What to do and see in Jackson, United States: The Best Places and Tips

September 3, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Situated squarely between Memphis and Nashville on Tennessee's "Heart of the Music Highway," Jackson has been the birthplace of numerous notable musicians in the traditional Southern styles of rockabilly, blues and gospel. The famous names of Jackson include Carl Perkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Maybell and Big Joe Turner. Time your visit right and you might catch the annual Shannon Street Blues Festival or the Rockabilly Festival, hosted by The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame.
Restaurants in Jackson

1. Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum

323 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, TN 38301-5160 +1 731-267-5881
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum

At Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum we have over 25 cars that have been used in movies and TV as well as TV and movie memorabilia. There's something for all ages! Many of the cars are the actual cars used in the shows and can only be seen here.

Reviewed By happytraveller65_12 - Polegate, United Kingdom

Looking for something to do when passing through Jackson, and google came up with this place. For car lovers like us, it was a must. The owner showed us round and was really enthusiastic about his collection. If you are reading this, thanks so much...MoreThank you ...lost my log in information.. just figured it out today

2. Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC

1331 Lower Brownsville Rd, Exit 74 on I40 then 1/2 mile, just on the other side of Snider Equipment, Jackson, TN 38301-9652 +1 731-467-1221
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC

Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC is located 1/2 mile oof Exit 74 on I40 in Jackson TN. Currently we are open Weds - Sunday noon to 7pm. The long term plan to produce over 20 products including Moonshine, Several types of Whiskey, an Agave Spirit, Vodka, Rum, Grappa, Brandy, Gin and many more. Open Wed-Sunday Noon-7pm

Reviewed By Indobule78

Visited for the first time last night and was not disappointed. Took clients there to experience some local flavor. Meet the owner and had a one on one tasting and introduction to of their spirits. Very friendly and knowledgeable. All of them were surprisingly good....MoreThankmyounsommuch for visiting Samuel T Bryant Distillery. Sam

3. Century Farm Winery

1548 Lower Brownsville Rd, Jackson, TN 38301-9653 +1 731-424-7437
Excellent
90%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5 based on 57 reviews

Century Farm Winery

Reviewed By Tbowie3 - Baltimore, Maryland

When searching for an activity for my dad and myself while visiting Jackson I came across Century Farm Winery! My dad and I were the first customers therefore we got to spend a little more time tasting wine and talking. We were asked what our favorite wines were and we were provided with suggestion. The muscadine wines were my dad's favorite and I enjoyed them as well! I also enjoyed the fruit wines-I took peach home! I live in Maryland but I was born in Tennesee and I have family here so I love all things from Tennessee! I can't wait to share my wine with friends!

The visit was overall enjoyable, fun, educational and the setting was so warm and quaint. It isn't the biggest space on the inside but that means there is more time to talk to other guests. The grounds were beautifully manicured and the cat and dog were a joy to look at! The dog just relaxes and the cat moves but you'll see him join the dog and take his nap too! These two animals know the meaning of relaxing in the country! Lastly look out for the hummingbirds! This was my first time ever seeing a hummingbird! Id definitely visit again!

4. The Ballpark at Jackson

4 Fun Pl, Jackson, TN 38305-7512 +1 731-988-5299
Excellent
64%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Ballpark at Jackson

Reviewed By nonny2tnj - Memphis, TN

We go to a lot of ballparks around the country from MLB to triple and double "A." This is a fine, fine double "A" park. It is clean, pricing is great, views are great and unlike other smaller parks, they have great food choices. We especially liked the funnel cake fries. They were yummy! Their burgers are dry though. They had a great fireworks show after too. Free parking and our handicap seats were great, right behind homeplate. It is easy to get to, right off Interstate 40 too. Great place to take the family.

5. Cypress Grove Nature Park

866 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301-3205 +1 731-425-8316
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Cypress Grove Nature Park

Reviewed By walkersandtalkers - Midway, Kentucky

We were happily surprised by this wonderful place but wish we would have known these three things.
1) Its slippery. I guess I should have known with all the cool boardwalks under trees in a swamp it would make for slippery conditions but I just wasn't thinking. It isn't unsafe - just make sure your kids don't run, and you are prepared with good shoes.
2) Its a long walk. How far does the boardwalks go..... we have no idea, we ended up turning around because there was no end in sight. It was great, and the raptors along the route make for a great visit, but its a long walk in the woods.
3) Its peaceful. We enjoyed going in the morning and are glad we did. It was so peaceful and nice. The raptors were an added bonus.

You will enjoy this place.

6. Casey Jones Village

56 Casey Jones Ln, Jackson, TN 38305-2481 +1 731-668-1223
Excellent
39%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
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4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 498 reviews

Casey Jones Village

Reviewed By amandacmomof3 - Jackson, Tennessee

Our teens and younger children always enjoy a stop at Casey Jones village. You can enjoy a meal or just go for dessert at the old fashioned ice cream shop. There is a great art gallery, putt-putt, a museum, plenty of outdoor space for the young kinds to run around and play and there are several fun shops.

7. International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame

105 N Church St, Jackson, TN 38301-6213 +1 731-427-6262
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame

Reviewed By Karen S - Jackson, Tennessee

This is a very interesting tour for people who love rock-a-billy music or the people who got their inspiration from it. Some surprising info was given and we were allowed to play the drums and guitar.

8. N.C.& St. L. Depot and Railroad Museum

582 S Royal St, Jackson, TN 38301-7308 +1 731-425-8223
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

N.C.& St. L. Depot and Railroad Museum

Reviewed By LiciaW - Halifax, United Kingdom

We were travelling from Nashville to Memphis and wanted somewhere to break the journey. After searching on here we decided on this place. Good call.

It’s less than 10 miles from the I-40.

We were made to feel very welcome by the super enthusiastic volunteers.

There is a lot of rail memorabilia squashed in here. There is also a large model railroad with buttons you can push to light up / move things.

Outside you can walk through the train cars – a family were setting up for a children’s party in there when we passed through so we didn’t hang about.

Don’t forget to pull the rope for the train whistle on the flagpole – I managed to annoy all the family with that!

A good 30 minute visit – although rail enthusiasts could spend MUCH longer.

It’s FREE but don’t forget to leave a donation.

Lovely clean restroom.

9. The Vintage Market on Church Street

215 N Church St, Jackson, TN 38301-6211 +1 731-300-0024
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Vintage Market on Church Street

The Vintage Market is bringing vintage to downtown Jackson. A market created for a unique group of dealers who have spent their heart and soul to offer the best of their individual styles. Come down and shop all three floors for unique furniture, vintage and antiques, home decor, candles, art, clothing, and more.

Reviewed By ChanEvan - Memphis, Tennessee

Large multi-floor historic building was clean & organized. Many different vendors with many different collections. Inexpensive Gift Items such as candles / Accessories / Eclectics / Decorative Items / Racks of children's clothes on consignment. Many treasures to explore. Allow 1-2 hours.

10. West Tennessee Farmer Market

91 New Market St, Jackson, TN 38301-6156 +1 731-425-8308
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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5 based on 4 reviews

West Tennessee Farmer Market

Reviewed By David D

The Amish Donut Man had the corner on Donuts at the Market until the Farmers Perk arrived. You get to choose your topping and the even let you mix them. Pictured ate the Smores and Turtles

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