Jackson, Tennessee Children's Attractions

Jackson, Tennessee Children's Attractions
There is something for the whole family in Jackson, Tenn., gateway to the deep South. Proud of its rich Civil War roots, Jackson enchants visitors with its small-town charm and commitment to preserving the stories that shaped its history. Keeping the kids entertained is easy in Jackson with a wide variety of activities for learning and fun.
 

Casey Jones Village

All aboard to Casey Jones Village, a collection of shops, restaurants and activities dedicated to the legendary engineer. Kids can live out their conductor dreams in a life-size train set. Learn about the life of Jackson native Casey Jones through a film that runs in the train station theater. Play a round on the Mini Golf course. Take a lunch break at Brook Shaw's Old Country Store Restaurant, or treat the kids at the 1890s Ice Cream Parlor and Fudge Shop. A live bluegrass band performs every Thursday evening.

Casey Jones Village
56 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN 38305
(800) 748-9588
caseyjones.com

 
 

Davy Crockett's Cabin

Take the kids back in time with a visit to the last home of Davy Crockett. This historical cabin is built from logs dating back to the 1820s. Crockett's home houses a museum full of 1800s furniture and artifacts, as well as books and letters from his legendary days in Congress. The museum is open from May through October.

Davy Crockett's Cabin
219 N. Trenton St.
Rutherford, TN 38369
(731) 665-7253
www.davycrockettcabin.org

Donnell Century Farm

Set in a 1920s mule barn, the Donnell Century Farm offers hands-on lessons for children. The kids can learn to milk wooden cows, collect eggs from the chicken coop and even pick cotton. Let them choose their own pumpkin from the patch. Take an old-fashioned hayride through the grounds. Children can get up close at the petting zoo. Donnell Century Farm is available for educational tours. The farm is open every Saturday in October.

Donnell Century Farm
3720 Highway 70 East
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 424-4526
donnellcenturyfarm.com

The Funky Banana Shirt Co.

Make your own souvenirs at the Funky Banana Shirt Co. The whole family can interactively design their own T-shirts, coffee mugs and license plates. The Funky Banana is available for private birthday parties. The shop is closed Sundays and Mondays.

The Funky Banana Shirt Co.
71 Veterans Highway North
Jackson, TN 38344
(731)986-4844
thefunkybanana.com

West Tennessee Children's Museum

Housed in the National Register of Historic Places, the West Tennessee Children's Museum allows children to explore the sciences with hands-on exercises. Children learn about light, sound and electricity in a fun, easy way.

West Tennessee Children's Museum
382 South Royal St.
Jackson, TN 38302
(731) 422-7441

 

Article Written By Anne Marie Bailey

Based in Southern California, Anne Marie Bailey has been a freelance writer since 2008. She has been published in "EAT Magazine" and is a regular contributor to Trails.com and eHow. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado.

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