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City of Clarksville, TN

Downtown Clarksville

At the Center of Everything

Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee, is located on I-24 just 40 minutes northwest of Nashville, and approximately 250 miles from the population center of the United States. We are within a day's drive from 76% of major U.S. cities.

Clarksville at a Glance

  • Population: 119,800 (2008)
  • TN's 5th largest city with youngest median population
  • Median Age: 31
  • Average Annual Temp: 69º
  • Clarksville was listed as the 4th most affordable city by CNN Money
  • 17th Fastest Growing City in the USA - U.S. Census

Top Ten Things to Do in Clarksville

Some text courtesy of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau

1. Customs House Museum and Cultural Center: The State's second largest general interest museum, featuring fine art galleries and a sculpture garden, along with permanent exhibits.

2. Dunbar Cave State Natural Area: Guided tours of the cave available. The park also offers picnic tables, hiking trails and fishing.

3. Cumberland Riverwalk: This centerpiece of the River Distict includes an amphitheater, overlook plazas, a playground, picnic facilities, wharf, boat ramp and performance stages.

4. Historic Downtown/Franklin Street: The area represents one of Tennessee's best collections of 1870s period architecture. Restaurants, antique shops, boutiques, and night spots are sprinkled throughout the district.

5. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum: Located within Ft. Campbell, the museum traces the history of the Screaming Eagles from World War II to Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

6. Land Between the Lakes: The largest inland peninsula in the US, drawing 2 million visitors annually. Enjoy a nature center, living history farm, planetarium and observatory, horseback riding, campground, public horse stable and elk/bison prairie.

7. Roxy Regional Theatre: Offers professional company shows and community offerings. Housed in a 1947 modern-art theatre, the Roxy produces 10 mainstage events annually.

8. Beachaven Vineyards and Winery: Free tours at one of Tennessee's foremost commercial wineries. Enjoy bi-weekly jazz music on the lawn each summer.

9. Clarksville Marina and Fairgrounds: In 2010, Clarksville will open one of the premier marinas in the southeast. Hiking and Biking trails, fishing, restaurants and more.

10. Historic Bell Witch Cave: Located in nearby Adams, this legendary cave and its past have been the subject of multiple horror films, including the recent American Haunting.

Find out more about Clarksville-Montgomery County by visiting the Chamber of Commerce Web site.