10 Things to Do in Crossville That You Shouldn't Miss

September 13, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,795 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Crossville

1. Cumberland County Playhouse

221 Tennessee Ave, Crossville, TN 38555-5716 +1 931-484-5000
Excellent
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5 based on 369 reviews

Cumberland County Playhouse

Reviewed By Kathleen R - Pittsburgh, United States

Marvelous Wonderettes playing now in Adventure Theater Cute little musical, fine acting, nice costumes, fun audience participation. Call for YOUR tickets today...this show only runs thru next week.

The Mouse Trap (Agatha Christie) playing on Main Stage. Great Show! Acting wonderful, as usual, has a very "you're really there" feel to it.

For $25 or so (all seats same price) (senior discount), come as you are (jeans, tee shirt, overalls, no fancy dress) free parking at the door, great environment and people--can't miss! Enjoy.

2. Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club

228 Interstate Dr, North Wing of the Crossville, Tn. Outlet Mall--I-40, Exit 320, Crossville, TN 38555-5432 +1 931-210-5050
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club

4,500 Square feet of operating layouts in all scales and railroad museum. Open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 PM Central Time. Free Admission. Follow the attraction signs on I-40.

Reviewed By poetsspouse - Cheatham County, TN

Whether you have an interest in model trains, in history, in puzzles like "where's Waldo?", if you have kids or have an inner child, go see this installation. It's at a floundering "discount mall" , there are several raised and enclosed platforms with elaborate and ever-changing working displays of trains, cars, Ferris wheels, scenes from town and country, humorous and charming details throughout. We visited during Christmas vacation, spoke with several of the volunteer hobbyists who keep this fascinating venue running. Free admission, so some of the forced-choice items in the review are irrelevant. While you're there, put some money in the donation container. Those trains don't run on air.

3. Cumberland Mountain State Park

24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555 +1 931-484-6138
Excellent
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4.5 based on 287 reviews

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The park is located around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park provides numerous recreational activities, including hiking, swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs. The park also features a popular area restaurant and separate recreation hall that can accommodate up to 250 people.

Reviewed By damselfly001 - Monument, Colorado

This is a lovely park with interesting hikes of varying lengths and terrain. Suitable for children and seniors. The restaurant has a lovely view of the reservoir. The food, served buffet style is adequate but not great fare.Thank you for visiting us with your grandchildren. We are glad you enjoyed your day here!

4. Homesteads Tower Museum

96 Highway 68, Crossville, TN 38555-2804 +1 931-456-9663
Excellent
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Homesteads Tower Museum

This landmark structure was built in 1937-1938 to house the administrative offices of the Cumberland Homesteads, a project of FDR’s New Deal. It is located 4 miles south of Crossville, TN at the junction of Highways 127S and 68. The octagonal stone tower houses a 50,000 gallon water tank and a winding stairway that leads to a lookout platform at the top. Museum exhibits are displayed on the ground floor including photos, documents, and artifacts from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Reviewed By John P - Johnson City, Tennessee

Unique and worth stopping by..

Small museum with lots of interesting local history..

But the star of this show is the tower ...96 steep, treacherous steps lead you to the top and viewing area ..very fun and cool for the whole family.

Worth the stop....we were in and out in about 30 mins

5. Stonehaus Winery

2444 Genesis Rd, 103, Crossville, TN 38571-1107 +1 931-484-9463
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Stonehaus Winery

Specializes in "Orange Squeeze," a drink popular at tailgating parties.

Reviewed By D2821ITroberts - Heathsville, Virginia

This is a favorite stopping spot when traveling through Tennessee. The staff is always friendly and the wines are good. Most of their wines run on the sweeter side but they have a wonderful TGA Blanc that is fantastic. The beauty of visiting if you are traveling alone is they will ship your wine to your home via FedEx (for a cost) but you won’t have to lug it all over while you are traveling.

