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Along the Music Highway — between Nashville and Memphis — there is a lot to explore, but nothing will compare to what groups will find in Jackson. From Civil War history to Carl Perkins’ famous Rockabilly music and his “Blue Suede Shoes,” there is something more to discover in Jackson than meets the eye.
Stay in one of Jackson’s 2,700 hotel rooms. Take a stroll through the city’s spirited and quaint downtown and shop and dine at a local business. Visit one of numerous unique attractions, then take in the beautiful outdoor landscapes.
Whatever the group is looking for, the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau will help visitors find something special while in Jackson.
Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Samuel T. Bryant Distillery’s locally sourced produce and ingredients are what make it a hometown favorite. Groups can take a tour of the distillery and then sit back and sample the many flavors of moonshines and spirits. They can also take in the beautifully handcrafted 3,600-square-foot tasting room that Sam and his father built themselves.
Groups will learn why Jackson was the first to rock when visiting The Legends of Tennessee Music Museum. Here they will get a glimpse into rockabilly history while observing the largest collection of Carl Perkins memorabilia. In addition, learn a little bit more about Jackson’s rock’n roll connection to the Hard Rock Café.
Prehistoric Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park is one of the largest Native America Middle Woodland complexes, stretching over 1,500 acres. The park offers 15 earthen mounds to explore and hike through, a geometric enclosure, habitation areas and related earthwork, and a museum that has been designed to replicate an ancient burial mound.
Step back in time at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, located in the Casey Jones Village. The store features a restaurant that offers a delicious Southern home cooked meal, served right to your table the home-style way. Before heading out, make sure to stop by the 1890’s ice cream parlor and fudge shop for a sweet treat.