Millington, the “Flag City of Tennessee” is a Shelby County city 20 minutes away from Memphis. It has a small-town vibe with its own unique attractions. It was once part of the Millingtons’ vast property until they donated a portion of it to be made into a town named after them. The original Baptist Church was established here in 1888 and the first businesses started in 1890. The military established its presence in 1917 starting with the construction of Park Field, a pilot training facility. The town prospered as more military bases were built like the NAVSUPPACT Naval Station. USA Stadium built in 1986 drew worldwide recognition by hosting the International Baseball games. Use our list of things to do in Millington, Tennessee as your guide for an exciting vacation.
1. Go bird-watching at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Meeman-Shelby is selected as an Important Bird Area in 2006 by the Audubon Society. The park is 13,476 acres (5,454 hectares) of bottomland hardwood forest located 13 miles (21 kilometers) from northern Memphis and edges the Mississippi River and Tupelo and Bald Cypress Swamp. It’s a sanctuary for various wildlife including over 240 kinds of birds and features hiking trails over 20 miles (32.1 kilometers) long. Aside from birdwatching and hiking, it’s ideal for fishing parties and family-style camping. The facilities are located along Poplar Tree Shore surrounded by various trees. It can fit up to 140 people making it ideal for group youth camps. There are 49 campsites all over the park and 2-bedroom cabin accommodations that fit up to 6 people.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Address: 910 Riddick Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 7am - 6pm; Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
2. Enjoy the nightlife at The Haystack
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The Haystack is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for good food and live entertainment. It’s Millington’s favorite watering hole where the drinks are overflowing. They serve the best American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Drop by at night where they have a variety of activities that will keep you awake and energized. On Wednesdays, they have Bingo games and on other nights, they have a live band playing!
Address: 6560 US-51, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: The Haystack
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 5am – 12am; Fri – Sat: 24 hours
3. Pick peaches at Jones Orchard
Jones Orchard offers unique and exciting farm fun! This not-so-typical farm is a 600-acre (243 hectares) property owned by the Jones family who became popular for producing high-quality fruits particularly peaches. They have been providing the areas of Mid-south and Memphis with their fresh produce for over 70 years. You can choose from different locations where you want to buy their products. They currently have three locations where you can pick your own fruit, two roadside markets, and three booths in different farmers’ markets. Aside from fresh fruits, they also sell homemade jellies and jams. They have their own fall harvest celebration featuring three haunts and a huge corn maze the children and adults will enjoy.
Address: 7170 HIghway 51 North Millington, TN 38053
Website: Jones Orchard
Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)
4. Sing and dance all night at Pop's Bar & Grill Millington
Be aware that this bar and grill is strictly for adults because of its smoking policy. Only those aged 21 years old and above are allowed inside. It’s famous for serving the best burgers in town. Pop’s offers a different menu for breakfast and lunch and dinner. You can choose from a wide selection of sandwiches, breakfast combos, starters, burgers, sides, and dinner specials to satiate your taste buds. At night, you can do karaoke or dance along to the music played by the resident DJ. If you need a place to chill with great food, cold beverages, and fun entertainment, then go to Pop’s!
Pop's Bar & Grill Millington
Address: 6365 Navy Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United
Website: Pop’s Bar & Grill Millington
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6am - 10pm; Fri: 6am - 2am; Sat: 6am - 1am
5. Play the greens of Mirimichi Golf Course
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Enjoy a game of golf at the world-class golf greens of Mirimichi Golf Course. This well-maintained golf course is just 20 minutes away from town and offers the most challenging golf greens with a great layout and beautiful scenery. The huge property also has an on-site shop where you can buy golf apparel, gift cards, golf apparel, and e-gifts. It also has a clubhouse where you can host events like weddings, bachelor parties, leagues, outings, and weddings. Join their e-mail clubs and get special rates on the tee times. Become a member so you can avail exclusive use of the golf greens, driving range, practice green, and their other facilities. You might chance upon playing a round of golf with its famous owner, Justin Timberlake.
Mirimichi Golf Course
Address: 6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Mirimichi Golf Course
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 7am - 6pm (closed on Mon)
Price: From 29 USD
6. Watch the races at Memphis International Raceway
Get your adrenaline fix and watch the exciting races at MIR! Memphis International Raceway (MIR), formerly Memphis Motorsports Park, is an auto racing park located 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) away from Southern Millington across Loosahatchie River. In 1987, the facility opened with just a 2.9-kilometer (1.8 miles) road course and a drag strip. In 1998, it hosted the Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and ASA Late Model Series using its newly built tri-oval short track. It also features a 1,340-meter (4,400 feet) drag strip that serves as the venue for races like the IHRA World Finals and Nitro Jam, PDRA events, and others. You have to buy an Event Ticket to be able to enter the facility or enroll in one of their driving schools. Professional racecar drivers like Rusty Wallace will teach you how to drive a real race car the NASCAR way!
Memphis International Raceway
Address: 5500 Victory Ln, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Memphis International Raceway
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
7. Catch a performance at Playhouse 51
Playhouse 51 is the community theater group of Millington with its headquarters in Harvell Civic Center. This non-profit organization aims to provide the community with top quality family entertainment while supporting the arts. Join as a member and you get discounted prices on all their social events, workshops, and tickets to their performances. You are also eligible to run for a position in the organization once you become a member. You must be 18 years old and above to qualify for the membership. If you want to be a performer, join the auditions being held for the next play production. Otherwise, if you’re in town for just a short time, do make sure to catch a performance.
