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Paris is a city in Henry County, Tennessee, 86 miles (138 km) northwest of Nashville, on a fork of the West Sandy River and the Tennessee river. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,156. It is the county seat of Henry County. A 60-foot (18 m) replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in Paris. Paris is also home of the "World's Biggest Fish Fry". Paris was incorporated on September 30, 1823. It was the first town incorporated in West Tennessee, followed by Lexington, and Memphis. The city was named after Paris, France, in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.



Seventy foot scale replica of the Eiffel Tower

Originally constructed by Christian Brothers University in the early 1990s, the Eiffel Tower is located in Memorial Park. The original tower suffered from wood decay and was later replaced with a metal structure. The tower is a 60-foot (18 m) tall scale model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. In addition to the Eiffel Tower, Memorial Park provides tennis courts, a public Olympic-sized swimming pool, soccer fields, two walking trails, a children's playground with pavilions, and a newly constructed frisbee golf course.

World's Largest Fish Fry

Paris is home of the "World's Biggest Fish Fry". The festival is held every year and culminates on a weekend, on the last full week in April, with a parade, an art and craft fair, a rodeo and a fun fair. Part of the festivities include the "catfish races." There is a sign which features a roughly 20-foot (6.1 m) long catfish that can be seen when entering the town from the south on U.S. Route 79. As Kentucky Lake is only a 20-minute drive from downtown, fishing is a popular activity. Image by Flickr user ktylerconk (Kathleen Conklin) CC2.0

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Terrace Woods Lodge
1190 North Market Street
Paris, Tennessee 38242

Phone: (731) 642-2642
Email: info@terracewoodslodge.com

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10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
7 Days a Week

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Terrace Woods Lodge
1190 North Market Street
Paris, Tennessee 38242

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10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
7 Days a Week

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