Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

sewing Foothills Crafts
418 Woodbury Hwy
(I-24, Exit 110)
Manchester, 37355

Non-profit craft association dedicated to quality Tennessee craft works. Juried craftsmen are qualified in using wood, clay, metal and fiber. Foothills Crafts is part of the Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail and the Southern Middle Tennessee RC & D Quilt Trail. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Festival is 2nd weekend in November at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (behind Holiday Inn-Express) – I-24, exit 114.

antique table Madeline’s Antiques & Uniques
6107 Murfreesboro Hwy
(Exit 105 off I-24)
Manchester, 37355
931-723-8013, 931-312-0928

This antique shop has over 40 dealers in 8,000 square feet of space. Step back in time and see selections of quality antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery and more. Selections offered include Roseville, McCoy, Victorian period items, dolls, vintage jewelry and various outdoor garden decor. We buy old stuff! Open 7 days a week!

annie play Manchester Arts Center
128 E Main Street
Manchester, 37355

The Manchester Arts Center, in Historic Downtown Manchester, welcomes visitors to our upcoming shows. Want to see some ‘big city’ musical talent without the hassle of the city? The ‘Ultimate Oldies’ shows are fan favorites. With musicals, popular comedies, suspenseful thrillers, and more, there’s something for everyone at the MAC.


Millennium Repertory Company
Manchester Arts Center
128 East Main St
Manchester, 37355

This community theatre organization resides at the Manchester Arts Center. As a non-profit organization, every production that you experience is created, designed, directed, administered, supported, built, struck, painted, managed and performed by dedicated volunteers of all ages, talents and skills. Theatre productions are held throughout the year in a state of the art theatre. Plays in the past have included To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Bye Bye Birdie, Disney’s Aladdin just to name a few. During the summer and fall season “The Ultimate Oldies Show” featuring music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s is always a popular event and generally sold out. Community theatre at its best!

golf Old Stone Fort Golf Course
1017 Country Club Dr
Manchester, 37355

Originally opening in the 1960s, this golf course is a great place for golfers of all abilities to enjoy a round of golf. It is one of the most scenic courses in the State of Tennessee with beaver, otter and many kinds of birds along the Duck River. It is a fun place to play and was occupied by the Indians for 300 years. You can still see an Indian mound between hole #1 and #9. This area also may have been visited by Desoto’s Lost Band in the 1500’s and was occupied by the Confederate forces in the winter of 1863. Open seven days a week. Call before coming for any unscheduled closures.

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
732 Stone Fort Dr
Manchester, 37355

On U.S. Hwy 41,1½ miles off I-24. The Old Stone Fort is an earth and stone enclosure, built as a sacred site by Woodland Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. The picturesque waterfalls of both forks of the Duck River also attracted 19th Century industries, the ruins of which are still visible. Amenities include 51 RV campsites. Nearby is May Prairie, a prairie remnant containing dozens of rare plants.


Comfort Suites
152 Hospitality Blvd
Manchester, 37355

This hotel features modern decor, the casual rooms offer free Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers, plus work desks, flat-screen TVs and pull-out couches. This facility offers an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Free parking and a hot breakfast served in a laid-back dining area. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, an exercise room and a coin-operated laundry. Located in the heart of Manchester, the hotel is conveniently located near the George Dickel Distillery and Elk River Dam.


Holiday Inn-Express & Suites
111 Hospitality Dr
Manchester, 37355

Suites available with double and king beds. Jacuzzi suites are offered with amenities including complimentary breakfast buffet, cable/satellite TV and coffee makers available in all rooms. Upgraded amenities available in suites. Coffee and tea are available all day. This hotel facility is connected to the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. Conveniently located near Arnold Engineering Development Center and area distilleries – Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel. A great meeting facility hotel with great staff to serve you.

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Manchester KOA
586 Campground Rd
Manchester, 37355

As one of the highest award-winning parks, we offer perfect over nights (1/2 way to Florida) or make us your outstanding destination! This KOA is located between Nashville and Chattanooga on I-24, in the middle of the beautiful heartland of Tennessee. Features include a large pavilion with tables and a gas grill easily accommodating a family gathering. Cable and Wi-Fi connections available.

The Manchester KOA is near what we like to call “The Secret Smokies”. You will see caves, waterfalls, nature trails, a natural bridge arch and bountiful wildlife! Area attractions include the Jack Daniel Distillery and George Dickel Distillery and unknown to most people, the third largest battle site of the Civil War.

The Manchester, Tennessee KOA is among KOA’s highest award winning parks. The campground was proud to be featured in Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 10 ways to enjoy Bonnaroo – the biggest music festival in the USA. We welcome you to visit and we promise you’ll be glad you did!

burger Jiffy Burger
1001 Hillsboro Blvd
Manchester, 37355

Family owned restaurant for 50+ years. Voted “Best Hamburger in Middle Tennessee” by the Tennessee Magazine, voted “Best Hamburger in Manchester” by the Manchester Times. Also ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. Hamburger patties made fresh daily - never frozen. Home of the Bonnaroo Burger named after the world-famous Bonnaroo Music Festival. Specialties such as country ham and tater tots are served for breakfast along with a great variety of sandwiches, salads and appetizers available for lunch and dinner. Restaurant is filled with vintage memorabilia. Dine-in or curb service. Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed on Sunday. Like us on FaceBook!

sign The Oak Restaurant
947 Interstate Dr (I-24, Exit 110)
Manchester, 37355

This restaurant is family owned and operated since 1985. Enjoy a fabulous down home southern meal featuring steaks, fish, ribs, pizza, and fabulous fried chicken. Buffet offered daily as well as ordering from the menu option. Open at 11 a.m. serving lunch and dinner. Closed on Monday. This is a great dining experience. Dine in or take-out options available. Services

manchestersign City of Manchester Government
200 W Fort St
Manchester, 37355

manchester courthouse Coffee County Government
1329 McArthur St, Suite 1
Manchester, 37355

bonaroo Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce
110 E Main St
Manchester, 37355

For years, travelers have recognized Manchester to be a destination stop on I-24 and on Highway 41. Excellent restaurants and hotels, unique stores, safe recreation and beautiful landscapes make Manchester the ideal rest stop or stay and visit site. Home of the biggest music festival in the United States – Bonnaroo.

cullinary team Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center
147 Hospitality Blvd
Manchester, 37355

This conference center serves as one of Tennessee’s premier event venues offering breakout rental space for conferences, bridal events, seminars and concert events up to 500. An in-house award-winning culinary team will make sure you have a memorable event. Located off I-24 and connected to the Holiday Inn-Express & Suites.

sandblast sign Silver Lining Signs
926 Highland Dr
Manchester, 37355

wmsr logo WMSR Thunder Radio
1030 Oakdale St
Manchester, 37355
931-728-1320, 931-728-3526

Thunder Radio (107.9 fm/1320 am) holds the title as Manchester’s finest and oldest station. The talk radio format is known for fast and accurate news information, local sports coverage, as well as for providing local and national programming to meet the taste of a wide variety of listeners.