Welcome to MuleTown! Just an hour south of Nashville, Columbia, Tennessee is the Mule Capital of the world. In fact, if you visit us in the Springtime, be sure to check out our Mule Day Festival. Visiting in the Winter? Plan your trip around “A Very Maury Christmas” dates to experience local shopping like nowhere else. No matter the time of year, there is something for everyone in our (nearly) 200 year-old small town!

For the history or architecture lover:

  • James K. Polk Home – tours of the home, garden, kitchen, sisters’ home, and presidential hall (additional fee) offered year round $10/adult (discounts for seniors and children)
  • Rattle and Snap (plantation) – privately owned and open by appointment only, priced per person (discount for group of 10 or more)
  • The Athenaeum – one of the first private schools for girls, tours offered Thursday-Saturday for only $5
  • The Church House (or The Barrow House) – historic mansion
  • The Nelson House – known for its Civil War history

For the outdoorsy:

  • Riverwalk Park
  • Chickasaw Trace Park

For the shopper:

  • Oak & Lace – home decor and women’s clothing
  • Faded Farmhouse – home decor
  • Bleu 32 Vintage Marketplace – home decor and women’s clothing
  • Sugar Creek – home decor
  • Sister Kate’s – women’s boutique
  • Lily Jane – women’s boutique
  • Second Time Around – consignment
  • Ted’s Sporting Goods – men’s & women’s clothing
  • Southern Exposure – men’s & women’s clothing

For the coffee lover:

  • Muletown Roasted Coffee
  • Buckhead Coffee House
  • The Windmill Bakery & Coffee Shop (*Gluten Free options)

For the music lover:

  • Porter’s on the Riverwalk – live music venue
  • Bistro 822 – live music on Fridays and Trivia on Wednesdays
  • Embers Tavern & Grille – solo acts on Wednesdays, bands on Saturdays, and karaoke on Fridays
  • Variety Record Shop – browse (and buy) some sweet vinyls

For the foodie:


  • Truelove’s Pizza & Grits – ’nuff said
  • Red7 Pizza – build your own pizza (*Gluten Free & Vegan options too)


  • Stan’s Restaurant – fried chicken and Southern comfort food, plus it’s a country store, antique center and gas station (don’t let that scare you)
  • Betty’s Parkway – steaks, burgers, home cooked food at a fun local dive
  • Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse & Bakery – Southern comfort dinner and breakfast options
  • Bistro 822 – modern menu with burgers, wings and beer-battered fries


  • Puckett’s Grocery – delicious Southern barbecue, live music, and the perfect sweet treat (located right on the Square downtown) *BONUS: Hattie Jane Creamery
  • Abe’s BBQ Smokehouse  – smoked and barbecued meats a la food truck
  • Brickhouse Barbeque – quick barbeque
  • JJ’s Barbeque – barbecue, ribs

Special Dietary Adaptations

  • Dotted Lime – Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options (occasional dairy-free items too)
  • Blend – smoothie & juice bar, plus salads, wraps, granola and more (located right on the Square downtown)

Sit Down on the Square

  • Southern Tre Steakhouse – sandwiches, salads, seafood, steaks (located right on the Square downtown)
  • Square Market Cafe – breakfast, lunch, and (weekend) dinner options *BONUS live music (located right on the Square downtown)


  • Pancho’s Place (our fabulous neighbor with outdoor patio for warm weather!)


  • Bake Us Happy – cookies, cakes cupcakes, cake pops, breads, pies, candies, fudge
  • Pie Sensations – homemade, hand-crafted cakes, pastries, and pies (located right on the Square downtown)

For the one who needs a drink:

  • Asgard Brewing Company *BONUS they often feature delicious, local food trucks and host Trivia every Monday
  • River Terrace – wine time
  • Rebel Bar & Grille – plus karaoke
  • Bear Creek Sports Bar & Grille – plus karaoke

For the sleeper:

  • Sleep Inn
  • Baymont Inn
  • The Inn at Bigby Creek
  • Blythewood Inn Bed & Breakfast


Come visit us and check out all the fun things to do in Columbia, TN. Did we miss something on our must-see list? Let us know (615.422.5276) or ([email protected])!