Walton Road Byway


Visitor Centers & Info

State of Tennessee Welcome Sign
Caney Fork River Along the Byway
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

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

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

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

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

Rockwood Revitalization Welcome Center

Currently under construction to be completed in winter 2012/13

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