Kick back and take in a quiet lakeside sunset. Trek around our vibrant and historic town square. Or pull up anchor and take to the water at Paris Landing. What ever floats your boat, you’ll find a world of things to do at the Village of Paris & Paris Landing. Boating…fishing…hunting…shopping…dining…golfing…music…art…let go and enjoy yourself.
Henry County Attractions
The Great Outdoors
Eiffel Tower: Paris is one of only two cities in the United States with a replica f the famous Eiffel Tower. The tower is the perfect addition to our charming city, providing a setting of history and romance. Picnic, play or snap your photo under our very own 67-foot Eiffel Tower.
Kentucky Lake: The Second largest man-made lake in the U.S. is located on the border of Henry County and defines water fun. The beauty of Kentucky Lake is an attraction in itself! Add the skiing, boating, fishing and swimming and you have found the best place for sun in the sun! Kentucky Lake encompasses nearly 160,000 acres and has 2,380 miles of shoreline. The Lake is surrounded by resorts, marinas and restaurants. An entire vacation can be spent on our Kentucky Lake.
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge: 25,000 acres of water, 19.000 acres of woodland, 5,000 acres of farmland and pasture along 80 miles of the Tennessee River create the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Their monthly “Discovery Series” is true “edu-tainment.”
731.642.1091 / www.tnwrfriends.org
Land Between the Lakes: the Heartland’s Outdoor Playground! Located in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL offers 170,000 acres of wildlife, history and outdoor recreation opportunities wrapped by 300 miles of undeveloped shorelines. Family attractions such as the Nature Station and the 1850s Homeplace, bring the region’s history, science, and environment to life. The Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory provide a comfortable seat for liftoff into the fascinating world of outer space and modern space exploration.
800.LBL.7077 / www.lbl.org
Fort Donelson National Military Park: One mile west of Dover, Tennessee and three miles east of Land Between the Lake on US highway 79 you will find history at its best. Fort Donelson National Military Park is home to battlefields, National Cemetery and the site where Confederate General Simon B. Bucknoer surrendered Fort Donelson to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
120 Fort Donelson Shores Rd
West Sandy & Big Sandy Wildlife Management Area: Located in Henry and Benton Counties, these Wildlife Management Areas are perfect for hunting and fishing and are open to the public. Acres of wooded area make for a challenge to hunters and refuge for area wildlife. Both are located off highway 69 A that joins Paris and Camden, Tennessee.
Holly Fork Shooting Complex: Home to Junior Olympic shooting events, visitors have their choice of skeet, trap, and 5-stand. Holly Fork Shooting Complex is located on Highway 79 North, Shooting hours are 2pm until dusk, Sunday through Friday and Saturdays from 10am to dusk.
6133 Hwy. 79N.
Paris, TN 38242
Arts & History
Paris-Henry County Heritage Center
614 N. Poplar Street – Paris, TN – 731.642.1030 – www.phchc.com
Philanthropist Col. O. C. Barton built the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center, “the crown jewel of Paris”, in 1916. The beautiful mansion retains its original stained-glass windows, marble staircase and floors, ceiling and wall paintings, and mahogany woodwork. The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center serves as a museum, an archive, a research center, and educational center. You can also partake in the Historical Walking Tour. This tour is an audiotaped walking tour of west Tennessee’s oldest incorporated city, Paris. Entitled “Paris Revisited,” this lively recorded tour will take you through downtown Paris, the North Poplar Street Historic District and the Old City Cemetery all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, call (731) 642-1030.
Krider Performing Arts Center
650 Volunteer Drive – Paris, TN – 731.644.2517 – www.kridercenter.com
The Krider is the perfect setting for a student play or traveling symphony. The Krider brings an eclectic variety of programs to our area throughout the year.
Robert E. Lee Academy for the Fine Arts
402 Lee Street – Paris, TN 38242 – 731.642.3411 – www.schoolforthearts.org
The Robert E. Lee School served the community since the 1800s. Generations of children spent their days reading, writing, laughing and playing in the large classroom and playground. The school closed in 1975, but with the new millennium came restoration and a new purpose, a school dedicated to the performing and visual arts. Classes in drawing, painting, drama, pottery, ballet, voice, piano, guitar and even yoga can be taken. The Tennessee River Fine Arts League displays in the hallways and several artists have loft studios.
Knowles String Instrument & Gallery 107
616 North Market Street – Paris, TN – 731.644.1157
Watch Dan Knowles, nationally acclaimed banjo musician and stringed instrument builder at work in his downtown shop. Rock for a spell and enjoy the gallery quality artwork on display.
Parisian Movie Theatre
161 Jim Adams Drive
Paris, TN 38242
Paris on Wheels Skating Center
2245 Highway 79 South
Paris, TN 38242
Gary Center Bowl
1118 North Market Street
Paris, TN 38242
The Tennessean Golf Club
900 Olde Tennessee Trail
Springville, TN 38256
Paris Landing State Park Golf Course
16055 Hwy. 49 N.
Buchanan, TN 38256
731.641.4459 or 800.25038614
Futures Golf Club
1120 Puryear Country Club Rd.
Puryear, TN 38251
Hiking & Exercise
Get outside on our many trails, including:
Britton Ford Trail at the National Wildlife Refuge: www.tnwrfriends.org
Paris Landing State Park Trails: www.tnstateparks.com
Memorial Park Trails: www.cityofparistn.gov
Paris Civic Center: www.cityofparistn.gov
City of Paris Parks System: offers playgrounds, swimming, disc golf, tennis and more than a dozen parks in Paris. www.cityofparistn.gov