Welcome Centers & Rest Areas

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES:

The Department of Transportation maintains 18 rest areas and 14 welcome centers across the state. These facilities provide a comfort stop for the weary motorist, as well as tourist information.

Access

  • Facilities are open and staffed 24/7, except for Welcome Center #23 on I-40 East at Riverside Drive in Shelby County, which closes each evening.
  • Public restrooms and vending machines are available at all times.
  • No dump stations are located at any Welcome Center or Rest Area location.
  • No overnight parking is allowed. There is a two-hour parking limit.
  • No grilling or open flames allowed at any location.
  • No solicitation and no unloading of livestock.

Locations

  Route    Dir County Type Mile Location Telephone
1 I-24 EB Grundy Rest Area 133.6 0.6 miles west of US-64 (931) 924.2199
2 I-24 WB Grundy Rest Area 133.6 0.6 miles west of US-64 (931) 924.2198
3 I-24 EB Marion Rest Area 160.0 1.3 miles east of SR-28 (423) 942.6995
4 I-40 EB Madison Rest Area 73.0 5.0 miles west of SR-138 (731) 422.4164
5 I-40 WB Madison Rest Area 73.0 5.0 miles west of SR-138

(731) 422.5691

6 I-40 WB Benton Rest Area 131.5 5.0 miles east of SR-69 (731) 584.4201
7 I-40 EB Benton Rest Area 130.5 5.0 miles east of SR 69 (731) 584.4422
8 I-40 EB Dickson Rest Area 170.0 2.5 miles west of SR-46 (615) 446.0686
9 I-40 WB Dickson Rest Area 170.0 2.5 miles west of SR-46 (615) 446.0749
10 I-40 EB Cumberland Rest Area 324.4 8.0 miles east of US-127 (931) 484.0241
11 I-40 WB Cumberland Rest Area 326.6 10.0 miles east of US-127 (931) 484.2914
12 I-40 EB Jefferson Rest Area 420.0 1.0 miles east of SR-92 (865) 397.1106
13 I-40 WB Jefferson Rest Area 425.0 1.4 miles east of SR-113 (865) 397.1018
14 I-75 NB McMinn Rest Area 45.2 3.8 miles south of SR-30 (423) 745.7858
15 I-75 SB McMinn Rest Area 45.2 3.8 miles south of SR-30 (423) 745.9265
16 I-81 SB Jefferson Rest Area 2.0 2.2 miles northeast of Jct. I-40 (865) 674.6576
17 I-81 NB Greene Rest Area 38.0 8.4 miles east of SR-70 (423) 234.0149
18 I-81 SB Greene Rest Area 41.0 10.6 miles east of SR-70 (423) 234.0139
19 US-51 NB/SB Lauderdale Rest Area   5.3 miles north of Covington (731) 738.2490
20 I-24 EB Montgomery Welcome Center 0.40 0.5 miles south of KY state line (931) 648.5509
21 I-24 WB Marion Welcome Center 160.0 1.3 miles east of SR-28 (423) 942.0933
22 I-24 EB Hamilton Welcome Center 171.8 0.8 miles north of GA state line (423) 821.2628
23 I-40 EB Shelby Welcome Center 0.30 Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN (901) 543.6757
24 I-40 EB/WB Smith Welcome Center 267.0 5.5 miles west of SR-56 (615) 683.6410
25 I-40 WB Cocke Welcome Center 446.0 1.0 miles west of Hartford Rd. (423) 487.3258
26 I-55 NB Shelby Welcome Center 3.10 3.1 miles north of MS state line (901) 543.7628
27 I-65 NB Giles Welcome Center 3.0 2.9 miles north of AL state line (931) 468.2654
28 I-65 SB Robertson Welcome Center 121.0 KY state line (615) 325.4721
29 I-75 NB Hamilton Welcome Center 0.7 0.7 miles north of GA state line 423) 894.6399
30 I-75 SB Campbell Welcome Center 161.0 0.2 miles south of KY state line (423) 784.5820
31 I-81 SB Sullivan Welcome Center 75.3 VA state line (423) 764.5821
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I-155

EB Dyer Welcome Center 8.7 8.7 miles east of Mississippi River (731) 286.8323
33 I-26 EB/WB Unicoi Welcome Center NA Exit 46 - 9 miles west of North Carolina state line (423) 743-4146

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I-26 EB/WB Sullivan Welcome Center 5.0   (423) 246-0214  

 

Contact Information

To request placement of brochures in a Tennessee Welcome Center or Rest Area:
Tami Giles
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Phone: 615.741.9012
Fax: 615.532.0479

For more information on any Welcome Center or Rest Area:
Rest Areas: Tennessee Department of Transportation – 615.741.2027
Welcome Centers: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development – 615.741.9035

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