Jackson, Tennessee Attractions

Jackson, Tennessee Attractions
Nestled between Nashville and Memphis, the city of Jackson, Tennessee, has of 62,000 residents among 49 square miles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The western Tennessee city was originally known as Alexandria, and in 1822, it was renamed Jackson in honor of Andrew Jackson. Besides being the home of famous residents including engineer Casey Jones and musician Carl Perkins, Jackson offers an abundance of captivating landscape and recreational activities.

Natural Wonders

Created in the early 1980s, Cypress Grove Nature Park offers 165 acres of forests and trails. The park, less than five minutes from downtown Jackson, provides a natural habitat for frogs, fish, turtles and nearly 200 species of birds. At the Aerie Trail Raptor Center, view birds of prey that have been injured and would not be able to make it on their own in the wild.

Cypress Grove Nature Park
400 S. Highland Ave.
Highway 70 West
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 425-8316
jacksonrecandparks.com

Enjoy water activities on Jackson's Lake Graham. The lake, at nearly 600 acres, is run by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and offers opportunities for boating or fishing. If you cannot bring your boat or fishing gear, you can rent the equipment at the lake.

Lake Graham
300 Hurts Chapel Rd.
Jackson, TN 38301
(901) 423-4937
state.tn.us

A National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park houses prehistoric Indian remains. The park, in nearby Pinson, also boasts 1,200 acres and the second tallest mound in the United States. Hike along six miles of trails, including a scenic view of the Forked Deer River.

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
460 Ozier Rd.
Pinson, TN 38366
(731) 988-5614
tennessee.gov/environment/parks/PinsonMounds

Camping

If you are a camping enthusiast, head to Whispering Pines RV Park, located off 1-40. The RV park is open 365 days a year and has 30 sites, along with nine pull-throughs. Facilities include propane, laundry and picnic tables. Also available are 50-amp service and hookups for electricity, sewer and water.

Whispering Pines RV Park
129 McKenzie Rd.
Jackson, TN 38301
(901) 422-3682

Tourist Activities

During baseball season, visit Pringles Park, home to the West Tennessee Diamonds, a minor league affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

West Tenn Diamond Jaxx
Pringles Park
4 Fun Place
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 988-5299
diamondjaxx.com

Travel back to when railroads ruled at Casey Jones Village. Named after the famous engineer who resided in Jackson, the village offers numerous displays dedicated to the railway, including a miniature railroad. While at the village, visit the historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum, or show off your putting skills at a mini-golf course sanctioned by the Miniature Golf Courses of America, Inc.

Casey Jones Village
30 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-1222
caseyjones.com

Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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