Cookeville, TN is located about 80 miles east of Nashville, and visitors will love what this eclectic region has in store for them. Museums, theater, music and natural wonders grace the area. Beautiful recreational adventures await every guest who visits.
Book a room in Cookeville with Choice Hotels and check out the following terrific attractions:
Hike to the river basin at Cummins Falls State Park to a glorious waterfall, which empties into pools for swimming. Carry in a picnic and stay for the whole day.
The Cookeville Depot Museum speaks to those who love trains. Climb aboard the cars and learn more about the railways at the museum inside the depot. A diorama shows visitors the west side of Cookeville, circa 1955. The depot was built in 1909 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Cookeville Performing Arts Center features movies, Shakespeare in the Park, concerts and performances by the Cookeville Community Concert Band. Events take place in Dogwood Park or inside the History and Depot Museums. Most events are free of charge or admission is by donation.
The Cookeville Children's Museum is small but packed with adventures. Don a lab coat and stethoscope and see how sick animals are cared for. Or, see where breakfast comes from by collecting fresh eggs at the museum's farm. Scale a wall and climb a castle tower outside.
Cane Creek Park features 262 acres of scenic grounds, a lake that spans 56 acres, two fishing piers and paddleboat rentals. If that is not enough fun, there are basketball and volleyball courts, hiking trails and a disc golf course. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and more. Concession stands are open seasonally.
The Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum is located on the campus of Tennessee Technological University. It features more than 150 species of trees, shrubs and plants. More than 60 species of trees are represented, and all known arboreta in the U.S. are registered here.
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