Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

FUN THINGS TO DO...
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Hamper McBee Moonshine Exhibit
(Located at the Smoke House Restaurant)
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Local legend, Hamper McBee, tells how his Tennessee Moonshine will “Slap You In The Creek.” The Moonshine Exhibit area contains photos, vintage authentic old stills in several sizes and configurations, and a video presentation of Hamper McBee tellin’ you how to make his liker’. T-shirts, mugs, shot glasses, and many other items for sale. Free admission.



louvinbrothers museum photo

louvinbrothers museum photo
Louvin Brothers Museum
(Located at the Smoke House Restaurant)
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

A lifetime collection of awards, photos, albums, music, letters, and memorabilia all displayed for viewing at the Smoke House – the Historic Louvin Brothers Museum. The Louvin Brothers popularized close harmony, a genre of country music. Hits included “Cash on the Barrelhead” and “When I Stop Dreaming.” They joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. In 2001, the Louvin Brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free admission.



southcumberland state park photo
southcumberland state park photo
South Cumberland State Park
11745 US Hwy 41
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2980
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/south-cumberland

South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie.The park is composed of approximately 25,539 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region. The Visitors Center complex on Hwy 41 between Monteagle and Tracy City offers interpretive exhibits, maps, picnic and sports facilities, and informative staff to provide detailed information about the entire park. The largest unit, Savage Gulf Natural Area, has 4 entrances and includes Stone Door State Park, Greeter Falls, and Collins Gulf. Savage Gulf contains spectacular vistas, waterfalls, beautiful forests, and many miles of hiking and backpacking trails with varying terrain and degrees of difficulty. The Fiery Gizzard Trail connects Grundy Forest Natural Area and TVA’s Foster Falls. Grundy Lakes State Park, a day-use area near Tracy City, provides swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking and a view of the historic 19th century Coke Ovens. There are more than 100 backcountry campsites scattered throughout the park. Reservations for camping are required and can be made online.

DINING
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sandwich photo
Jim Oliver’s Smoke House
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

A country dining atmosphere offering a full buffet featuring fried chicken, bbq, meatloaf, catfish, various types of vegetables, salad bar, soup, and dessert. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner food can be ordered from a menu as well. Friday and Saturday nights are always a big hit with live “Nashville music” being offered. Catering services and a private dining hall for special events, weddings, etc. are available. Serving great food and entertainment “on the mountain.”



OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
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smokehouse lodging photo
Smoke House Lodge & Cabins
844 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
800-489-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Located at the junction of I-24 and Hwy 41-A. Old South hospitality welcomes you when checking in for a good night’s sleep. The lodge has been fully remodeled with 85 oversized rooms featuring either two queen beds or one king size bed. Cozy lakeside cabins are also available. All rooms offer a full array of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Full service restaurant on premises.



cabins photo Smoke House Vacation Cabins
844 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Great get-a-way for couples, families, reunion and retreat groups. 21 cabins, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, privacy. One night minimum. Live music, full service restaurant.