SEE, EAT, EXPLORE: Lauderdale County
October 31, 2017
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Looking to go beyond Memphis City limits and check out some Day Trips?  Well, load up, fill up, and ride out to these 3 spots in Lauderdale County.

See Fort Pillow State Park: 65.1 Miles, one-hour and a half drive from Memphis

Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County overlooks the Mississippi River from the Chickasaw Bluffs. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency designated Fort Pillow as a Wildlife Observation Area. The park provides reservation for deer, turkey, and often visited by bird watchers.

Anderson-Tully Wildlife Management family camping area is only 10-minutes north if you are looking to pop-up a tent and camp out.  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency also manages this popular hunting and fishing area.

No hunting allowed on park property.


Eat at Kissell’s Kitchen: 22.7, half hour drive from Fort Pillow State Park


Ask a local where to eat in Lauderdale County and you will get Kissell’s Kitchen. Located on the historic square of  Ripley, TN. This family style restaurant is filled with “Love, Peace, and BBQ Grease”. The Philly Cheesesteak fries or tots are highly recommended.  Just goodness to the mouth! You will find some of the best BBQ in West Tennessee at Kissell’s. Kissell’s also serves breakfast, so if you are camping out at Fort Pillow State Park stop by Ripley’s Historic Square and dine at Kissell’s. Like their facebook to keep up with the daily specials.

Explore the Author of Roots, Alex Haley Boyhood home: 7.5 Miles, 12 mins from Kissells’s Kitchen

Did you know the Author who wrote “Roots” actually wrote the book on the porch of his home in Henning, TN. Only a few miles down from Ripley’s Historic Square.  You can tour the boyhood home of Alex Haley and see a life-size replica of a slave ship.  Check out to keep up with news and events.

Heading back to Memphis? Its  57.1 miles, one-hour and five minutes from Alex Haley. #GetTrippin’



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