FORT CAMPBELL

Clarksville, Tennessee

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Clarksville has positioned itself as a community that is an ideal place to work, live and play. When you look at the livability of Clarksville, you’ll find metropolitan amenities and conveniences blended with small-town hospitality and values. Nationally known retailers coupled with locally owned boutiques and restaurants create memorable shopping and dining experiences. Abundant outdoor recreation, festivals and entertainment, along with an emerging city center, provide residents with an enviable quality of life. Best of all you’ll find friendly and welcoming people who love calling Clarksville home.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

25 Jefferson St., Suite 300
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-647-2331
www.clarksvillechamber.com

Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

25 Jefferson St., Suite 300
Clarksville, TN 37040
800-530-2487
http://visitclarksvilletn.com

Military Affairs Committee

The Military Affairs Committee includes representatives from Fort Campbell, retired military members, government officials and local business leaders. The committee works to ensure military personnel and their families have the support they need from the community. The committee plans the annual Citizens for Fort Campbell advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. They also organize Warrior Week events, including a movie night, the Godfather Golf Tournament and a marksmanship competition. Additionally, the committee has an initiative to recognize the long history of military in the area through Veterans’ Day events and support of other programs in the area.

Location and Climate

Founded on the banks of the Cumberland and Red rivers 45 miles northwest of Nashville, Clarksville’s population is approximately 150,000, while Montgomery County tops 195,000. Clarksville enjoys a mild Southern climate with four distinct seasons.

Economy

Clarksville’s growing industries include agriculture, construction, education, entertainment, health care and retail. Major employers include the City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Government, Tennova Healthcare, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Austin Peay State University, and industrial employers like Agero, Akebono, Convergys, Jostens Printing & Publishing and Trane Co.

Education

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System serves more than 33,000 students in 39 schools. Approximately 29 percent of the students served in the school system are military dependents. CMCSS continues to be recognized nationally for its academic and professional achievements, as well as its progressive methods for helping students become college and career ready. In 2016, the system was number one in the state for academic growth.

For parents seeking an alternative to the traditional school system, Clarksville offers several private and religious schools.

Clarksville business and technical schools offer students the opportunity to seek positions in the service industry or they can provide additional training to those already established in their careers.

For higher education in Clarksville, students can attend Austin Peay State University. What initially began as a teaching school with only 158 students is now the educational and cultural hub of Clarksville, with a current enrollment of more than 10,000 students.

Health Care

Tennova Healthcare — Clarksville serves residents of northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Employing approximately 1,200 professionals, Tennova is a 270-bed facility offering services in cardiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, wound care and more. It has been designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care and a Wound Care Center of Distinction and earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.

Premier Medical Group is a multi-specialty physician practice in the area, serving Montgomery and surrounding counties in Tennessee and Kentucky, logging 250,000 patient visits in 2015.

Ft Campbell 2018 Clarksville TennesseeRecreation

Both the city of Clarksville and Montgomery County operate a parks and recreation department, providing and maintaining more than 1,000 acres in more than 30 community parks. Recreational facilities include playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails, dog parks, pools and splash pads, pavilions and more.

With the Cumberland and Red rivers lining the city, activities such as boating, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking and fishing are enjoyed by both visitors and residents.

Clarksville is also a golfer’s paradise. The city owns two courses — Swan Lake and Mason Rudolph — and other area golf courses offer beautiful greens as well.

ART GALLERIES AND PUBLIC ART

Clarksville is home to several fine art galleries and public art pieces. Some feature local artists through rotating exhibits while others have permanent collections. Austin Peay State University has four art galleries as well as mini-exhibits throughout the campus. Local artists also contribute to the Downtown Artists Co-op, located on Franklin Street. Of course, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center provides a fun family experience with both rotating and permanent exhibits. The locations for Clarksville’s public art, including murals and bronze statues, can be found in the vacation guides at http://visitclarksvilletn.com.

BEACHAVEN WINERY

1100 Dunlop Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-645-8867
www.beachavenwinery.com

Enjoy free tours and tastings at one of Tennessee’s premier commercial wineries. Each of the award-winning wines is available on-site along with unique gift shop items. In the summer months, the vineyard hosts an outdoor jazz concert series.

CLARKSVILLE BLUEWAY AT ROBERT CLARK PARK

1449 Tiny Town Road
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-645-7476
www.cityofclarksville.com

Canoe, paddleboard or kayak the Cumberland and Red rivers with convenient parking and a boat launch. Rental equipment is available at Blueway Adventures.

CLARKSVILLE GREENWAY

1101 Pollard Road
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-645-7476
www.cityofclarksville.com

Railroad lines have been converted into walking and biking trails. This scenic, nearly 9-mile paved trail is lined with trees, benches and overlook points. Parking lot space is also provided.

CLARKSVILLE MARINA AT LIBERTY PARK

1190 Cumberland Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-645-7476
www.clarksvillemarina.com

The Clarksville Marina offers boat slips, a launch area and ample parking. Amenities include a 1.8-mile walking trail, a 10-acre fishing pond, pavilions, a playground, a bark park, sports fields, an event center and more.

CLARKSVILLE SPEEDWAY AND FAIRGROUNDS

1600 Needmore Road
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-645-2523
www.clarksvillespeedway.com

The UMP-sanctioned speedway boasts a 1/8-mile drag strip and 1/4-mile dirt track. The speedway and fairgrounds also host events like the county fair, the circus, the roller derby and drive-thru Christmas lights.

CUMBERLAND RIVERWALK AND RIVER CENTER AT MCGREGOR PARK

640 N. Riverside Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-645-7476
www.cityofclarksville.com

This riverfront park has transformed the downtown area. It is the premier location for music events, art exhibits and community festivals. The walk includes a riverfront promenade, a wharf, amphitheaters, an overlook plaza, a playground and a picnic area.

