A trail at Cedars of Lebanon State Park
If you like to hike, you'll find a unique place in Wilson County. While most of Tennessee is dominated by deciduous trees (which lose their leaves in the fall) Wilson County contains a forest at Cedars of Lebanon State Park that is dominated by coniferous trees (which are green year long).
Contrary to the name, these trees aren't cedars, but junipers. This part of of Tennessee's Central Basin once had so many juniper trees that it affected the economy here. You see, junipers make good pencils, which is why Shelbyville used to be known as Pencil City USA.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park is also a neat place to learn about sinkholes, which are places where water filters into the ground for so long that eventually the ground collapses.
Because it is so flat, and because there is limestone immediate under the soil, there are sinkholes all over this part of Tennessee. So watch your step!
Wilson County is one of those counties where the courthouse is no longer located in the middle of the county seat, but about two blocks away. Here's a picture of the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon.