Providence MarketPlace is 830,000 square feet of retail space is anchored by Target, JCPenney, Belk, Kroger, Providence Cinemas, Joann Fabrics, Dick Sporting Goods, PetsMart, Old Navy, Chick-Fil-A, Logan's Roadhouse and many more!
Providence 14 Theatres offers state-of-the-art and innovative stadium seating, digital sound, wall-to-wall screens and gourmet concessions. The luxury theatres offer many amenities and first class service. For the movie line, call 866-5333. For the box office, call 773-4400.
Long Hunter State Park is just south of Mt. Juliet situated on J. Percy Priest Lake and features boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, picknicking, camping, swimming and wildlife observation.
Percy Priest Lake and Old Hickory Lake provide a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding. Both lakes provide sandy beaches and playgrounds with a nominal day use fee. Fishing and hunting licenses are required by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, (615) 331-9237. For more info, contact the Corps of Engineers at 889-1975.
Cedar Creek Sports Center offers a driving range, bumper boats, batting cages, putt-putt and an indoor arcade with dozens of games.
i9 Sports is a youth sports program for boys and girls ages 6-14 which is focused on fun, good sportsmanship and safe play. There are no tryouts and coaches are carefully screened and certified. Click here to register for basketball and flag football online or call 453-0092.
The Music City Star is a 33 mile rail line between downtown Nashville and the city of Lebanon with scheduled stops at each location morning and afternoon. You can also hop the train on Friday evenings and travel to Nashville for a fun night on the town.
“A Toast to Tennessee” Wine Festival is held in April at the Wilson County Expo Center. This event features 20+ wineries from all across the State of Tennessee, dozens of fine artisans, gourmet specialty food vendors, live music, free wine-related seminars, and free lake cruises.
Each fall, Native Americans across the country descend on Mt. Juliet to participate in the Native American Powwow. The two-day festival includes activities such as storytelling, ethnic foods, arts & crafts, a colorful parade, and a dance competition. Call the Parks office at 758-6522 for dates.
The Wilson County Fair attracts 500,000+ visitors each August for nine days of fun at the 240-acre James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Entertainment ranges from automobile giveaways and banjo-picking contests to demolition derbies, barbeque cook-offs, photography contests, wine tasting, Civil War re-enactments, tractor pulls, a midway carnival and nonstop music.