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 Jan 30 - Feb 1 Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival Tiptonville, TN Eagle Festival - Eagle Tours - Bird of Prey Shows - Vendors - Children's Activities learn more Northwest Jan 31 - May 2 Titanic Traveling Exhibit Union City, TN Discovery Park of America is hosting its FIRST Traveling Exhibit in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall January 31st - May 2nd. The Exhibit is called: TITANIC The Artifact Exhibition. This educational journey will feature over 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean's floor, the compelling story of the Titanic and the chance to touch a real iceberg! learn more Northwest Feb 13 Mardi Gras Ball Paris, TN Mardi Gras Ball benefiting the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center. learn more Northwest Apr 11 - May 9 Heritage Center Quilt Show Paris, TN Heritage Center Quilt Show learn more Northwest Jul 31 - Sep 12 War of 1812 Paris, TN War of 1812 learn more

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