About The Byway

Walton Road Historic Byway in Tennessee

Visitor Centers & Info

State of Tennessee Welcome Sign


The Byway is well served by visitor centers, among other attractions, that help to tell the stories associated with the Walton Road and related themes. The following visitor centers are found within the Byway region.

Smith County Area Chamber of Commerce 939 Upper Ferry Rd.
Carthage, TN 37030
Phone: 615-735-2093
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Highlands Visitor Center
The 1,870-square-foot facility is a regional visitor center for the Highland counties of Putnam, Overton, and White--as well as to the 11 Upper Cumberland counties. In addition to visitor services, the center offers interactive displays of local attractions, fine arts and crafts from local artists, historical exhibits, a 32-inch TV showing scenes of the Highlands, and a wall map with Upper Cumberland points of interest.

470-A Neal St.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day
Phone: 931-525-1575
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Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce
The visitor center is open limited hours, but across the street is a kiosk stocked with visitor information 24 hours a day.

34 S. Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 931-484-8444
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Roane County Chamber of Commerce
1209 N Kentucky St.
Kingston, TN 37763
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Information Kiosk available 24/7
Phone: 1-800-FUN-IN-TN or 865-376-4201
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The following visitor centers are under development or newly open:

Monterey Depot Museum
101 East Depot Avenue (call for hours)
Monterey, TN 38574
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 931-839-2111
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Rockwood Revitalization Welcome Center
Currently under construction to be completed in winter 2012/13
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Additional Visitor Centers in the Region:

I-40 Tennessee Welcome Center and Rest Area
The Smith County Welcome Center is located just west of the Buffalo Valley exit (Route 96). The westbound rest area near Crab Orchard, includes a historical marker describing Kemmer Stand Tavern (milepost 326). There is also an eastbound rest area at milepost 324. Both serve as visitor information centers for travelers.

Big South Fork Discovery Center
This recently constructed visitor center in Fentress County, north of the Byway corridor, is a gateway to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, providing guides, maps, tours, and vacation packages for an array of recreational opportunities in the region.

3455 S. York Hwy
Jamestown, TN 38556
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 931-752-4273
Email: jharsh@jeddllc.com
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