About Wilson County

WilCo – short for Wilson County, Tennessee – loves our visitors (that must be due to our southern hospitality roots). Whether you’re visiting one of our awesome events, enjoying our state parks, watching a locally produced theatrical show, browsing one of our many boutiques, or tasting out of this world cuisine, you will soon see why WilCo is near Nashville, but miles 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 proximity to Nashville at a fraction of the cost. So book your stay in Mount Juliet today – we’ve been expecting you! 

Discover Lebanon

Lebanon 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 – Tennessee State 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!

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!

Upcoming Events


Meet Our New Administrative Assistant!
Meet Our New Administrative Assistant!

Photography: Alpine Productions Hello! My name is Ellisha Hall, and I am the new administrative assistant for Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau. I am a University of Tennessee 2020

Posted by Whitney Embry on May 4, 2022

Meet Our New Marketing Specialist!
Meet Our New Marketing Specialist!

Hello, readers! My name is Whitney Embry, and I am the new Marketing Specialist for Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau a.k.a. Visit Wilco. I am a proud MTSU alumnae

Posted by Whitney Embry on November 19, 2021

Wilson County’s Merriest Christmas Bucket List
Wilson County’s Merriest Christmas Bucket List

Attention Wilson County Christmas-lovers: We’ve got a festive challenge for you! If you’re ready to light up the streets of Wilco with holiday cheer, we invite you to take on

Posted by Jason Johnson on November 9, 2021

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