About Us

Why Clarksville?

Hip at heart, authentic from the start! That’s Clarksville, Tennessee. Our rich history and gorgeous downtown architecture are encompassed by a meandering river. Our charming downtown is filled with vibrant and passionate business owners who love their community and are actively involved in making it better.

Our people are also pretty special. Home to two Olympic athletes -- both of whom were trailblazers, champions, and indisputable legends  -- Clarksville is also home to an Army division (101st Airborne Division, Air Assault) that is filled with some of bravest men and women on the planet. (Read about these are other impressive Clarksville Connections here.)

Beyond the people, why should Clarksville be on your must-see list? Here are a few reasons: Historic attractions and gorgeous architecture, natural beauty with a wide range of outdoor recreation, family-friendly entertainment, an active arts and music culture, a serious variety of local and ethnic food, craft spirits (breweries, distillery and winery), and special events throughout the year.

Established in 1784 at the juncture of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, Clarksville is one of the state's oldest cities. But, we're also one of the state's youngest with a median age of 30. Today, a fully developed RiverWalk begins at the intersection of the city’s founding 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 a convenient trip for a fun-filled weekend getaway. In Clarksville, our blending of heritage and hipster, passion and perseverance yield an energy and vibrancy that you simply must experience for yourself.

Clarksville's History on TennesseeEncylopedia.net

How to Plan a Clarksville Trip

Whether your ideal excursion includes adventure, education, or relaxation with great food and drink, you can make it happen in Clarksville.

  1. Click the Build Your Trip icon in the lower right of any website page. We have some themed itineraries already designed to help you start planning. Once you're in the widget, select Tours. Then, add or delete to your liking. 
  2. Download the free VisitClarksvilleTN app on Google Play on the App Store.
  3. View, download, or request a copy of our annual Travel Planner
  4. 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.