Nashville isn't the only place with lots of attractions, there's lots to do right here in Lebanon! Check out www.visitwilsoncounty.com to see all that our little town has to offer! You can also download free apps on your smartphone that will guide you through local trails and points of interest by searching "Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways" in the Google Play Store!
The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square foot changing exhibition hall. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago and continue through the early 1900s interpreting Tennessee's history during the Prehistoric, Frontier, Age of Jackson, Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods.
The original, and now winter, home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium is a showcase for the best and most promising in country & western, bluegrass and zydeco acts. Daytime tours of this country tourism mecca showcase the legendary auditorium's history and highlights, even letting visitors stand on the Ryman's awe-inspiring stage.
If you've had all the honky tonkin' you can handle on Broadway, a change of pace is just a few blocks away. Nashville might be famous around the world for its country music, but the Schermerhorn Symphony Center provides a world-class facility for classical music. Its timeless design is influenced by many of Europe's finest concert halls, including the custom-built 3,600-pipe concert organ, but it's the high-tech attention to the acoustical details that allows for an unparalleled musical atmosphere. The Schermerhorn is home sweet home for the Grammy® Award-winning Nashville Symphony, so there's a great chance to catch a concert all year round.
While the Music City Center is most obviously about the brick-and-mortar facility to serve our guests, it will also serve as the citys front porch, located in the heart of downtown Nashville. It will be a gathering spot for hundreds of thousands of visitors seeing our city for the first time, just steps from the Ryman Auditorium and the Broadway honky tonks, the musical venues that have launched thousands of careers and help generate the citys nickname.
Lebanon is the perfect location to be close to the exciting city Nashville, but also close to the mountains and awesome hiking in Cookeville! This area has something for everyone! Head to www.visitwilsoncounty.com or www.visitmusiccity.com for more local activities and events!
Zipping is a thrilling adventure with a birds eye view! Families, friends, and groups of all kinds love soaring through the green hills of Fontanel. Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system. Zip tours operate year round. Experience zipping during every season!
Canoe the Caney, offers affordable fun for everyone! From simple canoe rentals on the Caney Fork, to kayak rentals and adventure packages, Canoe The Caney is one of the most enjoyable and affordable family activities you will find in Tennessee.
Bledsoe Creek State Park offers more than six miles of scenic walking trails. The trails meander through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park. One mile of these trails is paved making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The trails are open year round. Bledsoe Creek also offers a boat launch ramp for the general public, fishing at Old Hickory Lake, picnic facilities (the largest able to accommodate up to 150 people) and park programs which provide entertainment for all ages and change annually.
Long Hunter State Park is just 20 minutes from the Campground and is a great place for outdoor fun for the whole family! This beautiful State park has a beautiful lake and pier that you can fish in. They also offer canoeing, walking trails, and is a great spot for a family picnic.
There are several state parks around the Lebanon, Mount Juliet, and Nashville areas, with walking trails, but if you want a true hike, head about 45 minutes east! There are gorgeous, scenic hikes with waterfalls, caves to explore, and mountain views! Several trails have an awesome swimming hole by the waterfall so you can cool off after your hike! Pack a lunch and head outside to one of these awesome trails! A staff favorite is Virgin Falls! This is a day hike, but the caves, waterfalls, and views at the end are worth it!