Tennessee Rest Areas

If you’re planning a road trip of any distance, take a look at using Tennessee’s Rest Areas on your route to stop at. It’s a great way not to over stress yourself. Tennessee Rest Areas are designed to provide highway travelers a safe and convenient facility to rest before continuing with their journey.

Tennessee Rest Area Locations

There are 16 Welcome Centers and 19 Rest Areas across the state Tennessee for a grand total of 35 rest area stops. 

Rest areas are typically roadside facilities that provide, parking at a minimum. Although some may have picnic areas and so much more. They are mainly maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Some may be closed due to maintenance issues, it is always best to have an alternate rest stop just in case.

Tennessee State Rest Areas and Welcome Centers

Interstate I 24 TN Rest Areas

Kentucky - Tennessee State Line

I-24 Eastbound (Mile Marker 0.4)
Clarksville / Montgomery County Welcome Center
I-24 Eastbound (Mile Marker 133.6)
Grundy County Rest Area
I-24 Westbound (Mile Marker 133.6)
Grundy County Rest Area
I-24 Eastbound (Mile Marker 160)
Marion County Rest Area
I-24 Westbound (Mile Marker 160)
Marion County Welcome Center
I-24  Eastbound (Mile Marker 171.8)
Tiftonia / Hamilton County Welcome Center

Chattanooga

Interstate I 26 TN Rest Areas

North Carolina - Tennessee State Line

I-26 E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 5)
Kingsport / Sullivan County Welcome Center
I-26 E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 46)
Erwin / Unicoi County Welcome Center

Johnson City

Interstate I 40 TN Rest Areas

Arkansas - Tennessee State Line

I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 0.3)
Memphis / Shelby County Welcome Center
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 44)
Haywood County Welcome Center
I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 73)
Madison County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 73)
Madison County Rest Area
I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 130.5)
Benton County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 131.5)
Benton County Rest Area
I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 170)
Dickson County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 170)
Dickson County Rest Area
I-40  E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 267)
Smith County Welcome Center
I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 324.4)
Cumberland County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 326.6)
Cumberland County Rest Area
I-40 Eastbound (Mile Marker 420)
Jefferson County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 425)
Jefferson County Rest Area
I-40 Westbound (Mile Marker 446)
Hartford / Cocke County Welcome Center

North Carolina - Tennessee State Line

Interstate I 55 TN Rest Area

I-55 Northbound (Mile Marker 3.1)
Memphis / Shelby County Welcome Center

Interstate I 65 TN Rest Areas

Alabama - Tennessee State Line

I-65 Northbound (Mile Marker 3)
Ardmore / Giles County Welcome Center
I-65 Southbound (Mile Marker 121)
Mitchellville / Robertson County Welcome Center

Kentucky - Tennessee State Line

Interstate I 75 TN Rest Areas

Georgia - Tennessee State Line

I-75 Northbound (Mile Marker 0.7)
Chattanooga / Hamilton County Welcome Center
I-75 Northbound (Mile Marker 45.2)
McMinn County Rest Area
I-75 Southbound (Mile Marker 45.2)
McMinn County Rest Area
I-75 Southbound (Mile Marker 161)
Jellico / Campbell County Welcome Center

Kentucky - Tennessee State Line

Interstate I 81 TN Rest Areas

Interstate I-40

I-81 Southbound (Mile Marker 2)
Jefferson County Rest Area
I-81 Northbound (Mile Marker 38)
Greene County Rest Area
I-81 Southbound (Mile Marker 41)
Greene County Rest Area
I-81 Southbound (Mile Marker 75.3)
Bristol / Sullivan County Welcome Center

Virginia - Tennessee State Line

Interstate I 155 TN Rest Area

I-151 Eastbound (Mile Marker 8.7)
Dyer County Welcome Center

US Route US 51 TN Rest Area

US-51 N/S Bidirectional
Lauderdale County Rest Area

Tennessee State Rest Area Map

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