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9 Places You Must Visit in Maury County, TN

By Livability on June 16, 2022

Amber Falls Winery in Hampshire, TN
Amber Falls Winery in Hampshire, TN / Jeff Adkins

Kellye Murphy, tourism and marketing director for Visit Columbia, has been promoting popular destinations in Tennessee for over 20 years. If you are looking for things to do during your visit to Maury County, here are a few of her favorite attractions to show off:

Amber Falls Winery

Located in Hampshire, Amber Falls Winery is touted for more than its majestic views and award-winning wines. The local business also offers live entertainment, including its Music on the Ridge series, as well as special events like the annual Cajunfest. 

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Stillhouse Hollow Falls / Courtesy of Tennessee State Parks

Stillhouse Hollow Falls

This 90-acre state natural area  is located approximately 21 miles southwest of Columbia. The geology of this region creates scenic natural features such as seeps, flat shale-bottom streams and waterfalls.  The main highlight of Stillhouse Hollow Falls is its 75-foot waterfall that visitors can access by walking along a nature trail, hiking two-thirds of a mile from the area’s entrance off U.S. Highway 43. 

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First Friday in Columbia, TN / Nicole Perry

Columbia Main Street 

Since 1983, Columbia Main Street has been working to re-energize this historic downtown. The area is now thriving for small businesses, including the Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market.

Mount Pleasant Main Street

Stroll shops and restaurants popping up inside 120-year-old buildings along this quaint downtown. Stick around for community celebrations, including the Paint the Town Plein Aire Art Festival, Mid-South Barbecue Festival or Maury’s Mayberry Christmas.

Mockingbird Restaurant 

Southern cuisine is at the heart of hospitality, and Mockingbird Restaurant in Spring Hill boasts a scratch menu served in an 1850s farmhouse. 

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Courtesy of The Mulehouse

The Mulehouse

Once a vacant structure that held revivals, this former church has itself been revived into a music and event venue in downtown Columbia. The Mulehouse is located across from the President James K. Polk ancestral home.

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Courtesy of President James K. Polk Home and Museum

President James K. Polk Home and Museum

Explore a pivotal time in U.S. history through the stories and artifacts of the 11th president. In addition to daily museum tours, guests can watch past residents “resurrect” through historical interpretation during the Ghosts of Greenwood candle-lit cemetery tour, or enjoy a meal prepared in the historic Polk kitchen at the Hearth to Plate event.

Hardison Mill Homestead Hall

This concert and private events venue and soundstage began its life in 2005 as a storage barn. It morphed into a sound stage to film a weekly TV show, then multiple television specials before becoming the unique venue on the Duck River people know and love today.

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Mule Day in Columbia, TN / Nick Bumgardener

Mule Day

Since 1840, Columbia has stubbornly held onto the title of “Mule Capital of the World,” and they celebrate with a four-day festival that attracts over 200,000 people to trade livestock and immerse themselves in Appalachian arts and culture. 

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