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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Located just outside of downtown Nashville, Centennial Park offers an escape from the city without actually having to leave. Throughout the 132-acre park you will find numerous picnic areas, dog parks, playgrounds, sunken gardens, and even a small man-made pond with an encircling walkway. Popular with locals, the park is always bustling with activity, but there is enough space to escape the crowds and enjoy an afternoon in the park.

By far the most popular attraction in Centennial Park is the Parthenon. The Parthenon is an impressive full-size replica of the ancient Greek temple by the same name. It was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and has remained a popular Nashville attraction since. The interior of the Parthenon is open to the public, but there is a small entrance fee.

During the summer, free live concerts can often be found in the park on weekend evenings. Be sure to check online for the latest schedules, bring a blanket, and enjoy the park!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Large park. The Parthenon replica.

Cons

None.

Address

West End Ave
2500
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Bicycling
Potable water
Picnic tables
Off-leash dog area
Covered picnic areas
Tennis
Volleyball
Playground

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

This is a beautiful park. Chamber concerts and plays are were held in the Parthenon when I was there and it added to the experience so much more.
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