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The West Tennesee Day Trippin' rural tourism program is sponsored by the Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG), its members, and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
Ames Plantation, home of the National Field Trial Championship for All-Age Bird Dogs, is privately owned and operated by the Trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation and also functions as one of the University of Tennessee's AgResearch and Education Centers.
Ames Plantation encompasses 18,400 acres of land, including 12,000 acres of forest, 2,000 acres of commodity row-crops, and maintains about 700 head of Angus beef cattle and 40 head of horses. The Hunting Club, Heritage Festival, archeological research and Rhodes College add to the experience. Visit Ames Plantation
West Tennessee has a rich sporting dog heritage. Geographically, the area is recognized as the birthplace of America's pointing dog field trials, and as the home of the century-old National Field Trial Championship. It is an important hub for bird dog enthusiasts the world over. Its proximity to the Mississippi flyway attracts many waterfowl hunters and others with retriever breed interests. Check it out: Bird Dog Foundation
Long before the Wolf River Conservancy was founded in 1985, local paddlers had explored the upper, middle and urban sections of the Wolf River in canoes and kayaks, and were well aware of the river's beauty. A popular canoe trail had been established on the Bateman Bridge to Moscow, Tennessee, segment of the upper Wolf and a canoe outfitter was renting canoes to facilitate float trips. Trip info: Ghost River Outfitters
Looking for a "fishing hole" with a little peace and quiet? Somewhere to spend "quality time" with family and loved ones? Then try one of TWRA's Family Fishing Lakes for solitude and relaxation and the chance to catch bass, sunfish, crappie, and catfish.
"The Somerville-Fayette County Library, located one block from the Somerville Square, was the first library established in Tennessee by the County Library Law in July 1931. It is a full-service library that provides informational, educational, historical and cultural resources to residents of Fayette County. The library:
Offers more than 52,000 items of printed books, audio books and movies as well as magazines, newspapers and periodicals for review. E-books and E-audiobooks are offered through our R.E.A.D.S. program...11 public-access Internet computers (some wireless) with printer access."
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This list of Local, Memphis and Regional Atractions was complied by the Oakland Chamber.
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The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce represents all segments of the business community: industry, small businesses, institutional organizations and individuals. The Chamber serves as a leadership forum linking ideas and resources to help create and nurture an environment of opportunity, prosperity, and quality of life for all in Fayette County.
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"The 1980s and '90s were a time of preservation and revitalization in the communities along the Walking Tall Trail...the trail's music and Civil War history lives on in the many museums and preserved sites. Today, the places that make up the Walking Tall Trail retain their individual charm, both shaped by and vitally part of West Tennessee's rich history and culture."
For more information: Trails and Byways
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