Located in the heart of the Highlands of Tennessee, Cookeville offers fun for the whole family. Perched in the Upper Cumberland area just north of Interstate 40, Cookeville is close enough to get to, but far enough away from it all to offer the perfect escape. The city is located within minutes of three of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee -- Dale Hollow, Center Hill, and Cordell Hull. These lakes offer endless activities including swimming, canoeing, fishing, camping and hiking. There are also numerous parks, picnic areas, and playgrounds. For the sports enthusiast, there are many tennis and racquetball courts, golf courses, and playing fields. Additionally, Hidden Hollow's petting zoo promises to thrill and entertain both adults and children. Cookeville also offers a variety of museums, drama centers and craft fairs.