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Centennial Park, Nashville

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Today a large, popular park, the original purpose of Centennial Park was to host Tennessee's centennial exposition in 1897. The main attraction of the park, and one of the most famous exhibits of the exposition, is the Parthenon replica. Explore inside this full-scale reproduction, then visit the art center for some more modern creative works. You can walk or jog the short trail or play volleyball in another area. You'll find plenty of spots for relaxing, such as the sunken garden. If you need to catch up with friends or family, the park features free Wi-Fi access. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Centennial Park by using our Nashville itinerary planner.
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  • A perfect place to stop after dinner to take a walk around the park and the building. Walk up the steps…it’s more impressive when you walk around on the stone. Saw old and young alike enjoying the.....  more »
  • The scenes change pretty rapidly just strolling through the park. Botanical areas, pond, open green space, walkways with stone ledges, live musician set up singing by the food vendors. relaxing and...  more »
  • We enjoyed our time here. Very beautiful park for a picnic lunch or dinner.If you get the Nashville All Access Pass the Parthenon is included for free  more »
  • Docents are knowledgeable and welcoming! Not an expensive place to visit. Clean bathrooms!! Excellent place to stop for a break in the long trek across Tennessee. Well stocked gift shop... Art, books, knick knacks, jewelry (quite nice jewelry) even a Greek gods & goddesses chess set! This is a 100% scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens. Athena protected the people of Athens, and they are represented by the snake standing inside her shield. Check out the very cool doors in the room behind Athena. And the griffins! Outside their are other interesting attractions including the women's suffrage monument ...which is odd because these days Tennessee is doing so much to deny rights to women and send them back a hundred years. It's a nice monument but should come with a disclaimer that TN doesn't value women anymore and in fact is trying to take away our rights. Anyway, easy access from I-40. Enjoy!
  • Wonderful, beautiful place- even with the construction. I literally had to wait for the sun to rise to shoot but well worth it! Beautiful place for dogs, elders, fitness buffs and photographers. I didn't go inside but I'm sure it's just as educational! You'll definitely enjoy the Scenery AND the diversity of everyone who visits. Enjoy!
  • Great build with lots of shade and plenty of parking. It is a great place to spend the day with you pup. There are plentiful walking paths and a quaint pond in the area. There are public transportation routes, and E-Scooters scattered throughout the area. Can easily spend an hour of two of your day here with no qualms.
  • One of our most favorite parks to visit in the city of Nashville. We come here often and don’t see that changing anytime soon. If you’re just visiting Nashville for the first time, or maybe you just haven’t made it over to Centennial, The Parthenon is a “must see”! It’s a great place to go if you’re just wanting to get outdoors. Lots of walking paths, beautiful gardens, tranquil waters, and benches and swings scattered about the property. On hot and humid Summer days, the walking trails by the water offer much needed shade to help people and pets stay a little cooler.
  • Beautiful park! I didn't find a ton of spots to lay out a blanket and chill where there aren't cars driving by or a parking lot right next to you. But I managed to find an empty shaded spot nestled between some trees that was very lovely. :)

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