9 Fun Experiences You’ll Find Only in Clarksville, TN

Learn about this town in North Central Tennessee

Strawberry Alley Fountain in Clarksville, TN Chris Lancia, Grid Square Recon

Clarksville, Tennessee, might still be an undiscovered destination, but with its recent explosion of new businesses and community development, it won’t stay that way for long. Here are some not-to-be-missed experiences you’ll find only in Clarksville that make this city worth a visit.

Take a guided cave tour and see 14th-century Mississippian Native American art. Dunbar Cave is the only public cave in the world where visitors can see these historic findings. Tours are available four times daily, May through September.

Enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer long at Downtown Commons. For only $5, you can also jam to regional bands on the lawn at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery or Old Glory Distilling Co.

Step back in time at the 1800s Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement. The 16 restored and authentically furnished buildings show visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like in rural Tennessee.

Bike, rock climb, fish, kayak, and hike along the scenic Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area’s 650 miles of navigable waterways make water sports and trails plentiful. 

Eat your way around the world in Clarksville’s amazingly diverse restaurant scene. Relish the authentic flavors of India, Thailand, Korea, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, and more. 

Savor Evill Nash Brewing Co.’s distinct flavors. The brewer specializes in small-batch barrel-aged beers and limited-release experimental beers. With the beverages’ mostly local ingredients like Szechuan peppercorn, toffee, and red sumac berries, you are sure to taste something you will not find anywhere else.

Wander the 52,000-square-foot Miss Lucille’s Marketplace for upcycled, repurposed, new, boutique, and handmade items. Whatever you’ve been searching for, you’ll find it here.

Learn the stories and legacies of hometown gold medalists Wilma Rudolph and Pat Head Summitt. See their exhibits and let them inspire you to greater accomplishments.

Play Putt-Putt, arcade games, and two-story laser tag; try out high-speed go-carts; and bowl all under one roof. At The City Forum, you can easily spend an afternoon being a kid again with games new and classic. Or, purchase a loaded gift card and let your kiddos do their own thing. Even those hard-to-please teenagers will don smiles after time here. If that’s not enough entertainment, some of the best burgers in town are right next door at Dock 17.

Located along I-24 only 45 minutes from Nashville, Clarksville makes an ideal road trip for many travelers. The city’s historic and hip vibe and welcoming hospitality are sure to create a memorable experience. Find more things to do at visitclarksvilletn.com.

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