Cookeville is a great town, and there’s always something happening. The local government hosts events in several local parks, event venues, and businesses. Check out the city’s calendar below to see what’s happening!



Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Technological University is a public institution that was founded in 1915. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,437, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 265 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tennessee Technological University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2.

Dozens of Local & State Parks

The Upper Cumberland is home to some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Because of the steep terrain, there are multiple waterfalls, rivers, cliffs, and overlooks within minutes of downtown Cookeville. Check out Fall Creek Falls, Burgess Falls, or Rock Island to the south. Explore the area’s newest park, Window Cliffs. Visit Cummins Falls, one of the best swimming holes in the country. It’s all part of a fun day in Cookeville!

If you’re up for a bit more driving, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is well-worth it. Spend a day or a week in the mountains, hiking, camping, and learning about the oldest mountains in the country.

Center Hill & Dale Hollow

We’re lucky to be located centrally between two gorgeous lakes to our north and southwest, as well! Both Center Hill and Dale Hollow are less than an hour’s drive from downtown. Check out Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow for boat rentals, camping, a floating restaurant with fresh-caught catfish.

The West Side

The West Side is the quintessential “Old Cookeville.” Filled with historic buildings, museums, and the best restaurants in town, everyone who visits Cookeville should spend an afternoon exploring here. Shop at one of the many boutiques, check out the Train Depot and Museum, and grab dinner at Crawdaddy’s Grill Seven Senses, or Father Tom’s Pub. Don’t forget dessert at Cream City or Ralph’s Donuts, one of the 10 best donut shops in the US!

Nashville & Knoxville

If you ask anyone where Cookeville is, you’ll hear “halfway between Nashville and Knoxville.” Both are about an hour’s drive away, so it’s easy to spend an afternoon in the city even if you have a busy schedule.

Skate Park
City crews have been preparing the site for our new Skate Park at the site of the old Park View Pool. Estimated opening, depending on weather, will be in June.

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Congratulations to Zachary Buckner and Bethany Buckner on tonight’s opening of Broast at Spring and Walnut! ...

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Beautiful Tree across from City Hall! Enjoy the day!
📸:Amy Davis

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