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


Neddy Jacobs Days

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Virtual Reality is the new Reality??

Zoom, Teams, Skype, FaceTime.  The NFL Draft, American Idol, zoos, and museums.  For the last 7 weeks, we’ve worked our jobs, visited our friends and family, attended school, and watched life happen, virtually.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s been pretty amazing to see the drive and ingenuity in people to ensure our world keeps turning, but for many of us, the “virtual”

Posted by Ashley Shores on May 1, 2020

Split Bean Roasting Company

Kaitlyn here to hijack Ashley’s “In the Meantime” blog! Something you should know about me is that coffee actually runs through my veins. So, it’s no surprise, one of my favorite places to frequent in the county is Split Bean Roasting Company located at 110A East Main St, right off the Lebanon square. It is

Posted by Kaitlyn Vail on April 24, 2020

The Final Stretch

Tennessee is in its final stretches of “stay-at-home” orders.  While group activities are a little further down the road, the economy will soon be getting a needed boost with the phasing in of non-essential businesses. Today’s “In the Meantime” is all about how you can make the most of this “home stretch” of quarantine. 

Posted by Ashley Shores on April 21, 2020

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau

News, information and vacation ideas; events, festivals and happenings in amazing Wilson County - home of the best county fair in the nation!
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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau7 days ago

As the world starts returning to “normal,” we know you’ll start planning small trips, and we we want WilCo to be on your list! Check out this great day trip to WilCo below!

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau2 weeks ago

Now THIS is what makes WilCo "Near Nashville but Miles From Ordinary!" Keith Urban performed a special concert for Vanderbilt University Medical Center frontline workers last night at Stardust Drive-In Theatre! See the video below.

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Stardust Drive-In Theatre
https://youtu.be/bpr79mWe2j8 Why were we closed for a "private event"? This happened at the Stardust last night.
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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau3 weeks ago

Today starts the Big Payback! You can give back to the community without having to leave your house! Learn more in the original post below.

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau3 weeks ago

Do you need a pick-me-up on this rainy Wednesday? The Adopted Farmhouse Coffee Co has you covered! They are there until 5 PM today!

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau4 weeks ago

National Travel and Tourism Week looks a little different this year, but one day we will all be able to travel again! Use this week to get back into the #SpiritofTravel and get ready for that first trip post-COVID-19.

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NTTW 2020 - The Spirit of Travel
National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community, and this year we are celebrating the spirit of travel.
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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau4 weeks ago

After 45 years with Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Park Ranger, Buddy Ingram is hanging up his hat and retiring from the park. We are sure going to miss Buddy, but there will always be a part of him in the park because in 2011,...

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau4 weeks ago

Check out today's "In the Meantime" about virtual realities and how they are becoming the new "norm."

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau4 weeks ago

We took advantage of the beautiful day to participate in Lebanon Police Department's chalk mosaic initiative! What a great way to get people outside while still social distancing and staying safe!

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Wilson County Convention & Visitor's Bureau4 weeks ago

Current restaurant list as of April 28th.

Please keep in mind the information is subject to change due to notifications.

For addition accommodation information, please contact them directly.

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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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