What To See

Cumberland RiverWalk
Stroll the meandering Cumberland RiverWalk, the city's signature riverfront promenade. The internationally acclaimed RiverWalk is the centerpiece of the River Distict and includes an amphitheater, overlook plazas, a playground, picnic facilities, wharf, boat ramp, pedestrian overpass, and performance stages.
Contact Name: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: McGregor Park, Riverside Dr.
P.O. Box 602
Clarksville, TN 37041
Phone: (931) 645-7476
Fax: (931) 553-2432
Time: 30 min.

Public Square/Eternal Flame
This charming collection of buildings served as the center of Clarksville’s government until 2001. The facade of the old City Hall building was constructed in 1914, although the building itself is much older. Erected in the median in 2004 is an Eternal Flame, honoring the sacrifices of soldiers and their families for our freedom.
Contact Name: Mayor's Office
Address: Between Franklin and Main Streets - Downtown
Phone: (931) 645-7444
Fax: (931) 552-7479
Admission: Free
Time: 10 minutes

Dunbar Cave
Dunbar Cave State Natural Area is open every day from 8 a.m. until sunset. Periodic programs are conducted by the park staff, along with guided tours of the cave and slide shows. The park also offers picnic tables, hiking trails, and fishing.
Address: 401 Old Dunbar Cave Rd.
Clarksville, TN
Phone: 931-648-5526
Hours: Park: Daily 8 a.m. until sunset
Visitors' Center: Daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $4 per person. Reservations recommended.
Time: 1 hour

Montgomery County Courts Complex
A combination of both new construction and redevelopment following a devastating 1999 tornado, the Montgomery County Courthouse, Courts Center and Millennium Plaza serve as the community’s centerpiece. Beyond the splendid architecture, the complex also represents the community’s rebound from a natural disaster. Adorning the corridors of both buildings are 150 photographs illustrating the history and heritage of Montgomery County.
Contact Name: Sherri Morrow
Address: 1 Millennium Plaza (2nd & Commerce)
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-920-1844
Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., M-F
Admission: No cost
Time: 30 minutes

Wilma Rudolph Statue
To honor one of America's most outstanding Olympic athletes and her legacy, a bronze statue of Clarksville native Wilma Rudolph was hand-crafted in her likeness. The statue can be viewed at the southern end of the Cumberland RiverWalk at the base of the Pedestrian Overpass.
Contact Name: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: College Street & Riverside Drive
Phone: (931) 645-7476
Time: 10 min.

Smith-Trahern Mansion
The Smith Trahern Mansion was built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith, this masterpiece overlooks the Cumberland River. Constructed during the troubled Pre-Civil War era, the home reflects the transition between Greek Revival and Italianate styles, which were so popular at that time. The home boasts grand hallways, an exquisite curved staircase, and a "widow's walk" on the roof. In March 1988, that Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address:
1st & McClure Streets P.O. Box 852
Clarksville, TN 37041
Phone: (931) 648-9998
Hours: Weekdays, 9:30am-2:30pm, Evenings and weekends by appointment.
Admission: $2
Time: 45 min.

As the River Flows
A permanent exhibit housed in the Cumberland RiverCenter, features a 12-panel chronological history of the Cumberland River and it's significance to the development of Clarksville as one of America's great Southern River Towns.
Contact Name: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: McGregor Park, Riverside Dr.
P.O. Box 602
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931) 645-7476
Fax: (931) 553-2432
Hours: Open Daily
Admission: Free
Time: 30 min.

Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum
The Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, located within Ft. Campbell traces the history of the Screaming Eagles from World War II engagements to Vietnam to Operation Desert Storm. Just outside the museum, various aircraft, military equipment, and monuments are on display.
The post is currently closed to the general public for security purposes.
Address: Tennessee Avenue
Bldg 5702
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Phone: (270) 798-3215
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm except Christmas & New Years
Admission: Free
Time: 1 hour

Poston Building
The Poston Building, built in 1842 by John Poston, is a group of three buildings under one roof. The building is one of several in the downtown area where advertising from the 1870s designed for river traffic is still visible.
Address: Public Square at Main Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Admission: Free
Time: 10 min.

