Nashville's Trace Trail
Nashville's Trace Trail
Nashville's Trace Trail
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Nashville's Trace Trail

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Nashville's Trace Trail
Nashville's Trace Trail

Wineries, honky tonks, the great outdoors and secrets from the past. Walk in the footsteps of David Crockett and U.S. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk. Investigate the mysterious death of explorer Meriwether Lewis. See what life on plantations was like in the 1800s, and stand on sites where the Civil War left scars you can still see today.

Downtown Nashville Visitor Center

Visitor Services

Inside the glass tower of Bridgestone Arena, visitors can talk with Music City experts for "inside" tips; pick up brochures, maps and coupons; shop for souvenirs; and buy tickets for attractions, all while listening to live music.

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501 Broadway
Glass Tower of the Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN 37203

615-259-4747 or 615 254-1725

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Ryman Auditorium

Arts & Entertainment

Best known as the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is still a major entertainment venue in Nashville. Stop in for a tour and visit the museum.

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116 Fifth Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37219

615-889-3060

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Broadway Historic Entertainment District

Point of Interest

The collection of music venues and watering holes here drowned the sorrows and launched the careers of many music stars. Bars like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge became a sort of "backstage" for up-and-coming performers like Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, making the "37 steps" in the alley between Tootsie's and the Ryman famous. More favorites include Robert's Western World, The Stage, Legends Corner; the honky tonks in Printers Alley, just a few blocks away; and Station Inn in The Gulch. Hatch Show Print – Nestled along Broadway is one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. For 125 years, Hatch has printed concert posters for musicians ranging from country's original legends to popular contemporary artists.

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Broadway, between 4th & 5th Av
37201 TN
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Nashville's Music Mile

Shopping

Walk part of this one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row and enjoy these highlights: Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Visit the home of Nashville's Grammy Award-winning symphony, opened in 2006. A state-of-the art concert hall, it occupies a full city block that includes a public garden, Arpeggio Cafe and education center. Country Music Hall Nashville of Fame & Museum "Inside this unique building is an intimate look at America's music.See one-of-a-kind memorabilia, photos and video, invaluable recordings, traveling exhibits, live shows, a museum store, and Two Twenty • Two Grille. Music City Walk of Fame - A tribute to Nashville-connected musicians of all genres this park features start markers dedicatd to artists including Roy Orbison, Reba McEntire and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The nearby Nashville Music Garden features roses named for songs, singers and the city including the Brenda Lee, Coal Miner's Daughter and Widow of the South. Frist Center for the Visual Arts" This world-class, non-profit exhibition center is dedicated to bringing major American and international exhibits to Nashville, as well as the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists. Gift shop and cafe on site.

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Walk of Fame Park
Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 669-8437

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The Parthenon in Centennial Park

Point of Interest

The centerpiece of this beautiful urban public park, the Parthenon and the massive Athena statue inside, are full-scale replicas of the Greek originals. Built for Nashville?s 1897 Centennial Exposition, it now serves as an art museum, photo opp and meeting space. The public park is open daily and hosts events year-round. Parthenon open Tues.-Sat.

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2600 West End Ave.
37203 TN
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Belle Meade Plantation

Tours

Connect with Nashville?s history at this 30-acre historic site. Tour the 1853 Greek Revival mansion, beautifully preserved with six solid limestone columns quarried from the property. Eat at The Harding House or take in a tasting at Nashville?s only winery.

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5025 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

615-356-0501

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Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre

Nightlife

The city's oldest professional theatre continues to produce top-quality entertainment and delight guests with a Southern-style buffet

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8204 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221

615-646-9977

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The Loveless Cafe

Restaurants

Nationally acclaimed and frequented by celebrities, the café serves up award-winning country ham, Southern-fried chicken, and Nashville's favorite scratch biscuits and fruit preserves. Check out the collection of unique shops and event venue, the Loveless Barn, featuring its live Americana music show, Music City Roots, every Wednesday night.

