Traveling on the I-40 through Tennessee, just a little over an hour west of Nashville, we decided to take a little detour to see the ranch of country star, Loretta Lynn. To get to Hurricane Mills from the I-40, it’s a 7-mile drive on Hwy. 13, winding through lovely countryside. The Loretta Lynn Ranch is located in a gorgeous rural setting with a lot of land around it. Before you get to her home(s), you’ll see that there are also cabins and an RV Park available for those who want to stay in the area.
When you reach the “LL Ranch,” you’ll see Loretta’s Plantation Home beyond a large pasture. Continue on, the road will take you to her home on the left and everything else on the right (including parking). Tickets are sold next to the little Post Office, in the “Western Store.”
The guided tours are about an hour long. You will see the Butcher Holler Home replica, the simulation of Loretta’s Daddy’s coal mine, and then board the shuttle and be taken across the street to Loretta’s Plantation Home. As I recall, the cost of a tour ticket to see these places and her large Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum was around $28. There is no cost to see the other three “museums” (including a room filled with dolls and other gifts from Loretta’s fans).
Visiting the home in which she formerly resided, you will see the main floor, but not go upstairs. The home is filled with pictures, keepsakes, and collections, including Avon decanters! The furniture is very 60’s-70’s. Our tour guide pointed out that Loretta’s current residence is just across the driveway, behind the plantation home which is open to visitors.
We were there just before Halloween and the fall colors on the trees were beautiful. It was not crowded at all and we never had to wait for anything. Our tour guide was quite a character and really made the tour fun for us. For any Loretta Lynn fans, I’d highly recommend it! Oh, and if you ARE a Loretta fan, you’ll find all kinds of souvenirs that she has personally signed. A shopkeeper said that sometimes, she’ll just go over there and sign, sign, sign!
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