Before trains, long-distance deliveries were at the mercy of carrier pigeons riding Pony Express horses. Celebrate reliability with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two adult and two children's (ages 6–12) tickets to the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson (up to a $22 value). Children ages 5 and younger are free; admission for seniors is regularly $5.50.
Dedicated to the legendary train engineer, Casey Jones Village features shops, attractions, and a museum rife with artifacts and anecdotes about Jackson's railroad history. Three authentic railcars are displayed prominently as mainstays from a different era, and children are encouraged to climb up on the engine and ring the train bell. A short film detailing the life of Casey Jones plays in the museum's theater, and a children's area entreats kids with wooden train sets so they can imagine they're piloting the first locomotive to shoot missiles at Saturn. After viewing the museum's offerings, guests can engage in other village attractions, such as mini golf, woodcarving demonstrations, and traditional treats at the antique-laden Brooke Shaw's Old Country Store. Before leaving, visitors can nosh on old-fashioned milk shakes and ice-cream sodas at the 1890s-inspired Ice Cream Parlor and Fudge Shoppe, voted one of the best 50 ice-cream parlors in the country by USA Today.
56 Casey Jones Ln.
Jackson, Tennessee 38305Get Directions