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8400 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221

615-646-9700

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War of 1812 Memorial / Old Trace

Point of Interest

The War of 1812 monument memorializes soldiers buried along the old Natchez Trace, which is still visible as a dirt path running along the ridge. The U.S. Army cleared this section of the "Natchez Road" in 1801 to be used as a postal route.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Milepost 426.3
37064 TN
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Baker Bluff Overlook

Point of Interest

Learn about area conservation and farming while enjoying the beautiful views of a family farm. The Jackson Falls trail may be accessed from here to the next mile marker. The short but steep, paved trail takes visitors to a clear pool at the base of the falls, making it one of the most popular walks along the Parkway.

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Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 405.1
37033 TN
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Devil's Backbone State Natural Area

Point of Interest

These 300 acres of protected woodland are available to visitors for hiking and primitive camping. Trails are in development, with a moderately strenuous, 3-mile loop trail with 200 feet of elevation change already completed. Bring your hiking boots for a great trek as you travel the Trace.

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Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 394.1
38462 TN
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Meriwether Lewis Monument & Grave

Point of Interest

Learn more about the fascinating life and mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis in this 300-acre park. A few feet from the original location of Grinder's Stand, where this famous explorer died, a cabin constructed in 1935 contains exhibits on Lewis' life and death. You'll also find walking trails, a picnic area and campgrounds. Accessible restrooms.

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Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 385.9
38462 TN
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Metal Ford / McLish Stand

Point of Interest

This stop offers a beautiful view of the Buffalo River and Metal Ford, which takes its name from its stone bottom that reminded frontier travelers of stone-surfaced or "metaled" roads of the day. Some attribute the name to its proximity to a nearby iron furnace partially owned by a U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the 1820s. John McLish, part Chickasaw Indian, also operated an inn here and received Andrew Jackson as a guest. President Jackson used his relationship with McLish to convince the tribe to give up their lands peacefully and move to Oklahoma. The treaty was signed in Franklin and opened up a large area for U.S. settlement.

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Natchez Trace Parkwaymilepost 381.8
38462 TN
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Tennessee-Alabama State Line

Point of Interest

From here, the Natchez Trace Parkway continues through Alabama and ends in Natchez, Mississippi. Turn around and head back north, and take any of the off-Trace loops you may have missed on your way down. Please note that you will be following the loop directions in reverse order.

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Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 341.8
TN
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Downtown Franklin/Main Street

Point of Interest

This beautifully restored 16-block historic district on the National Historic Register holds dozens of unique shopping and dining experiences. The quaint flavor of this upscale suburb landed Franklin on Southern Living's "Best Small Town" Top Ten list. Walk these streets; imagine the events, people and culture that have shaped it for hundreds of years.

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109 3rd Avenue South
37064 TN
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Williamson County Visitor Center

Point of Interest

Stop in for maps and info on self-guided walking tours, including the Franklin Tour iPad App and Franklin on Foot guided tours with subjects like history, Civil War and ghost stories. You'll also find Old Tennessee Trail and Jack Trail self-guided driving tour brochures.

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400 Main St.
Suite 130
37064 TN
United States

The Carter House

Civil War

This 1830 house and its buildings hold more than a thousand bullet holes, received during the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. In fact, the farm office on the property is known to be the most bullet-damaged building still standing from the Civil War. Some of the bloodiest hand-to-hand combat took place right here, as the Carter family hid in the basement for safety. Today, the Carter House, its buildings, and eight acres of its property are preserved and open to the public, including a fascinating museum, gift shop and guided tours.

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1140 Columbia Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064

615-791-1861

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Carnton

History

This Antebellum mansion dates back to 1826, built by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock. During the Civil War, it was the home of Colonel John and Carrie McGavock, featured in the best-selling novel "Widow of the South." Just a few hundred yards from the front lines of battle, the home served as a hospital during the Battle of Franklin, and its wood floors still show blood stains from the more than 300 soldiers brought in that day. Generals Cleburne, Granbury, Adams and Strahl's bodies laid on the back porch after the battle. The adjacent McGavock Confederate Cemetery contains 1,500 graves, the largest private Confederate cemetery in the U.S. Today, the plantation is restored, open for public tours, and is used for private and community events.

