The Screaming Eagle Trail is waiting for you: filled with outdoor adventure, lip smackin’ barbecue, military lore and country music must-sees. Start your journey on a musical note at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café. Don’t be surprised if a local like Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood unexpectedly takes the stage to try out a new tune. There’s also much to see at Fort Campbell, home of famed 101st Airborne’s Screaming Eagles. Visit the base’s Pratt Museum to learn about air combat history and view one of the most notorious weapons of all time, the pint-sized XM-29 Davy Crockett atomic mortar.
Next, tour country music legend Loretta Lynn’s “Dude Ranch” and plantation home in Hurricane Mills. The Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum offers a close up view of her tour bus, dresses, dolls and hundreds of personal items. Continue your musical education with a live blues jam session at Kingston Springs’ Fillin’ Station. There’s definitely no need to go hungry on the Screaming Eagle Trail. Stop off at Carl’s Perfect Pig in White Bluff for a rack of some of Tennessee’s best barbecue ribs.
Cross the Tennessee River to Camden and see the site of the tragic 1963 plane crash that claimed the life of one of the most remarkable singers of all time — Patsy Cline. Then, hearken to the call of the wild by observing bison and elk in their natural habitat at Tennessee Wildlife Refuge. From military history to musical artifacts, you’ll find a perfect piece of Tennessee for everyone on the Screaming Eagle Trail.
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