Visit Clarksville Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee is first and foremost a river city. The Cumberland and Red Rivers merge in the heart of the town, very near where the city was established in 1784. Today, a fully-developed RiverWalk begins at this intersection and tells Clarksville’s story from that historic point. And, it’s the best place around to witness a jaw-dropping river sunset!
A short drive northwest of Nashville along I-24, Clarksville is easily accessible for a fun-filled weekend getaway. Whether your ideal trip involves adventure, education or relaxation, here are some ideas to kickstart your planning for a memorable trip. Also, make sure to View our Travel Planner. You can also request a printed copy. Or, in town, stop by our Visitor Center at 180 Holiday Drive for information about local and regional destinations. It's open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Clarksville’s enviable climate makes outdoor activities pleasant year around. Residents and visitors alike enjoy golf, hiking, fishing, road and trail biking, and even most watersports during all four distinctly beautiful seasons.
Anchoring Clarksville’s picturesque, historic downtown are the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center and the Roxy Regional Theatre – both examples of fascinating architecture outside and exciting entertainment inside! Boasting more than 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum showcases local and regional lore, art, science and hands-on activities. The Roxy, a 1947 art deco theatre offers 10 mainstage productions each year.
Between the two landmarks, you'll find local boutiques with one-of-a-kind merchandise and a variety dining options -- from pub pizzas to Cajun to Greek to mouth-watering steaks.
Clarksville’s rich military history spans from the Civil War era through modern conflicts. The remarkably well-preserved Fort Defiance Park & Interpretive Center is located on a 200-foot bluff over the Cumberland. Reenactment events show life during Civil War days.
As home to the Fort Campbell Army Post, headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) you'll see patriotism, appreciation, and pride at every turn. Many soldiers choose to make their permanent homes in Clarksville after exiting the military, adding depth to our diverse culture. In fact, many of our business and restaurants are Veteran owned. In fact, we host a 4-day festival each September to celebrate, honor and remember all Veterans. Learn more at our Welcome Home Veterans Celebration website.
Don't end your visit to Clarksville without indulging your taste buds. The award-winning Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, Old Glory Distillery, and local breweries serve fine libations and craft brews. Ethnic restaurants galore satisfy any international craving, but you’ll also find top-notch authentic southern fare like barbecue and catfish.
Begin planning your trip to Clarksville today!