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1345 Eastern Flank Cir.
Franklin, TN 37064

615-794-0903

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Leiper's Fork Church of Christ

Point of Interest

This meeting house was built in 1821, and is the place where David Lipscomb led a congregation to adopt positions as noncombatants during the Civil War. Their petition was rejected by Military Governor Andrew Johnson, who later became President of the United States.

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4207 Old Hillsboro Rd.
37064 TN
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Benton's Well and Slave Cabin

Point of Interest

Travelers along the old Natchez Trace drank from Benton's Well and camped here. An 1801 slave cabin still exists on the property (private property). Nearby Green's Grocery is now a tucked-away music venue for local pickers and country stars alike.

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4345 Old Hillsboro Rd.
Private Property
37064 TN
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Leiper's Fork Market & Visitor Information Kiosk

Point of Interest

Stop for a snack and some area history as you view old photos on the walls.

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4348 Old Hillsboro Road
37064 TN
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Fly Community

Point of Interest

You're now in the unincor- porated agricultural community of Fly. Visit Fly's General Store (R), opened in 1906 by the Fly family, original settlers in the area.

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5661 Leipers Creek Rd.
38482 TN
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Accents and Antiques

Point of Interest

Columbia's largest antique mall has 7,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, glassware, furniture, jewelry and more.

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37 Public Square #38
38401 TN
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Athenaeum

Point of Interest

Constructed in 1835 as a private residence, in 1852 it became the rectory of The Athenaeum, one of the most highly regarded girls' schools in the South. Its 22-acre campus enrolled about 125 female boarding students at a time, until its closing in 1904. The architecture is a blend of styles, from Gothic and Greek Revival to Italianate and Moorish. Tours available.

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808 Athenaeum Street
P. 0. Box 942
38402 TN
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St. John's Church

Point of Interest

This 1842 church was built where the Polk sons' properties met. Leonidas, an Episcopal Priest, convinced the other brothers to build a church on the land. As the Confederates passed by on their way to the Battle of Franklin, General Patrick Cleburne remarked that it was "almost worth dying to be buried in such a beautiful spot." When General Cleburne was killed in the Battle of Franklin, his body was interred here temporarily, along with two other generals (Strahl and Granbury). The cemetery also serves as the traditional burial ground for Episcopal Bishops of Tennessee.

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6497 Trotwood Ave.
38401 TN
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Rattle and Snap

Point of Interest

William Polk, original owner of the property, won 5,648 acres of land in a game of chance called "Rattle and Snap" and divided it between his four sons. George Polk built this mansion, named after the game and known as one of the best examples of Greek Revival residential architecture in the country. The home is open to the public for tours (advance reservations required; admission charged). The Carriage House on the property is available for overnight stays. It is one of two National Historic Landmarks in Maury County.

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1522 N. Main St.
38474 TN
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Keg Springs Winery

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

It's time for a taste of Tennessee's wine country. Visit these two wineries now or at the start of Loop 4. Bring your own picnic or purchase items here and dine under the covered pavilion. Live music monthly. Open Wed.-Sun.

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361 Keg Springs Rd.
Hampshire, TN 38461

931-285-0589

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Natchez Hills Vineyard

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

This winery and event venu features Nashville songwriters every Saturday night. Open Wed.-Sun. Reservations recommended for tours.

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109 Overhead Bridge Road
Hampshire, TN 38461

(931) 285-2500

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Amber Falls Winery & Cellars

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

Amber Falls is specifically known for their unique Cajunfest wine along with their annual event in May with live music and lots of crawfish. Enjoy the peaceful grounds and visit the cellar tasting room. Live music monthly. Open daily.

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794 Ridgetop Rd.
Hampshire, TN 38461

931-285-0088

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Pink Cadillac Drive In

Point of Interest

Catch this all-American experience. Watch from your car or bring blankets and chairs for a night under the stars.

