Rachel Stoewer's Dirty south
Collected by Rachel Stoewer
201 W Sunflower Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732, USA
Once upon a time workers came and went, collaborating with one another, learning musical trends, all while part of this cotton plantation. Dockery Farms was once a small town of sorts, having its own currency, store, train stop, and this old gas...
Cleveland, MS, MS, USA
Ever since watching The Color Purple, I've always been fascinated by the juke joint. Currently attending some training in the Mississippi Delta, I had the opportunity to check out the regions oldest (so they say) juke joint. Owned and run by...
2912 Cosby Hwy, Cosby, TN 37722, USA
One of many "WTF" moments I had while down South. The locals sent us here. Described on their menu as a "Mexican American/Bluegrass" restaurant, the Front Door served some of the best food I've had and featured a ridiculously awesome 4-man string...
116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
After the Grand Ole Opry left the Ryman Auditorium and relocated, country legend Roy Acuff said the red brick building with its Gothic arches and stained-glass windows might as well be torn down. The Ryman had been home to...
6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014, USA
Wine tasting in Nashville seems like an odd concept- but throw your judgements aside. Arrington Vineyards is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. Grab a picnic and buy a few bottles of wine before laying down your blanket on the beautiful...
1650 US-31W, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, USA
At the Authentic Coffee Co it's not just the beans that are the real thing. There's a jam every week (Friday, last I heard) where some of the best bluegrassers in the wider Tennessee area gather. But the most authentic thing here is the folk....
8400 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. You can eat other things at Loveless Cafe, but if you don't try the flaky buttery biscuits, you're missing out. Carol Fay Ellison started at Loveless as a dishwasher in 1979. She graduated to the stove a...
Newfound Gap, Tennessee 37738, USA
Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee is a tease for the outdoors-lover who enjoys experiencing the land by foot. Lucky for you, the Appalachian Trail intersects US Hwy 441/71 at Newfound Gap where you can...
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