This is a fun day trip. Crossville is located in the center of Cumberland County on the Cumberland Plateau. There is a lot to see and do in this area. We’ve selected a handful of sites to give you a good feel for the sites, tastes, and history of Crossville.

This road trip is laid out as if you were traveling westbound on I-40 from Knoxville. However, if you are eastbound on I-40, follow this day trip outline in reverse order to maximize time.

First stop is the Antique Village Mall (100 Antique Village Dr) open from 9am – 5pm seven days a week. This shop is packed memorable items from years gone by. Even if you are not into antiques, you will enjoy strolling through the store and looking at all of these treasures.

Back in your car for a 2-minute drive for a free wine tasting at Stonehaus Winery (2444 Genesis Road). They are open Monday – Saturday 9am -7pm and on Sunday 12pm – 5pm. Today you will visit two of the eight wineries that make up the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail. Stonehaus has been making wine since 1991. While there, be sure to check out their cheese offering on the other side of the building.

Back in your car for another 2-minute drive to the other side of the interstate to Buc-ee’s (2045 Genesis Road). Buc-ee’s is open 24-hours 7-days a week. This is a must stop, just to experience it. Take your time looking around and be sure to try their brisket sandwich.

Crossville and Cumberland County claim to be called the “Golf Capital of Tennessee”. This is because nine championship golf courses await golfers of all skill. Now playing nine or eighteen holes of golf is time consuming and hard to fit into a day trip, so we have the next best thing.

Just 7-minutes down the road is Chuckles Family Fun (286 Chuckles Parkway) open Mon – Sat 11am-8pm and Sun 1pm -6pm. Chuckles has an 18-hole miniature golf course that is sure to challenge the serious golfer. In addition, check out their go carts, laser tag, and arcade.

Military History Tour

The Military Memorial Museum (20 South Main Street) is just 6-minutes down the road and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm. Touring this unique museum is FREE and is located in one of Crossville’s oldest buildings, built in 1885. Over the years it served as a courthouse, elementary-high school, library, hosted wrestling matches, a USO venue, government offices, and now a Military Museum. You can view over 5,000 artifacts from all the US military conflicts, starting with the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Once you have finished your tour, drive back to I-40 to visit Chestnut Hill Winery (78 Chestnut Hill). They are open Monday – Saturday from 9am – 6-pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm. This winery has a fermentation capacity of over 23,000 gallons, making it one of the largest wineries in the state of Tennessee.  Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and all wines produced are bottled on the premises.

Ozone Falls

Wrap up this day trip with a hike to an amazing waterfall … Ozone Falls (14563 US-70 in Rockwood, TN). This is a 15-minute drive from Chestnut Hill Winery and you’ll be glad you stopped.

The water plunges 110′ feet from the top of Ozone Falls into a shallow rocky pool. Some say the name “Ozone Falls” comes from the “stimulating quality of air” that is created by the mist from the water as it cascades over the falls. Breathe in deep to get the full experience. Be sure to wear good shoes, as the rocks in this area can be wet from the water spray.

If Ozone Falls seems familiar, you may have seen it in the 1994 live action movie Jungle Book, which had some scenes filmed at Ozone Falls and Fall Creek Falls (in Spencer TN).

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