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2506 Hwy 100
37033 TN
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Centerville Square

Point of Interest

In the heart of Centerville you’ll find several longstanding businesses as well as a giant chicken wire statue of the town’s most famous resident, Minnie Pearl. Attractions include the Hickman County Courthouse, restaurants like Breece's Café serving locals for almost 75 years, newer favorites like The Farmhouse Café, gift shops with small-town, down-home charm. If you love Fenton glass, Remember When is the largest dealer in Middle Tennessee. Yesterday's on the Square is another great stop for antiques and collectibles. Breece's Café 111 S. Public Sq. Centerville 931-729-3481 The Farmhouse Café 102 S. Public Sq. Centerville 931-729-4129 Remember When 108 S. Public Sq. Centerville 931-729-0052 Yesterday's on the Square 208 E. Public Sq. Centerville 931-729-3719  

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108 S. Public Sq.
37033 TN
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Grinder's Switch Winery

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

This oasis boasts award-winning wine including "Wines of the South" honors. Relax on the deck or explore the vineyards. The cozy tasting room has crafts and gift items. Open daily. You can also check out their location at Marathon Village in Nashville.

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2119 Hwy. 50 W. Loop
Centerville, TN 37033

931-729-3690

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Junkyard Dog Steakhouse

Restaurants

Grab a bite to eat on Main Street where you'll find everything from a hearty steak at Junkyard Dog Steakhouse to lighter fare at The Emporium. Junkyard Dog Steakhouse 18 N. Maple St. Hohenwald 931-796-0041 The Emporium 25 E. Main St. Hohenwald 931-796-6965

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18 N. Maple St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

(931) 796-0041

Hohenwald Depot

Shopping

Now restored, this 1896 depot welcomed new settlers to the area. Later, it witnessed visits from Thomas Edison and William Wrigley, and served as a work site for German prisoners of war during World War II.

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112 E. Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

931-796-4084

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Lewis County Museum & Discovery Center

Point of Interest

From a grizzly bear to a tiny African dik dik, the museum houses an exotic collection of animals from around the world, as well as some of the earliest artifacts found in the Southeast and items relating to Meriwether Lewis. Closed Jan.-Feb.

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108 East Main Street
38462 TN
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The Strand Theatre & Art Gallery

Arts & Entertainment

This venue has provided entertainment for over 70 years. Grand Ole Opry singer Roy Acuff and comedian Rod Brasfield performed here, as well as 1940's and '50's film stars. It now presents concerts, movies, plays and art.

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100 East Main Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462

(931) 295-3076

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Memory Junction Antique Company

Point of Interest

Voted "Best Antique Shop in Lewis County", this store is filled with fine things.

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27 South Maple St.
38462 TN
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The Elephant Sanctuary Education Gallery

Point of Interest

Learn about the nation's largest natural habitat refuge for endangered African and Asian elephants. The sanctuary, just outside Hohenwald, is private, but is open to the public for educational exhibits and a gift shop.

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23 E. Main St.
TN
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Commodore Café

Restaurants

Dining and live music are available at Commodore Hotel & Cafe. Mousetail Landing State Park is also nearby on the Tennessee River. Commodore Hotel & Café 114 E. Main St. Linden 931-589-3224 Mousetail Landing State Park Hwy 438 Linden 731-847-0841

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114 E. Main St.
Linden, TN 37096

931-589-3224

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Amish Country Mall

Shopping

Browse the wares of local dealers and craftsmen to find the perfect souvenir.

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4011 Hwy 43 N.
Ethridge, TN 38456

(931) 829-1621

Amish Homestead Farm

Point of Interest

Visit the cafe and general store or stay overnight in the bed & breakfast. The site offers guided covered wagon tours through Old Order Amish farms.

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1016 Brewer Rd.
38452 TN
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Keeto's Antiques

Point of Interest

Stop in and browse a large selection of items including antiques and collectibles.

