Friday - 06/21/2024

Dickson County Chamber & Tourism
205 South Main Street, Dickson, TN 37055

Romantic Getaways

If you’re searching for a fun, relaxing romantic getaway for a long weekend, look no further than Cajun Lake Lodge, a 35-acre private property that is a charming, picturesque blend of rolling hills, two lakes, a pristine pond, nature trails, and a fast-running creek. Stay in the rustic, lake cabin and enjoy your R&R time together as you stroll, read, watch wildlife, go fishing and otherwise enjoy each other’s company. Cajun Lake also includes an indoor/outdoor pavilion for receptions and parties, so you can plan your wedding there.

East Hills Inn Bed & Breakfast is also an excellent choice to treat your significant other. Awaken to the delightful aroma of a traditional Southern breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast as you view the wildlife and spacious grounds that surround you in Dickson. The inn has eight rooms distributed between the main house and private cottages on the grounds including a cute red barn.


Golf Weekends

Tee off at one or both of Dickson County’s fine golf courses. Montgomery Bell State Park has one of the top three public golf courses in Tennessee, a beautiful, 18-hole, par 72 course that has been recognized nationally as a Golf Digest Best Place to Play. Featuring Champion Bermuda greens and 419 Bermuda fairways, Montgomery Bell Golf Course is an outstanding experience for golfers year-round. Book a night or two at one of the Lodge Montgomery Bell’s 117 guest rooms, and enjoy great food at The Forge restaurant when you’re not out on the greens.

Designed by PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, GreyStone Golf Club offers a challenging yet fun round of golf to competitors of all skill levels. Located in historic Dickson, the course’s Crenshaw Bent greens and Zoysia fairways have invited some of the region’s highest profile golf events, most recently the 2019 Tennessee State Open.

Family Fun-days

Bring the kids and enjoy Dickson County’s great outdoors.

Rent a cabin or campsite at Montgomery Bell State Park and enjoy all the activities the park has to offer. Go boating or paddling on one of the park’s three lakes, fish for bass, bream and catfish in Lake Woodhaven, speed along 23.5 miles of dirt mountain bike trails, swim in Lake Acorn, golf on the park’s spectacular course, and see the 1810 log cabin replica of where the Cumberland Presbyterian Church formed.

Outside the park, kids will have a blast racing indoor electric go-karts, maneuvering through the laser maze, and challenging each other in the game room at Thunder Alley while mom and dad face off on the bowling lanes.

In October, take the family to Keller’s Farm for the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze or catch the latest family film at the eight-screen Roxy 8 Movie Theater.

Guys’ Getaway

Day One
Fishing at Montgomery Bell State Park
Lake Acorn, Lake Woodhaven, and Creech Hollow Lake are open year-round for fishing. Bream, catfish, crappie and bass are common. A Tennessee fishing license is required.

Zander’s Woodfired Pizza
Enjoy lunch at Zander’s with fresh salads, homemade woodfired pizza, craft beers and finish off with Elowyn’s Craft Creamery ice cream.

Greystone Golf Club
Call early for a tee-time at Golf Advisor’s #1 public golf course in Tennessee. Designed by PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, Greystone Golf Club offers a challenging yet fun round of golf to competitors of all skill levels.

House of Brews
End the night with great food and even better beer at House of Brews on South Main Street in Historic Downtown Dickson. Try their beer cheese platter, Philly cheesesteak, or “The Homewrecker” hot dog.

Day Two
Start your day with a made-from-scratch breakfast from Jeanine’s Café. Homemade biscuits, cinnamon buns, pancakes, and so much more!

Hiking or Golf at Montgomery Bell State Park
The park offers approximately 20 miles of hiking trails that are open year-round. Trail lengths range from short 1/8 mile to over 10 miles. Montgomery Bell also boasts Golf Advisor’s #3 public golf course in Tennessee. With gently rolling hills and beautiful hardwoods throughout, the Montgomery Bell Golf Course is one of the hidden gems of Tennessee. Featuring Champion Bermuda greens and 419 Bermuda fairways, this is an outstanding experience for golfers year-round.

Back Alley Barbeque
Have lunch at Back Alley featuring pork, chicken, ribs, and brisket. Add their homemade sides, cornbread and don’t forget the banana pudding!

