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Maintenance Division - Welcome Centers and Rest Areas

James K. Polk Building, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.532.3452
Fax: 615.532.5995
Lyn Brown, Administrative Services Assistant


  • The McMinn Co RA #14 & #15 NB&SB mm 45 near Athens, TN are closed at this time for facility maintenance.

  • The I-55 NB Shelby County Welcome Center #26 mm 3.10 is closed for re-construction.

  • Marion County Rest Area #3 mm 160 is closed. 

 

Map of Tennessee Welcome Centers and Rest Areas

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 provide tourist information.

These facilities are open and staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, except for the Shelby County
Welcome Center at Riverside Drive, which closes each evening. Locations are listed below:

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
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Route Dir County Type Mile Location Telephone
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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  • All rest areas and welcome centers are open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (except for the Shelby County Welcome Center at Riverside Drive, which closes each evening).
  • Public restrooms and vending machines are available at all times.
  • No dump stations are located at any of these locations.
  • No overnight parking is allowed. There is a two-hour parking limit.
  • No Grilling/No Open Flames

All requests for placing brochures in a Tennessee Welcome Center or Rest Area should be directed to:

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