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Nashville to Jack Daniels...what else to do on a day trip?

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Nashville to Jack Daniels...what else to do on a day trip?

Hi

we will be in Nashville from Monday 15 April to midday Friday 19 April

On one of these days we plan to drive out to Jack Daniels to do the tour. Im trying to find the times of the tours , but cant find them? And do I need to book these in advance or just turn up?

Now Ive read about reserving a lunch at Miss Mary Bobos before or after the tour?

Before doing this Id like suggestions on what we should stop and see either on the way there or back?

Im thinking get up have breakfast and head off. Im thinking if it takes 1.5 hours or so to get there, if there is a mid morning tour, that would suit us, say 10.30-11am?

I would then be happy to book lunch time

Then on the way back, any suggestions for stops or detours we should make whilst in the area?

Thanks

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1. Re: Nashville to Jack Daniels...what else to do on a day trip?

JD Tour aren't bookable, just turn up and they'll put you on the next available tour, they offer either a free tour, or a sampling tour for $10pp

Yes, i'd get there around 10am.

I've been before and had lunch at Mary Bobo's afterwards for her 1pm seating, I would recommend booking Mary in advance, give her a call. She gets busy.

If you fancy doing more bourbon related things, there's also George Dickel which is on route to Jack's, which you could do back on the way to Nashville

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2. Re: Nashville to Jack Daniels...what else to do on a day trip?

how far in advance to we need to book mary bobo? Should i call and book now from australia or can i wait until a few weeks before when we landed in the usa?

how often do the tours of JD go? Are we likely to be waiting a long time or is this the only way to do it?

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3. Re: Nashville to Jack Daniels...what else to do on a day trip?

JD tour groups start every 15 minutes or so but the wait could be longer if there is a crowd. Early mornings are best to beat the crowds. I've never waited more than an hour for a tour. Best to book Miss Mary's as soon as possible as it's very popular and books up months in advance as the weather warms. Now is not too late to call and reserve.

Other things to do in the area:

Granny Fishes House in Wartrace, TN is open Thur-Sat only. Great catfish, trout and hushpuppies. Thursday night is fried frog leg night and they have the best frog legs I've had other than the ones I've gigged and cooked myself. http://grannyfisheshouse.com/

While you're in Lynchburg be sure to take a walk around the town square and visit the shops.

Franklin, TN is a nice town to visit as well. http://downtownfranklintn.com

Sewanee:The University of the South has a beautiful campus on Monteagle Mtn with architecture normally only seen in Europe. http://www.sewanee.edu/

In Tracy City you can visit Dutch Maid Bakery, the oldest family owned bakery in the state for delicious baked goods and deli sandwiches. http://www.thedutchmaid.com/

Another bakery/deli worth a visit is the Swiss Pantry in Belvidere, TN http://www.swisspantry.net/

Just a bit west of Swiss Pantry you will find Falls Mill water powered Grist Mill and Bed and Breakfast. http://www.fallsmill.com/map.html

Tims Ford Lake is a beautiful jewel of southern middle TN with pristine shorelines and Tims Ford Lake State Park and golf course. http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/TimsFord/

Tennessee has a large number of very nice state parks within the middle Tennessee area. Fall Creek Falls is very popular. tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/

Middle Tennessee has it's own European style castle featured in the Taylor Swift video Romeo and Juliet. The castle is only open for tours during weekends in May for the Tennessee Renaissance Festival but can be seen from I-840 just south of Nashville. http://www.tnrenfest.com/

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