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Germantown - Tennessee

Germantown, Tennessee, with a population of 14,482, is located in Shelby County, TN and is 21 miles from Memphis, TN.

Germantown was established in the late 1840s. The Germantown Historic District is one of Nashville’s most architecturally heterogeneous neighborhoods. It contains a significant concentration of Victorian building styles - Italianate, Eastlake, Queen Anne, late 19th century vernacular workers cottages - and building types. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and has also been designated as an Inner City Arboretum containing over 135 varieties of trees and major shrubs.

The closest airport to Germantown is Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Germantown's Main Attractions:

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
This 11,556 acre wildlife refuge lies within the floodplain of the Hatchie River. The Hatchie is the last unchannelized river of its type in the Lower Mississippi River Valley and still functions under near normal wetland cycles. About 9,400 acres of bottomland hardwoods are located on the refuge and are flooded by headwater flows of the Hatchie. The headwaters of the Hatchie in Mississippi are channelized as are 33 major tributaries.

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge's concentration is ducks (primarily mallards), shorebirds and wading birds; open water 270 acres, wetland 10,000 acres, woodlands 9,800 acres, cropland 1,000 acres, and grasslands 31 acres.

Wildlife observation includes hunting, fishing, and photography. There is boating access to the Hatchie River and an auto tour route.

West Tennessee Cotton Museum
The West Tennessee Cotton Museum features the story of the huge cotton farms in the area, some of which began in the early 1800s. The museum offers exhibits, photographs, and primitive-to-modern farming implements, from old plows to 9-footlong sacks used to collect handpicked cotton.

The closest airport is Thornton Airport (47M) in Brownsville.

Brownsville, Tennessee was established in the early 1800s.

Festivals in Germantown:

Germantown Charity Horse Show
Organized in 1948, this five-day event in early June is one of the largest multi-breed horse shows in the United States, attracting 700 to 1,000 horses. Classes range from kids and horses in costumes to Tennessee walking horses to the grand prix finale. The atmosphere is relaxed and festive. Contact the GCHS Association at 901-754-0009.

The Germantown Charity Horse Show has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for the month of June 2003. The states in this regional selection include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Germantown Festival
Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and activities for youngsters turn C.O. Franklin Park into a giant festival on the first weekend after Labor Day. A highlight is the Sunday afternoon Running of the Weenies dachshund race in the Charity Horse Show arena.

Senior Expo
The annual Germantown Senior Expo is one the area’s most exciting events for seniors. Scheduled for the first Thursday in November, it features health screenings, informational booths, door prizes and free food and drink. More than 1,500 seniors enjoy exhibits of goods and services geared to their needs and interests. More than 100 area businesses participate.

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Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul aboard "Miss Clawdy," your vintage 1959 tour bus. See Beale Street, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum as well as "hidden" sites only Memphians know . . .

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The journey to Graceland begins on Elvis Presley Boulevard at Graceland Plaza. This package includes the Graceland Mansion Tour along with self-guided tours of Elvis' two custom jets, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, a memorabilia museum called 'Sincerely Elvis', the all-new Elvis After Dark exhibit and a 22 minute film showcasing Elvis' fascinating career
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Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a Memphis Riverboat.
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