Located in Memphis, TN, Audi Memphis is proud of the heritage and history of the Southwest Tennessee area! This includes Memphis, of course, but also our great neighboring cities like Millington, TN. Want to learn about some of our favorite things to do and see in Millington? Keep reading!
The town of Millington, Tennessee started as a donated tract of land. That was back in the late 1800s; the city’s founder George Millington had hoped to inspire the construction of a railroad station and town at the location. The town was named in his honor.
Millington grew rapidly throughout the early 20th century. The largest inland naval facility, Naval Support Activity Mid-South, was founded in 1917 and is still active today. The Navy created the base as World War II got underway and since then it has remained an integral part of the life and economy of Millington.
Millington plays host to a number of fun and wholesome festivals peppered throughout the year. One of the city’s biggest attractions comes during the holiday season: Millington is the host of a beautiful Christmas parade in early December. Officially recognized by the state of Tennessee as a Flag City, Millington also puts on a Flag Day celebration every June.
However, the really big festival that happens every year in Millington is International Goat Days. Held in September at the USA Stadium grounds, this festival features tractor pulls and ice cream making. Of course, the highlight of International Goat Days is the goat chariot racing.
With its close proximity to Memphis, Millington makes for a quiet place to retreat after immersing in the hustle and bustle of the big city. A short drive gets you to Memphis where you can get some genuine barbecue at Central Barbecue, catch a blues gig at a real juke joint like Wild Bill’s and then head back to the quiet, neighborly atmosphere of Millington.
Whether you are catching a race at the Memphis International Raceway, visiting the Old Millington Winery, or taking in a play at Playhouse 51, Millington is a wonderful place to be!
If you’re looking for a new luxury car or SUV in the Millington area, make the short drive over to Audi Memphis! Our dealership’s inventory includes the all-new Q3, A4, Q7 and TT Coupe. Browse our website to learn more, or give us a call at (901) 255-6263. You can also schedule an appointment with our expert Service Department that will help you keep your Audi in top shape. We hope to see you soon!