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Hurricane Mills, Tennessee: Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Museum

Tour Loretta Lynn's home, recording studio, and replica coal mine. Similar in spirit to Graceland, but a lot less crowded.

Loretta Lynn's Ranch

8000 Hwy 13 S., Hurricane Mills, TN
I-40 exit 143. Drive north seven miles on Loretta Lynn Pky. Turn left at Loretta Lynn Ranch sign onto Hurricane Mills Rd. Drive two miles.
Varies with the seasons (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Loretta Lynn's Ranch

My wife and I have lived in Tennessee for over 20 years and driven by this exit many times without stopping. However, after being Covid-19 quarantined for 18 months, we decided to take an unplanned road trip to just "get-away."

We visited several sights in Middle Tennessee but the highlight was Loretta Lynn's Ranch. We actually enjoyed it so much that we spent two days in Hurricane Mills. The property offers cabins, RV parking, and camping. We decided on a hotel room a few miles away. One the first day, we drove around the huge property and looked at everything (campsites, AMA Motor-cross track, pool) and then toured the plantation home. It was a guided tour and the guide was well knowledgeable about Loretta's life -- he shared numerous stories and "secrets."

On the second day, we toured the museum and did some shopping in the various gift shops on-site. Just a friendly note: the restrooms in the museum are a lot nicer than the ones by the gazebo.

[Charles Ware, 06/17/2021]

Loretta Lynn ranch gate.

Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Museum

The 87-year-old country star still lives on the property, in a small house she and her (now deceased) husband Mooney built behind the mansion when the kids moved out, which allowed tours of the "Big" House that continues to this day.

A lot has been added over the years, including a museum, a tour, several retail stores, a coal mine replica, a replica of her childhood home, and a circa 1896 working mill with a dam. In addition there is a large campground. This is a fun salute to a great lady of country music, not nearly as crowded or glitzy as Graceland in Memphis or Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. The day I was there, the Indian statue that had been standing sentry since the 1980s was laying on his back, toppled by a winter storm. While well-known, the entire "village" of Hurricane Mills feels totally off the beaten path.

[Tim O'Brien, 02/22/2020]
Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter Museum

We thought we'd stop by at the museum for half an hour and found ourselves leaving two hours later, and we didn't even do any guided tours. This place rivals Graceland easily, if you ask me. Loretta Lynn has so much space devoted to friends and family. It's not just all about one person.

[Tara, 07/20/2010]

Indian statue.

Loretta Lynn's Indian Statue

A large Indian statue is in front of the old recording studio on the property of Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch.

[Phil Wesley, 10/01/2006]

The statue of an Indian brave has been on the Loretta Lynn Ranch property since at least the 1980s, when we snapped this photo.

Loretta's Museum and Gift Shop sign.

Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter Museum

Take a tour of the Coal Miner's Daughter's plantation home, see a replica of her humble family home back in the Butcher Hollow, KY days, see a giant wooden indian of muffler man proportions and much more. There's lots to see even if you don't spend a dime on the tours. The Coal Miner's Daughter movie is a guilty pleasure of mine, so this place was a real treat.

[Velvet Hellvis, 10/27/2002]

A file photo from one of our early visits, ~1985, when the museum was still under construction and "Twitty City" was the state's biggest self-celebratory attraction.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Buffalo at Loretta Lynn's KitchenBuffalo at Loretta Lynn's Kitchen, Hurricane Mills, TN - 6 mi.
The Walls Art ParkThe Walls Art Park, Waverly, TN - 8 mi.
Studebaker on a StickStudebaker on a Stick, Waverly, TN - 8 mi.
In the region:
Suffragists Statue, Nashville, TN - 56 mi.

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