Rain Got You Down?
We’ve been having a very rainy year so far. It kind of makes you feel trapped at home or maybe like there is absolutely nothing to do. So, if all this gloomy weather has got you feeling a little blue, we’re here to help. Here are just a few suggestions we came up with on how to get out of the house on one of these rainy days.
#1 Rusty’s TV and Movie Car Museum is a perfect place to go kill an hour or two on a very icky day. It’s all indoors and you’ll get so sucked into the experience that you’ll forget all about the weather. At Rusty’s, there truly is something for everyone. Kids and adults both love it, movie or tv buffs, car people, really any kind of person can appreciate what Rusty’s has to offer. There are so many recognizable cars that you’ll find yourself in awe! It’s a lot of fun and is definitely a place everyone should go at least once!
#2 If the rainy day blues have you feeling down, a little retail therapy could be the answer, and LD2 Market Shoppes is number one on the list of places to go! It recently opened downtown in a spacious location. There are so many vendors that you could literally look around for hours! Since it is so new, things are constantly changing and improving. There’s something new to look at every time you go. You could find something for everyone on your shopping list here (or just a bunch of stuff for yourself, which is perfectly fine!!). Also if you happen to go on the right day, they have a food truck set up outside with some of the best food around! So be sure to check their Facebook before you go because you might just have lunch there after you shop!
#3 The Carnegie featuring the Legends of Tennessee Music Museum is such a unique museum. It has history and exhibits you’ll only see here in Jackson, and it’s all tied into our local culture. There you can learn things that even a lifelong Jacksonian like myself didn’t know until I went through the museum. If you like music or history or just want to know some fun facts about Jackson, the Carnegie is the place to go. Tennessee Vacation, the state tourism program, even put together a Country Music Pathway through Tennessee to go along with the Ken Burns documentary "Country Music," and the Carnegie is a stop on the trail! So stop in and check it out. Pick up a Country Music Passport while you're there and begin your journey through the history of country music.
#4 If you’re okay with making a little drive up the road, Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN is absolutely worth it. This place is amazing and is sure to keep you out of the house all day! It’s a 100,000-square-foot museum featuring 9 interactive exhibits. With everything from theater simulation of earthquakes to an aquarium, dinosaurs and fossils to military equipment and vintage cars, you will be occupied all day! There are hands on experiences and interactive displays as well, so you definitely won’t get bored! It’s great for kids, but adults love it too!
#5 Finally, Green Frog Coffee is the perfect cozy spot for a rainy day. Since they serve food as well as coffee, you can easily spend several hours here. Bring a book and grab a signature coffee and get comfy. When you get hungry, you’re already in the right spot to grab a delicious plate lunch, specialty sandwich, salad, or a burger. You can bring your computer and get some work done while you’re there, too, if that’s what you’re feeling. Lastly, if you get a little sweet tooth, get one of their premium shakes (pictured above) - I can assure you they’re delicious.