Tennessee Bucket List- Middle Region

My bucket list for the Middle Region of Tennessee is significantly shorter than that of the East region, but still substantial given Nashville is the key city in this region.


  • Arrington Vineyards: I love to go wine tasting and this vineyard is co-owned by Kix Brooks or country music duo Brooks and Dunn.


  • James K. Polk Home: It would be fun to check out the home of this lesser known president.


  • Cummins Falls State Park: Of course this one is on the list for the waterfalls.


  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield: This one isn’t actually found in the guide, but rather in my National Parks Passport, so it’s therefore a must see.


  • Amber Falls Winery and Cellars: This winery is known for fruit wines, which are my favorite.


  • Jack Daniel Visitor Center: While I’m not a fan of Jack Daniel’s, I still think this would be worth checking into.

Mount Pleasant

  • Milky Way Farm-Tennessee’s Chocolate Estate: This is the farm where the Mars family lived.


  • Stones River National Battlefield: Another National Park site dealing with the Civil War.


  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: This park is unique as it’s in an urban setting. It’s in the shadow of the state capitol building and is also home to the Parthenon replica.
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Since I grew up listening to country music, this is a must-stop.
  • Nashville Zoo: Those who know me, know I don’t turn down a zoo visit.
  • Ryman Auditorium: I have to visit this just because I remember watching so many country music awards shows that took place here.
  • Tennesee State Museum: This is a brand new museum (or rather relocated to it’s new facilities) and sounds amazing!

Rock Island 

  • Rock Island State Park: This is worth a stop to see Great Falls.


  • Burgess Falls State Park: Once again, a chance to see a nice waterfall.


  • Fall Creek Falls State Park: These falls plunge 256 feet.

All ideas taken from the 2018 Tennesee Travel Guide unless noted.


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