Clarksville, Tennessee

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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

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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.

Have been there several times, our son is stationed at Fort Campbell. This town does so much for our hero's, I'm truly grateful for everything they do.
Reviewed by blong
on September 17, 2012
Was born and raised here. I love this town and its hometown feel.
Reviewed by tennesseebelle
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville Tennessee is like no other place that I have lived. This city is Patriotic 24/7. American Flags fly on a daily basis at homes and businesses. Hundreds of people volunteer to serve refreshments to soldiers families at Welcome Home Ceremonies. Clarksville has a large group of Patriot Guard Riders who serve rain or shine. Warrior Week takes place each year to thank military service members for their service. A large percentage of the population is retired military, why would they retire here if Clarksville wasn't Patriotic? Clarksville embraces it's military service members and their families more then any other city that I have resided in. Clarksville holds an annual July 3rd Celebration so that residents can enjoy an American Independence Day Celebration two days in a row, once on the banks of the Cumberland River and the next day on the parade field at Ft.Campbell.
Reviewed by DMac
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville sincerely supports the troops in not only word, but action.
Reviewed by PowerDave
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is a wonderful place to raise children along with being just far enough away from big city life to enjoy the slower pace.
Reviewed by latis113
on September 17, 2012
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