Tipton County has lots to offer visitors. Spend the day on Covington’s Historic Square and browse our variety of antique shops, boutiques, and home decor. Be sure to enjoy lunch at one of our local restaurants ranging from tea rooms, BBQ, down home country cooking, or try some fried chicken at the original location of Gus’s in Mason, Tennessee. Visit our beautiful park systems including a nature trail that runs behind the Tipton County Museum, Project Play Playground at Cobb Parr Memorial Park, Centennial Park in Munford, and more. Check our calendar of events to attend one of our great festivals. We have Chocolate Tour in February, Music on the Square in May and June, BBQ Festival in June, Art on the Square in July, Covington Heritage Festival and Celebrate Munford in September, Squarecrows in October, Holiday Open House in November, and Dickens on the Square in December. Visit covington-tiptoncochamber.com for more information.
Explore military history, environmental education and West Tennessee heritage at this museum and 20-acre wildlife sanctuary. Take a stroll on the .5-mile nature trail through the forest and wetlands, or enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the largest urban park in the county.Learn more
You’ll find unique shops and quaint restaurants on this charming square surrounding the historic 1889 Tipton County Courthouse. Great care has been taken to restore the courthouse and storefronts here, creating an inviting and charming spot for tourists and locals.Learn more
This restored 1930s Art Deco-style theater is marked by a great old sign, and continues to entertain the area as host to events, community theater, productions and concerts. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, performed on the Ruffin stage in 1955. Open for performances.Learn more
A perfect getaway for fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Located about 6.5 miles west of Munford, this Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency lake covers approximately 310 acres. The facilities include two fishing piers, a covered boat dock with spot for 32 rental boats, two launching ramps, a bait and tackle shop, a clubhouse, restrooms and two picnic pavilions. Every year, the lake hosts the Chamber’s annual children’s fishing derby, where 200 kids spend the morning at the lake.Learn more
Just past the Randolph United Methodist Church, you’ll find one of the best views of the Mississippi River, high above the floodplain on the second Chickasaw Bluff. A Civil War historical marker describes the area’s significance including Fort Wright (now private property) near this spot. The 1861 fort served not only as a defensive position for the Confederates on the Mississippi, it was one of the state’s first military training camps, where recruits (including future Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest) learned how to defend and fight for the Confederacy.Learn more
Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q first opened in Mason, TN in 1923 by Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams. Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q serves bar-b-q plates and sandwiches, ribs, catfish, burgers. Also, Ms. Perry “the Pie Lady” has been making homemade pies for Bozo’s for many, many years.Learn more