South Central Tennessee

Thirteen Great Counties – One Perfect Experience
in South Central Tennessee

With thirteen great counties, there is one perfect experience in South Central Tennessee; we have it all here. Beside the beauty of our countryside, the splendor of our seasons and the warmth of our people, here are some unique things about our counties, cities and towns.

Follow the winding roads in Bedford County to Bell Buckle great food and shopping along with well-known Webb School Arts & Craft Festival; Wartrace, home to the Wartrace Music Festival and TN Walking Horse National Museum; and Shelbyville, where you can enjoy 11 days at the TN Walking Horse National Celebration or quaint historic square with plenty of shopping and dining.

Experience Coffee County’s unique blend of small town hospitality and big city sophistication. In Manchester enjoy tastings at Beans Creek Winery. Every June, the pristine countryside comes alive during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. In Tullahoma, you can take a tour of the George Dickel Distillery. Make your way to Franklin County and visit Tim’s Ford State Park with 2,200 acres of family fun including beautiful lake recreation, golf, bike and hiking trails. Enjoy an evening under the stars at Montana Drive In with the 3 different screens in Estill Springs.

You’ll find history preserved in Giles County where in the late 1800’s, freed slave Matt Gardner purchased part of his former owner’s Elton land to build a farm and start one of the first African-American schools in the area; his homestead is now a museum. Pulaski commemorates the struggles of the Cherokee people at the new Trail of Tears Interpretive Center. Lynnville has free tours of railroad museum, Big Creek Winery, Tennessee South Distillery and Lexington Vineyards. Get outdoors in Hickman County, filled with overlooks enjoy Jackson Falls off Natchez Trace Parkway, fields and forests, all easily viewed from your car, bus, motorcycle, boat, bicycle or hiking boots. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine at Grinder’s Switch Winery.

Did you know Lawrence County is home to over 300 Old Order Amish families? Enjoy a wagon ride, shop for homemade items. Also, the site of the state’s last Civil War skirmish – The Battle of Sugar Creek. Rich in Bluegrass history, don’t miss the Bluegrass Festival every June. Stay, hike, eat, sleep at David Crockett State Park’s cabins. Heritage-rich Lewis County is a thriving spot for wineries in Tennessee. Visit Keg Springs, Amber Falls and Natchez Hills Vineyard. Hohenwald is full of natural beauty and a great place to enjoy the Natchez Trace Parkway or learn more about the Elephant Sanctuary.

Step back in time in Lincoln County during the Annual Host of Christmas Past held the 2nd weekend in November around the Fayetteville Square. Or taste moonshine at Southern Pride Distillery. Take a Free tour of Prichard’s Distillery and sample a few spirits at the end of the tour. You may have heard of Marshall County for its Goats Music and More Festival or the Lion’s SuperPull of the South event. Several Civil War sites, Henry Horton State Park, Free tastings at Picker’s Creek Winery.

Rich in Civil War history, Maury County is considered “Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee.” It boasts a magnificently restored Antebellum homes, courthouse; President James K. Polk Ancestral Home & Presidential Hall. Moore County isn’t just a place you pass through on your way to somewhere else – it’s a destination in itself. The tiny town of Lynchburg is home to one-of-a-kind stores, Winery, small town restaurants and an internationally loved brand of Tennessee Whiskey you may have heard of Jack Daniel’s.

Experience nature at its best in Perry County. Water recreation is the highlight as the Buffalo, a State Scenic River and the TN River both flow through the area. Mousetail Landing State Park has several trails and campsites. Wildlife waits in Wayne County where you’ll find woods, water and natural beauty in abundance. Enjoy the TN River, stop at Clifton Marina, walk the small town of Clifton or see the natural bridge at TN Fitness Spa.

As you can see we have something for everyone. If you enjoy geocaching, we have the only two geotours in TN called the Jack GeoTour and Discover South Central TN GeoTour. Visit www.sctta.net/geocaching for more details. Like South Central TN Tourism Association on Facebook or on Twitter @sctta; Pinterest @scTennessee or Like South Central TN Wine & Spirits Trail on Facebook.

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