Address: 8077 Wilkinsville Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Playhouse 51
Price: From 10 USD
8. Spend a day out at Aycock Park
Aycock Park is where the community gathers for events and for special occasions like birthdays and family reunions. The public park features vast open spaces carpeted with green grass, a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) tree-shaded walking trail, and several amenities enjoyed by people of all ages. People can take leisurely strolls, go jogging, go brisk walking, do outdoor exercises, or walk around to get around the park and reach one place to the other. It also features a gazebo, playground with play equipment for kids, picnic tables, and tennis courts. You can rent the pavilion for half a day or a full day’s rental for an event or party.
Address: 7330 Renda St, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Aycock Park
Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)
9. Go antique shopping at Alison’s Alcove
Alison’s Alcove Antique Mall and Consignment Shop is the best source for antiques and pre-loved items. The shop was established in 1984 and has been serving the community of Millington for more than 20 years. It underwent some remodeling and re-opened in 2019 with a bigger and better store. They sell a wide selection of antiques - some of which are hard to find. Aside from cute little home accessories, they also sell antique and used furniture all in good condition. Drop by their store if you feel like antiquing and you’ll find at least one item that will liven up your home.
Address:4792 Navy Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Allison’s Alcove
Opening hours: Thu – Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun – Tue: 12pm – 6pm (closed on Wed)
10. Get active at Lions Park
There are no lions in Lions Park! It’s one of the two public parks where the residents hang out to relax and exercise. It features a vast area covered in grass and surrounded by tall trees. It has a 5-kilometer (3.10 miles) jogging path where you can do your practice runs, jog, and engage in outdoor exercise routines, and a small playground with large inflatable play equipment that is safe for kids. For adrenaline junkies, there is a tall four-sided climbing wall in the middle of the field where you can practice rock climbing and rappelling. The park is open from morning until evening and is ideal for family outings, picnics, events, picnics, weddings, and other outdoor activities.
Address: 4376 Oak Spring Dr, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Lions Park
Opening hours: 6:30am - 8pm (daily)
11. Enjoy wine and music at Old Millington Winery
At Old Millington, you can enjoy drinking world-class wine with good music. This not-so-typical winery offers not just a wide selection of vino for tasting and drinking. They also host a variety of events like fundraisings with live outdoor music during the afternoons. You are allowed to bring your own picnic baskets, lawn chairs, pop tents, and blankets during the event. If you want to sample the drinks, you will have to pay 5 USD for a wrist ticket to be able to enter the tasting room. You are allowed to taste up to four variants of their award-winning wines.
Old Millington Winery
Address: 6748 Old Millington Rd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Old Millington Winery
Opening hours: Wed – Sat: 10am – 6pm; Sun: 1pm – 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
Price: From 5 USD
12. Watch some baseball games at USA Stadium Complex
The USA Stadium is one of the finest outdoor sports complexes in Millington. It was a baseball stadium used as the training ground of the USA baseball team for the Olympics from 1986 to 1996. It hosted the USA Baseball Tournament 1999 Conference and the baseball team of the University of Memphis. Currently, the complex boasts world-class facilities for sports like rugby, baseball, tractor or truck pulling, and rodeos. It is also used as an entertainment venue for events like concerts, festivals, fairs, and corporate and private gatherings.
USA Stadium Complex
Address: 4351 Babe Howard Blvd, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: USA Stadium Complex
13. Shop unique finds at MidSouth Marketplace
MidSouth Marketplace is the place to go to if you are buying or selling antiques and preloved items. The store offers 5-foot (1.54 meters) aisles filled with a wide selection of vintage, antiques, retro, shabby chic, industrial, and mid-century modern items sold by 200 vendors. Spend the entire day browsing through all the memorabilia and you will definitely find one that makes a beautiful accent in your home. There is also a small café where you can have a snack in between shopping.
Address: 8323 Us Highway 51 N Millington, TN 38053
Website: MidSouth Marketplace
Opening hours: Sun: 1pm – 5pm; Tue – Sat: 10am – 6pm (closed on Mon)
14. Drive a race car at Rusty Wallace Racing
Do you want to drive like a real race car driver? Drop by Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and let a real NASCAR champion race car driver teach you how to drive. For a fee, you get your hands on the wheel of a NASCAR race car and drive a few laps around the racetrack. They offer promos and discounts on certain dates when you book driving lessons with them. For two to three hours you will have that incredible experience of driving or riding along in a race car.
Rusty Wallace Racing
Address: Millington, TN 38053, United States
Website: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Price: From 119 USD
15. Relish the outdoors at Oak Park
Oak Park is a public park on Church Street near Baker Community Center. It is open to everyone from all walks of life from morning until night. Its lush surroundings make it suitable for outdoor exercises and activities. There are two public tennis courts, though not lighted, is good enough for practice and simple tennis matches. There’s also a play area for kids and picnic tables suitable for family gatherings. The amenities of the park are available to everyone but priority is given to whoever booked first.
Address: 7942 Church Street, Millington, TN 38053
Website: Oak Park
Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)
16. Grab a bite at Huey's
Huey’s is more than just a burger joint. Aside from their famous delicious hamburgers, people visit Huey’s for their live music events. Their laidback vibe is complemented with good beer and delicious burgers and other pub grub. They are open until late and offer a variety of promos and exciting activities for the whole week. If you want to unwind and have wholesome fun, great food and drinks, and good music, then Huey’s is the place to be.
Address: 8570 TN-3, Millington, TN 38053, United States
Opening hours: Sun –Thu: 11am – 12am; Fri – Sat: 11am – 2am
Be merry at Millington
Though Millington may seem laidback with its small-town vibe, there are definitely a lot of interesting things you can do around the city. It is a relaxing town where remnants of its past blend easily with the present. It has a lot of open spaces and lush surroundings, making it ideal for family bonding and diverse outdoor activities from golfing to race car driving. You’ll appreciate the sights you’ll see in Millington, the pride of Tennessee!
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