About Us

Why Clarksville?

Hip at heart, authentic from the start. That’s Clarksville, Tennessee. A rich history and stunning architecture are encompassed by a meandering river. A charming downtown is filled with vibrant and passionate business owners who love their community and are actively involved in making it better. About 230,000 people call Clarksville home, but we're spread over a large area. so you won't feel crowded, and you'll have plenty to explore and discover.

Our people are also pretty special. Clarksville is home to Olympic athletes, Wilma Rudolph and Pat Head Summitt, both of whom were trailblazers, champions, and indisputable legends. We are so proud that many of the brave men and women of the 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault at Fort Campbell, also make Clarksville their home. (Read about these are other impressive Clarksville Connections here.)

Why else should Clarksville be on your must-see list? 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), historic attractions, and fun events throughout the year. Oh, did we mention that we're budget-friendly and convenient? 

A short drive northwest of Nashville along I-24, Clarksville makes an easy road trip for a fun-filled weekend getaway. 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 Visitor Guide.
  4. In town? Stop by our Visitor Center at 180 Holiday Drive for information about local and regional destinations.

 

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Visitor Center

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Visitors Guide

Download your Free Digital Travel Planner. 

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