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There is so much to do in both Lawrence and Giles counties that you will need to stay a few days to see what you want! Lawrenceburg is the birthplace of Southern Gospel Music, and we have many museums that tell of our history! David Crockett started his political career in Lawrence county, and still today, this area of Lawrence and Giles counties keeps the spirit of the great king of the wild frontier! Many of our top locations to see are outdoor, making Lawrence and Giles counties perfect for those seeking outdoor adventure. This list below is just a few of our top places around. The Amish of Ethridge website is owned by the same group that owns Visit Lawrenceburg Tennessee and Visit Pulaski Tennessee, so the links listed may go to our other websites.

The James D. Vaughan Museum

Mr. James David Vaughan moved back to Lawrence County from Texas after a tornado destroyed his family’s home and started a music school on the Lawrenceburg square. He would go on to make a music publishing company, cut records, and have the first radio station in Tennessee! James D. Vaughan would write songs and create hymnals to build a singing group of four men to sing in what is called a quartet. He taught a system of shape notes that can be sung in harmony within the group. Lawrenceburg has a downtown museum in his honor and holds a concert series each year called The James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival. The top gospel music groups gather for a week of music and fun in our historic Crockett Theatre! The museum is free to visit and shows many relics of the past broadcasting, book-making machines, and hymnal production. Josh Franks and Jon Kelly put on the James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival each year!

Enter 31 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 into your GPS. Open during the local Chamber of Commerce hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Call (931) 762-8991 for the museum or (931) 762-4911 to get the Chamber of Commerce to open the doors for you. The James D. Vaughan Museum is one of our best museums and is a testimony of how music in Tennessee began, from the showboats in Nashville to the trains going through Muscle Shoals. Finally, Lawrenceburg had the tune that led to the songs!

The Big Red Store in Appleton

The Big Red Store is known as the first mall in America! It was two stories tall and had a skylight in the ceiling! This store opened in 1902 and had the fanciest soda fountain in the south! People would come from all over to get measured for fine clothes, apothecary supplies, and coffins. Yes, even coffins were made on the second floor and shipped down a slide to the floor below. Just down from the store is a civil war battlefield at Dobbins Cemetery as the road carried cotton wagons to be weighed at the big red store on their way to the river boats for transport. See the links below for information to take a tour!

Enter 563 Blooming Grove Rd, Five Points, TN 38457 into your GPS. The Big Red Store is privately owned and only opened on July 4th and the first or second weekend of December for the public. Tours are done during this time or for a special event. So make sure to schedule your vacation during these open times or keep in touch with us through the promotional page or mailing list for special weekends in case we can get a large enough group to meet and see this fantastic historical store!

The David Crockett Museum

In 1957 the State of Tennessee added the David Crockett State Park to its line of State parks. David Crockett began his political career in Lawrence County soon after we became a county in 1817. There is a museum of his life and times inside David Crockett State Park where you can learn about the wilderness and go for a walk on the many trails and see the things mentioned in the museum! The birds of prey exhibit is just outside the museum; kids love seeing live owls and hawks up close. This park has plenty to do and see, and its cabins are our top pick for those traveling in a large group.

Enter 1400 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 into your GPS and drive to the back of the park where the covered bridge is. Open seasonally and for various times, so call (931) 903-2323 to ensure they're open for your visit. Also, make sure you see their social media and other pages on our other websites! This way, you can keep up to date with everything happening inside the park!

Old Jail Museum

Kids love this place for the stories and, for some reason, to be locked in jail. At one time, this was a fully functional jail, and there are many stories told about it. Today there are many historical rooms depicting war times, Native American history, nautical adventures, currency, and of course, the jail cells where you can get a good photo with your kids behind bars. See the links below.

Enter 233 W Gaines St # 2, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 into your GPS, and then go across the street from the Lawrenceburg Fire Station to The Old Jail Museum. Open 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Friday. Be sure to make time to visit the Old Jail Museum while you are in town. You will need to add this place to your itinerary of places to visit. The Old Jail Museum is within walking distance from the James D. Vaughan Museum!

