"Clarksville - Gateway to the New South ???" Clarksville by ocicat

Clarksville Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 64 photos

Clarksville tourist board continually tries to pass off the city as a tourist destination. It's NOT!

Some of the attractions on the shiny tourist pamphlets are not here - the Port Royal covered bridge washed away years ago, Dunbar Cave state park was closed by the state due to lack of state funds to run it (tho it does open at odd intervals for unknown reasons), the riverboat "The Queen of Clarksville" has sailed to another location after a long battle between the owner and the city powers-that-be. The downtown area has a few stores but is mainly offices for lawyers and some restaurant/bars.

There is a nice museum in the downtown area. It's worth a visit if you are in town already.

The riverwalk is OK. A pleasant stroll. There are concerts there thru-out the summer.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:low cost of living
  • Cons:love/hate relationship with military
  • Last visit to Clarksville: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2006 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks for the great tip on the riding stables!! We are forever complaining about "walking only" guided trail rides.... Only problem, I am not sure where Clarksville is....

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2006 at 5:13 PM

    What a treat to read about your Home Town, Clarksville. Once we drove through the "outskirts" so now I will know to stop, especially for one of the restuarants that you described...terrific tips. Thanks ever so much.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 7:09 PM

    Nice home town pages. An enjoyable read.

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2003 at 7:49 AM

    Too bad the place lost some of its attractions because of politics and money! Sounds like a nice place to live otherwise!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 11:17 AM

    It must be interesting and exciting to visit your city...

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