Who’s ready for a road trip? Reconnect and rediscover family fun this summer in Clarksville, Tenn. Only 40 minutes northwest of Nashville along I-24, Clarksville is a convenient and affordable family destination for an ideal family getaway. This summer, create lasting memories in Clarksville.


Downtown Commons

This full-block urban park is a kid’s delight. With an imagination playground, water features, free concerts, large spaces for free play, shaded picnic areas, and an ice cream shop — what’s not to love?


Fort Defiance Civil War Park

Hear the stories, learn the history, see the weapons, wander the grounds, and experience the views at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center.



Explore two-state and 30 local parks filled with activities like splash pads, hiking, water sports, creeks, playgrounds, picnic areas, disc golf, wildlife, history and more.


African American Legacy Trail

Follow along this self-guided trail and discover the stories about notable residents, historic architecture, and other significant sites.


Downtown Market

Clarksville’s RiverWalk Extension transforms to a festive spot on Saturday mornings May – October. The top-rated open-air market features locally grown fresh produce and handcrafted products.


Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement

Journey back to the mid-19th century at this historic settlement. Explore 16 authentically furnished buildings over 40 rural acres in a self-guided tour. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the trails.



What better way to beat the heat than in (or on) the water? With 650 miles of navigable waterways, you can enjoy fishing, skiing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, and tubing.


Public Art

Murals, fountains, and sculptures dot the downtown and surrounding areas. A tour of Clarksville’s public art is both educational and entertaining.


Ready to start planning your trip? Downtown the free VisitClarksvilleTN app and explore ideas to build your perfect getaway. Or, request a free travel planner at visitclarksvilletn.com/plan/visitors-guide/.


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