UPDATED 12/28/23

Clarksville is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, but did you know that Clarksville offers a variety of indoor fun that families can enjoy? If you're visiting during the winter months, and are looking for options to keep the kids (or yourself) entertained, here are some fun experiences you'll want to try.

The City Forum

parent and child hi-fiving on an indoor putt-putt course

Looking for a taste of everything exciting? Look no further than The City Forum, a hub bursting with thrilling activities! Ready for some adrenaline? Zip around their indoor go-kart track or gear up for intense battles across two levels of laser tag. Bowling fan? Whether you're a pro or just in it for the fun, their 10 lanes guarantee a strikingly good time. Dream of PGA glory? Dive into 18 whimsical mini-golf holes, each with its own challenge. Feel the buzz? That's the massive arcade calling your name! And here's the kicker—it's all conveniently under one roof! Need a breather after all the action? Indulge in craft burgers and a delightful array of Tennessee brews next door at Dock 17.


Wade Bourne Nature Center

children read at exhibit

Nestled inside Rotary Park lies the Wade Bourne Nature Center, a hidden gem dedicated to conservation and nature education that's fun for all ages. Bursting with lively exhibits and hands-on adventures, it's an absolute paradise for little nature enthusiasts. Inside, prepare to be wowed by live native critters, a 500-gallon aquarium teeming with the Cumberland River's finest fish, interactive showcases, a play zone, and plenty of room for nature-centric activities and programs. When the sun's out to play, don't miss the chance to explore each of the unique gardens or take your adventure to new heights on the tree-top observation deck just outside the center. And the best part? Admission is free.


Sky Zone Trampoline Park

children in an indoor trampoline park

Think back to those days when you dashed outside to leap on the trampoline but got sidelined by bad weather. Enter Sky Zone Clarksville—a nonstop thrill factory where the fun never takes a rain check! This indoor wonderland is a trampoline paradise, complete with foam pits, stunt falls, ninja obstacle courses, and a whole lot more. It's not just for kids—whether you're a parent craving some excitement or a hyperactive kiddo bursting with energy, Sky Zone has something for everyone, no matter the age!


Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

children play in Explorers Landing

dad and kid building a craft together

If you are going to explore some of Clarksville’s top indoor attractions, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center must be on that list. The Customs House Museum is home to art galleries, rotating and permanent exhibits, as well as many interactive areas designated specifically for children. While at the Museum, you will be immersed in the unique and surprising history of Clarksville. While walking through the original building, which was constructed in 1898, one can connect with the architecture and history of the framework itself. While on the main level, learn about how Clarksville was founded and how it helped shape the geography and economy of Tennessee. As you enter other parts of the Museum, you'll find one-of-a-kind art galleries complete with the latest creative masterpieces that are on display.

The entire Explorers Landing (children's area) reopened in early 2022 following a complete renovation. The most popular display in the Museum is the massive model-train exhibit. Press buttons all around the exterior to discover lights, sounds, and movements tailored to the present season. Imaginations will soar in the Family Art Room where free play stations allow families and kids to reconnect through creativity.

While the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is sure to impress you before you even enter the building, its children's exploration floor is sure to dazzle you.


Excape Games

sign for Excape Games

Are you a puzzle pro or a mystery buff? Calling all crime show enthusiasts, mystery novel aficionados, and "Clue" fanatics—welcome to Excape Games, your ultimate playground for mind-bending adventures! Step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and prepare to tackle Clarksville's most mind-boggling conundrums. With a plethora of rooms to explore, Excape Games is your ticket to endless interactive challenges that'll keep you hooked round after round!


Rage'N Axe

man and woman at an axe-throwing place

It is kind of like darts but with axes. Axe throwing is all the rage in Clarksville, and trust us, it's an absolute blast! It might seem a tad intimidating at first, but once you give it a go, it's an incredible stress-buster. And watch out—once you start, it's hard to stop, especially if you've got a competitive bunch. Ready for a wild family adventure? Round 'em up and head straight to Rage’N Axe for an unforgettable experience that'll have you hooked.


Clarksville is home to many other indoor activities like bowling, blacklight golf, painting, pottery, and more. Check out all the options on our website's Things to Do With Kids page or download our free Visit Clarksville TN mobile app.