How to Find Us:

1. Look at the map for the location of the back entrance to Shelby Farms Park.

For a Starry Carriage Ride, you should NOT get in the long line at the main entrance of Shelby Farms Park off Walnut Grove and Farm. Instead, you'll want to avoid the main entrance by entering via the back entrance at 7182 Mullins Station Rd, an approximate address for the intersection of Mullins Station Rd. and North Pine Lake Dr. This is also know as the Gate 10 entrance with a big sign that says "Pre-Sale Ticket Entrance/ Carriage Entrance".

NOTE: You will want to avoid Farm Rd. and Walnut Grove with the long lines. However, especially if you're coming from the south, your GPS may route you via Walnut Grove and Farm. Please consult the directions below for more information on how to bypass Walnut Grove and Farm.

2. Once you've found the back entrance, follow the signs to Carriage Ride Parking: 

This year, the parking is by the First Tennessee Foundation Visitors Center! Anyone along the way can help guide you. Al. You'll see the carriages from the parking lot, so after you park, just walk on over for your ride!

3. Enjoy the beautiful lights of Starry Nights on your ride!

For a printable document with these Instructions, the Map of Shelby Farms, and the detailed directions below, click the button to the right!

DETAILED DIRECTIONS: Choose the directions you need based upon the direction you're coming from (Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, North/Bartlett, Northeast).



COMING FROM THE SOUTHWEST

 

- The main interstate from this direction is I-240 E. Once you're on 240, do NOT take the Walnut Grove Exit.
- Instead, continue on 240 then take exit 12C for Interstate 40 E toward Nashville and merge onto I-40 E
- Take exit 14 for Whitten Rd

- Turn right onto Whitten Rd
- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd
- The entrance will be on your right before Appling. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​

COMING FROM THE SOUTHEAST

 

A. If you are south of/nearby 385, follow the directions below:​

 

- Get onto TN 385 West.

- At the fork, stay right and  follow signs for Interstate 240 E/Nashville and merge onto I-240 E.

- Once you're on 240, do NOT take the Walnut Grove Exit. Instead, continue on 240 then take exit 12C for Interstate 40 E toward Nashville and merge onto I-40 E

- Take exit 14 for Whitten Rd

- Turn right onto Whitten Rd
- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd
- The entrance will be on your right before Appling. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​

 

B. If you are North of 385, follow these directions:

 

- Head north until you hit Poplar Ave. Take a left to go West. 

- Follow Poplar, then take a right on S Germantown Rd
- Continue North on Germantown Pkwy for about 1.7 mi. Do NOT turn left on Walnut Grove. 
- Instead, pass Walnut Grove, and turn left onto Trinity Rd.
- Trinity will turn into Raleigh Lagrange Rd, so just continue straight. You'll be on Trinity/Raleigh Lagrance for about 1.5 miles. 

- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd. The entrance will be on your left, just past Appling but before Whitten. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides"

COMING FROM THE NORTHWEST

 

- From this direction you will probably be coming in on the north loop, Interstate I-40 E. Do not continue down to 240 and the Walnut Grove exit. Instead, take exit 12C on the left to stay on I-40 E toward Nashville.

-After merging on I-40E  look for exit 14 for Whitten Rd.

- Take exit 14 and turn right onto Whitten Rd

- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd.
- The entrance will be on your right before Appling. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​

COMING FROM THE NORTH (BARTLETT AREA)

 

- From Bartlett, the northwest directions above take you out of your way to the north loop. Instead, take Stage Rd or another road East until you hit Kirby Whitten Rd.

- Turn right onto Kirby Whitten Rd
- Kirby Whitten turns into Whitten Rd., and you continue straight.
- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd.

- The entrance will be on your right before Appling. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​

COMING FROM THE NORTHEAST

 

A. If you are north of/nearby I-40, follow the directions below: 

 

- Find your way to I-40 West. 

- Take exit 14 for Whitten Rd

- Turn left onto Whitten Rd
- Turn left onto Mullins Station Rd

- The entrance will be on your right before Appling. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​

 

B. If you are south of I-40 (and north of Macon) follow the directions below:

 

- Find your way to Germantown Parkway heading South. 

​- Turn right onto Macon Rd

​- Turn left to stay on Macon Rd
- Take the 1st right to stay on Macon Rd
- Turn left to stay on Macon Rd
- Turn left onto Appling Rd​
- Turn right onto Mullins Station Rd.

- The entrance will be on your left. Look for the yellow sign that says "Pre-Sale Entrance/ Carriage Rides" ​



Still Lost? Give us a call at 901-238-0755 or 901-527-2873 and we'll help you out!
 

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