Centennial Park, Nashville

4.6
#1 of 33 in Outdoors in Nashville
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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  • Amazing site to see. We stopped here to stretch our legs from the long 10 hour drive. Would highly recommend stopping.  more »
  • Our family enjoyed exploring the park. The girls stopped at each bench swing for a bit. The pond was fun to check out the little turtles and fish. The Parthenon was not open the morning we visited, bu...  more »
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  • While visiting Nashville, we decided to take a side trip to see the Parthenon, since it is a lot closer than the Parthenon in Athens and this one is intact. This is a full scale replica of the original, with differences in materials. This building was built in the 1897, so it is old, just not nearly as old as the one in Greece. The structure does not disappoint. It definitely was cool to see and walk around and in it. There is a huge, gilded statue of Athena inside the building which was built in 2003. There also is a small gallery in the basement with the story and pictures of the creation of the building and other art. Around the Parthenon, there are walking paths, lakes, trees and grassy fields in good measure and this is a great place for a walk in the park on a weekend or in the evening. There are plenty of other people out enjoying the day, taking a stroll with family & friends, walking their dog, going for a run, giving the park a casual and friendly atmosphere.
  • Descent park nice walkways. Pleasures for kids. Outside pavilions lots of trees. Small pond which has pumps. Interesting spots all over this park. Lots of poke' spots and gyms for everyone. Interesting train engine.
  • A lovely municipal park with lots of walking paths. The “Parthenon” replica is fabulous! The history of its construction and a statue of Athena make it a must see stop! Landscaping is neat and clean, and there are additional venues for small concerts as well. For Poke Mon fans there are innumerable gyms and stops as well!
  • This is a fun park to walk (when it's not 90 degrees). There are swinging benches and lots of green lawns to enjoy while reading or people watching. I found the historical markers, specifically regarding the women's suffrage movement, interesting. I like the live music in the spring and fall; there are great musicians and food trucks and it is an enjoyable place to come together as a city.
  • Was not expecting how breath talk g this place was. We did not go thru the inside but will be back for another visit. The grounds are beautifully kept. Wheel chair accessible to the bottom level where the tours are, however not accessible to the top level. My whole family enjoyed this trip.

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