Stay near the best things to do in Cookeville, TN

You can be exploring natural wonders in minutes when you choose to stay at our Country Inn & Suites. Hiking to view numerous nearby waterfalls is one of the top things to do in Cookeville, including four falls in Burgess Falls State Park. Boating, fishing, running, and swimming are the best reasons to visit Rock Island and Cummins Falls state parks. If you’re a sports fan, visit in December for the annual BlueCross Bowl on the campus of Tennessee Tech University for the Tennessee high school football championship games. Or head to Bowling World for a friendly game between friends and family.

Cookeville is home to museums that include Cookeville Depot Museum in a historic depot and the interactive Cookeville Children’s Museum. Head over to the campus of Tennessee Tech University to see the work of regional and international artisans at the Appalachian Center for Craft. There is also a fine craft retail shop representing more than 150 artists. If you’re following the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail, you won’t want to miss DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards. And because Cookeville is close to Nashville, you just might hear a rising star at one of the local live music venues before heading back for a good night of sleep in one of our rooms and suites.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

32.57 mi / 52.42 km from the hotel
Explore this massive 1,720-acre park that is home to Byrd Lake, hiking trails, and the Jack Nicklaus–designed Bear Trace golf course.

Bowling World

0.65 mi / 1.04 km from the hotel
Avoid the splits and aim for strikes at Bowling World, where the kids can also play arcade games and grown-ups can sip on adult beverages in the lounge.

Burgess Falls State Park

7.89 mi / 12.7 km from the hotel
If you love waterfalls, hike the one-and-a-half-mile River Trail for breathtaking views of four of them at this state park. You can also spend a day fishing at the park's dam.

Cane Creek Park

2.78 mi / 4.47 km from the hotel
Fish, hike, play ball and disc golf, or let the kids run wild on the playground at this regional park.

Cumberland County Playhouse

27.08 mi / 43.57 km from the hotel
Attend a family-friendly performance at one of the largest professional theaters in rural America. Check the calendar to see current comedies, musicals, and plays by professional actors on the two indoor and two outdoor stages.

Cummins Falls State Park

8.96 mi / 14.42 km from the hotel
Take a dip in the swimming hole, enjoy a picnic, or make the strenuous hike to see Tennessee's eighth-largest waterfall splash down 75 feet into its pool at Cummins Falls State Park.