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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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  • Such a beautiful park! Very well maintained and safe. We came to see the Parthenon and ended up walking through the park. We saw ducks and other statues throughout the park as well as people having... 
    Such a beautiful park! Very well maintained and safe. We came to see the Parthenon and ended up walking through the park. We saw ducks and other statues throughout the park as well as people having...  more »
  • Whether early morning or early evening..a most pleasant and peaceful park...mellow people place...worth visiting 
    Whether early morning or early evening..a most pleasant and peaceful park...mellow people place...worth visiting  more »
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  • my 3 year old summed this place up in one word. Squirrel.
  • First off, inside the Parthenon, most of the art didn't really interest me, with the exception of the Athena statue. That thing is quite impressive. Outside of that, while inside my son really enjoys the Kidsville activities each week and looks forward to the next. It really is a great service that this place provides, and the reason we got to see the rest of the inside of the Parthenon at no cost. Centennial park otherwise is on a whole other level as a city park. There are so many paths going around and over the large lake, and my son loves chasing the pigeons down early one of them. Outside of those there is a large plot of grass to run around with your dog or just lounge, and two quite impressive playgrounds. And if you wander a bit there's a beautiful arbor set up for one of Nashville's previous mayors, as well as some columns. It's honestly easy to lose a couple of hours here.

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