Helpful Fact for First-Time Visitors:
If You Vacation Here,
You May Want to Move Here.
Ever been on a memorable vacation and asked, “Wouldn’t it be amazing to live here?” Lawrenceburg has people like that. They come to enjoy our great outdoors and find there is so much more. So they move here. This is a place so pure and simple the Amish call it home.
Why vacation here? That’s easy. We don’t have a few attractions. We have them all. If you like to camp, you can bed down in an upscale, rustic cabin in the same woods where David Crockett hunted. We have primitive campsites, RV sites and everything in between.
Like the water? You can swim or rent kayaks and canoes, paddleboards and fishing boats. After a little exercise, savor a meal at a lakeside restaurant that’s a popular treasure. Or window-shop in our charming, historic downtown. It’s ideal for strolling and chatting up the locals.
There’s family fun all year. Museums. Music festivals from bluegrass to Gospel (Lawrenceburg is considered the home of Southern Gospel music). Rodeos and monster truck shows. Antique car and engine shows. Everything from food festivals in the Spring to Oktoberfest and Christmas in the Country.
COME SEE US SOON. YOU MIGHT LIKE IT SO MUCH YOU’LL NEVER LEAVE.
David Crockett State Park:
Did David Crockett “whip his weight in wildcats” in these woods? He once said he did – to Congress. Today, David Crockett State Park has over 1,300 acres of unspoiled nature. Hike ten miles of wild trails or bike on paved paths. Fish in the lake or paddle a canoe. Pedal a boat. Two campgrounds offer 100+ sites (and cabins) from simple tent to full RV hookups.
Lawrence County is home to the largest settlement of Old Order Amish in the South. It’s the most conservative branch of the Amish sect. That means no electricity, running water or gas engines (and no photos of people if you visit, please). The industrious community is a blessing for Lawrenceburg, providing handmade, artisan-quality products and homegrown produce for sale throughout the year.
Natchez Trace Parkway:
Many visitors travel here on the Natchez Trace Parkway, one of the most peaceful roads in America. “The Trace” runs through the northwest corner of Lawrence County on a 444-mile journey from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi. The roadway dates back thousands of years and retains a timeless feel, calm and scenic with little traffic and numerous spots to hike and camp.
Lawrenceburg will keep your children hoppin’. Watch wildlife from a wooded trail. Step back in time into one-of-a-kind museums housing an 1800’s jail and the world’s largest general store. Visit America’s largest hippie commune for tie-died shirts even your kids will think are cool. Go bowling. Visit a dog park. Catch a flick. Learn how to throw an axe – nothing boring about that!
One reason people move to Lawrenceburg after a vacation is there’s so much to do, you can’t do it all in a week or two! Shoal Creek and David Crockett State Park serve up an abundance of hiking, biking and water activities. Laurel Hill Lake has first-rate hunting and fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. There’s even a special fishing area for budding anglers under the age of 16.
Thanks to a mild climate, Lawrenceburg hosts outdoor events most of the year. The fun begins in April with the Tennessee Music and Food Fest. That’s followed by celebrations every month: bluegrass and Gospel music, monster trucks and tractor pulls, rodeos and antique car shows. Each year concludes with a big finish at our Oktoberfest and Christmas in the Country celebrations.