Local's Guide To Middle Tennessee

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The current need for social distancing has rekindled the nation’s love of the drive-in movie theater, and Middle Tennessee is no exception. Locals have been flocking to the nearest drive-in to experience the nostalgia and excitement of enjoying a movie from the comfort of their own vehicles. If you would like to join in on the fun this summer, read on for our local picks for the Best Drive-In Movie Theaters of Middle Tennessee!

Since the current pandemic means that no new movies are being released this year, your nearest drive-in will be showing either a classic or slightly older movie. For this reason, many drive-ins are charging by the vehicle rather than by the person, making this summer the most affordable drive-in season in recent history.

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This summer, as health conditions have made continued social distancing necessary, many families are feeling the need to get outdoors. When cabin fever has you down, consider safe staycations at one of our top Family-Friendly Campsites in Middle TN! While many favorite vacation destinations are off-limits for now, camping at any of the following sites is still considered a safe way to bond with your nearest and dearest while exercising and expanding your knowledge of the natural world.

Please pack and use plenty of insect repellent as well as tick-repelling clothing because deer ticks are still a major concern at all sites listed below.

 

Savage Gulf State Natural Area
Savage Gulf State Natural Area
3177 TN-399
Palmer, TN 37365

This ideal

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Whether you’re visiting Tennessee for the first time, or you’re a native showing a visitor around your beloved state, Parks highly recommends visiting at least one of our 10 Best Unusual Tennessee Attractions this summer. We have included destinations that will help you escape the heat, get off the beaten path, and snap incredible shots for your social media feeds and family photo collections. 

Fill up those water bottles, pack up some sunscreen and bug spray, and let's start exploring!

 

The Lost Sea
Sweetwater, TN
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Deep beneath the ground, Tennessee’s cave systems harbor the largest underground lake in the country. This mysterious cavern tour takes visitors past rare anthodite “cave flowers;” then out on a

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Be aware that some caverns may be temporarily closed due to the ongoing pandemic, but they will gradually be re-opening! Other destinations will be open on a case-by-case basis as the state re-opens in phases. Please check the links below for updates and further information!

We’re all ready to get out of doors after a tense spring spent indoors, so the destinations we’ve chosen for today’s article are The Best Tennessee Natural Attractions! While we wish they could all be open at this time, we know the time will soon come when we can get out and explore these gorgeous wild landscapes Tennessee residents are so proud to call our own.

Clingmans Dome
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Sitting atop the highest point in

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Belle Meade, which means beautiful meadow, is a small city located in Davidson County Tennessee. Approximately the same size as neighboring Warner Parks, it’s a luxurious neighborhood within a fifteen-minute drive of downtown Nashville and Green Hills. If you prefer more of a rural setting, West Meade may be a better option. You get the convenience and upscale lifestyle of Belle Meade, except with surroundings that make you feel miles away from any city. Watch our Local’s Guide to Belle Meade/West Meade video to take a look at this wonderful community!

The Belle Meade community has an almost European feel and offers a mix of plantation-style estates, charming Tudors, and mid-century modern homes. Many of Nashville’s earliest wealthy families settled

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Wedgewood Houston is one of Nashville’s most sought-after urban areas, sitting just a short drive from other trendy neighborhoods such as the Gulch or 12 South. WeHo, as the area has been coined, has developed a unique identity, attracting artists, foodies, history enthusiasts, music lovers, and families. Watch our Local’s Guide to Wedgewood Houston video to take a look at this wonderful community!

Art galleries, mixed-art collaborative spaces, and recording studios give a distinctly original feel to this well-established neighborhood. This creativity has also found its way into the residential areas where you can find a mix of new homes and remodeled vintage charmers full of character. Condos and townhomes are also making their way into the mix as

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Hendersonville is known around the state as one of Middle Tennessee’s top communities for families. With a top-ranked school system, plenty of parks and lakefront shoreline, and unique shops and restaurants all less than 20 miles from downtown Nashville, Hendersonville is a neighborhood to be considered by homebuyers. Watch our Local’s Guide to Hendersonville video to take a look at this wonderful community!

One thing that is evident is a sense of community. The town hosts several annual events such as a 4th of July fireworks show and a Christmas parade, plus regular concerts, movies in the park, and theatrical productions. The Streets of Indian Lake, perhaps the best place for a night out, is home to an array of shops, restaurants, dancing

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Green Hills is a beautiful neighborhood that is central to some of the best communities Nashville has to offer. Bordered by Belle Meade, Sylvan Park, Brentwood, and 12South, Green Hills provides a wonderful place to call home that offers easy access to nightlife, great schools, fine dining, and unique shopping. Watch our Local’s Guide to Green Hills video to take a look at this wonderful neighborhood!

While many only visit Green Hills for the Green Hills Mall or some of the many boutiques and retail stores, some choose to call it home for the same reason. The area is known for its high-end fashion and features chains like Nordstrom, Restoration Hardware, and Kate Spade, but also features many locally owned shops that you won’t find anywhere else,

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Spring Hill, a quintessential small town located just 35 miles south of Nashville, offers the perfect blend of beautiful rural scenery and big city amenities! Watch our Local’s Guide to Spring Hill video to take a look at this wonderful city!

Nicely located in both Maury and Williamson Counties, Spring Hill is just minutes from Franklin and Columbia, and just a short drive from larger cities like Nashville and Murfreesboro. With a drive down Main Street, you’ll pass rolling landscapes with former plantation homes and farmland, as well as conveniently located stores, restaurants, and attractions that are both locally owned and nationally known.

Spring Hill has several options for those seeking some outdoor recreation including a playground

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Mount Juliet is a small town that shares all the conveniences of its neighbors in Nashville to the west and nearby Lebanon to the east. With a prosperous business life, ample social activities, and high ranking schools, Mt. Juliet could be your next hometown. Watch our Local’s Guide to Mt. Juliet video to take a look at this wonderful city!

This community has developed into one of the most alluring places to live and do business in recent years. With some of the lowest tax rates in Tennessee and continued growth in the business sector. It’s fortunate to be one of the few cities that the region’s only daily train passes through, making it an ideal town for commuters into Nashville. Mt. Juliet is one of the fastest growing cities in the state,

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