown Paris at 5:30 pm the fourth Tuesday in May, June, August, September and October. The event is free. 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 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 Northwest 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

Northwest City Guide

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