Group Travel

Over the Mountains & Thru the Woods

Over the Mountains & Thru the Woods

Begin in Fayetteville, Tennessee, on the square.   Many unique shops and antique stores to visit.   Don’t miss the famous Sir’s Fabrics at 110 N. Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 931-433-2487 www.sirsfabrics.com,  established in 1948.   One of the largest fabric stores in the Mid-South; extensive inventory of high quality fabrics at a discount price.

pritchards distilleryFrom Fayetteville head to Prichard’s Distillery located at 11 Kelso-Smithland Rd, Kelso, TN 931-433-5454, www.prichardsdistillery.com.   Take a free tour and tasting of the handcrafted American spirits since 1997, located  in an old school house. Free tours Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm; Sat. 9 am - 3 pm.

falls millAfterward head to Falls Mill located at 134 Falls Mill Road, Belvidere, TN 931-469-7161, www.fallsmill.com  -   Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill, built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory.   Tour the historic water wheel mill.   Offering tours, authentic stone ground products, a museum and even overnight accommodations in a log cabin bed and breakfast.

Then after your tour you can stop at the Swiss Pantry, 10026 David Crockett Hwy, Belvidere, TN 931-962-0567, www.swiss-pantry.com.   They are a local bulk food store specializing in a wide variety of foods, including gluten free.   Fresh baked goods and bread.

knickerbockers old time soda shop

Head to Cowan, Tennessee to eat at Knickerbockers’ Old Time Soda Shop - 113 East Cumberland Street, Cowan, TN 931-273-5827. Step back in time to enjoy an old fashioned soda, ice cream sundae or a delicious lunch. Located in a 1930’s era cafe, Knickerboker's is a destination and memorable experience.

Cowan Railroad MuseumAfterward, while in Cowan, tour the Cowan Railroad Museum located in the Old Cowan Depot, a landmark listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Museum features historic displays, relics and memorabilia, and a mobile railroad layout. Also features Porter steam locomotive, a historic flatcar and caboose, and an antique diesel-electric locomotive. Open May - October, Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 - 4 and Sunday 1-4 pm. www.cowanrailroadmuseum.org  

The Cross at Sewanee UniversityTravel up the mountain to the beautiful campus of Sewanee University. Drive around the campus and don’t miss the stop at The Cross monument. Beautiful Scenic overlook, plus different plaques in memory of those who died in war.

After visiting Sewanee and while on the Monteagle Mountain you can stay at Smoke House Lodge and Cabins for overnight or stop in at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant & Old General Store for food, rest stop and gift shop with great unique items.  All located at 850 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN.  www.thesmokehouse.com 

Milky Way Farm and Downtown Lynnville Tour

Milky Way Farms and Downtown Lynnville

Milky Way FarmBegin at Milky Way Farm - The 1100 acre historical estate of candy legend Frank Mars and home to 1940 Kentucky Derby winner, Gallahadian is open for visitors. The 25,000 sq.ft. manor and plantation were built after the success of his Milky Way candy bar. The Manor boasts 20 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, and a dining room with a table that seats 40 people. Employing over 900 workers during the Depression, it is a wonderful piece of Southern history. www.milkywayfarm.org 

After the tour at the Milky Way Farm, we will travel to historic Lynnville to see the Railroad Museum, a vintage passenger coach of a restored 98 ton 2-6-2 prairie type steam locomotive built by Baldwin in 1927.

Colonel Littleton'sVisit Colonel Littleton’s impressive retail store, maker of fine leather crafted items made in Lynnville, Tennessee and sold worldwide.

If you did not have lunch at Milky Way, you can step back in time with a meal at Soda Pop Junction. The building was built in 1860 and was used as the L.E. Moore Drug Store from 1928-1978. The building still has the original pharmacy made from oak and the original 1950’s soda fountain. There you can get home cooked meals, Tennessee’s #1 Hamburger and Tennessee’s #2 Milk Shake as seen on National Television on Tennessee Crossroads.

Tennessee South DistilleryWhile in Lynnville, you can tour Tenn South Distillery and Lexington Vineyards. Enjoy free samples and items in their gift shop. You may want to visit Cutsie Cakes Bakery, Heirloom Glass, Stitching Station Quilt Shop, Dixie Tactical & Dixie Switch, or Whitehorse Deli and Antiques.

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Civil War Re-enactmentFor outdoor enthusiasts, South Central Tennessee has it all!   Beautiful Lakes and Rivers to Fish, Ski, Boat, Canoe, Kayak, Fish, Rent Ski or Pontoon boats, or relax on shore with a picnic.   Various hiking and biking trails.   Great Tennessee State Parks you can stay at, eat at, play golf at and so much more.

We are known for our varieties of wine.   We have seven wineries that all offer FREE tastings and have gift shops with unique items.   In addition we have four distilleries that also offer free tours and some tastings.   All within a days drive thru the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee.

Beginning in March thru December we have various Festivals and Music Events.   1 day - 4 day events. Local and National Arts & Crafts, Vendors, Music Talent, Horse Shows, Mule Shows, Goat Shows, and the Largest Music Event Around, Bonnaroo in June.

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With so much to see, do and experience, South Central Tennessee is the one destination where your clients will want to return time after time!   Live Music, unique and affordable shopping, wineries & distilleries, plus dozens of dining and lodging options.   Rich in history from our many Civil War Sites and Antebellum Homes. Enjoy a scenic drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at our charming small towns to explore Southern food, historic homes & buildings, shop at our antique stores or speciality shops.   Eat hand dipped icecream or enjoy a milk shake.   We have something for everyone.   The back road can be the best road, so come see us and let us show you around.

Group Travel in Wayne County

Autumn on the Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace National Parkway, the Buffalo River and the Tennessee River pass through Wayne County, making this region attractive to outdoor enthusiasts.

Fall natchez tracePopular activities include: canoeing, camping and horseback riding in the Buffalo River and Shoal Creek areas, camping, boating and fishing along the Tennessee River. Hiking, biking and discovering the multitude of historic and scenic sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Natchez Trace Parkway, commonly referred to as the Trace or Natchez Trace by locals, is a 444 mile National Park stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Peak visitation months are April and October, when the seasonal changes are visible. The new grass, flowering dogwoods and blooming redbuds in spirng can only be matched by the spectacular fall foliage in autumn.

Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway will lead you on more than 600 miles of roads meandering through picturesque countryside and small-town America. The Byway winds through nine counties along the banks of the Tennessee River in west and middle Tennessee and travels right through Wayne County.

The entire trail offers visitors a unique glimpse into the past and events that shaped our nation's history. Very few people offer visitors a chance to see sites where major Civil War battles occurred, stroll through historic downtowns or take in some of the country's best music. To discover the many offerings along the Tennessee River Trail, visit www.driveanddiscover.com

If you are interested in bringing a group tour to visit any of our attractions please contact our office at www.waynecountychamber.org

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