Wickham Statues
The Wickham Statues, crafted by self-taught artisan, Enoch Tanner Wickham, are large scale concrete tributes to his local and national heroes. At age 69 Wickham began his project along what was a dirt road. The rural display has been drastically vandalized in recent years.
Address: Canaan Road near Palmyra
Phone: (931) 648-5780
Admission: Free
Time: 15 minutes/30 minute drive

Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest professional theatre, offers patrons a combination of professional company shows (performed by actors from throughout the country) and community offerings. Housed in a 1947 odern-art theatre, the Roxy produces 10 mainstage events annually. The Roxy's "Other Space" produces four new scripts a year in it's 40-seat black-box theatre.
Contact Name: John McDonald
Address: 100 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Fax: (931) 645-7699
Hours: Call for Schedule of Performances
Admission: $5-$12
Time: 2 hours

Clarksville Speedway
The Clarksville Speedway is an 1/8 Mile Drag Races for bracket cars, streetcars and motorcycles.
Address: 1600 Needmore Road
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 645-2523
Hours: Saturday Night 7:30 p.m. April - October
Admission: $12 for single event ($25 in the pit) and $267 for season passes ($650 pit)
Time: 2 hours

Mabel Larson Gallery
The Mable Larson Gallery is housed in Harned Hall on the Campus of Austin Peay State University. Exhibited are selections from the University's permanent art collection.
Address: Austin Peay State University's Harned Hall
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone: (931) 221-7333
Hours: 8am-4:30pm, Mon.-Fri.
Admission: Free
Time: 1 hour

Emerald Hill Mansion
The Emerald Hill Mansion began as a farmhouse in the 1820's and has undergone two major renovations in 1900 and 1909. The mansion contains many of its original furnishings, and serves as the home for the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald-Hill--Alumni Relations and Development Offices of Austin Peay State University. The mansion is currently closed for renovation.
Address: 751 N. 2nd St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931) 221-7979
Time: 30 minutes

Cumberland Arts Centre
A former church purchased by George Terrell, the Cumberland Arts Centre offers community dinner theater.
Address: 710 Main Street
Clarksville, TN
Phone: 931-552-1106
Admission: For prices and events, call 931-551-1106.
Time: 2-3 hours

Historic Collinsville
Historic Collinsville is a living-history museum featuring 15 restored log homes and outbuildings, and is situated on 40 rolling acres with picnic areas and walking trails. Structures date from 1830 to 1870. All structures include authentic furnishings.
Contact Name: Jo Ann Weakley
Address: 4711 Weakley Road
Southside, TN 37171
Phone: (931) 648-9141
Fax: (931) 648-9831
Hours: May 16-Oct. 15, Thurs.-Sun., 1-5pm, Other dates with appt.
Admission: $4; Children under 5 free (with paying adult). Special event $5.
Time: 2 hours/30 minute drive

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center was built in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office for the flourishing tobacco trade. This architecturally fascinating structure is among the most photographed buildings in Tennessee. The State's second largest general interest museum, the Museum features rotating shows, fine art galleries, and a sculpture garden, along with permanent exhibits, and the Explorer's Floor--a special area for the entire family to solve puzzles and play games.
Address: 200 S. 2nd St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931) 648-5780
Fax: (931) 553-5179
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm, Sun., 1pm-5pm, Closed Mon.
Admission: Adults 18-55 $5.00 • Senior 55+ $4.00 • College w/ID $2.00 • Student 6-18 $1.00 • Child under 6 FREE
Time: 1 hour

L & N Train Station
Built in 1890, the L & N Train Station was the scene for the Monkees' hit, Last Train to Clarksville. Once one of the busiest locations in Clarksville with soldiers and civilians arriving and departing daily, the facility is now open for public and private use.
Address: Commerce and 10th Streets
P.O. Box 262
Clarksville, TN 37041
Phone: (931) 553-2486
Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Sat., 9am-1pm,
Admission: $1
Time: 15 min.

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
Visit Beachaven Winery and enjoy free tours and tastings at one of Tennessee's foremost commercial wineries. Known for producing award-winning wines and champagnes, Beachaven provides a glimpse into the centuries-old art of wine making. A picturesque Tudor-style building, on-site vineyards, distinctive gift items, and a shaded picnic area make Beachaven a delightful and memorable destination.
Contact Name: Louisa Cooke
Address: 1100 Dunlop Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931) 645-8867
Hours: May-Sept, Mon.-Sat., 9am-7pm, Sun., Noon-7pm, Oct.-Apr., Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun., Noon-5pm
Time: 1 hour

Downtown Walk/Drive Tour
See the best of historic downtown Clarksville in the 2.2-mile, self-guided walking tour. Among the tour's 34 stops are "Bursting with Pride" a mural display of Clarksville's historic architecture. The 17-mile driving tour showcases 52 historically significant sites. Brochure maps are available at the Customs House Museum, Cumberland RiverCenter, and I-24 Visitor Center. Starting point is the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.
Address: Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
200 South Second Street
Phone: 931-648-5780
Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Historic Downtown
At virtually every turn, visitors to the downtown district are greeted by structures of historical significance and beauty. 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.
Contact Name: Pick up your Walk Clarksville brochure at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
Phone: (931) 648-5780
Hours: Self-guided
Admission: Free
Time: 1-2 hours