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 Oct 25 Spooktacular Paris, TN Get out your Halloween costumes and come check out the spooky contests, games, fun prizes and more in Downtown Paris. Go trick-or-treating in downtown shops, guess the weight of 'Pumpkin Patch Pete' and enter in the costume contest (adults and pets are included)! Come enjoy the food, candy, fun, music, contests, games and crafts galore from 12:00pm — 4:00pm. 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 Oct 25 Cruise In Camden, TN Grand Finale! learn more Northwest Oct 25 1st Annual Memorial Big Bubba Darnell Gibson County Sheriff's Department Toy Run Milan, TN 1st Annual Memorial Big Bubba Darnell Toy Run learn more Northwest Oct 28 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 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

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