CUSTOMS HOUSE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER

200 S. Second St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-648-5780
www.customshousemuseum.org

Built in 1898 as a U.S. post office and customs house for the flourishing tobacco trade, this architecturally fascinating structure is among the most photographed buildings in the region. The museum features rotating shows, an interactive children’s area and one of the largest model railroad layouts in the region.

DUNBAR CAVE STATE PARK

401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville, TN 37043
931-648-5526
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/dunbar-cave

One of Clarksville’s most scenic areas, this 110-acre park is the perfect recreation destination. The cave and its surroundings were a mineral springs resort at the turn of the century. In the 1930s and ’40s, the cave entrance served as a naturally air-conditioned venue for big band performances. Some of the oldest known prehistoric cave drawings have been found inside the cave. The park offers ranger-led cave tours, birding, fishing at the 15-acre Swan Lake and more than 3 miles of hiking trails.

FORT DEFIANCE CIVIL WAR PARK AND INTERPRETIVE CENTER

120 Duncan St.
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-472-3351
www.cityofclarksville.com

In April 2011, the Fort Defiance Civil War Park opened its doors to a new interpretive center. Kicking off the 150th anniversary of the war that defined a century and changed the country, Fort Defiance overlooks the Red and Cumberland rivers and has a breathtaking view of downtown. Visitors are encouraged to walk the trails and enjoy the history that the location represents. Displays, cannons and occasional re-enactors are just some of the things you can enjoy on your visit to Fort Defiance.

HISTORIC COLLINSVILLE

4711 Weakley Road
Southside, TN 37171
931-216-2911
www.historiccollinsville.com

Situated on 40 rolling acres, this living history museum features restored log homes and outbuildings. Authentic period artifacts fill each building. Picnic areas and walking trails are scattered throughout the grounds. All of the structures date back to 1830-1870. A wildlife center houses several examples of natural Tennessee flora and fauna.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

Public Square, University Boulevard
http://historicdowntownclarksville.org

A collection of 1870s period architecture, downtown is home to locally owned restaurants and breweries, shopping and entertainment venues. Among these is the Eternal Flame, symbolizing the sacrifices of Soldiers and their families for our freedom.

HISTORIC WALKING AND DRIVING TOURS

Tour can begin at the

Customs House Museum

200 S. Second St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-553-8467
http://visitclarksvilletn.com/plan-your-stay/view-and-request-vacation-guides

Experience Clarksville’s rich history and heritage at your own pace. Walking and driving tours explore both architectural landmarks as well as unique local gems. These self-guided tours are centered on Clarksville’s historic downtown and branch out to local neighborhoods and the riverfront. These activities are great for individuals or groups. Maps and brochures are available online and at the visitor center at 180 Holiday Drive.

INDOOR AQUATIC CENTER

168 Cunningham Lane
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-472-3380
www.cityofclarksville.com

Covered during the off season, New Providence pool transforms to an indoor aquatic center offering swim lessons, water fitness classes, lap and open swimming, a children’s pool area, a climbing wall, a diving board and concessions. An ADA-accessible hydraulic lift chair allows those with special needs to enjoy the pool.

L&N TRAIN STATION

Commerce and 10th streets
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-553-2486
http://visitclarksvilletn.com

Built in 1890, the L&N Train Station was the setting 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. A farmers market is open Thursday mornings during the summer and fall in the train station parking lot.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTS COMPLEX

1 Millennium Plaza
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-648-5700
www.mcgtn.org

Restored and remodeled after the 1999 tornado, this architectural beauty is the symbol of Clarksville’s historic downtown. Adorning the corridors of both buildings are 150 photographs illustrating the history and heritage of Montgomery County.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX

4201 Southside Road
Southside, TN 37171
931-387-3456
www.shoottn.com

Countless shooting options are available for all ages on this 126-acre estate. Choose between sporting clays, trap, skeet, five-stand, tactical pistol, 3-D archery, dynamic steel rifle and pistol, long range rifle ranges and more. A pro shop and picnic areas are available on-site.

NORTH FORD STREET MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL

2470 N. Ford St.
Clarksville, TN 37042
931-645-7476
http://cityofclarksville.com

Exclusively for mountain bike enthusiasts, this park boasts trails rated as difficult. All visitors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

OLD GLORY DISTILLING

451 Alfred Thun Road
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-919-2522
http://oldglorydistilling.com

This small batch artisan distillery opened in November 2016. Spirits include whiskey, vodka, rum, moonshine and more.

PORT ROYAL STATE HISTORIC PARK

3300 Old Clarksville Highway
Adams, TN 37010
931-645-0622
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/port-royal

One of the earliest colonial communities and trading posts in Middle Tennessee, this Red River site was first settled in the early 1780s and was a long hunter camp as early as 1775. The 26-acre park is designated as an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and includes canoe and kayak access, hiking trails and fishing opportunities.

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ROXY REGIONAL THEATRE

100 Franklin St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-645-7699
www.roxyregionaltheatre.org

Housed in a 1947 modern art theater, Clarksville’s oldest professional theater features main stage productions; “theotherspace” productions in its 50-seat, black-box theater; local art exhibitions; and more.

SMITH-TRAHERN MANSION

101 McClure St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-648-9998
www.smithtrahernmansion.com

Built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith, this majestic antebellum home overlooks the Cumberland River. The architecture reflects Greek Revival and Italianate styles. During the winter months, local organizations fill the home with more than 20 Christmas trees decorated and sparkling. Tours are available by appointment.

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