I jus had an awesome idea while over at the "yearbook" thread.... Lynchburg, Tn is only a couple hour drive from Fort Campbell, Ky (jus an hour or so north of Nashville,Tn). for those that dont know, Lynchburg,Tn is home to the awesomeness that is the Jack Daniels Distilery. altho i'm in Asscrackstain, i should be home in Dec for the wifes due date (dec17th). and i think i can easily get away for a day. my Idea would be to either meet up in Clarksville (where i live just outside of Ft Campbell) or in nashville, say LP Field (home of the Titans). LP Field is right off of I-24, the road you take from Nashville to get to Lynchburg. from one of those points, we can trek on down to Lynchburg, hang out, take the Distilery tour (no, they dont give free samples, its a dry county...). last time i took the tour, the tour its self was free. if this seems like a good plan, i can try to contact the visitor center there and try to set up a privite tour. lemme know whats up guys.
I'm down to meet up at the distillery. Was over there about a month ago and the tour is still free. Doubt they would do a private group tour due to the large amounts of tourists that come through there.
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Distillery tours are available daily from 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Central Time (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day). We recommend you arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for the tour, and they usually last around an hour. It is a walking tour with steps included and mostly outdoors. Although there are no age restrictions for visitors taking the tour, no strollers are allowed on the tour. We suggest a baby-pack for the most enjoyable experience.
No pets will be allowed on tours or in the Visitor Center. However, service animals are permitted. For groups of 25 or more, please contact us at 931-759-6319 (on weekdays) and 931-759-6183 (on weekends) so that we can be expecting you. They will be able to let you know maximum sizes for tour groups. If your group is very large, you may have to tour as several smaller groups.
You might also want to consider stopping by Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House for lunch. Miss Mary Bobo's has been serving up great Southern cooking and hospitality for more than a hundred years. Located just off the Square, Miss Mary Bobo's serves lunch Monday through Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sharp, and we also offer a 3:00 p.m. seating on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during summer and autumn.
Reservations are required. To reserve your lunch seating, please call (931) 759-7394. Be sure to call well in advance because seatings fill up pretty fast - especially during the summer!
* i highly recommend going to Miss Marry Bobo's. went there on my first tour, we lucked out and got the last two seats with out a reservation. it was great.
sadly, i cant set a solid date yet, as i dont have solid dates myself for when i am to go home on R&R. with any luck, i should be home around the 17th of december, since that is when the wife is due to have the baby. if it helps ppl, i'l try for a weekend, say the 18th or 19th. probably the 18th, saturday, since the Boarding house isnt listed as open on sundays
thnx and a feel ya on the cheap part. the tour itself is no cost, so lunch at the boarding house would be optional. i'd have to call for a price on that, but i dont remember it being much. also, its a full meal, different courses and all, set as if it was a large family eating at once, not something like if going to red lobster or some place.
since there doesnt seem much interest, and the baby has an appointment saturday, so doesnt look like there will be much going on at the Distillery. so it might jus be the local meet on sunday. my mom is intown, i could have her take em in, but would rather take em to the appointment my self. if there was more interest for the Distillery, then i jus might send wm with my mom.