Satisfy Your Wanderlust with a 2021 Road Trip to Clarksville, Tenn.

Planning spring and summer travel that’s a little closer to home is the aim for many Americans in 2021. Maybe you’re searching for a smaller, less crowded destination than your typical beach or theme park vacation. Maybe you’re ready for a convenient and affordable road trip with fun activities for the whole family. Clarksville, Tenn. is a mid-size and budget-friendly city, northwest of Nashville, that offers historic attractions, family entertainment, a charming downtown, scenic outdoor recreation and a surprisingly diverse food and beverage scene.

What Things To Do in Clarksville

Historic Attractions
History envelopes you at Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement, 16 authentically furnished buildings over 40 expansive acres. Audio tours are self-directed so you’re never in a hurry and have plenty of room to socially distance. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the quiet rural surroundings. Also on your must-see list: Fort Defiance Civil War Park and the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

Outdoor Recreation

Dunbar Cave State Park is one of the region’s most popular outdoor sites. This 144-acre natural playground includes almost five miles of trails, picnic areas, wildlife, and seasonal cave tours. The meandering Cumberland RiverWalk is the city’s crowing jewel, where you can enjoy walking, biking, boating, or finding a swing to take in a spectacular sunset.

What Things To Do in Clarksville

Family Fun

Entertainment centers dot the perimeters of the city. The whole family will love indoor putt-putt and go-carts, axe throwing, trampolining or escape games. Enjoy outdoor concerts and live theatre downtown most summer weekends.

Food & Beverage

Interject your activities with a globally inspired food culture for a memorable Clarksville experience. The influence of a major military installation, state university and international industries bring the world’s flavors and sips to the community.  Breweries, a distillery, winery, and meadery give you a taste of the city’s passion for creativity and excellence.

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