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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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  • The park is gorgeous and parking is free. Lots of places to lay out or have a picnic or run around. Family friendly place and shaded areas if you get too hot. The Parthenon makes a great backdrop. It....  more »
  • Spent a few hours exploring Centennial Park, walking around The Parthenon. Nice cool breezes, not crowded. Beautiful lake and flowers to take pictures around. Beautiful trees. Nice relaxing 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!

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