6. Military Memorial Museum

20 S Main St, Crossville, TN 38555-4518 +1 931-456-5520
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Military Memorial Museum

Reviewed By picker50 - Lakeland, Florida

This is a small building but is full of really interesting things from Civil War, WWI & WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam War, and Gulf War. There is also artifacts from the POW Camp that was local. The attendant told us a lot of facts; made it interesting. It is free.

7. chestnut hill winery

78 Chestnut Hill Rd, Crossville, TN 38555-2405 +1 931-707-7878
Excellent
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

chestnut hill winery

Reviewed By Chad B - Knoxville, Tennessee

We arrived at 5:58pm unknowingly 2 minutes before their closing time. We were going to leave as to not keep the workers late. We were assured that we were welcome and were not an inconvenience at all. We ended up buying 4 different wines and are glad that we noticed that they will also ship to Knoxville!! Chocolate Covered Cherry is a must if you stop by!!!

8. Antique Village Mall

100 Antique Village Dr, Crossville, TN 38571-3231 +1 931-484-8664
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Antique Village Mall

We are conveniently located right off interstate 40 (Genesis Rd. Exit) and are dedicated to bringing you a great antique shopping experience.

Reviewed By Mark R - Orlando, Florida, United States

This looked just a metal storage facility from the back. Around the front, it didn't look much better. Wasn't even sure it was open for business. But before we got the ecv and walker out of the car for my family, I scouted the place out to make sure a) it was open b) the aisles were wide enough for a scooter to traverse.

Yes to both questions. There was a very helpful attendant in the place, who even offered to help with the scooter if needed. There were a LOT of different stalls set up. Only the one cashier at the window, who tracked whose merchandise you were buying. But there was a very good assortment of antiques to browse. Magazines, comic books, coins, China, advertising stuff, hallmark ornaments, housewares, records. A little dusty, but pretty clean, easy to traverse, and prices about what you would expect. No great bargains, but you weren't fleeced either. My sister got a couple of Reader's Digests from the 30's and 40's for $8 and $3.

Could have easily spent a couple of hours digging through stuff.

9. Autumn Acres Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

1096 Baier Rd, Crossville, TN 38571-2090 +1 931-210-7655
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Autumn Acres Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

It is our goal to provide you with good clean fun on our farm! Autumn Acres strives to provide our customers with Fall Fun! There is something for everyone including: Corn Mazes, Hayrides, an authentic pumpkin patch, Giant Tunnel Slides, Playgrounds, a Jumping Pillow, Farm Critters, Bonfires, General Store, Barn Yard Cafe’, and much more! Come visit us this Fall for memories that will last a life

Reviewed By TravelBugTennessee - Tennessee

We were looking for a fun family outing and decided to *finally* visit. Had a great time. Took several fun photos that made it into the family calendar too. It was a perfect fall day, many school buses there with lots of kids. Great spot to picnic under a metal roof (though I think you have to reserve)... We took the train ride to the pumpkin patch also.
All and all, great fun.
The maze was tromped down so it was not difficult at all to find your way through, even the longest maze. That was a bit of a disappointment but for my first visit ever to a corn maze, I enjoyed as did we all.

10. Crossville-Cumberland County Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitor Center

176 River Otter Dr, Crossville, TN 38571-1512 +1 931-787-1755
Excellent
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4 based on 6 reviews

Crossville-Cumberland County Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitor Center

Reviewed By Thom P - Delaware, Ohio

If like me you are a last-minute "what can we do" planner, a stop at the visitor center may be your saving factor. It is visible from I-40, take exit 320 and follow the signs. The parking lot is small as is the facility. The day we stopped only one other visitor vehicle was there and we had the full attention of the US Park Service ranger on duty. He was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and willing to share or answer any questions we had. He had several useful suggestions and help us load up on brochures before we left.

In addition to the brochures, there are light snacks for sale and some knick-knacks. There are also some fiberglass otter figures to greet you on the porch and several stuffed animals to observe - like a small museum. It is well-worth a stop with children.

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