From a hip, event-filled downtown to relaxing country drives framed by extravagant fall color, Clarksville, Tenn. is a favorite Mid-South fall getaway. These festivals, events and scenic spots may inspire you to plan a trip to this thriving river city.
America’s craft beer scene didn’t start to brew until the 1970s, well over a decade from when Wilma Rudolph won Olympic Gold, or when Jimi Hendrix trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. It would take another couple of decades before Blackhorse Pub and Brewery held the gate door open to Clarksville’s current flood of craft beer. With seven breweries presently pouring and a couple more to open before the close of 2019, this is one flood welcomed with open arms of its citizens. The three breweries to pull the latest pints in town are Evill Nash Brewing Company, Kings Bluff Brewery and Gladiator Brewery. Walk into any of the three destinations and you’re likely to enjoy a taste or two, but hopefully also understand this unique sense of place Clarksville’s newest trailblazers are creating. Here are their stories –– a testament of how Clarksville’s heartbeat resonates with community.
Clarksville is a small city that can boast of big talent among its artists and artisans. Learn about these five and where to find their work.
Who doesn’t love free?! Our May post about “9 Fun Free Family Activities” has been so popular, we’ve added 8 more ideas! Whether you’re looking for an affordable destination that will guarantee fun for the whole family, some day-trip or weekend getaway ideas, or even some activities to get the kids out of the house for a couple of hours, you’ll these Clarksville options might be just the perfect solution. And remember, we’re less than an hour from Nashville along I-24.
Whether you're planning a trip to Clarksville this summer or live here and are looking for ways to fill some of those long summer days, here are some ideas for free activities -- in no particular order -- that the whole family can enjoy. (Check back soon, we're already working on the second nine!)
Clarksville’s summer concert lineup is a genre-spanning, dance-fueled party for all ages. From tribute acts to rock bands to jazz to bluegrass, Clarksville’s summer concert lineup spans all genres
Think Nashville is the only place to take your significant other on a cute date? Maybe you haven’t seen all that Clarksville has to offer. During the spring and summer, Clarksville comes alive! It is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and see more of this wonderful city. Show your new beau how fun you are while exploring Clarksville’s great outdoors!
Think you can only find beautiful hiking in East Tennessee? Granted, you won’t find those gorgeous mountaintop views in Clarksville, but Middle Tennessee has plenty of hills, creeks and woods where you can enjoy a shorter challenging trail or a scenic family stroll. Check out these options in Clarksville, 40 minutes northwest of Nashville.
Two full days of golf, a little shooting and a couple of breweries gives you the ultimate man weekend adventure!
Clarksville’s small-city vibe is a great place to escape the big-city blues. Read about the downtown transformation that will make you want to rediscover this booming city.
Visit Clarksville invites guests to embark on a “Clarksville History Hunt” and see some of the city's historic buildings for the first time or to experience them through a new perspective. Simply follow the trail in no particular order, post your photos of the buildings on Instagram, tag @visitclarksvilletn and use the hashtag #clarksvillehistoryhunt. The first five people to post pictures of all 11 sites below will win a prize from Visit Clarksville! Happy hunting.
Whether you are taking your sweetie out for a lunch date, or stopping in quickly to grab a to-go order, or making an impression with cake for a celebratory occasion, Clarksville has a variety of eateries and bakeries for satisfying your demands. These six offer the unique flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine, German, French, and European-American.
Perched atop Boothill in the Clarksville neighborhood of New Providence, the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center sits high on a bluff where Red River and Cumberland River converge. With sweeping views of these rivers and of Downtown Clarksville, you can soak up an afternoon enjoying the scenery, or perhaps dig a little deeper. One of the last remaining earthen forts, Fort Defiance was originally built by 200 enslaved men and its story is steeped in African-American heritage.
Clarksville is home to hundreds of thousands of people. With this size population, there are many options for fun on a typical weekend. Enjoy dinner downtown. See a movie or show at one of the theatres. Plan an escape games outing with friends. One often overlooked opportunity is the myriad of events and activities at our own Austin Peay State University – some that you may not have even considered. Check out these top 5 activities that are open to the public. Maybe you’ll want to add some to your to-do list!
I am a woman of few guilty pleasures, and walking around downtown Clarksville on Saturday I came across a handful of new stores that feed my indulgences -- books, records and vintage.
Now that Christmas is over, winter break is behind us and all the decorations are put up (well, most anyway), getting out of the house is a must. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Clarksville that keep the 6-year-old and 4-year-old entertained.
From forested trails, to urban adventures, and wintry brews, Clarksville in the wintertime offers fun family journeys and cozy places to settle in for local brews and fare.
Writer Mari-Alice Jasper tells us about her favorite finds on the Clarksville BBQ trail. Discover where to find pork, chicken, brisket, fresh-made sides, and decadent desserts.. and discover a few secret ingredients for Clarksville's variety of homemade sauces!
No matter your walk of life – from the college student to the CEO – coffee has likely improved your mood, performance or even interpersonal interactions at some point. It’s a meeting staple, a morning jolt for many, and thanks to the recent “third wave” coffee movement, it has become an art.
A serene holiday glow warms many U.S. cities between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but Clarksville truly sparkles as millions of lights adorn the city’s Cumberland RiverWalk and downtown city center. Rediscover the magic of Christmas at these family-friendly events.
With more than a dozen stores specializing in vintage and collectible items in Clarksville, the city has become a tourist destination for antiquing.
Clarksville is steeped in agrarian and military tradition. Wilma Rudolph, Jimi Hendrix and Pat Summit are just a few iconic Clarksville connections in history. Now, the likes of LG and Hankook are calling the Queen City home, bringing their food ways along with them. It’s no wonder why this northern Middle Tennessee town’s culinary scene is just as diverse as its communities. From classic favorites to budding trendsetters, you’ll want to salute these tastemakers opening the kitchen door of the “Gateway to the New South.”
In only two years, Clarksville has matured from a one-brewery town to a true libation destination with a new craft distillery, three new breweries and a fourth slated to open in 2019. The city's breweries are all distinctly different but share a passion for the nationwide craft movement and the goal to foster an appreciation for micro brewing’s meticulous process and countless flavors.
Looking for a few slightly spooky things to do to put you in the Halloween spirit? Here are 8 Clarksville traditions that will make your holiday, maybe even you entire fall, extra special.
This busy Clarksville family of four shares some of their favorite ways to have fun together.
August and September can be hard months for fall-lovers who are beyond ready for cooler temps. Those long summer days sometimes even stretch into October, making the summer lovers among us happy as larks. Whether your heart is with boots or flip-flops, you can beat the heat with ice cream from these local spots. (Please check Facebook pages or websites as hours may change seasonally.)
Florida-based Travel Blogger Sheila Berrios-Nazario visited Clarksville recently. During her trip, she found some spots you shouldn't miss on your next visit where you can capture pictures for your Instagram (or Facebook) that you'll feel proud of.
Kiddos in Clarksville have just over three weeks before school starts! These two top-rated historic attractions will keep the summer fun rolling, but will also ignite (or reignite) an interest in local history...and maybe all things educational. OK, that's probably a stretch, but kids of all ages are sure to experience something fascinating at these two local historic treasures!
Memorial Day Weekend is the official kickoff to summer for many families. If you're traveling to Clarksville to visit friends or family, check out these fun activities to get your summer started!
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