Surrounding Area Attractions in Jackson, Tennessee

Surrounding Area Attractions in Jackson, Tennessee
The west-central Tennessee town of Jackson is a small city located near the larger metropolises of Nashville and Memphis. It's the best of both worlds---with a quaint downtown area full of shops and dining and plenty of amenities around the town, Jackson also is home to natural sites with trails, camping and parks. Visitors who are looking for even more hands-on activities and entertainment will find it in area attractions.

Casey Jones Village

Guests can spend almost all day in the village honoring a local railroad hero. Starting as only an old country store in 1965, it has now grown into a village with a museum, restaurant, train station and gift shops. The Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store features an ice cream and fudge shop, a gift shop and full-service restaurant, known for its famous cornbread. At the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, guests can tour his home and an authentic 1890s train station. At the Casey Jones Train Store, visitors can purchase train-themed gifts or read in the Thomas the Train corner. A Casey Jones Mini Golf also is located in Jackson.

Casey Jones Village
30 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN 38305
(800) 748.9588

Casey Jones Mini Golf
48 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 343-2227

International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame Museum

Located near the musical towns of Nashville--the home of country music--and Memphis--the home of Elvis and Beale Street--it's only natural that a rockabilly museum would be found in Jackson. At the museum, guests can learn about early rockabilly and rock 'n' roll music by listening to the musicians and watching live videos, sorting through memorabilia, taking a line dance class and listening to a live band, depending on which day they visit.

105 N. Church St.
Jackson, TN 38301-6213
(731) 427-6262

Old Medina Winery

Since 2006, the Old Medina Winery has been offering wine and winery tours to residents and visitors of Jackson, after operating as Lauderdale Cellars since 1994 in Ripley. On the tour, guests will see where wines and marinades are made, where the grapes grow and are crushed, and sample or buy finished products. Located on 10 acres near Interstate 40, the Old Medina Winery entertains its guests with monthly music festivals, and on Fridays they also can participate in open mic night.

2894 Old Medina Road
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 256-1400


Jackson also is home to the minor league baseball team, the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx. From April until mid-September, the team plays its home games at Pringles Park. On special promotions nights, guests may get a free T-shirt, enjoy special live entertainment and have their children run the bases or throw out the first pitch. The ballpark also is available for rentals for special occasions and parties.

4 Fun Place
Jackson, TN 38305-7512
(731) 988-5299

Article Written By Lisa Floyd

Lisa Floyd is a freelance writer who specializes in music, travel, food and education, among other topics. Since 2000, she has written for several print and online publications including "The Red & Black" newspaper, "Southern Distinction" magazine and various websites. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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