Travel Directions & Area Attractions

Discovery Park

Discovery Park of America

The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children and adults to See Beyond. Located in the beautiful Reelfoot Lake region of Northwest Tennessee, Discovery Park of America offers visitors of all ages a world-class, state-of-the-art experience unlike anything else in the world. From the 100,000-square-foot museum to the extensively-landscaped 50-acre heritage park, there is literally something for every member of the family to discover at Discovery Park of America.

Reelfoot Lake

Reelfoot Lake State Park

Reelfoot Lake State Park is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted for its fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. The 15,000 acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake. The park’s ecosystem is unlike any other place in Tennessee. Reelfoot lake is a flooded forest. While Majestic Cypress trees rise above the water, below the surface are many submerged Cypress stumps. A variety of aquatic plants and flowers occupy the shoreline and saturate the shallow water. The lake harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird as well as golden and American bald eagles.

Lake Isom

Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge

During the winter of 1811-12 a series of some 1,874 recorded tremors within the New Madrid fault dramatically altered the landscape on some 30-50,000 square miles of land creating Lake Isom in extreme northwest Tennessee. A miniature version of the much larger Reelfoot Lake located approximately 3 miles to the north, Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 1,850 acres. Some 239 species of birds have been documented on the refuge, along with 52 species of mammals and 75 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Dixie Gun Works

Dixie Gun Works / Old Car Museum

The largest supplier of black powder shooting equipment, parts and antique guns in the world, this shop displays first production replicas of historic rifles, pistols and cannons as well as dozens of antique cars and mechanical devices. Don't miss the replica 1850s log cabin gun shop with more than 1,000 authentic tools, and a Calhoun Boat exhibit.

Full Throttle Distillery

Full Throttle S’loonshine Distillery

Using an early 1900’s tradition and recipes along with an authentic copper still to make his Moonshine, Michael Ballard has given a true to the taste moonshine. With multiple flavors and a distinctive Platinum Batch, S’loonshine is satisfying and refreshing, handcrafted and distilled in the sleepy little town of Trimble, Tennessee. Michael Ballard's authentic Tennessee Moonshine Recipe delivers a 80 proof punch and a taste that's second to none. Open 7 days a week for tours and tastings.

White Squirrel Winery

White Squirrel Winery & Vineyard

Benefiting from the region’s rich soil and unique microclimate caused by the Mississippi River, we’re able to deliver flavor profiles unlike any other in the country. From robust dry red wines to fruity whites, we offer a wide variety of delicious Tennessee wines to satisfy any palette. Stop by the vineyard to taste our wines or purchase your favorite bottles online.

Big Cypress Tree State Park

Big Cypress Tree State Park

Big Cypress Tree State Park is named for the national champion bald cypress tree that once lived in the park. The tree was the largest bald cypress in the United States and the largest tree of any species east of the Mississippi River. In 1976, during a lightning storm, a strike caused the tree to die after living for more than 1,350 years. The park is a quaint, clean and relaxing spot to enjoy nature’s purity and beauty.

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett Cabin Museum

The West Tennessee Historic Site is a recreation of Davy Crockett’s last home in Tennessee. It was restored from the timbers of his actual home and contains furniture, tools, and other items from the early 1800s, as well as pictures, books, and letters related to Colonel David Crockett’s life here. It was here that he famously hunted and killed 105 bears.

Southlane Bowling Center

Southlane Bowling Center

Southlane Bowling Center is a fun and family-friendly bowling alley located in Union City, Tennessee. Built in 1986 by Bill and Thelma Fussell, it started out with twelve lanes but has since expanded to include sixteen lanes, a snack bar, pool tables, and arcade games.

Thelma Skateland 2

Thelma’s Skateland 2

Established in 1979, Thelma’s Skateland 2 was built by Charles K. Hendrix Sr., he built this rink because he loved skating. He wanted the people of Union City to have a place to come and have fun in a safe, family friendly environment.