Thunder Alley
Spend the afternoon at Thunder Alley Entertainment Center. Enjoy some friendly competition, whether you are bowling, racing go-karts, or going head-to-head in the state-of-the-art game room.

Furnace Brewery
End your night at Dickson’s local brewery. Furnace Brewery has an eclectic mix of local beers that will satisfy any beer drinker. Hang out and play trivia, listen to live music, or sing some karaoke.

Gals’ Getaway

Day One
House Blend
Start your morning in Historic Downtown Dickson at Houseblend for a quick breakfast and coffee.

Meander down Main Street and shop in our many local shops and boutiques. For some truly unique gifts and items, be sure to stop by High Cotton, At Home on Main, or Patina V.

Little Bite of Everything
Little Bite of Everything is a laid-back eatery offering salads, sandwiches, award winning burgers and more. Don’t forget to grab one of their amazing desserts!

South Main
After lunch, head over to the Clement Hotel and Railroad Museum for an afternoon tour, explore the TN Artisan Market at Mulberry Mill, and make soap or bath bombs at Buff City Soap.

End your night at Lugo’s for dinner and drinks. The dishes offer traditional American cuisine as the core component, with added influences from the Caribbean and other countries around the world. Try a ribeye grilled to perfection, Southern shrimp and grits, or a variety of homemade pastas. Finish it all off with crème brule or tiramisu.

Day Two

Montgomery Bell State Park
Start your day at Montgomery Bell State Park. You can enjoy beautiful hiking trails, canoeing, or catch a round of golf at Golf Advisor’s #3 public golf course.

House of Vines
Head to Historic Downtown Dickson and grab lunch and enjoy a selection of wines from around the world. Known as the “wine café with gypsy charm,” House of Vines is a great stop with a casual and fun atmosphere.

Bloom Day Spa
After lunch take the afternoon for some much-needed pampering at Bloom Day Spa. Lose yourself in the ambiance of the intimate, warm and relaxing environment while taking advantage of the many services that are offered.

Ginger Hibachi
After your relaxing afternoon at the spa, order traditional Japanese hibachi to-go from Ginger Hibachi, Dickson’s carryout hibachi restaurant. Take it back to your hotel or enjoy it al fresco at one of Dickson’s many parks.


Time Travelers’ Expedition

Those who wish they could go back in time to experience a different pace of life have ample opportunities in Dickson County’s museums and historic sites. Case in point, the site of the Birthplace of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is at Montgomery Bell State Park. The church was founded in 1810 in the log cabin home of Reverend Samuel McAdow in an ideological split with the Presbyterian Church. A replica of the cabin and a church are within the park.

Those interested in our earliest settlers may want to visit Lonesome Historic Site, a Pioneer Park anchored by the oldest dwelling in South Dickson County, historic Lonesome cabin, built in 1821.

The iron industry greatly impacted the area and left behind stories of its own. Start in the Cumberland Furnace Historic District, site of the first ironworks in the Middle Tennessee region. The village of Cumberland Furnace, with over 30 buildings and sites associated with the iron industry, was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Learn more at the Cumberland Iron Works Museum. From the museum, set out for the Promise Land Community, settled by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period (1870-1875) after the emancipation from slavery. Many of the earlier residents were former slaves who worked at the Cumberland Furnace. Today only the St. John Promise Land Church and the old Promise Land School Building remain. Work is currently underway to restore the school as a one-room schoolhouse museum. It currently houses many displays of memorabilia and photographs interpreting the Promise Land Community and life in this African American community. The site includes a Civil War Trails Marker.

The Clement Railroad Hotel and Museum is another historical gem, one of the few remaining examples of a railroad hotel in a small Tennessee town. Built in 1913 in historic downtown Dickson, the hotel features exhibits and programming involving the Civil War, railroading, and local and regional history.

The recent history of country music legend Johnny Cash can be explored at Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum. Cash spent more than 30 years in the house and on the land he called “the center of my universe.” Now the farm features the 200-year-old farmhouse with Cash family memorabilia, the Car shed with the famous One-Piece-At-A-Time car from Cash’s own song of the same name, and the Barn with its renovated stage where scheduled concerts are held.


Of course, you’ll definitely want to explore the plethora of interesting local shopping experiences at more than 100 commercial businesses and boutiques. Spend a day browsing among local artisan items. Find everything from quilting supplies to guitar strings to kilts to Christmas décor. Plan your shopping here.


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