Welcome Centers & Rest Areas

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES:

  • Rest Area #3 on I-24 East at mile marker 160 in Marion County is CLOSED for routine maintenance.

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
32

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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