Small Market of the Month: Wilson County, Tenn. (WilCo)

 

Located just east of Nashville, WilCo (Wilson County, Tenn.) is home to the cities of Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown. This destination promises friendly faces, historic places, and authentic Southern hospitality. With boutique shopping, diverse dining experiences, lakes, caves, horseback riding, drive-in movies, a state-of-the art expo center, and much more, WilCo is far from ordinary.

 

Location

Wilson County is located about 20 minutes (15 miles) east of Nashville, Tenn.

 

Closest Major Airport

Nashville International Airport, approximately 10-15 minutes from the Wilson County line

 

Long Hunter State Park

Top Attractions

WilCo offers a blend of scenic beauty, rich musical history, agricultural experiences, and authentic Southern fare.

Choose between multiple outdoor adventures at one of the gorgeous state parks, create a farm-to-table dining experience at Breeden’s Orchard, explore a historic village at Fiddler’s Grove, or experience a drive-in movie at the Stardust Drive.

Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village: Step back in time with a stroll through historic homes, schools, and businesses.

Capitol Theatre: This historical theater, located on the Lebanon square, is home to theatrical productions, movie showings, concerts, and more.

Stardust Drive-In Movie Theater: Experience Middle Tennessee’s double feature movies under the stars. This theater combines the nostalgic era of entertainment from the past with contemporary sound and projection technology to create an unforgettable movie experience.

 

 

Breeden’s Orchard: Opened in 1974, this family-run working orchard and store is the perfect setting for a group event. With a full lineup of fresh produce, preserves and fresh-baked goodies, Breeden’s offers a savory farm-to-table experience.

Long Hunter State Park: This 2,600-acre state park offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hiking, boating, and camping.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Named for its eastern red cedar trees, this 1,139-acre park with multiple event spaces offers hiking, horseback riding, cave exploring, and more.

Shopping on the Lebanon Square: With multiple boutiques, local artisan crafts, and unique shops, there’s something for everyone here.

 

Meeting Spaces

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Snow White Dine-in

Featured Restaurants

Indulge in one of Wilson County’s locally owned restaurants while visiting the area.

Town Square Social: Enjoy any of the many in-house smoked menu items Town Square Social has to offer. Smoked food not your thing? They also have salads and burgers.

Sammy B’s: Sammy B’s is a locally owned, family-run business featuring fresh, local ingredients. Sammy B’s is the perfect place to dine, mingle, and unwind in Wilson County.

Split Bean Roasting Co.: Located in Lebanon’s historic downtown square, this coffee shop boasts onsite roasting. Split Bean starts every roast with high-quality green coffee and roasts in small batches, which results in an extremely fresh cup of coffee that is smooth, flavorful, and satisfies the senses.

 

Town Square Social

 

Wildberry Café: At Wildberry, everything is created from scratch using the freshest ingredients, resulting in food that is personal, delicious, and beautiful.

Sassy Pecan: What do you get when you mix together two sassy women, pecans, and a whole lot of Southern flavor? You get one of Watertown’s staple restaurants and confectionaries.

Catch 22 Gastropub: Located in Mt. Juliet, Catch 22 is known for high-quality bar food and large selection of beers and spirits.

Snow White Drive-In: Snow White is an old-school roadside joint offering car or table service for burgers, shakes, and other diner fare.

Los Compadres: Los Compadres is a lively Mexican restaurant and cantina offering guacamole prepared tableside and a Sunday lunch buffet.

 

Contact

Jason Johnson
Tourism Director, Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 E. Spring St., Lebanon, Tenn. 37087
615-547-6438

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