As vacation season arrives and the kids are out of school, there are some wonderful mini-vacation ideas right here in our own backyard.
So instead of packing the car and driving hours & hours, take a look at some of our regional options we have listed below.
You'll be surprised how much family fun you can have nearby!
- The Memphis Zoo! When is the last time you took a personal trip, or family trip to the Memphis Zoo? Did you know it's rated as one of the top zoos in the entire nation? In fact, in 2008, the Morey Group visited 37 zoos in the U.S. and rated the Memphis Zoo as #1 in overall satisfaction! TripAdvisor also placed the Memphis Zoo at #1. Plus there are SEVERAL 'special events' which are taking place at the Zoo so you can make it an extra special trip.Visit their website here for details.
- Or if Memphis is a bit too far from home and you want to see some exotic animals right up the road...check out Tennessee Safari Park! The park, located on highway 412 in Crockett County, boasts 400 animals & 80 different species, from a spider monkey to a red kangaroo, zebras, camels, and a giraffe! Visit their website here for details.
- Explore Tennessee's rich American Indian history at Pinson Mounds State Park. The park features a wonderful museum amid 15 earthen mounds. The park also has six miles of walking trails including a rest area overlooking the Forked Deer River. Visit their website here for details.
- Chickasaw State Park in Chester County allows you to get away from it all and stay in lake-side cabins, go fishing (rental boats available), and ride their stable horses. Get all of the details by visiting their site here.
- Museum trips! There are several museums & other attractions in the region that can offer a wide variety of history, knowledge, and wonderment! They include (click their names for their website): the Casey Jones Railroad Museum, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, and M.D. Anderson Planetarium in Jackson, the Pink Palace Museum, Sun Studio, Graceland, and Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Buford Pusser Museum in Adamsville, Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, and Eagle Watching at Reelfoot Lake near Tiptonville.
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