Milky Way Farms and Downtown Lynnville
Begin at Milky Way Farm - The 1100 acre historical estate of candy legend Frank Mars and home to 1940 Kentucky Derby winner, Gallahadian is open for visitors. The 25,000 sq.ft. manor and plantation were built after the success of his Milky Way candy bar. The Manor boasts 20 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, and a dining room with a table that seats 40 people. Employing over 900 workers during the Depression, it is a wonderful piece of Southern history. www.milkywayfarm.org
After the tour at the Milky Way Farm, we will travel to historic Lynnville to see the Railroad Museum, a vintage passenger coach of a restored 98 ton 2-6-2 prairie type steam locomotive built by Baldwin in 1927.
Visit Colonel Littleton’s impressive retail store, maker of fine leather crafted items made in Lynnville, Tennessee and sold worldwide.
If you did not have lunch at Milky Way, you can step back in time with a meal at Soda Pop Junction. The building was built in 1860 and was used as the L.E. Moore Drug Store from 1928-1978. The building still has the original pharmacy made from oak and the original 1950’s soda fountain. There you can get home cooked meals, Tennessee’s #1 Hamburger and Tennessee’s #2 Milk Shake as seen on National Television on Tennessee Crossroads.
While in Lynnville, you can tour Tenn South Distillery and Lexington Vineyards. Enjoy free samples and items in their gift shop. You may want to visit Cutsie Cakes Bakery, Heirloom Glass, Stitching Station Quilt Shop, Dixie Tactical & Dixie Switch, or Whitehorse Deli and Antiques.