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Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater

1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397
423-658-7478
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Whitwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Dinner Theaters
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Plant City, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the best dinner theater ever. It is run by a husband and wife,. It actually used to be a church. Family style seating. Pre show was great, Dinner was delicious, Show was extremely good. If you love history and the civil war especially you will learn more than you ever did in school. It is funny, educational and... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have to admit, I was not very excited about visiting this dinner theater as a stop on a bus tour. However, it turned out to be one of the best stops we made. This 2 person play was so entertaining, as well as educational. The website states it is "Southern Drama with Southern Humor". Steve Gipson, owner & actor,... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our group of 26 Senior Adults went on a fun day trip to The Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater for lunch. The lunch was delicious and true Southern food . We really enjoyed the play which took us back to Civil War times. Never have facts been so fun! It was our second visit too. We recommend this for anyone,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife, and my father and mother in law went here for dinner and the show. Entertaining, educational, good food...we could not have been more pleased with the whole event! I was thoroughly impressed with the whole event. I found the ad in the back of Tennessee magazine, a one line blurb about the civil war dinner theater in whitwell..and... More

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Atlanta, GA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great food and show! Enjoyed the lunch show with a group of 17 - can't say enough good things about the Buttonwillow Dinner Theater!

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Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Looking for something different and thourghly entertaining - Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater might be for you. Whitwell, TN might be off the beaten track (about 40 minutes from Chattanooga, tak I24 and route 28) but it is oh so worth the trip. We went with a group of 20 for a lunch and all of us had a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Delightful dinner theater! Delicious meal with great servers. The play was very entertaining as well as educational, reflecting on historical facts about the Civil War. Adequate parking and a unique gift shop with very affordable merchandise. Even the restroom was a trip down memory lane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband took a quick weekend trip to Chattanooga, Tn. He came across Buttonwillow online, and we decided to give it a try. We didn't realize it was a 30 min drive from Chattanooga...but oh was it worth it!! The gift shop is lovely, with wonderful well priced items (not a bunch of junk, like in other gifts shops). The... More

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What an incredible evening!! Really had no idea about this place until it was featured on Tennessee Crossroads, so while visiting Chattanooga for a birthday weekend, we decided to make reservations and check this place out (short drive from Chattanooga). The food was very tasty and served piping hot. The chairs were less than comfortable, but the history lesson was... More

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I am a middle Tennessee native and cannot believe that this is my first visit to Buttonwillow! Everything about the experience was fantastic and exceeded any expectations. The food was delicious and the show was as educational as entertaining. I couldn't believe how much of the Civil War I didn't know. I cannot wait to take the rest of my... More

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