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3939 Hwy 43N
38456 TN
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Crockett Theater

Arts & Entertainment

The art deco Crockett Theater was constructed in 1950 and is one of the few theatres from this era still operating in the U.S. The stage is named to honor Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Michael Jeter, a native of Lawrenceburg. Welcome Center inside theater.

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211 North Military Ave.
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

931-762-4231

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WDXE

Point of Interest

This building was first home to the historic Princess Theater, the county's first movie house back in the silent film era. It stayed in operation until the early 1950s when it was replaced by point 103. The building now houses station WDXE AM-FM "" the "Voice of Lawrence County" "" on air since 1951. Group tours by advance reservation.

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29 Public Square
38464 TN
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David Crockett Monument

Point of Interest

In 1817, at the age of 31, David "Davy" Crockett came to Lawrence County and served Tennessee as a justice of the peace, militia colonel and state representative. Just off the square, the David Crockett Cabin & Museum has an exhibit and short film about his life and political career.

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Public Square
TN
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James D. Vaughan Southern Gospel Music Museum

Music History

This museum honors the "Father of Southern Gospel Music"," James D. Vaughan, who taught the South how to sing with the renowned Vaughan School of Music. It is located at the site of the original Vaughan Publishing Company.

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25 Public Sq.
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

931-762-8991

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Trail of Tears Memorial

Point of Interest

The route of forced western relocation of the Cherokee Indians, known as the Trail of Tears, passed through downtown Lawrenceburg in 1838. This art work is dedicated to remembering Cherokee heritage in Lawrence County. As a U.S. congressman representing the county, David Crockett opposed the Indian Removal Act.

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31 Public Sq.
TN
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Old Jail Museum

Point of Interest

Tour the restored jail cell and imagine life as a prisoner during the mid-1800s. Also see fascinating artifacts from the Civil War and pioneer eras, as well as Dinah Shore memorabilia. Open March-Oct., Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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400 Dinah Shore Dlvd.
TN
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David Crockett State Park

Nature & Parks

Just out side Lawrenceburg is one of two state parks named in Crockett's honor. The park offers new Green cabins, camping, outdoor recreation with hiking trails and a paved bike trail, a home cooking, buffet-style restaurant with a gorgeous view, and 40- acre Lindsey Lake for fishing and boating.

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1400 W. Gaines St.
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

931-762-9408

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WWON - Big Oldies 930 AM

Point of Interest

Waynesboro is home to Wayne County's only radio station, Big Oldies 930 AM, and weekly newspaper The Wayne County News.

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100 Public Sq. S.
TN
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Tennessee Fitness Spa

Spas & Wellness

Guests travel from all over the U.S. to experience this wellness getaway in a scenic, peaceful setting. Fitness classes, lectures and smart cuisine help jump-start healthier lifestyles. The property includes a rare double-span natural rock bridge and an ice cave, which maintains a cool 58 degrees year round. Reservations required. Public access Sundays only.

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299 Natural Bridge Park Rd.
Waynesboro, TN 38485

931-722-5589

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Bonnie Blue Farm

Farms & Orchards

This working goat farm produces award-winning cheese sold statewide and used in upscale restaurants like Nashville's Watermark and Sunset Grill. With advance planning, you can stay in the farm's cozy log cabin. Farm tours available by appointment.

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Dry Creek Road
Waynesboro, TN 38485

931-722-GOAT

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Wayne County Welcome Center

Point of Interest

For true hospitality and one of the trail's best experiences, stop here in Collinwood for area information and to view the special exhibits.

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219 E. Broadway St.
38450 TN
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Natchez Trace Parkway

Outdoor Activities

Your travel on the scenic Trace officially begins here in Pasquo, the location of the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway. From here, either take the short walking path or park at the Hwy 96 exit to catch a stunning view of the Double Arch Bridge rising above the valley below.

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Natchez Trace Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37221

(800) 305-7417

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Garrison Road

Point of Interest

Named for a nearby 1801 U.S. Army post, Garrison Creek is a trailhead for horseback riders and hikers on the Highland Rim Trail of the Natchez Trace.

