About Wilson County

Located just east of Nashville, WilCo is home to the cities of Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown. Here you will find friendly faces, historic places, and authentic southern hospitality. With boutique shopping, diverse dining experiences, lakes, caves, horse-back riding, drive-in movies, a state-of-the art expo center, and so much more -  you are sure to discover what makes WilCo near Nashville, but far from ordinary!

Experience Wilson County


Discover Mt. Juliet

Just 15 miles East of Nashville is the shopping mecca of Mount Juliet! Known as the “City Between the Lakes,” Mount Juliet has an endless supply of shopping, dining and entertainment! Mount Juliet offers modern hotels and the largest shopping complex between Nashville and Knoxville. Enjoy our award-winning cuisine sure to please any palate to top off your shopping excursion! After a day on the lakes at Long Hunter State Park or Percy Priest Lake, make sure to catch the Music City Star Train Ride from Mount Juliet to downtown Nashville to enjoy a Titans football game, Predators Hockey, Sounds Baseball or to discover the Nashville Honkey Tonk scene! Just minutes from the city, Mount Juliet offers the proximity to Nashville at a fraction of the cost. So book your stay in Mount Juliet today – we’ve been expecting you! 

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Discover Lebanon

Lebanon (pronounced Leb’nun) was incorporated on November 23rd, 1819 and has been a city full of culture and southern charm ever since! With historic landmarks, beautiful parks and outdoor recreation, a historic village, bustling town square, a modern Expo Center, the famous Wilson County Fair, the Dancing Lights of Christmas, and world-class entertainment at the Capitol Theatre -  Lebanon has something for everyone! Start planning your group’s trip today!

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Discover Watertown

Just 10 miles southeast of Lebanon on Highway 70, you will find the charming city of Watertown. With a quaint town square, antique shopping, mom and pop restaurants, local artisans and even a drive-in movie theatre – Watertown is full of nostalgia and classic Americana! To get here, drive down the scenic Sparta Pike, stroll through the classic main streets, or arrive via train from downtown Nashville! So come on by and stay a spell!

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Upcoming Events


Easter Bunny Excursion Train

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whip Crackin’ Rodeo

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spring Fest in the Grove

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

I know that Ashley is usually the author and architect of these blogs, but today’s is getting hijacked by me, Jason.  Twice a week, Ashley does a great job of highlighting some amazing places in Wilson County. Those “doing great things with the cards they’ve been dealt”, those “finding a way to make it work”, those “glass half-full”

Posted by Ashley Shores on April 3, 2020

Breeden’s Orchard

Maintaining a sense of normalcy in a time that is so full of uncertainty can be hard. Breeden’s Orchard in Mt. Juliet is trying to keep as much “normal” in the world as they can. Starting March 31, 2020, they will be open Tuesdays 9-1, Thursdays noon-4, and Saturdays 9-1 to offer locally grown and

Posted by Ashley Shores on March 31, 2020

Go with the Flow!

Hospitality-the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. It’s been my profession for over 20 years.  It’s what my wife and I do at home all the time.  We are “that house” in the neighborhood, the migration to our backyard and patio is a natural, frequent occurrence and we love it! 

Posted by Ashley Shores on March 30, 2020

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4 months ago
The weather forecast doesn’t look great today, but that’s okay because we’ve got you covered! Split Bean Roasting Co. is open (and having a special sale) today! Plus if you save your receipt and go to the Dancing… https://t.co/XF7E93Wc9A
4 months ago
Does Thanksgiving make you this happy? Because you’re about to be happier! After you’ve filled up on turkey, mac & cheese, and dressing, head on out to the thedancinglightsofchristmas for a DRIVE-THRU light show.… https://t.co/S74kcB0bLG
4 months ago
Our Director, Amy Nichols, Mayor Ash, mural artist Pat Jackson with Sun Graphics in Watertown, Mayor Hutto and Kim Parks with #HistoricLebanon couldn't wait to take a photo in front of our newest #paintwilco mural… https://t.co/HB5RCelmEc
5 months ago
We mean business when we do a #PaintWilCo mural unveiling! Thanks to sponsor, Historic Lebanon, and artist, for Pat Jackson from Sun Graphics Signs, for making the unveiling possible! ! Come out to 135 Public Square… https://t.co/5kP9GgW2jB
5 months ago
Our offices will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day to honor those men and women who have served our country. We will be open again tomorrow morning at 8 AM! https://t.co/NeQsc6nxDx
5 months ago
Need an excuse to eat a donut (or two) today? Here you go: it's #nationaldonutday!! Comment below and tag your favorite place in WilCo to get donuts! https://t.co/giRHNLcj8c VisitWilCo photo
5 months ago
Your pup's face when you say you aren't going to the Nashville Pet Expo at the Wilson County Expo Center. Come out November 8-9 for vendors, nail trims, vaccines, and plenty of ways to pamper your pup! Find more info at https://t.co/HMhpTeXV3h https://t.co/Ke34ywJhCg VisitWilCo photo
5 months ago
It's #NationalFoodDay, and WilCo certainly has plenty of wonderful food!! Comment and tell us your favorite place to eat in WilCo! https://t.co/NZ7ZcLIkrx VisitWilCo photo
6 months ago
Did someone say mural time?? Work has started on mural #2 for the #paintwilco project!! Stay tuned for more updates and when the unveiling will be!! @ Lebanon, Tennessee https://t.co/KtjnznnsR2

Check out the 2019 visitor's guide for Wilson County!

Wilson County TN
Convention & Visitors Bureau

400 E. Spring Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
615-547-6438

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