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Oakland Area Attractions

Fayette Community Sports Association

Fayette Community Sports Association (FCSA) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to teach life skills such as teamwork, sharing, decision-making, communication, self esteem, coping and goal setting by providing safe, organized and healthy sports activities in the Fayette County area; thereby enriching lives. FCSA is dedicated to organizing events that will inspire community and team unity, will change lifestyles positively and will provide experiences of challenge and achievement. FCSA offers numerous sporting activities for children and adults.

Fayette County YMCA

The YMCA youth sports programs are designed to promote growth in spirit, mind and body; encourage participation through family involvement; and provide low-level competition with an emphasis on fun, safety, teamwork, fair play, and skill development. Click here to learn more. 

Chickasaw State Park

Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee. Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation. The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100. A wide variety of outdoor activities and recreation are available. Click here for more information.

Ames Plantation

Ames Plantation, home of the National Field Trial Championship for All-Age Bird Dogs, is privately owned and operated by the Trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation as Successor Trustees under the Will of the late Julia C. Ames.  Ames Plantation also functions as one of the University of Tennessee's AgResearch and Education Centers. Historic tours and information are available, as well as forestry and wildlife education and exploration.  Click here for more information. 

Ghost River

The Ghost River is a 2,220-acre section of the Wolf River in Fayette County located within the Coastal Plain Physiographic Province of Tennessee. The natural area includes approximately 14 miles of the Wolf River beginning from the parking area near La Grange to just west of Bateman Road Bridge. The Ghost River section of the Wolf is an unchannelized river section that meanders through bottomland hardwood forests, cypress-tupelo swamps, and open marshes. Some of the most impressive trees that occur here are large oaks that include cherrybark, water, willow, and swamp chestnut. The low ridges above the river bottoms support tulip poplar, beech, and white oak with northern red oak infrequently occurring. The natural area also includes other ecologically significant uplands and sandy hills adjacent to the floodplain.  Click here for more information.

Memphis Area Attractions

Beale Street Historic District

The music and entertainment pulse of downtown Memphis, Beale Street at the turn of the 20th century served as a haven for African Americans migrating from small towns. Legendary greats such as W.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-526-0115
 
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art The Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art is located within the borders of the Peabody Place entertainment and retail district in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Asian and European art and artifacts in the museum's collection include ivory carvings, cloisonne, cinnabar and jade sculptures from the Qing Dynasty, as well as imperial furnishings and textiles.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-523-2787
 
Elvis Presley's Graceland

This is the perfect year to bring your family to Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. Graceland, the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage, will take you on an unforgettable journey that showcases why, 35 years later, Elvis is still the king.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: (901) 332-3322

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the oldest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee and houses an outstanding collection of art dating from antiquity to the present. The Brooks is dedicated to enriching the lives of our visitors through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-544-6200

Memphis Pink Palace Museum

Discover Mid-South history at the Pink Palace, a regional, cultural and natural history museum with planetarium and IMAX Theater. Traveling exhibits offered three times a year.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-636-2362

Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum

Gateway to the history of the Memphis musical heritage and the cultural impact influencing society. Includes seven galleries of artifacts, video, pictures, words and music.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-205-2533

Memphis Zoo

What's black and white and cute all over? Giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le at the Memphis Zoo, and more than 3,500 other animals in exhibits.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-333-6500

Mud Island River Park

Experience the river on the river. Recreational and educational facility showcasing the Mississippi River with museum.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-576-7241

Regional Attractions

Music Highway Crossroads

Go cat go! Everyone knows those lyrics penned by Carl Perkins and there's no mistaking that Jackson, Tennessee is rich in musical history as is the entire West Tennessee area. Jackson literally is at the crossroads of the I-40 Music Highway and the Highway 45 Rock-a-billy Highway.
City: Jackson, TN
Phone: (731) 660-4243

Natchez Trace State Park

Along with vast scenic woodlands, the Natchez Trace State Park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room inn and conference center with over 3000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, 17 cabins and 10 villas, a group lodge, 208 campsites, 5 air conditioned camping cabins, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and an archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres.
City: Wildersville, TN
Phone: (731) 968-3742

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva.
City: Eva, TN
Phone: (731) 584-6356

National Bird Dog Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame & Wildlife Heritage Center

A unique museum for preserving the past and protecting the future of sporting dog breeds and related field trial events across America and worldwide.
City: Grand Junction, TN
Phone: 731-764-2058

Paris Historic Downtown

Unique shops and cafes surround one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee with antique stores and walking tours of the historic downtown area.
City: Paris, TN
Phone: 731-642-1030

Pinch Historic District

The newest entertainment area in downtown Memphis. "The Pinch" has seven restaurant/bars with live entertainment.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-525-4444

Sheriff Buford Pusser Home & Museum

The Buford Pusser home and museum is the real home, furnishings and memorabilia of the late Buford Pusser.
City: Adamsville, TN
Phone: 731-632-4080

Sun Studio

Take a guided tour of the most famous recording studio in the world, the legendary Sun Studio, the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," where the blending of blues and country music exploded in the big bang of rock 'n' roll heard around the world. Founder Sam Philips, a self-taught producer, didn't know the rules, so he broke them all, blending musical styles, cranking up that amp and using lots of echo to create a new kind of music that rocked the world.
City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-521-0664

Tennessee River Museum

Tribute to the Tennessee River and its influence on the land, people and the heritage of the Tennessee Valley. Five exhibits.
City: Savannah, TN
Phone: 731-925-8181

Trenton Teapot Museum

World's largest collection, 526 pieces, rare porcelain night light teapots from Asia, Europe and Africa. Valued at over three million dollars.
City: Trenton, TN
Phone: 731-855-2013