1085 East Christie Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: (615) 740-1000
Fax: (615) 326-0418
RV travelers will find a full-service campsite just 30 miles northwest of Nashville. The spacious grounds of Dickson RV Park have the feel of the great outdoors, even though the city is just few miles away. Amenities include swimming pool, playground, recreation field, showers, laundry facilities and food market. Visitors may want to spend some time exploring Dickson. Surprisingly, this unassuming town boasts the Renaissance Center, a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the latest technology to promote educational programs and art exhibits.
The Natchez Trace Parkway provides a scenic and historic drive for visitors to the Middle Tennessee area. Stretching over 400 miles (643.73 kilometers) between an area just southwest of Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi, the Natchez Trace Parkway winds through such cities as Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi and Cherokee, Alabama. Significant stops along the parkway include a variety of Indian mounds in the Middle Tennessee and northern Mississippi areas, a number of historic Confederate grave sites, and a variety of natural vistas. Visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway may wish to camp along the way or cycle through parts of the parkway and surrounding areas.
High Meadow Alpacas is a large and beautiful alpaca farm located in the rolling hills of Leipers Fork south of Nashville outside the city of Franklin. With over 150 acres (61 hectares) and over 400 individual alpacas, High Meadow Alpacas is the largest alpaca breeding farm in the southeast. The award-winning alpacas in this herd come from some of the best breeding lines in the country, resulting in numerous show awards and some of the highest quality alpaca offspring available for purchase anywhere in the country. High Meadow Alpacas welcomes visitors but does not have established hours, so appointments are necessary. This is a great excursion for all animal lovers and particularly alpaca enthusiasts. -Lynn-nore Chittom
These days, children seem to be spending too much time watching television. But Bellevue Recreation Center is sure to lure your kids away from the electronic babysitter. There's a full-scale community playground with wooden forts and old train cars for kids to explore. Older kids can climb Bellevue Mountain, a large mound of dirt and brush. There are also enough swings, seesaws and slides to keep youngsters busy for hours. And while the children have a nice time, adults can relax in the shaded pavilion.
Sri Ganesha Temple is the only full-scale Hindu temple in the greater Nashville area. Nestled in the foothills on the West side of Nashville, the temple is one of the most unusual and beautiful sites along Old Hickory Boulevard. In addition to temple worship, the location also serves as the headquarters for the Hindu Culture Center of Tennessee. For the Hindu community in Nashville, the temple provides Hindu Vedic religious education as well as children's language classes in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. Tours of the temple are encouraged, but must be scheduled at least a day in advance. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Constructed in 1897, the Knights of Pythias Pavilion or the Carlisle House, was designed Henry Gibel and is a classic example of Classical Revival architecture. With the pavilion being originally constructed in Nashville for the 1897 Centennial Exposition, the building is a good example of a frame house. It was later bought and moved to Williamson County without any alterations and has one of the most extraordinary designs in the region.