The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center

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The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee was founded in 1995, and has become the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. Located on 2700 acres in rural Lewis County, The Elephant Sanctuary is not open to the public, but their Welcome Center at 27 E. Main St., in downtown Hohenwald is open for visitors. Call for hours and programs 931-796-6500 or go to www.elephants.com.

The Dragonfly

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The Dragonfly

Located just behind the Wayne County Welcome Center, the Dragonfly is a true emporium hosting works created by more than 25 local artisans. From watercolor prints to hand-crafted decorative guords, stained glass and painted rocks, there’s something here for everyone!  Enjoy an ice cold fruit smoothie or warm cappuccino while you shop!

100 Second Avenue
Collinwood, TN 38450

Chad’s Family Restaurant

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Chad’s Family Restaurant

Located across from the Collinwood Train Depot Library, just off mm 355. Meat and three weekly buffet and will cook to order. Open Mon-Th 6am to 8pm, Fri-Sat 6am to 9pm and Sundays 11am to 2pm.

Phone: 931-724-2423

100 E Depot St
Collinwood, TN 38450-4652

Meme’s Kitchen

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Meme’s Kitchen

Open for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime in between! Open Mon-Th 6am to 8pm, Fri-Sat 6am to 9pm. Sunday buffet 6am to 2pm. Located on Hwy 13 south of Collinwood between mm 351 and 355 of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Phone: 931-724-2444

927 Highway 13 S
Collinwood, TN 38450-4615

Coast to Coast Rooms

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Coast to Coast Rooms

Just off mm 355 on Broadway Street in Collinwood. Phone  931 724-9119 or 724-4893 after 5. If no answer: 931-332-1601 or 931-332-1602.

101A 3rd Avenue South
Collinwood, TN 38450

Depot Library and Museum

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Depot Library and Museum

The Collinwood Depot Branch Library is housed in the Depot Station that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places April 1, 1988. The current building was originally built in 1916 which was home to 4 rooms. The Depot was placed next to the completed railway that connected Collinwood to Iron City in 1913. With the town booming in 1918, a baggage room and additional warehouse were added to the station. With railway operations on the down turn, the station ceased operation in 1939 and the tracks were removed in the early 1940’s. After the abandonment and removal of the railway the Depot was, in the ensuing years, used as a house, warehouse, and at one time a grist mill. The Collinwood City Government utilized the Depot as City Hall from 1965-1977 and later was home of the local Senior Citizen Center. To the advantage of the citizens of Collinwood the depot building has been renovated and is know known as “The Collinwood Depot Branch Library” and is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10:30a.m.- 5:30p.m and Saturdays 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Miss Monetta’s Country Cottage

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Miss Monetta’s Country Cottage

“A condo on the street” for travelers along the Natchez Trace. Two bedroom, one bathcottage with a pull-out couch, washer/dryer, front and back porches with rockers, central heat and air, fully equipped kitchen – all the comforts of home in a historic 1934 cottage on a shady two acre lot.


400 West Tennessee Street

Collinwood 38450


Phone: 931 724-9309

Larry and Dianne Butler, Owners

www.missmonettas.com

lwbutler@tds.net

Camping Sites in Collinwood

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Camping Sites in Collinwood

Primitive overnight camping is allowed in all three Collinwood parks and RV hookups are available for a small fee. Please contact Collinwood City Hall at 931-724-9107 or the Wayne County Welcome Center at 931-724-4337 during regular business hours or Ricky Bratton at 931-722-8415 after 5:00 pm. Daily RV Hookup Fee $15.00.

Tennessee Fitness Spa at Natural Bridge

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Tennessee Fitness Spa at Natural Bridge

Tennessee Fitness Spa is located 95 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee at beautiful Natural Bridge. This historic site may be the only double span natural bridge formation in the world. It is a purely natural formation that was formed over millions of years by nature. Indians used the site over several different periods of history. Tribes including the Yucchi Indians from Mexico, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muskogean, Creeks and Cherokees walked the trails around Natural Bridge long before the white man came to this country. The last Indians here were the Cherokees but they were ordered out by Andrew Jackson in the 1800’s, known as the “Trail of Tears”. The site is bordered by Forty-Eight Creek which is crystal clear cool water. Many species of fish can be seen from the banks. Another popular creation of nature on the grounds is the “Ice” cave. The temperature in the cave is a cool 58 degrees year round. The stream coming out of the cave is stocked with rainbow trout. Public access to the Natural Bridge is available only on Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. Visit www.TNSpa.com

Tennessee River

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Tennessee River

Tennessee River


The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. It is approximately 652 miles (1049 km) long and is located in the southeastern United States in the Tennessee Valley. The river was once popularly known as the Cherokee River, among other names.

Clifton Marina, Ross Creek Landing Golf Course and the T.S. Stribling Home and Museum are just a short drive away. From the Natchez Trace Parkway follow Hwy 64 West to Historic Clifton resting right on the banks of the Tennessee.

Buffalo River

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Buffalo River

Buffalo River is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 382.8.
Buffalo River is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 382.8.

