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Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings in West Tennessee!

Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings  in West Tennessee!1 –    Fireworks Cruise, Saturday, July 1, 7:00 pm
Sunset/Fireworks Cruise will depart from the
Reelfoot Lake State Park at 7:00 pm.
Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council sponsored Fireworks
Display at 9:00 pm around American Legion on Hwy. 21.
Cruise Reservations over the phone: 731-253-9652
Camping Reservations over the phone: 731-538-3356
Meet at: Reelfoot Lake State Park TN-21 Tiptonville, TN 38079
Cost: $10 per adult, $6 per child under 16

2 –    Bird of Prey Program, July 14, 7:00 pm
Come meet some of Reelfoot Lake State Park’s resident raptors. Learn more about the birds that call Reelfoot home. Birds like owls, hawks, and eagles!
Reservation: 731-253-9652
Meet at: South Campground Pavilion 6810 Hwy. 21
West Tiptonville, TN 38079
Additional Info: Contact Reelfoot Lake State Park
Phone: (731) 253-9652 or (731) 538-3356
2595 Highway 21 East, Tiptonville, TN 38079
Cost: FREE

3 –    Pickwick Landing Pontoon Tour, July 29, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a one-hour, ranger-guided pontoon tour on Pickwick Lake. You will learn about the history of the park, the Pickwick Dam, and see beautiful views and wildlife. Children 12 and under will be required to wear a life vest (we can provide). No smoking on board, but snacks and appropriate drinks are allowed.
Maximum 10 people. Register online to reserve your spot!
If you find that you will no longer be able to attend a tour that you have registered for, PLEASE contact the park office or email Ranger Brittney to cancel your reservation. Provide your name and the date/time you signed up for.
You may reach the office at 731-689-3129 or Ranger Brittney at

Meet at: Courtesy Dock behind the Inn
Register for Event. Contact Information: Pickwick Landing State Park
P.O. Box 15, 116 State Park Lane, Pickwick Dam, TN 38365
Brittney Magness Phone: 731-689-3129 Email:
Cost: FREE

4 –    Chickasaw State Park Canoe Float, August 26, 10:00 am
Minimum of 2 persons per canoe. Personal boats are also allowed to float for a cost of $10 per boat. Park Staff will assist with transportation from take out to put in. The float will begin at 10 am and last approximately 6 hours, dependent on the water level. Reservations may also be made by calling the park office at least 24 hours before scheduled float trip. All reservations are refundable.

Occupant Requirements:
• 2 adults (15 and up)
• Youth must weigh at least 30 lbs and be 6 years of age.
• Children 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.
• Under 10 must have two adults in boat.

All occupants 12 and under are required to wear life jackets at all times while in canoes. Youth 13-17 unaccompanied by an adult are required to wear life jackets while in canoes.

Pricing: $20.00 / Canoe; $10.00 / Personal Boat
Register for Event. Contact Information:
Chickasaw State Park
Phone: (731) 989-5141
20 Cabin Lane
Henderson, TN 38340
Ranger Shawn Settle
Phone: 731-989-5141

5 –    International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Museum
The museum was started in 2001 by Jackson, TN resident Henry Harrison. Henry has a love for this unique music style that started in the Jackson area. The museum offers displays, an extensive video library and memorabilia from many of the artists. This is a one of a kind experience for the Rock-A-Billy music fan.

Phone: (731) 427-6262;  Address: 105 N. Church Street, Jackson, TN

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Friday and Saturday
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Monday, Line Dance Class
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, Line Dance Class
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Friday, Dance, Live Band
We open for group tours on request.
Cost: $10

6 –    The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center
Called “the crown jewel of Paris,” it was built in 1916 by philanthropist Col. O. C. Barton. The beautiful mansion retains its original stained-glass windows, marble staircase and floors, ceiling and wall paintings, and mahogany woodwork. The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center serves as a museum, an archive, and a research and educational center. You can also partake in the Historical Walking Tour. This tour is a historical audio-taped walking tour of West Tennessee’s oldest incorporated city, Paris. Entitled “Paris Revisited,” this lively recorded tour will take you through downtown Paris, the North Poplar Street Historic District and the Old City Cemetery, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, call (731) 642-1030.

7 –     Ripley Parks & Recreation Water Park
Ripley Parks and Recreation’s 50 acre park includes a 1.1 mile walking track, four state-of-the-art tennis courts, seven pavilions, 4 playgrounds, sand volleyball, 4 multipurpose athletic fields with concession, a large open space for festivals, ample parking, and a fabulous pool with 3 waterslides. Youth activities include co-ed soccer, tennis, basketball, flag football, and cheerleading. The adults can also take advantage of the Ripley Family Fitness Center that is open six days a week. It offers a wonderful variety of cardio and strengthening opportunities and a full schedule of fitness classes sure to satisfy anyone’s schedule. Check us out and let us hear from you!
Cost for Water Park: $7.00 per person, 3 and under free, Senior and Military Discounts available. Call: 731-635-4645 for more information.

8 –     Wynridge Golf Course
We are an 18 hole golf course, and we are open to the public year around. We open at 7:30 am seven days a week. Tee times are preferred on the weekends. In our Pro Shop, we have a bar area and a newly remodeled Meeting/Banquet room. The Banquet room is great for parties, meetings, dinners, and wedding rehearsals. Please call for prices and to reserve. We have newly renovated Tiff Eagle greens! If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at: (731) 536-5565.
RATES: Green Fees – 9 Holes $10.00 / 18 Holes $15.00
Cart Rental – 9 Holes $5.00 / 18 Holes $10.00
Senior Rate 55+ ON WEDNESDAY – $20.00

9 –     Summer Movies in the Park, Jackson, TN
Starting back up in May and running select Saturday nights through September, enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars with our giant outdoor movie screen at Liberty Garden Park and Shirlene Mercer Park. Bring a picnic supper and your lawn chairs for a night of free family entertainment. Watch our Recreation website at for more summer dates and movie schedules, or call 425-8316. All movies begin at sundown.
Cost: Free
2017 Summer Movie dates at Liberty Garden: Sat, May 13 • Sat, July 8
2017 Movie dates at Shirlene Mercer: Sat, June 10 • Sat, July 29

10 – Tours of the Famous N.C. &
St. L. Railway Depot & Railroad Museum
Come and see one of the best railroad Museums around. We have Jackson’s exciting and rich railroad history and more on display with all the bells and whistles. The staff will be honored to lead you or your group on a tour, or just come by and check us out for a grand railroading good time. It will take around 1 hour or more to experience our fabulous collection, including two different style cabooses and a 1947 dining car you can go in. The HO scale model railroad layout with 500ft of track, 4 trains running at once and play the game “can you find” with over 40 items to find on the layout. It is fun for the entire family and it’s free & fabulous too. We believe in a hands-on experience.
Groups of 20 or more, please call for guided tours:
Phone: 731-425-8223;
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free Admission, All Ages!

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