An Outdoor Adventure
If adventure is your middle name, Cookeville is calling. Cookeville is home to some of the sportiest and most adrenaline-seeking people around. Start your adventure by visiting Outdoor Experience and CMOS (Cumberland Mountain Outdoor Sports) both located in the downtown historic district to gather all the gear you’ll need to truly experience Cookeville. Climb into the Cookeville terrain by calling Plateau Eco Sports who will customize a caving, rock climbing, repelling, or hiking adventure that’s a natural fit for you. If you’re ready to slow down and enjoy the scenery, start your day off by floating down the Caney Fork River by canoe or kayak. To get your exercise for the day, spend the afternoon hiking at Burgess Falls, a natural beauty boasting four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation or take a dip in the natural swimming pool created by Cummins Falls, named as one of the “Best Wild Swimming Holes in the World” by The Adrenalist. Before closing out your fitcation, take a little time to rest and relax by spending a little hammock time in Dogwood Park, an oasis of lush green right in the heart of the city.If adventure is your middle name
Start your weekend getaway with a cup of coffee and a fresh muffin made by a local baker at Poet’s on Cookeville’s Historic Downtown Square. While you’re in the heart of Cookeville, take a stroll from boutiques to antiques. Located along the Tennessee Antique Trail, you’ll find a variety of antique stores such as Migliories, Cookeville Antiques, Jones’ Antiques, Cottage Antiques, and Vinted Rose. Be sure to pop in to local boutiques along your stroll like The Market on the Square, Bless, Luxe, Sweet Pea Boutique, and Caravan. When you’ve shopped up an appetite, you won’t have to go far. The WestSide has everything from subs at WestSide Deli to Cajun cuisines at Crawdaddy’s. Don’t forget to sneak in the back way to have a taste of the cheesecake or famous chocolate cake from Back Room Bistro. After a day of shopping, an entertaining show at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center will be the perfect way to wind down. The next morning, continue the relaxation at Fringe Salon & Boutique or Loxx Salon & Spa being pampered with facials, massages, and more. After a stress-releasing morning make your way to DelMonaco Winery for a tour of the vineyards and wine tastings. Continue the Italian spirit at one of our local culinary gems such as Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant or Mamma Rosa’sWhen it’s time for the girls to gather!
Cookin’ in Cookeville
Epicureans and sugary sweet fans alike will fall in love with Cookeville, where you'll find everything from fine dining Italian dinners to the basics of baking. With more than 100 restaurants, we’re cookin’ in Cookeville! Start your trip off right at Grandma’s Pancake House with a stack of flapjacks or apple crapes. For lunch grab a fresh salad and sandwich from the BackRoom Bistro; then for dinner, stop by to say hello to Beard the bartender at Father Tom’s Pub. There, you will find not only a distinguished stock of beverages, but the Moose Burger and soft pretzels are sure to satisfy those taste buds. Complete the dinner by stepping around the corner to get a scoop of Cream City Ice Cream. You can’t leave Cookeville without having breakfast at Algood Diner, a Cookeville classic with comfort food and good company. For a lunch that will have you coming to your senses, stop by 7 Senses, located in Cookeville’s WestSide cultural district. The Chicken Mac is perfect pasta introduction before you make your way to Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant for dinner, a fine dining experience in a restored original Cookeville home. Pasta is only the beginning. Shrimp cocktail, bruschetta, tomato-artichoke dip and lobster ravioli are all on the menu at Mauricio’s.For epicureans and sugary sweet fans alike
Guzzling, Guns & Guitars
There is ever a supply of intriguing activities for the gentlemen visiting Cookeville. Start the morning at the famous Ralph’s Donuts for a hearty breakfast at the spot that falls in the top 25 of America’s Best Donuts. Don’t worry about the calories though, disc-golfing at Cane Creek Park, golfing at one of our six courses or shooting guns at the Outdoor Junction’s indoor shooting range is sure work off that butter twist or peanut butter & jelly donut. If pickin’ is more your style, stop by Mountain Music to play and peruse their vast collection of guitars and instruments. In the evening, take in live entertainment plus a savory meal at one of the many restaurants or pubs featuring local musical talent. Spend the next day really getting to know what the ingenious men of the region have concocted on the Wine, Shine & Stein tour. It will have you feelin’ fine. First, stop at Del Monaco Winery to dampen the pallet with a variety of locally grown agricultural adult beverages. This will prepare you for the magnificent moonshine awaiting you at the Short Mountain Distillery. After meeting the mountain men, you’ll be introduced to another set of unique and interesting gentlemen. The beer brothers of Calfkiller Brewery will allow you to sample their most magical concoctions among the rolling hills nestled near the Calfkiller River. Your tour should build up quite the appetite, so plan to take on The Cookeville Crawl. Find all the local crafts from the Wine, Shine & Stine Tour and more as you enjoy an appetizer and wet your whistle at each of our local culinary attractions.For the gentlemen visiting Cookeville