Clarksville, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

6 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"


Clarksville is the proud home of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. This town completely rallies around their military and wrote more celebratory reviews than any other town on Best of the Road. The city has volunteer welcoming patrons for soldiers returning from service and organizations like Bikers Who Care that support the troops. They even have children in a neighborhood color guard who help a veteran conduct a flag raising ceremony every holiday.

The people are so patriotic they host regular appreciation events, have painted murals around town, hang ‘Welcome Home’ signs when troops return, and provide military discounts. Captain and Clark met veterans who still give back and support their neighbors and said, “We were able to see and do so much, but what really stood out to us were the people that we met.”

Visitors should be sure to see Liberty Park, the Clarksville Marina, and the Downtown Market while in town. The Downtown Market is hosted every Saturday during summer and most of fall. Otherwise known as the “farmer’s market,” the event helps support local businesses and promotes healthy eating.

Over summer you can enjoy live outdoor music during Riverfest and anytime you can tour the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Parks After Dark is a popular summer program, which offers concerts and “Movies in the Park” screenings.

Clarksville is a college town, but it's also a military town. We are only a few miles away from the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY. Clarksville has a small town feel to it, and is very family friendly. The Riverwalk on Riverside Drive is a place to take your boat out on the water, walk along the river or play in the park. A huge 4th of July celebration offers music, food and of course, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks event. The McGregor Riverwalk is also home to Rivers & Spires, Riverfest and lit up during the holiday season with holiday lights. You cannot drive through town without seeing banners welcoming home soldiers and we stand behind our military 100%!
Reviewed by Jen1970
on September 17, 2012
Thank you to all of our military!!!
Reviewed by happy7698
on September 17, 2012
It is a little country and a little bit of city life. With Rivers n Spires, Riverfest, and other things they offer in town I would not have stayed here. I have lived in Clarksville for 14yrs and Each year it gets better and better. My childen love that there are three parks within five min. In the next few years we will have our new Marina which makes Clarksville better every day.
Reviewed by momintn
on September 17, 2012
Home of the 101. Most supportive town EVER of our troops. Want more proof?? There's a WHOLE TV show FILMED from here about our troops coming home... Couldn't ask for a better place to feel at "home" away from home. This people LOVE their soldiers.
Reviewed by melwilkinson
on September 17, 2012
I live just north of Clarksville but shop and "play" in Clarksville. The people are fantastic and the support the soldiers and their families receive is just awesome!! Clarksville absolutely epitomizes Patriotic-ness!
Reviewed by Julie
on September 17, 2012
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