Loretto History Museum

Do you or your kids play on their phones all the time? Then take them to the Loretto History Museum and show them the history of the telephone! The Passarella family came to Loretto and started the phone service and now phone and fiber internet. This museum has every version of telephone and service box you can think of and even has phone booths you see in old movies! Next door is a working communications building where at certain times we can go in and see how telephone and fiber internet is run. Having an Amish wagon tour to show you the ways of the past can be great and having the Loretto History Museum show you the ways of the future is a good way to educate kids on the best of both worlds! Below are the links!

Enter 136 S Main St, Loretto, TN 38469 into your GPS. Keep in touch with us on the Amish Promotional page for our sign-up mailing list for dates we can visit the communications company and museum. Tours are dependent on a person to take you through the museum. Send them a message on their Facebook page before you go to make sure someone can lead you through the museum and tell you the stories.

Eagle Eye Shooting Complex

If you like shooting sports, the Eagle Eye Shooting complex is your place! They have rental firearms available if you didn't bring your own or have never shot a firearm before. They have everything from a full-auto machine gun to a .5o caliber long-distance rifle to rent if you want to have fun. On one side, they have a long-distance shooting range from 50 to 500 yards with an area of pistol bays set up in various configurations. On the other side is a shotgunners paradise! Skeet, trap, and 5-stand clay targets are ready for you to PULL your shot at hitting a target! The range is remote-controlled so that you can hit the button on the remote, and the machines will fire a target downrange! Hearing and eye protection can also be rented with your gun, and you buy bullets/shells at the front office. So put Eagle Eye Shooting Complex on your list of things to do in Ethridge this year!

Enter 30 Elk Ridge Rd, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474 into your GPS and come out Tuesday through Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm and 9 am to 7 pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Mondays. Below are their social media pages and share buttons for the page, along with our webpage for more information! So take aim this year at Eagle Eye Shooting Complex!

Top Gun Arms

There are only a few indoor 5-star NSSF firing ranges in this category in all of Tennessee! Top Gun Arms is the best place to go when the weather is not cooperating with you or when you want to shoot indoors. They have a great selection of firearms for rent, so you don't have to bring your own or shoot something you always wanted, like their fully automatic Tommy Gun! Yes! They have several full-auto machine guns you can rent to shoot in their 12-lane indoor range. Kids 6 years old and over can shoot a single shot .22 caliber rifle at various targets, and they like their zombie targets and shooting games! Top Gun Arms also has a dedicated store for women called She Bangzz, where ladies can find products made just for them! If you need training, sign up for their classes to become better at shooting or more prepared to protect yourself!

Enter 180 Liberty Hill Loop, Ethridge, TN 38456 into your GPS and find your way here! Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. Top Gun Arms also has a helipad for wealthy clients and emergency life flight training in the area. They also sell off-grid stations for living in remote locations and other non-firearm-related products for outdoor enthusiasts who already have what they take outside. The owners of Top Gun Arms also have Hinie's BBQ, a food truck, catering service, and restaurant! They were named after Tripp Weigel's dad, who was said to show his hinie occasionally. This family-run group will have you shooting straight from bullets to briskets during your Amish adventure!

Thunderhill Raceway Park

The best dirt track racing around. If you have ever seen the movie "Cars" where the lead character has to learn to race on a dirt track, then you can see the real thing here in Ethridge! This track is alcohol-free and loves to have families see these cars slide around in the steep banks in the corners. Kids love seeing cars go by the grandstands and the loud motors. But, of course, you will need to bring hearing protection for them.

Enter 75 N Old Military Rd, Summertown, TN 38483 into your GPS and find your way to this track. They have great food and ADA-compliant bathrooms, and places for wheelchairs for those who need them. Treat your family to the finest dirt track racing this summer! The links below go to their website and Facebook page, where you can stay up to date with hours of operation and race schedules.

