Get Outside: Visit Nashville’s Parks

Nashville’s Metro Parks department oversees 12,000 acres of open space, including dog parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails, disc golf courses, and spray parks. Discover more about the city’s best parks.

Sights in the Greater Nashville Area

A car is necessary to reach some of Nashville’s farther-flung sights, but it is worth filling up the tank for these recommended locations. Read on for more about touring Tennessee State University or The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s plantation and home.

Civil Rights History: Nashville Sit-ins

Greensboro, North Carolina, is often considered as the site of the first sit-ins of the American civil rights movement. But, in truth, activists in Nashville carried out the first “test” sit-ins in late 1959. Read on to learn more about Nashville’s role in peaceful demonstrations in the Civil Rights movement.

The Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park

Centennial Park’s life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon is a monument to the creativity and energy of the New South, and also to Nashville’s distinction as the Athens of the South. Read more about the history of Nashville’s Parthenon and reasons why you should go beyond admiring the exterior and step inside.