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Tennessee's Top Spot

365bet students kayak on the cumberland river

Clarksville was founded on the Red and Cumberland rivers in 1784, and these bodies of water serve as some of the biggest aquatic playgrounds in the area. If water isn't your speed, check out the Greenway with nine miles of walking and biking trail with bikes available for rent at multiple points throughout the Queen city.


There are a thousand ways to spend a day in Clarksville. Check out a live performance at the Downtown Commons, find some fresh produce at the Downtown Marketplace or play a round of mini golf at The City Forum. Whatever your passion is, experience it in Clarksville.


Clarksville may not be the culinary center of the world, but that doesn't stop the community from supplying the city with some of the best food in Tennessee. Find a cup of coffee and a scone at Plumbline Coffee, a helping of schnitzel at Strawberry Alley Ale Works or a traditional German breakfast at Silke's Old World Breads. If you are a self-proclaimed foodie, then Clarksville may very well be the place for you.

An Austin Peay experience cannot be contained to its 190-acre campus.

Take a walk and watch the water glide by the tree-lined banks of the Cumberland River. Sample locally grown sweet corn from the Clarksville Downtown Market. Collect high-fives from fellow Govs as you celebrate in Tailgate Alley.

We are forever connected to our community, encompassing Clarksville and beyond.

Enjoy the beautiful waters at the Land Between the Lakes. Drive 50 miles south to soak in the sounds of Nashville, Music City.

The community of Clarksville is a great place to be.

Learn more about what makes Clarksville a great city to live in!

Life As A Gov in Clarksville

Clarksville is Tennessee's fifth-largest city and is one of the top places to live in the nation. While Clarksville is a booming city, it still maintains a small-town feel. It offers events and attractions for every type of student. So, what kind of Gov are you?

People living in the Clarksville area
In the nation among small U.S. metros
Clarksville median age
Local residents who have a degree
Clarksville millennial population
City parks in and around Clarksville