Best parks in Nashville

Check out the top parks in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Fannie Mae Dees Park

1. Fannie Mae Dees Park

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12 local reviews
2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville
+1 615-862-8400
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Chip
Within a mile or so is this great city park. The playground is pretty epic and the giant mosaic tiled dragon …
Chris
Also called Dragon Park because of the giant mosaic dragon built many years ago--great playground, listen to l…
Chris & Delia
Also called Dragon Park - because of a huge dragon statue that kids play on. Good spot for a picnic. Great …
1. Fannie Mae Dees Park

1. Fannie Mae Dees Park

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12 local reviews
2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville
+1 615-862-8400
Chip
Chip
Within a mile or so is this great city park. The playground is pretty epic and the giant mosaic tiled dragon is quite fascinating (it may b…
Chris
Chris
Also called Dragon Park because of the giant mosaic dragon built many years ago--great playground, listen to live music, even have tennis co…
Chris & Delia
Chris & Delia
Also called Dragon Park - because of a huge dragon statue that kids play on. Good spot for a picnic. Great for kids. Closest park to the…
2. Mas Tacos Por Favor

2. Mas Tacos Por Favor

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147 local reviews
732 Mcferrin Avenue, Nashville
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+1 615-543-6271
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Dean
Cash only, lines out the door, but they move fast. Park on Mcferrin past Cleveland St on the hill if you can't…
James
2.5 miles away. Best tacos in Nashville. Cash only joint, small menu, usually very busy. I highly recommend…
Will
Incredible tacos, alote & tortilla soup. Cash only. Open for lunch AND dinner during the week, Mas is only o…
2. Mas Tacos Por Favor

2. Mas Tacos Por Favor

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147 local reviews
732 Mcferrin Avenue, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-543-6271
Dean
Dean
Cash only, lines out the door, but they move fast. Park on Mcferrin past Cleveland St on the hill if you can't find closer parking. My favor…
James
James
2.5 miles away. Best tacos in Nashville. Cash only joint, small menu, usually very busy. I highly recommend this place, parking can get d…
Will
Will
Incredible tacos, alote & tortilla soup. Cash only. Open for lunch AND dinner during the week, Mas is only open for lunch on Saturdays and…
3. Radnor Lake

3. Radnor Lake

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137 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
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Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor …
Chip
This state park within Nashville takes you out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only 10 minutes fr…
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor L…
3. Radnor Lake

3. Radnor Lake

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137 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
Julia
Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version…
Chip
Chip
This state park within Nashville takes you out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only 10 minutes from the house. Bring your hiki…
Bethany
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version …
4. Frothy Monkey

4. Frothy Monkey

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56 local reviews
2509 12th Avenue South, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-600-4756
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Alicia & Chris
The Original. Great Brunch. If the weather is nice you have to walk down to Sevier Park.
Rebecca
Fantastic food and coffee; bit of a hipster vibe; park nearby or in Sevier Park for a nice walk through the 12…
Richard Carson
Another great coffee shop.
4. Frothy Monkey

4. Frothy Monkey

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56 local reviews
2509 12th Avenue South, Nashville
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+1 615-600-4756
Alicia & Chris
Alicia & Chris
The Original. Great Brunch. If the weather is nice you have to walk down to Sevier Park.
Rebecca
Rebecca
Fantastic food and coffee; bit of a hipster vibe; park nearby or in Sevier Park for a nice walk through the 12th South area
Richard Carson
Richard Carson
Another great coffee shop.
5. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

5. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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44 local reviews
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Joel
I think everyone needs to visit this hotel while they are here. It's pretty amazing and I don't use that word…
Julie
This hotel is amazing. Lush gardens wind throughout this beautiful domed building. There are also restaurants,…
Becky
It's not intuitive to go sightseeing at a hotel, but this one is worth seeing. Acres of indoor gardens in huge…
5. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

5. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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44 local reviews
Joel
Joel
I think everyone needs to visit this hotel while they are here. It's pretty amazing and I don't use that word often. It's gigantic and lik…
Julie
Julie
This hotel is amazing. Lush gardens wind throughout this beautiful domed building. There are also restaurants, coffee spots and bars for tho…
Becky
Becky
It's not intuitive to go sightseeing at a hotel, but this one is worth seeing. Acres of indoor gardens in huge glass atriums with restaurant…
6. Loveless Cafe

6. Loveless Cafe

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63 local reviews
8400 Tennessee 100, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-646-9700
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Patrick
Best biscuits anywhere. Great southern cooking. Fill your stomach, then drive 50 ft. to the beginning of the…
Ivan
The famous and always-packed Southern breakfast institution. At the entrance of the Natchez Trace Parkway, if …
Laura
A Middle Tennessee landmark and institution just of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Down-home southern cooking, sho…
6. Loveless Cafe

