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Visit Maury County for family excitement, from creative opportunities and arts to games and fun

Visit Maury County with your family to get creative, play and have fun. Muletown Pottery and Tenn Pin Alley are among the places sparking imagination. But before you start a day of exploration, stop by Marcy Jo’s Muletown for breakfast. Eggs, biscuits and gravy or pancakes will give you energy for a day of excitement. Or maybe you’ll be in the mood for French toast – then, try homemade French toast, filled with marshmallow cream cheese, and topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Erin Jaggers, tourism director for Maury County, Tennessee, promises you an unforgettable experience when you visit Maury County. In addition to great food, you’ll find fun happenings. One of those experiences awaits you at Muletown Pottery.

“Our community thrives from local small businesses,” Jaggers said. “The Muletown Pottery offers such a unique experience for locals as well as visitors. I love being creative and there are so many options to do that at Muletown Pottery. You can design and create different things, as well as spend time with friends and family.”

Muletown Pottery has welcomed visitors since September 2018. Owner Trisha Taggart loves witnessing children use their imagination.

“The best part of working (at Muletown Pottery) is seeing everyone come in and get back to the basics of creating hand painted memories and gifts,” Taggart said. “We offer a fun and creative environment that is welcoming to everyone. We can help you celebrate something special – birthday, anniversaries – or just a get-together with friends, and make unique handprint pieces and bridge generational gaps having fun together.”

Let your imagination take over and create an art piece, the product of your brush strokes and color combinations.

And when you’re ready for more fun and energetic activities, head to Tenn Pin Alley. Tenn Pin Alley is a family entertainment center, with various attractions, including 32 bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games and a cafe.

Stephanie Hurst-Blanton, events and marketing manager of Tenn Pin Alley, loves her job and “seeing the kids” faces.

“They're excited and wowed when they walk in the center,” Hurst-Blanton said. “From seeing all of the lanes stretch down to the end, to the neon lights in the arcade, to the icees in the cafe, children’s faces light up.”

Guests can expect a full-service experience at Tenn Pin Alley, said Hurst-Blanton.

“We have a great cafe menu and full bar, plus bowling, arcade games, laser tag and bumper cars,” she said. “It's great for date night, team building events, company events, birthday parties and more. Our center is over 50,000 square feet that was completely renovated in 2017 by owners Derek and Brandee Ransom. There's a ton of room and excitement for everyone. People are surprised to see such a state-of-the-art facility in Columbia, Tennessee.”

In addition to turning up the fun, Tenn Pin Alley aims to deliver delicious food to visitors of the center and to the community.

“We also have a food truck that serves specialty sandwiches and wraps,” Hurst-Blanton said. “We love going out to all of our community events such as First Friday, Mule Day and festivals throughout the year.”

First Fridays in Columbia feature live music events on the town’s square. Mule Day celebrates Maury County’s heritage related to mules, traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing and crafts.


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