SHOPPING: Lebanon is nicknamed "The Antique City of the South" with over 20 antique stores in the county to include Mt. Juliet and Watertown. There is also an outlet mall, Prime Outlets, that has over 60 name brand stores. Parkland Flea Market and Shopper's Alley are two flea markets that are open on weekends. The area also has many retail stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.
RECREATION: Wilson County has several very nice public golf courses. There are also 2 state parks for swimming, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, camping, fishing, etc. and 3 local parks for walking or picnicking. If you want to play racket ball, workout, swim, or do some indoor walking, then the Jimmy Floyd Family Center is where you'll want to spend some time. Wilson County's newest attraction is Monster Racing at Nashville Superspeedway. Book a group or come by yourself for the drive of your life. Named Monster Racing after the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware, you get an opportunity to ride or drive around Nashville Superspeedway in a real race car!
LOCAL TOURS HISTORICAL SITES: Wilson County is proud to be home of the Nashville Superspeedway. This attraction had its inaugural race in April of 2001 and will now offer tours of the facility. It is a 1.33 mile oval, concrete track with the capacity to seat 50,000. When the entire complex is complete it will have a 5/8 mile paved oval short track, 1.80 mile road course, a Legends track, a drag strip, and a clay oval track. There is a brochure available for one to take a self-guided tour of Lebanon and its historical attractions. Arrangements can be made for small groups to tour Cracker Barrel Headquarters. Lebanon is proud to be home of the original Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Wilson County is very rich in history. There is a historic village at the fairgrounds called "Fiddler's Grove". There are over 30 restored and/or replicated buildings in the Grove. Many local families have donated buildings and items to preserve the history of the area. A guided tour will be available. There is a World War II Museum in the Grove as well. Lebanon has a beautiful new museum located in the City Hall building which is a renovated building sitting on the former Castle Heights Military Academy that closed in 1986. The campus has been restored to it's original beauty. One of the buildings now serves as a very popular "Chop House" where one can eat a variety of tasty foods.
Lebanon also has the Fessenden House, which is an old home full of antiques and history. This home and all of the items were donated by local families. Cumberland University is also located in Lebanon. The original college was founded in 1842, but the present site was established in 1896. World War II maneuvers were held at this location as well as other locations in Wilson County. Mt. Juliet is located in west Wilson and was formed in 1835, incorporated in 1973. Mt. Juliet is known as the Purple Martin Capitol of Tennessee and is the home of Charlie Daniels and Tracy Lawrence. Watertown is a 15 minute drive from Lebanon and is a very historical town, settled in 1797. It is a small town and a great place to visit for a quaint afternoon of antique shopping and good country dining. Watertown hosts several Excursion Trains per year as well as the popular "Mile Long" yard sale two times per year.
DINING: There are too many places to list for dining in Wilson County. There is cuisine to suit any taste buds, from fast food to elegant. There are also some wonderful caterers to cater any banquets or parties during your stay.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Wilson County has over 1000 hotel rooms, several camp grounds, and bed and breakfasts as well. Call the Convention and Visitor's Bureau for a complete list.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: The Grand Ole Opry is a 25 minute drive from Lebanon, group rates and transportation by bus are available. Also available is a "downtown tour" of Nashville where a step-on guide will inform you of many areas of interest in the Nashville area. The Ryman Auditorium has a self-guided tour as well as Bluegrass shows on Thursdays. If "cruisin" the Cumberland River sounds enticing, then board the General Jackson for an afternoon of entertainment and food. The new Country Music Hall of fame had its grand opening in May of 2001! This attraction is guaranteed to make you glad you visited.