Journalists Visit Jackson and West Tennessee

By: Visit Jackson, TN on Apr 19, 2017


The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes journalists from across the nation as part of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Annual Familiarization Tour to Jackson and West Tennessee April 18 – April 23, 2017. 

14 Writers from publications including the Washington Post, Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune, The Oklahoman, NPR, Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Toronto Sun, AAA Home & Away Magazine and more will explore local attractions.

The tour kicks off in Memphis with a jam-packed itinerary featuring iconic locations including Graceland, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Beale Street.  Friday morning highlights include travel to Brownsville to experience the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Upon arrival in Jackson, Friday, April 21, writers will visit the Carnegie Museum to learn more about the Southern Music Legends and how Jackson was home to the first Hard Rock Café in the United States followed by lunch at Rock’n Dough.  Tennessee Safari Park, Green Frog Farm, Pinson Mounds, Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum and the Jackson Escape Rooms finish out the group’s afternoon. Friday evening the Jackson Generals welcome the visitors to the Ballpark for a ballgame and dinner.

Saturday, April 22, features the West Tennessee Farmers Market and lunch at Chandelier followed by Century Farm Winery and Samuel T. Bryant Distillery. Excursions also include Discovery Park of America, Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge and Shiloh National Military Park.  Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store and Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum throw out the red carpet for our guests with dinner and a tour of the village to conclude the day .

“We appreciate the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and their partner Geiger Associates for bringing the qualified writers to West Tennessee.,” said Lori Nunnery, Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We appreciate our hotels, local partners and attractions as they do an incredible job in extending their gracious southern hospitality to our very special visitors.”

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