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5379 Old Hillsboro Rd.
37064 TN
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McGlamery Stand

Point of Interest

John McGlamery operated a stand on the Old Trace here in 1849. The nearest village is still known as McGlamery's Stand.

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Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 352.9
38450 TN
United States

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Gentry Farm

Farms & Orchards

In the fall, stop to pick a pumpkin, explore a corn maze, and experience rural life. This land has been owned by the Gentry family since 1849.

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1974 New Hwy. 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064

6157944368

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Animalia

Point of Interest

This site encompasses several historic farms and cemeteries. If you are an animal lover, Animalia Gifts offers designer collars and fresh homemade treats.

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3105 Boyd Mill Pk.
37064 TN
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Maury County Visitor Center

Point of Interest

Learn more about Downtown Columbia and the surrounding area from the friendly staff at the Maury County Visitor's Center.

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302 W. 7th St.
38402 TN
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James K. Polk Home

Point of Interest

Excluding the White House, this complex has the only surviving home of James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the United States.

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301 West Seventh Street
P. 0. Box 741
38402 TN
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Mount Pleasant

Explore Tennessee

Driving into Downtown Mount Pleasant you’ll pass many beautiful historical homes before arriving at the thriving Main Street with many shops and restaurants.

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Breckenridge Baby Boutique

Shopping

In one of the oldest buildings in Mount Pleasant, you'll find adorable baby clothes suitable for every Southern Mama.

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205 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, TN 38474

931-379-3399

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Mt Pleasant Grille

Restaurants

A staple in the downtown district, the grille serves great Southern food and still makes old fashioned milkshakes at their historic soda fountain.

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100 South Main Street
Mt Pleasant, TN 38474

(931) 379-7228

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Hampshire Museum

Point of Interest

Learn the history of Hampshire inside this former local bank building and be sure to go inside the old vault.

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2389 Hwy 166N
38461 TN
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Storytellers Museum & Hideaway Farm

Music History

The Hideaway Farm was Johnny Cash's rural retreat from the spotlight, although he still performed his songs nearby at the local general store.

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9676 Old Hwy 46
Bon Aqua, TN 37025

931-996-4336

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Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

At the Grinder’s Switch Center you’ll experience live bluegrass music every Saturday morning broadcast on the radio. Also, visit exhibits about Minnie Pearl.

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1310 Clinton Street
Suite 125
Nashville, TN 37203

615-679-0646

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Breece's Cafe

Restaurants

Family owned and operated since 1939, Breece’s Café is known for its family atmosphere and home-cooked food served with Southern hospitality.

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111 South Public Square
Centerville, TN 37033

931-729-3481

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Hohenwald

Explore Tennessee

German for "high forest," Hohenwald is aptly named for its location on the Western Highland Rim. Enjoy strolling the streets in this little German town.

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Commodore Hotel Linden

Hotels, Inns & Resorts

The Commodore Hotel is an intimate, 20-room retreat in downtown Linden with the perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort.

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114 East Main Street
Linden, TN 37096

9315893224

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Yoder's Market

Farms & Orchards

This shop has homemade Amish and Mennonite baked goods, candies, deli meats, cheeses, sandwiches, dried fruits, nuts, organic grains, plus cedar lawn furniture.

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3555 Summertown Hwy
Summertown, TN 38483

(931) 796-1646

The Farm EcoHostel

Bed & Breakfast

This is your chance to visit a former "hippie commune” that is now a collection of eco-minded non-profits and small businesses.

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184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

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Summertown

Explore Tennessee

Dating back to the 1840s, this was the James K. Polk family's summer retreat. Located on the Highland Rim, it's cooler here and the area's popularity as a getaway provided its name. In the late 19th century, the area was a fashionable resort with six hotels. Today, it has an eclectic mix of residents.

