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Rest: On Your Way to Anywhere in Middle Tennessee
We meet a lot of tour operators and group leaders at
shows, and by the time we finish telling them about "the Victorian
mansion where history is fun," they're convinced their folks would
love the food, entertainment, and mansion tour. Occasionally they'll say,
"I'd love to bring a group to Falcon Rest, but how can I work a stop
at McMinnville, Tenn., into my trip?"
Never fear ... we're here to make it easy for you! On
the theory that one picture is indeed worth a thousand words, we've drawn
up the handy map below that shows exactly where McMinnville is in relation
to places you're already stopping in Tennessee, places you might enjoy
including with Falcon Rest on a Middle Tennessee itinerary, and places
you're passing through on your way to other states.
Follow the links above or scroll below the map for details. Then, when
you're ready to plan your trip, give the Victorian Lady a call at 931-668-4444.
She knows directions, highway numbers, and travel times from just about
anywhere. It must be because she draws all those maps ...
If your group is within a 3 to 3-1/2 hour
drive, plan a day trip to Falcon Rest in McMinnville for one of
our four popular shows. The meal, entertainment, mansion
tour, and shopping in our wonderful Victorian Gift Shop take about
3 hours at a leisurely pace. If you'd like to do more:
Add our area step-on tour,
with a stop at Rock Island State Park. We can also include
a local landscaping
nursery. We've seen groups fill up a motorcoach
luggage compartment with bedding plants from McMinnville,
the "Nursery Capital of the World."
Promote Moonshine and Murder, combining
our Murder at the Mansion with a stop at Jack
Daniel's in Lynchburg, less than an hour away.
Add a favorite stop in Nashville
or Chattanooga that you haven't visited in a while.
Music and Murder, doing
our Murder play at lunch then heading to Nashville and the
Grand Ole Opry, is a good example.
For school groups and younger adults,
add McMinnville's own Cumberland
Caverns, Tennessee's largest show cave.
Choose one of the other Middle Tennessee
attractions listed under "Short Overnight Trips."
SHORT OVERNIGHT TRIPS
If you're four or more hours away, or closer
and just want to have even more fun, plan a one- or two-night trip
to the Middle Tennessee area. Popular stops to include:
trips are a huge hit.
Take your folks to some wonderful places they've never heard of
before ... like Falcon Rest Mansion.
That's why they depend on
you -- to help them find things they wouldn't find on their own.
If you do advertise stops
on a overnight trip, it's a good idea to feature at least one attraction
that IS well-known to draw interest, then add those wonderful little-known
jewels to make the trip a uniquely special experience.
STOP ALONG THE WAY
Whether you're traveling on I-24 between the
mid-west and Florida or on I-40 between Branson and Pigeon Forge,
Falcon Rest can be the detour that makes the tour! Your folks get
on the bus to have fun and eat good food -- not just to get from
Point A to Point B, and they'll be hungry along the way. A meal
and entertainment stop at Falcon Rest adds relatively little travel
time to your schedule, but it does add some of the best food and
one of the most memorable experiences they'll have on the whole
Stop for lunch (we can do the Vaudeville style
history show, meal and tour is as little as 2 hours if you're in
a hurry), or overnight in Manchester or Murfreesboro on I-24, or
Cookeville or Crossville on I-40, then drive over for an evening
show. Show times can be set to fit YOUR schedule. Ask the Victorian
Lady for the best routes and travel times.
Download the information we distribute to
tour operators at the national motorcoach shows -- details about
all the options for entertainment at Falcon Rest on one handy sheet
for your "we have to do this" files.
and other materials for all of our shows are
also available online to help you promote your trip. Just go to
the bottom of the page about each show to download promotional materials.
tour groups to delicious meals and unexpected entertainment at
the Victorian mansion where history is fun.