Home to some of the earliest native settlements and explorations by European explorers, the West region provides visitors a wealth of adventures that are pure southern hospitality combined with experiences that will delight recreational enthusiasts, history buffs, and travelers seeking the charm of small town America. This region’s story is told through the “song” of the river with waterfalls, Civil War sites, dynamic port cities, wetlands habitats alive with songbirds, and the added bounty of a mild climate. Also located in the West is the Tenn-Tom Waterway, which provides a canal connecting the Tennessee River with the Tombigbee River creating a navigable waterway from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico. Steamboats, commercial traffic, and adventure sailors add to the vibrancy of the riverway. Visit all 4 seasons and the Welcome Mat will be laid out for you.