Your family will have a fabulous time when you visit Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills. The Dude Ranch has everything you need for a fabulous time. Spend the night in the Ranch’s full service RV Park or rent one of the picturesque cabins. Visit Loretta’s museum with memorabilia and exhibits celebrating her incredible career. Spend your days lounging by the beautiful swimming pool. There are also several recreational activities located on the Ranch’s beautiful grounds, including canoeing and paddle boats. Catch nightly entertainment at the on-site mini-theater.
Johnsonville State Historic Park is the site of a unique Civil War battle and the location of Johnsonville prior to the creation of Kentucky Lake. Located on the East bank of Kentucky Lake, three miles north of U.S. Hwy 70 and the town of New Johnsonville, this 600 acre park has a wide variety of plant and animal life. This park has been established to preserve and to protect the rich cultural and natural resources that exist.
Deer, turkey, duck, and a number of other game are indigenous to Humphreys County. This area provides some of the most challenging and enjoyable hunting in the South. For information on license requirements, click HERE
Humphreys County features two fun and challenging golf courses. The Waverly Country Club in Waverly offers a wonderful 9 hole course and McEwen’s Willow Ridge Golf Course offers a full 18 holes, driving range, and more.
The Flexer family’s MI-DE-GA (pronounced MY-DEE-GAY) has been bringing the biggest names in Hollywood to Humphreys County since 1936. This single screen theatre still possesses the atmosphere of the classic movie houses of the past.
HUMPHREYS COUNTY MUSEUM
and CIVIL WAR FORT 201 Fort Hill, Waverly
This 1922 Mansion with a Civil War Fort in the backyard is a treasure trove of historical information. The Museum includes a Civil War Room, World War I Room, World War II Building, Jesse James Exhibit, Captain Anderson Exhibit and other interesting collections donated by Humphreys County residents. It is also available to rent for weddings, showers, teas and other special events. For more information you can contact Patsy Bradley at (931) 296-3739.
The Tennessee River, Kentucky Lake and the Buffalo River provide endless opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing, and so much more. No matter if you’re a first timer or a long time ‘river rat’, you’re going to love Humphreys County.
WAVERLY TRAIN EXPLOSION
MUSEUM W. Railroad St, Waverly
This on site memorial to the 1978 train derailment disaster features pictures, video, newspaper accounts and comments from those on the scene. Open year-round – Free admission – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Self guided tour – 1 hour.
SKYDIVING 1005 Airport Rd, Waverly
We live for the sport of skydiving, and love nothing more than sharing that passion with others! From first time jumper to someone with 10,000 jumps, we offer a wide array of services and activities to help advance your skills.
3 Rivers Quilt Trail is a driving trail that showcases all of the beautiful quilt blocks that have been mounted on barns and outbuildings across Humphreys County.
Quilt block trails are also about days past, the times you slept under Grandma’s warm quilts and the picnics you had on them on warm sunny days. Quilts are a work of love, passion and self. They have meanings that tell stories of families and lives. They give us warm memories that last a lifetime. We want to bring those memories up time and time again when you see the quilt blocks hanging on barns, outbuildings, homes, and businesses.
The refuge provides habitat for resident wildlife species and other migratory birds. The refuge’s diversity of habitats also supports breeding, wintering and migration habitat for 301 bird species and habitat for 51 mammals, 89 reptiles and amphibians and 144 species of fish. White-tailed deer can be found throughout the area, along with smaller animals such as raccoon, foxes, squirrels, beaver, and rabbits.