Cookeville Tennessee Attractions
Nestled between Nashville and Knoxville, the quaint village of Cookeville, named one of the top Tennessee destinations, awaits you. While visiting here you can take advantage of our sultry summers, gentle winters and pleasant spring and fall weather.
A variety of cultural and sporting activities are plentiful here in the county seat of Putnam County. Be sure to visit the majestic lakes of Tennessee: Dale Hollow, Center Hill, and Cordell Hull. These lakes offer endless activities including swimming, canoeing, fishing, and hiking. Also, check out the local golf courses and tennis and racquetball courts.
Downtown Cookeville is alive with unique and distinctive shops. If it's culture you seek, search no further than Putnam County! Cookeville, TN hosts a variety of museums, drama centers and craft fairs with art, music, dance, and theater experiences only minutes from Cookeville. Be sure to join in the fun for annual community fairs from March-September. There's always a reason to visit Cookeville, Tennessee!
Phone: (423) 286-7275
Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features. The area offers a broad range of recreational opportunities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting and fishing.
The Outdoor Experience • 1.0 miles
136 S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501 (931)526-HIKE
Outdoor and sporting goods store. Our brands are chosen based on the integrity of the manufacturer and durability of the products. Although high end, they are designed to last for many years with most offering a lifetime warrranty. Selling reputable products and providing alternative methods of recreation we feel we are making a positive contribution to our community.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center • 1.5 miles
142 West Fifth Street, Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 528-2541
The Center is a 247-bed community-owned regional referral center offering a broad range of accessible, high quality, cost-effective health care services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals throughout the Upper Cumberland region.
Tennessee Tech University • 1.9 miles
Phone: (866) SEE-TECH
Tennessee Tech is a public, co-educational and comprehensive university located in Cookeville, a town of about 25,000 residents. Although it's located in some of Tennessee's most beautiful countryside, the campus is only a little more than an hour from three of the state's metro areas -- 82 miles east of Nashville, 109 miles west of Knoxville and 96 miles north of Chattanooga.
Burgess Falls State Park • 4.8 miles
4000 Burgess Falls Drive, Sparta , TN 38583-8456 (931) 432-5312
Located in Middle Tennessee, the Park lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau. This is characterized by sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest. The Falling Water River runs through the area, providing breathtaking scenery and numerous waterfalls.
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN • 15.0 miles
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166 (615) 597-6801
A unique educational facility emphasizing professional degree studies in traditional and contemporary fine craft in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. The facility is located on 500 wooded acres in scenic Middle Tennessee, near the town of Smithville, overlooking Center Hill Lake.
Edgar Evins State Park • 17.0 miles
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road, Silver Point , TN 38582 (800) 250-8619
The Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Reservoir in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. It provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee.
Standing Stone State Park • 22.0 miles
1674 Standing Stone Park Hwy.,Hilham , TN 38568-6610 800-713-5157
The quaint and rustic park is noted for its outstanding scenery, spring wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity. The park takes its name from the Standing Stone, an eight-foot tall rock standing upright on a sandstone ledge, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations.
Smoky Mountain National Park • 147.0 miles
Phone: (865) 436-1200
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, as well as the beauty of its ancient mountains.
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