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Falcon 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."



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:

Check out links to other area attractions

Mystery 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.



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 trip.

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.

Treat your tour groups to delicious meals and unexpected entertainment at
the Victorian mansion where history is fun.

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd. | McMinnville, TN 37110 | 931-668-4444 | falconrest@falconrest.com