6. Loveless Cafe

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63 local reviews
8400 Tennessee 100, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-646-9700
Patrick
Patrick
Best biscuits anywhere. Great southern cooking. Fill your stomach, then drive 50 ft. to the beginning of the Natchez Trace Parkway for a l…
Ivan
Ivan
The famous and always-packed Southern breakfast institution. At the entrance of the Natchez Trace Parkway, if you fancy a green drive or bik…
Laura
Laura
A Middle Tennessee landmark and institution just of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Down-home southern cooking, shopping, and people-watching are…
7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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154 local reviews
222 5th Avenue South, Nashville
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+1 615-416-2001
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Kristi
Perfect for the country music fan, this is the go-to for exhibits on your favorite performers. Also check out…
Kyler
Because this is Nashville and everyone should see the CMHOF once! It's located in the heart of downtown, so p…
Richard Carson
A must see for Country Music fans.
7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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154 local reviews
222 5th Avenue South, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-416-2001
Kristi
Kristi
Perfect for the country music fan, this is the go-to for exhibits on your favorite performers. Also check out the Walk of Fame Park directl…
Kyler
Kyler
Because this is Nashville and everyone should see the CMHOF once! It's located in the heart of downtown, so park here, check things out and…
Richard Carson
Richard Carson
A must see for Country Music fans.
8. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

8. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

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18 local reviews
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Connie
Gorgeous natural park right next door to the loft! Go for a walk or run - enjoy the scenery, you might spot so…
Christy
This is one of my favorite parks anywhere in the world. Walking/biking trails around the pond where you can f…
Sara
Urban multi-use park along the Cumberland River featuring river views; migratory bird and other wildlife viewi…
8. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

8. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

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18 local reviews
Connie
Connie
Gorgeous natural park right next door to the loft! Go for a walk or run - enjoy the scenery, you might spot some deer! Bikes to rent - miles…
Christy
Christy
This is one of my favorite parks anywhere in the world. Walking/biking trails around the pond where you can feed the ducks or stroll along …
Sara
Sara
Urban multi-use park along the Cumberland River featuring river views; migratory bird and other wildlife viewing opportunities; playgrounds;…
9. Pinkerton Park

9. Pinkerton Park

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4 local reviews
405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin
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+1 615-794-2103
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Jessica
Great park with lots of playgrounds and a good walking path!
Amy
Great park for running, kids, walking, and relaxing.
Erin
Great park for kids, families- They host movie nights during the summer. Has nice trails for walking/running, …
9. Pinkerton Park

9. Pinkerton Park

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4 local reviews
405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin
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+1 615-794-2103
Jessica
Jessica
Great park with lots of playgrounds and a good walking path!
Amy
Amy
Great park for running, kids, walking, and relaxing.
Erin
Erin
Great park for kids, families- They host movie nights during the summer. Has nice trails for walking/running, and Fort Granger is a quick li…
10. Centennial Park

10. Centennial Park

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136 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
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+1 615-862-8400
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Kate
This park is a fantastic place to drive through, walk, rent a bike, or just sit in the garden on a swing under…
Signature Suites
We love this place! The park itself is charming and pretty. A couple of ponds, including a large one with gees…
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museu…
10. Centennial Park

10. Centennial Park

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136 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
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+1 615-862-8400
Kate
Kate
This park is a fantastic place to drive through, walk, rent a bike, or just sit in the garden on a swing under a tree. They have a small po…
Signature Suites
Signature Suites
We love this place! The park itself is charming and pretty. A couple of ponds, including a large one with geese and ducks and fish :) Great …
Mary
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum than in Greece! See the ent…
11. Trader Joe's

11. Trader Joe's

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26 local reviews
3909 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-297-6560
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Ivan
So much to love, except for the parking.
Amy
The parking lot is packed but Trader Joe's is always worth it.
Brooke
Parking can be a pain (small parking lot), but it's the only Trader Joes in the city.
11. Trader Joe's

11. Trader Joe's

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26 local reviews
3909 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
Open now
+1 615-297-6560
Ivan
Ivan
So much to love, except for the parking.
Amy
Amy
The parking lot is packed but Trader Joe's is always worth it.
Brooke
Brooke
Parking can be a pain (small parking lot), but it's the only Trader Joes in the city.
12. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

12. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
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Lauren
Cheekwood is a quick ten minute drive from the house. It's a walk-able outdoor park with beautiful views and m…
Naomi
Beautiful park with a nice restaurant overlooking the grounds. Outdoor art installations in warm weather, and…
Regina
Depending on the time of year, Cheekwood boasts the most-visited park in the Nashville area. Winter brings gor…
12. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

12. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
Lauren
Lauren
Cheekwood is a quick ten minute drive from the house. It's a walk-able outdoor park with beautiful views and many different exhibits. There'…
Naomi
Naomi
Beautiful park with a nice restaurant overlooking the grounds. Outdoor art installations in warm weather, and a mansion with art museum (un…
Regina
Regina
Depending on the time of year, Cheekwood boasts the most-visited park in the Nashville area. Winter brings gorgeous light shows and warm wea…