Warren County and the surrounding counties in middle Tennessee have attractions and activities for all ages and interests. Below are examples of the variety offered and then links are provided at the bottom of this page that will lead you to the Main street McMinnville, Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, and the Tennessee Tourism site for further help with your trip planning. The staff at the Lively Museum will also be happy to assist you.
Some of the most popular pastimes while visiting this area are:
Hiking is a popular pastime in our luscious forest, trails and parks. Three of the most popular parks with beautiful trails are:
Rock Island State Park (only 20 minutes)
Fall Creek Falls State Park (only 40 minutes)
Savage Gulf National Preserve (30 minutes)
All of these parks have campgrounds, hiking trails, beautiful swimming areas in the creeks and waterfalls. Fall Creek Falls and Rock Island also have accommodations. Fall Creek Falls has a restaurant and swimming pool in the park. A different hike that is exciting is to visit the second largest cave in the U.S., CUMBERLAND CAVERNS, only 20 minutes from McMinnville. A guide will take you on a commercial tour in the cool 57 degree cave, where you will visit some of the most beautiful formations.
SHOPPING: ANTIQUE STORES, Museums, ART GALLERIES, and Specialty Shops are lined along Main for you to visit while downtown in our Historic District visiting the museum.
MAGNESS LIBRARY: The Magness Library is located on the corner of North Chancery and West Main Street in the McMinnville downtown historic district. The magnificent building which is on the National Register of Historic Places was renovated in 2007 and is worth a tour. Magness Library is now the headquarters for the Civil War Trails in Warren County and have Civil War trails Maps as well as the local walking tour maps. While visiting, the tourists may perform further research in the Genealogical Room located on the second floor of the library. Check the calendar for upcoming concerts, visiting authors, lectures, Children's and Family Place activities. The telephone number is 931 473-2428.
WARREN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is located on the square in downtown McMinnville and is located in a newly renovated building. Stop by and pick up some literature or ask the friendly staff for directions. The telephone number is 931 473-6611. The Main Street McMinnville office is located in the lower level of this building and can help you with information about McMinnville's Main Street Program.
DINING can become a memorable part of your day downtown while you are visiting the museum.
Main Street Bakery is a great place to visit for a home cooked breakfast and lunch in downtown McMinnville, next door to Magness Library at 112 West Main Street. Save room for their home made desserts and donuts. Main Street Bakery will also make your cake for parties. Call 931 474-2253 to find out what the lunch special will be for the day.
HOTELS, MOTELS, BED & BREAKFASTS & CAMPING ARE PLENTIFUL IN THE AREA:
HISTORIC FALCON Rest is a Bed & Breakfast that host tours of the restored Victorian Mansion, serves lunch and has a beautiful Victorian Gift Shop. Call 931 668-4444 or visit their Web site at www.falconmanor.com
For more help with trip planning, visit the following WEB sites:
Main Street McMinnville www.mainstreetmcminnville.org
Cumberland Caverns www.cumberlandcaverns.com
Warren County McMinnville Chamber of Commerce www.warrentn.com
City of McMinnville www.mcminnvilletenn.com
Upper Cumberland Tourism Association (covers 14 counties in middle Tennessee) www.uppercumberland.org
Tennessee Tourism Trip Planning WEB site www.tnvacation.com
Civil War Trails WEB site www.civilwartrails.org
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This WEB site was last updated on Feb 1, 2012. We welcome other businesses and adventures who would like to be listed on this site. Please send an email to Rachel Killebrew at firstname.lastname@example.org for corrections or additions.