If choosing produce fresh from the farm and bursting with flavor appeals to you, take a trip to Millington Farmer’s Market. Stall after stall of friendly local vendors provide strawberries, sweet corn, apples, carrots, and other organic fruits and vegetables. One Saturday a month, you will also find a selection of handmade arts and crafts here as well. Buying wine in a store might leave a sour taste in your mouth, but you can take it away with a tour of Old Millington Vineyard and Winery. Sample some award-winning wine made from Chambourcin grapes grown right in the vineyard and take home a gift basket.
There are three extraordinary museums in the area. The Pink Palace Museum explores the history of the South from the times of early Spanish explorers through the modern Millington/Memphis area. It houses hundreds of artifacts and exhibits, from dinosaur bones to a journal written during the time of a yellow fever epidemic that gripped the region. A more sobering but profound experience waits at the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum, located in the Lorraine Hotel, was the assassination sight of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Explore his legacy here and the effect the civil rights movement had on America.
Rev up for Laughs
Millington offers residents a lot more than the traditional bar scene for entertainment. Performing arts lovers can see excellent performances at Playhouse 51. This community theater produces four shows a year and is composed entirely of volunteers. Newcomers are welcome whether you want to make props or try out as a leading lady. Race fans can get their thrills at the Memphis International Raceway. Located in Millington, this nationally known racecourse waves the flag for drag racing, bike races, and autocross. Grab a friend and join in one of the pit parties with car shows and live music.