Things to do near Twin Falls at Rock Island State Park, near McMinnville, Tenn.

Things to Do Near McMinnville, Tenn.

McMinnville's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring beautiful Middle Tennessee.

To discover additional things to see and do in McMinnville and the surrounding area, check out some of the attraction links below, see or browse the online version of the Tennessee Vacation Guide.

Tour the 1896 Victorian mansion where history is fun, then stay a while to explore its beautiful gardens.  Lunch in the Victorian Tea Room and shopping for 1800s treasures in the Victorian Gift Shop are available daily with or without a tour.

Tennessee’s largest show cave, open daily year round.  15 minutes southeast of downtown.


live music and performances


Isha Institute of Inner Sciences, world-renowned mountain retreat to learn classical yoga, 30 minutes southeast

landscaping nurseries

McMinnville has been known for years as the nursery capital of the world.”  There are a multitude of nurseries in this area, but you can start with some of these nurseries open to the public.

civil war History and homes

Historic sites and homes within an hour or two of McMinnville.  As history lovers – and old house lovers – we have a long list of places we like.

Falcon Rest Mansion – the ideal tour stop or day trip between Nashville and Chattanooga

Things to do in McMinnville, TN, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga
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