Ask most people from around Clarksville TN what they’re doing this weekend and they’ll probably answer “going to Nashville.” While this historical northern Tennessee city might not be as famous as its bigger cousin, Clarksville is booming with a rich historical culture, and burgeoning art scene, and some of the most beautiful country in the Appalachian states.
No matter what your tastes may be there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this laid-back northern Tennessee oasis. Here are 5 of the best things you can do this weekend in Clarksville
Experience The History
After the original 13 colonies were established and fought for, the founding fathers looked west to establish our country. In Downtown Clarksville, sits an absolutely gorgeous building called the Customs House. It was once a post office in 1898 and was made into a customers house when the tobacco trade took off. Now it serves as the second largest museum in Tennessee.
Located just about a mile away from downtown Clarksville lies one of America’s Natural Wonders. Dunbar Cave State Park is eight miles long and one of the largest caves in the county. The outdoor sections of the cave have been used for concerts, dances, and other shows over the years. Guided tours of the inside of the cave show ancient cave drawings that experts think are part of indigenous religious ceremonies.
The Art Scene
Clarksville is miles away from New York City or Los Angeles, but the Downtown Artists Co-op is working hard to make sure that local art is at the forefront here. The Co-op is an association of 27 local artists and 16 consignment members. If creating art is more your thing, then Check out Horsefeathers where you can indulge your creative side. Completely fee-free, you can pick whatever pottery pieces you like and paint them to your liking, you can also work with wood and canvas as well.
There is a big do it yourself independent streak that runs all through Appalachia. Once home to the moonshiners, now there is a huge market in craft-brewed beer, wineries, and distilleries. If spirits are your thing, then visit Old Glory Distillery for local whiskey, white rum, and moonshine. The tasting bar is always open and tours are available. If hard liquor isn’t your thing, then Beachaven Vineyards & Winery might be the thing for you. In business for more than 30 years, they’ve been producing some of the best wines in the area. Tastings are available, and bottles are most definitely available. If you are more about Craft Beers, then Blackhorse Pub & Brewery is your destination. This is the city’s only microbrewery because they’ve been outshining all competition since they opened in 1992. Everything is brewed onsite and great pub food is on offer as well.
Clarksville offers something for everyone, so spend a weekend and see for yourself. Picking up a brand new Kia Sportage at Wyatt Johnson Kia can help you get to these amazing places in style and comfort!