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 seven 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!
This winter has lingered a little too long for most of us here in Clarksville. Now that Spring and 70-degree weather and beautiful blooms are here, we’re heading outside and enjoying the trails! Here are five picks that are sure to make you appreciate warmer weather and Clarksville's natural beauty!
Clarksville makers churn out wine, artisan brews and spirits with craft precision. Check out the variety of libations at these six spots -- all made right here in Clarksville.
Murals, sculptures, fountains and flames fill Clarksville’s Public Art Trail. Explore, learn and take a selfie! #clarksvilleart
Looking for things to do in the next few weeks? Here are some ideas that are sure to impress...and improve the January blues!
Clarksville sparkles during December as millions of lights adorn the city’s Cumberland RiverWalk and downtown city center.
Clarksville, Tennessee is first and foremost a river city, giving it an important role in military history, the tobacco trade, and economic development. Many historic attractions in the community tell Clarksville's story.
You'll find it easy to unplug for a bit and reconnect with family, friends or even yourself while you enjoy this historic city on the Cumberland.
Looking for something locally grown? Locally made? Locally created? Well you can find it right here in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. August is the perfect time to get out, check out new places and support local businesses and artists.
What a beautiful time of year in Clarksville-Montgomery County! Summer is here, birds are chirping, kids are playing on summer break and the smells of flowers are in the air. Ahhh, we love this time of year! This month, we celebrate our Independence with fireworks, music and lots of family fun!