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Cookeville is a small city in north central Tennessee and home of Tennessee Tech University. Cookeville is the largest city in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.


Map of Cookeville

Get in


By car


Cookeville is 80 miles east of Nashville, 100 miles west of Knoxville, and 80 miles north of Chattanooga at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Highway 111.

By bus


Get around



  • 1 Cane Creek Park, 201 C Camp Rd, +1 931 526 6668. Daily 7AM-9PM. 262-acre park with BBQ/picnic shelters, trails, a playground & a lake for boating & fishing.


  • AMC Highland 12 Cinema, 1181 South Jefferson Ave, +1 931 526-4422. Swing by and catch one of the latest feature films.
  • 1 Cummins Falls State Park, 390 Cummins Falls Ln, +1 931 268-7223. Daily 8AM-4:30PM. Just a real delight, watching the water roll off the travertine and looking at old weathered buildings in the foliage. Cummins_Falls_State_Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Burgess Falls State Park, 4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, +1 931 432-5312. Daily 8AM-4PM. And another, cascades here and there and just a real gusher at times. Burgess_Falls_State_Park on Wikipedia
  • 3 Window Cliffs State Natural Area, 8400 Old Cane Creek Rd, Baxter (in the vicinity of Burgess Falls, just a ways to the west of it but you have to circumnavigate using multiple roads to get to the trailhead). Daily 8AM-4PM. Eroded rock formations form an enchanting presence of palisades and pinnacles. Window_Cliffs_State_Natural_Area on Wikipedia
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Window Cliffs




  • 1 Spankies, 203 East 9th St, +1 931 526-3344. Cajun and Italian cuisine.
  • 2 Crawdaddy's, 53 W Broad St, +1 931 526 4660. Daily 11AM-10PM. New Orleans-style cuisine and drinks.
  • 3 World Foods, 22 North Cedar Ave, +1 931 525-6539. Wide selection of world cuisines like gyros and pizzas, and cannolis.
  • 4 India Palace, 120 W 1st St, +1 931 525-1190. Lunch and dinner, closed Su. This is where you can go nom nom on an Indian lunch buffet. $$.
  • 5 Cookeville Pizza & Pub, 707 Mahler Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501, +1 931 854 0759. M-Th 11AM-9PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM, closed on Sundays.


  • 1 Father Tom's Pub, 32 N Cedar Ave, +1 931 854-9484. Tu-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM. A variety of microbrews and cocktails and pub food.
  • 2 Vinnie T's Restaurant and Bar, 221 East 8th St, +1 931 372-2582. M-F 3PM-3AM, Sa Su 4PM-3AM. Nightly DJ performance. Karaoke on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
  • 3 Revolver Dance Hall & Saloon, 565 South Jefferson Ave, +1 931 651 1011. Th-Sa 7PM-2AM. Night club and Arcade Bar.



Go next

  • Drive a few hours west to the capital of Tennessee, Nashville and visit the Grand Ol' Opry or Opry Mills Mall. You can also take in a Tennessee Titans NFL game or Nashville Cats Arena Football League game.
  • Drive a few hours east to the home of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Also nearby are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
  • Drive a few hours south to Chattanooga, the Scenic City. This is where you'll find such attractions as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain and Rock City.
Routes through Cookeville
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