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Emeralds Restaurant

Restaurants

Enjoy authentic, Tennessee cuisine at Emeralds Restaurant. Locally owned and a favorite among residents, they serve a variety of hand-crafted dishes.

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126 Public Square West
Waynesboro, TN 38485

931-772-5611

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Collinwood Depot Branch Library

History

The only surviving building associated with the Tennessee Western Railroad, this renovated 1916 depot is currently the public library.

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101 E. Depot Street
Collinwood, TN 38450

931-724-2498

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The Dragonfly

Coffee & Tea

This emporium features locally created arts and crafts, while the lounge serves specialty coffees and smoothies for a pick-me-up.

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100 2nd Avenue North
Collinwood, TN 38450

931-724-6400

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Leiper's Fork Distillery

Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

Leiper's Fork Distillery crafts premium spirits using mainly local ingredients and limestone filtered water to create a signature taste.

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3381 Southall Rd.
Leiper's Fork, TN 37064

(615) 465-6456

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Nett's Country Store

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In Bethel, you’ll find a true country store and restaurant, Nett's, serving delicious home-made pies, great cooking, and live music from time to time.

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4356 Skelley Rd.
38482 TN
United States

Columbia

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Dozens of Civil War-era homes still stand here and have helped earn Maury County the title "Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee."

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Visitor Services

Inside a historic building in Downtown Mount Pleasant, the museum preserves the history of the phosphate industry and the way of life it created in this town.

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302 W. 7th St.
Columbia, TN 38401

931-381-7176

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Natchez Trace Parkway

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Your travel on the scenic Trace officially begins here in Pasquo, the location of the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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8577 TN-100
37221 TN
United States

Birdsong Hollow

Point of Interest

From here, either take the short walking path or park at the Hwy 96 exit to catch a stunning view of the Double Arch Bridge rising above the valley below.

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2170 Braly Hollow Rd
38478 TN
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Tennessee Valley Divide

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When Tennessee joined the Union in 1796, this watershed was the boundary between the United States to the north and the Chickasaw Nation to the south.

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5699 Natchez Trace Rd
37064 TN
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Water Valley Overlook

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Stop and take in this "bird's eye" view of the countryside and see it much as it was when the first settlers entered the area.

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4856 Leiper's Creek Rd
38487 TN
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Gordon House

Point of Interest

Early Trace travelers paid Captain John Gordon to ride his ferry across the Duck River and for lodging at his 1817 home.

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16 TN-50
38487 TN
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Jackson Falls

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The short but steep, paved trail takes visitors to a clear pool at the base of the falls, making it one of the most popular walks along the Parkway.

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Jackson Falls
Natchez Trace
38454 TN
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Old Trace Walk

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This is a pleasant walk on a 2,000-foot section of the original Old Trace.

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Old Trace Walk
Natchez Trail
38454 TN
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Old Trace Drive & Tobacco Farm

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This is a great place to get off the main road and get on the Old Trace. The 2-mile drive has striking views of the forest and passes by the Tobacco Farm.

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Old Trace Drive
38461 TN
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She Boss Place

Point of Interest

An inn once stood here serving travelers on the Trace in the early 1800s. It was operated by Widow Cranfield or the "She boss."

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106 Sheboss Ridge Rd
38461 TN
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Swan Valley Overlook

Point of Interest

From here, see the water tower in Hohenwald, the highest town in a straight line between New Orleans and Chicago.

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1320 Columbia Hwy
38462 TN
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Fall Hollow Trail

Point of Interest

Stop here to stretch your legs. A short walk on the trail leads to a deck overlooking a waterfall. A steeper trail leads to the bottom of the falls.

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1329 Columbia Hwy
38462 TN
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Phosphate Mine

Point of Interest

Only remnants remain of the late 1800 phosphate mining town of Gordonsburg. A short walk takes you to an abandoned mine shaft and a forgotten railroad bend.

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106 Patton Rd
38462 TN
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Napier Mine

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This nearby open-pit mine was used in the 19th century to supply ironworks.

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117 Pheasant Dr
38483 TN
United States