One of Tennessee’s most scenic rivers, the Buffalo meanders through the northern part of Wayne County. The river is famous as a float stream for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. From moderately fast rapids to lazy, slow moving waters, a journey down the Buffalo River is to experience nature at its best. For those who fish, the river is home to an abundance of small-mouth bass, rock bass, and catfish. From milepost 355 follow TN Hwy 13 north approximately 20 miles to the Buffalo River.

Wayne County Welcome Center

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Wayne County Welcome Center

 Welcome to Collinwood!   

Upon your arrival, please visit the Wayne County Welcome Center in Collinwood, at mile marker 355 off the Natchez Trace Parkway and approximately 13 miles north of the Alabama state line. Our staff of volunteers will help direct you to your destination and provide useful information on attractions all across Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Their cookies and coffee are pretty good, too! All listings on this page are just a short drive from our Welcome Center and accessible from the Natchez Trace Parkway. 

Restaurants in Franklin

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Restaurants in Franklin

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Collinwood

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Collinwood

Discover one of the hidden treasures along the Natchez Trace when you stop in at the Wayne County Welcome Center in Collinwood for a warm welcome (or good-bye) to Tennessee.

Friendly volunteers will give you information and help direct you to attractions like Collinwood’s Old Depot Library, the only surviving building associated with the Tennessee Western Railroad, and the T.S. Stribling Museum in Clifton, where a once-forgotten Pulitzer-prize winning author is remembered.

Tour the small museum at the Welcome Center, learn about local festivals like Old Timer’s Day, Singing on the Farm, Pumpkin Harvest, Horseshoe Riverbend, the Tour de Wayne Bicycle Ride, enjoy home cooking in our local restaurants and join in small-town activities like fish fries, bean suppers, and gospel singings.

Find bargains in antique shops in Collinwood and Waynesboro. Stay a while and canoe the beautiful Buffalo River or Shoal Creek, rent a pontoon boat and float the Tennessee River, or ask about fishing and hunting in our many creeks and lush valleys.

Hohenwald

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Hohenwald

After visiting the site of Meriwether Lewis’ death and monument that marks his grave, drive into the downtown area to visit the Lewis County Museum of Natural History.  Their exhibit on Meriwether Lewis includes the key to the cabin where he died.  Exhibits on early American Settlement, the Civil War, and Gordonsburg mining will give you a better understanding of what you will see in Lewis County.  The museum also contains one of the largest collections of wild game trophies in the western hemisphere.  The recorded voices of Dan and Margaret Maddox, who acquired the collection over half a century, guide you through the exhibits.

Few other places have such a diverse mix of sites all packed into a small area-an Amish and Mennonite settlement and General Store, home to two wineries along the Natchez Trace Wine Trail, working Alpaca and horse farms, a 1960’s commune, antique shops with small town prices, unique clothing and gift stores, specialty restaurants, horseback riding trails, even the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants.

Watch our video at http://youtu.be/phIaEkTHaqo

Click here for an itinerary.

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce

931-796-4084

http://hohenwaldlewischamber.com

Leiper’s Fork

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Leiper’s Fork

Rich in history, the communities just South of Nashville offer travelers scenic beauty, delicious dining and unique special events.

Historic Leiper’s Fork combines an eclectic mix of country simplicity and sophisticated charm. An outdoor lawn-chair theatre along with antiques, artisan and unique gift shops plus delicious country cooking provide a fun time for travelers venturing off the Parkway.

Leiper’s Fork is the only historic village on the Tennessee portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway and offers the quaintness of the past and the convenience of the present. If you’ll listen carefully on any Saturday night, you’ll still hear the faint ring of a banjo and a fiddle echoing throughout the hills and hollows around Leiper’s Fork.

Historic Leiper’s Fork
866.253.9207
http://visitleipersfork.com/

Franklin

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Franklin

Rich in history, Franklin is just minutes from Nashville and offers the grand beauty of Victorian and Antebellum architecture backdropped by the breathtaking, rolling countryside that is special to Middle Tennessee. Known for its award-winning Main Street and small town charm, Franklin showcases antique galleries and unique shops in its historic downtown district. Visitors can explore Civil War history throughout the county.

Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
615-791-7554
www.visitwilliamson.com

Nashville

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Nashville

Country, rock, blues, gospel, jazz or bluegrass – Nashville delivers on its title of Music City every day. If music is what draws you to our city, you won’t leave disappointed. We’re very proud of our legacy as the home of Country music, but Music City is also overflowing with festivals, clubs and events. Nashville features singers, songwriters and musicians who have made incredible contributions to the worlds of pop, rock, gospel, Americana, contemporary Christian and bluegrass.

Silhouetted by an incomparable musical backdrop, Nashville also boasts history and heritage with museums, historic homes and cultural and family attractions. Music City also features a renowned symphony, chamber orchestra, ballet and opera, as well as numerous theater companies. Nashville offers diverse choices for even the most discriminating tastes.

Proving that a city can be both regal and engaging, Nashville provides all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city with the convenience and feel of a small town. Come discover Nashville!

Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
800.657.6910
www.visitmusiccity.com