Ethridge Motorsports Park

Drag racing is the sport at Ethridge Motorsports Park! These cars don't turn at all; they go down the track as fast as they can. Many celebrity alcohol class cars have been here to this track, and maybe the weekend you visit the Amish will be a drag racing weekend to remember! Kids love to see the night racing where the exhaust makes fire from the sides of the cars. Some weekends are for locals to race whatever they bring, so you will see many muscle cars duke it out, but sometimes there are RVs and other non-traditional racing vehicles going down the track! This is a family-friendly race track with no alcohol in the grandstands. However, they serve foods like burgers and fries in the concessions stand area. Make sure to bring cash for the food and bring hearing protection with some bug spray when you come to the park.

Ethridge Motorsports Park During Winter.

Enter 29 Dooley Rd, Ethridge, TN 38456 into your GPS and try to speed on your way to Ethridge Motorsports Park! They are open on different weekends, so see the links below where you can learn more about their opening and closing weekend series of racing! Plus, their website lists all their scheduled races, so plan your Amish Adventure with a drag race in mind!

Area Woods and Watersports

We have many incredible rivers and lakes in Lawrence county. Visitors come from all over to participate in our great tubing and kayak adventures. There are three great places for fun on the water. Each place we feature opens around May and closes on Labor Day weekend. This is because the water temperatures are cold before May and after August. Crockett Shoals Tubing Company is our pick for kids ages 10 and under as the water is very shallow, and the tubes have a bottom so you can't slide out into the water. If a child does fall out of the tube, it is only a foot deep in most places, so they just stand up. Upa Creek kayak rentals have tubes, canoes, and kayaks and offer different drop-off locations according to how long you want to float. Upa Creek is beside a great restaurant called the Taco Shack if you want to eat after a long float. Double G Canoe and Kayak rental are for the person who wants a much longer float with incredible scenery. They can even facilitate wheelchairs and other needs for those with disabilities. At Double G, they can offer the longest float and the most unique way of putting the kayak in the water!

People Tubing At Crockett Shoals Tubing Company.
Outside At Upa Creek Kayak.
 Double G Canoe And Kayak.

All these places and more are featured on our webpage devoted to woods and watersports. Please see our detailed guide for more information on which places the best fit your needs for a day in the woods or out on the water!

Outdoor Activities 

We have more outdoor sports than we do inside sports. So let's divide team sports up with parallel sports. A parallel sport is played the same, no matter how many players there are. So if you like golf, tennis, motorcycles, ATVs, or bicycle sports, then we have the place you will love! We have both ball and disc golf courses and plenty of places to ride your ATV on wooded trails and jumping hills! We also have archery and gun ranges where you can take your best shot and be on target!

Motorcycle Riders In Mid Jump.
A Group Of Ladies Playing Disc Golf.
Man Playing Golf.
Summertown Airsoft Battlefield Players.

Our outdoor activities webpage is where you can find all our listings of outdoor activities in Lawrence county! This directory explains our top places for outdoor recreation! The button below takes you to the outdoor page, so click the button and get started on planning your trip itinerary with these outdoor activities in mind!

Indoor Activities

Indoor activities are essential for inclement weather and nightlife recreation! We have bowling, pool, and ax throwing. Yes! Ax throwing at Kick Axe in Loretto is a popular destination for those wanting to throw axes and try to exit an escape house where they lock up your group inside a group of rooms. You must use clues to find the key to get out! We also have Crockett Theater, where you can see shows, live concerts, and performances! If movies are your interest, then Crockett Cinemas are here to give you the best viewing experience with all the snacks and foods you would expect from a working movie theater!

Lit Up Front Of The Crockett Theatre.
King Pin Lanes And Strikers Restaurant..
Outside Of Lawrenceburg Tn Square.

Click the link button below to see our indoor activities webpage! We have collected all the best indoor places in Lawrence county to help you add these places to your plans or itinerary for your stay! The Amish don't offer any nightlife, so we want to bring you options to make sure you can enhance your vacation with a few indoor activities!

Do you want more area activities and things to do? Then see our Tennessee Amish Map for more opportunities to experience our top recommendations. 

We have a Tennessee Amish Map webpage showing the state of Tennessee with Amish communities and the hotel areas on one page! There are 4 sections we use to explain each Amish Trail and how they flow into one another. You can add points of interest along the way to complete your perfect itinerary! Click the button below and plan to go on an Amish Adventure this year!

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