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Things To Do

There is an abundance of things to do in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Whether you are here on vacation, visiting a Carson-Newman student, or live in the area, you will have no problem finding something fun to do while you’re here.

Lake Activities
Cherokee Lake is a great spot for all sorts of water fun. Go swimming, rent a jet ski, paddle around on a kayak or paddleboard, or tube behind a boat. There’s no shortage of fun lake activities to keep you and your family busy during your stay in Jefferson City.
Scenic Driving Trails
There are a number of different scenic driving trails that you can take from Jefferson City to see the sights of the city and surrounding area. Stick around the foothills in Jefferson City, or take the trails all the way into the nearby Great Smoky Mountains.
Jefferson City is proud to offer world-class fishing on Cherokee Lake and the Holston River. Cherokee lake is known for its abundance of bass and hosts multiple bass fishing tournaments throughout the year, and the Holston River is great for catching trout. Fish on your own, go on a guided fishing trip, participate in a fishing tournament, or rent a boat to seek out the best fishing spots.
Jefferson City is home to five parks that offer plenty of opportunities for fun and exercise. With ball fields, playgrounds, walking trails, and picnic areas, your family will have a blast spending time outdoors playing in the sun or gathering together for a picnic. Jefferson City also has a fully equipped community center for indoor recreation, an indoor pool, and an outdoor public pool.
Local Eateries
Here in the South, we know a little something about food. You are guaranteed to find delicious food from places all over Jefferson City. Try out our local restaurants, cafes, and sweet shops to discover some good old-fashioned Southern delicacies.
Nature Trails
The Mossy Creek Wildlife Viewing Area in Jefferson City is a great place to experience the sights and sounds of nature. This wetlands complex is home to a number of birds, including herons, ducks, coots, etc. Explore the walking trails and viewing blinds to see what wildlife you can find.
Jefferson City’s Patriot Hills Golf Club is a popular destination for golfers of all experience levels. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will enjoy the spectacular mountain views as you make your way through the course.
If you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family, visit Mossy Creek Mini Golf. This 18-hole course has exciting challenges for golfers of all ages.
Historic Sites
Jefferson City has a long history that spans more than 200 years. Built on the land where the Civil War Battle of Mossy Creek was fought stands Glenmore Mansion. You can take a tour of this Victorian house and learn about the history of the area.
The Historic Mossy Creek District in downtown Jefferson City has some buildings that date as far back as the 1800s. Take a walk or a drive down Old Andrew Johnson Highway to see the original commercial district.
There are many unique, local shops located in Jefferson City. Stop by a boutique or antique shop to pick up something special for yourself or a loved one. You never know what treasures you might find.
Equestrian Park
River Glen Equestrian Park has rolling hills, woodlands, and pastures that attract horse enthusiasts from all around. River Glen hosts its own horse shows as well as leases the facility for use by equestrian groups.

Jefferson City’s Tourism Department
Jefferson City’s Tourism Department provides details about all the fun things to do and the best places to eat in the city. They also offer information on places for visitors to stay while they’re here, as well as local events that are going on for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Visit their website for more information and to start planning your stay in Jefferson City, Tennessee.