Attractions in Crossville, Tennessee

Attractions in Crossville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee, is a hidden gem of the southeastern United States. Several resort communities, including golf courses rivaled by few others, bring visitors into the area from around the globe. Many who visit the area to relax and play ultimately decide to make Cumberland County their home. Crossville is a growing city, yet it's still small enough to offer her visitors and residents that much sought-after small town feel.

Art and Culture

Cumberland County Playhouse is renowned for its productions of "Smoke on the Mountain" and many other plays. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone, who is in regional theater, in the nation who has not heard of the Cumberland County Playhouse. The Palace Theatre opened in 1938 and closed in 1978. The theater reopened in 2001 as a multi-use community building. All throughout the year enjoy musical and theatrical productions of all styles at the theater.

Cumberland County Playhouse
221 Tennessee Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-5000


Catoosa Wildlife Management Area consists of 79,740 acres enjoyed by anglers and hunters from all around the region. Cumberland Mountain State Park offers over 1,700 acres of natural areas, cabins, campsites and hiking trails. Cumberland Trails State Park has more than 230 miles of genuine Tennessee stunning views. Bluffs abound on Black Mountain and are an experience every hiker should share. Meadow Park Lake is a 270-acre anglers dream. Open year 'round, the lake has a boat ramp, boat storage and a fishing pier.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
218 Genesis Road
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-9571

Obed River Park: Arboretum & Trail is a Class I Arboretum is the perfect trail for those who would like to enjoy natural Tennessee, but are not able to hike the rustic trails. The paved trail along the river makes it a good choice for cyclists, skaters, runners and those who want a leisurely walk along the river.

Obed Wild and Scenic River
P.O. Box 429
Wartburg, TN 37887
(423) 346-6294

Ozone Falls is still a pristine setting and a perfect example of what the Cumberland Plateau is like.

Site Managed by
Cumberland Mountain State Park
24 Office Drive
Crossville, Tennessee 38555
(931) 484-6138

Festivals and Family

127 Corridor Sale is called "The World's Longest Yard Sale." This event draws people from around the world and takes place in August. Depot Days Main Street Festival features live music, crafts, food, games and much more at the end of June. Homestead Apple Festival hosted by the Homestead community in the fall and offers music, vendors with all things crafty and everything imaginable made from apples. Oktoberfest is a two-day German festival in October. Pioneer Day is an annual fall festival featuring Native American demonstrations of all sorts.

Golf Courses and Resorts

The area has 12 major golf courses. Fairfield Glade offers 90 holes of championship golf. All facilities are full service facilities. Lake Tansi Golf is an 18-hole private course located in the resort village of Lake Tansi. The Bear Trace is an 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is a public course located at the Cumberland Mountain State Park. Renegade National Golf Resort is located on the top of Renegade Mountain. It is a secured and gated community.

Fairfield Glade Community Club
7827 Peavine Road
Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
(931) 484-3780

Article Written By Nora Grace

Nora Grace is a freelance writer covering the topics of gardening, travel and family issues. Grace has published more than one hundred articles on garden and general interest websites across the Internet since 2007. Web writing credits include feature stories for Suite101, articles for Dave's Garden, Orato and BellaOnline.

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