What Disneyland is to Orlando can be said of what Loretta Lynn is to Hurricane Mills. The unincorporated community of Humphreys County thrives on what Tennessee is all about—the discovery and appreciation for the arts and country music. The community of Hurricane Mills is best known as the home of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, serving as the steadfast center its tourism industry. While the community is primarily residential, there are several businesses found in the ranch’s downtown area. The community is also home to an Amateur Motocross Race.
The Loretta Lynn Ranch is the community’s biggest, if not the only attraction. The ranch has several establishments which will certainly delight all forms of guests. The Loretta Lynn Haunted Plantation has been featured by the Travel Channel several times. Sightings of a ghost wringing and crying have been witnessed in the Plantation Home. Two Civil War Soldiers have also been seen in site. Although all these stories are creepy, the haunted plantation never fails to attract plenty of sightseers.
Hotels like Days Inn and Best Western provide affordable yet generic accommodations for those who wish to stay outside Loretta Lynn’s ranch. The ranch itself offers RV Park and Primitive Camping services. There are plenty of log cabins found in the ranch for those who do not have RVs but wish to experience the area’s unique camping offerings. Cabins features one queen bed downstairs and a frame-style large bed in its loft. The cabins cost at least $75 for 2 people, with additional rates for extra guests. A bedroom, living room, and an outside deck is available at Boone Hill Cabins, which offers lower rates of $65 per night. Book your Hurricane Mills Hotels with Reservations.com.
When to Visit
Country music legend and community proprietor Loretta Lynn hosts several concerts throughout the year. Live shows can be found at her ranch, which has been dubbed as Loretta in concert. The series usually starts on May of each year. For 11 years, the city has become a gracious host to the Annual Spring Ride. From March to April, the Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders invite all responsible off-road All Terrain Vehicle and motorcycle riders. There will be opportunities for beginners and expert riders. The festivity also includes plenty of food, bench racing, door prizes, and a banquet for all. The community also hosts the Loretta Lynn’s Bi-Annual Trail Ride, which completes a great trail ride vacation. Events include movie nights, saddle drawing, extreme trail ride competitions, hay rides, dances, panel stalls, and picket areas. Lastly, the Hurricane Mills is best known as the host of the annual AMA ATV Motocross Championship held throughout August.
Loretta Lynn is a legend in Tennessee, with a community almost centered on her. The Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum is a gallery of her career. The 18,000-square-foot expanse contained a massive collection of awards and memorabilia, as well as mementos from several of her celebrity friends. The Grist Mill Museum features a myriad of equipment utilized during the 19th century production of corn meal. On display is an electricity generator and control panel. Photos of early Hurricane Mills can also be found in the Museum. The Native American Artifact Museum aims to preserve the community’s historic culture. More than 5,000 relics and artifacts are available for viewing, given that Loretta is of Native American heritage. Lastly, Loretta’s Fan and Doll Museum has a large variety of dolls gifted by her loving fans.