Top 7 Things to do in Dover, United States

August 6, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Dover is a city in and the county seat of Stewart County, Tennessee, 67 miles (108 km) west-northwest of Nashville on the Cumberland River. An old national cemetery is in Dover. The population was 1,442 at the 2000 census and the 2010 census showed a population of 1,417.
Restaurants in Dover

1. Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Dover, TN +1 931-232-5706
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, Union general.

Reviewed By janelle h - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Smaller battlefield. Regular visitor center was undergoing renovation so the temporary one is in the Stewart County Visitor Center. Lots of areas to cover the battlefield and other locations. Several different areas to explore. Some of the Confederate trenches are still there. Be watchful and watch for signs pointing to the tour areas while driving.

2. Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Dover, TN
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Thousands of Civil War soldiers were buried at this site.

Reviewed By jdssr2016 - Texas Gulf Coast, Texas

Did not spend a lot of time here, but it is a beautiful cemetery. The have a small building and interpretive center where you can pick up a brochure and map of the cemetery.

3. Surrender House - Dover Hotel

101 Petty St, Dover, TN 37058-3239
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Surrender House - Dover Hotel

Reviewed By Zephyr_Travel - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Don't skip the end of the fort donelson battlefield park tour, the exhibits tell the story of both army leaders and their friendship before and after the battle. The Hotel is open during park hours and the views outside of the river are nice.

4. Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

643 Wildlife Rd, Dover, TN 37058-6136 +1 931-232-7477
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4 based on 9 reviews

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By jake_brake2007 - Knoxville, Tennessee

I am beginning to believe that Dover TN is my favorite small town in Tennessee. It's an area rich in history, scandal, and natural beauty. Cross Creeks NWR is one of many wetland preserves/refuges in the area, primarily for migratory birds. Its not as "sexy" as Reelfoot Lake or Merritt Island, but it does an excellent job at educating the visitors on the importance of wildlife conservation. In addition to the visitor's center, one can enjoy trails, hunting, and fishing. While you're checking out Fort Donelson NB and Land Between the Lakes NRA, budget some time to check out Cross Creeks NWR. I believe you'll leave with a better appreciation for the newest endangered species: small towns.

5. Bumfuzzled Games

1314 Donelson Pkwy, Dover, TN 37058-3754 +1 931-305-6294
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bumfuzzled Games

Live action themed adventure games where 4 - 10 people are placed in a room and use elements in the room to solve a series of puzzles within an hour.

Reviewed By Pastel C

My favorite part of the games was the actor that came in with us to give us clues when we asked. All of them do a good job of staying in character and really make the game more fun overall, especially the zombie doctor scientist...MoreThanks so much for playing with us!

6. Fat Daddy's

119 Driftwood Shores Ln, Dover, TN 37058-5466 +1 931-232-2243
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Fat Daddy's

"A lot of FUN, under the sun." Fat Daddy's is the ultimate hot spot right on the water of Kentucky Lake in Dover Tennessee. Whether traveling by boat, camper, RV, car or motorcycle, we offer plenty of fun and relaxation for everyone; children welcome. Enjoy cold beverages, delicious food, and live entertainment every weekend. Just visiting? Grab a cool T-shirt, gift or novelty in our store, right on the dock. We would love to have you visit and stay for a while - we have boat slips and camper/ RV sites for rent. Come join us - We have some fun waiting for you.

Reviewed By meatman1947 - Jerseyville, Illinois

Great place to congregate and drink and eat. went there on a saturday with friends and started off with a couple very cold beers, then we had lunch. my wife and I shared the nacho's. biggest order I have ever seen. we couldn't eat it...MorePhillip appreciate the positive feedback. We hope you and your wife come back again next year.

7. The Homeplace

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, TN +1 270-924-2020
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5 based on 8 reviews

The Homeplace

Reviewed By JenEricTravelers - Austin, Texas

Highly encourage you to take a tour of this site. Outdoor museum features many structures re-located from within 12-miles of the site, to highlight the life/culture of mid-1800's life in TN/KY. On site 'period' staff will educate you on what you're touring. Take the kids on the farm animal tour (steer, hogs, ducks, geese, and sheep... more) The kids we saw were pretty excited when the sheep came running down the hill. Enjoy reading about the history first, admiring the quilts. Short tour but the price is right.

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