How can you visit Loretta Lynn's homeplace?


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Loretta Lynn's ranch and museums in Hurricane Hills, Tennessee, are located off exit 143 of I-90. The ranch is about one hour west of Nashville and is open seven days a week, as of 2015. There are amenities like RV hookups and camp sites, horseback riding, and gift shops. Admission to the ranch and museums is free; tickets to special shows at the ranch are available for purchase on LorettaLynnRanch.net.

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Some of the features of Loretta Lynn's ranch include a replica coal mine, a recording studio and tours of Loretta's home. Much of the memorabilia at the ranch relates to the coal-mining culture of Tennessee and Kentucky. These industries inspired Loretta's hit song "Coal Miner's Daughter."

There are self-guided tours available, although visitors must pay a small admission fee for guided tours. The museums are free of charge and feature music memorabilia from Loretta's country music career and a log cabin homestead with artifacts from Tennessee's homesteading past. The Grist Mill museum focuses on the history of the 19th century cornmeal industry, and the Native American museum houses artifacts of Native American history and culture.

Horse lovers can take part in trail rides hosted at the ranch. Riders can compete in trail competitions and enjoy swimming and boating. Visitors also have the opportunity to purchase tack and win awards. Fun events like chuck wagon races and Halloween parties are among the ranch's many family-friendly attractions. Music lovers can purchase tickets to special country, gospel and bluegrass concerts at the ranch.

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