Centennial Park – A National Treasure in Nashville, TN

Centennial Park – A National Treasure in Nashville, TN

The Parthenon in Centennial Park Nashville TN

One of my favorite things to do it research and “hunt” for murals in any city I visit. Nashville is a hot bed of murals and street art, so much so that I have a list to check out for 9 weekends. The first area, the West End, includes a beautiful park called Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University.

Centennial Park is home to the Parthenon. The Parthenon in Greece is on my bucket list along with about 100 other places. It’s one I hope to see some day, but more than likely never will. When I found myself photographing a mural across the street from Centennial Park and the Parthenon, I wandered over to check out the park.

On the prestigious list of the National Register for Historic Places, Centennial Park is one of America’s official cultural resources worthy of preservation. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, this 132 acre park sits in the middle of Nashville and contains buildings and monuments that both maintain historical integrity and are, in many cases, one-of-a-kind architecturally.

Nashville’s Centennial park features the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, Musicians Corner, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, a dog park, and an exercise trail. Thousands of people visit the park each year to visit the museum, see exhibits, attend festivals, and just enjoy the beauty of the park.

The Parthenon
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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