Outdoors
in Nashville, TN

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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park
Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park

600 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243   Directions

(615) 741-5280

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Enjoy outdoor fun at Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park, the 19-acre park that rests in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. You'll enjoy a day in the park filled with loads of recreational activities while soaking up Tennessee history. Check in with park rangers for an historical tour of the park.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37205   Directions

(615) 356-8000

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Visit the house that coffee built. The Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum is a 30,000-square-foot palatial estate, once home to the Cheek family, heirs to the Maxwell House coffee fortune. Today, the grand estate and attraction houses American and British works of art and its 55 acres are grounds to lavish gardens and a nature sanctuary.

Duber Cave State Park
Duber Cave State Park

401 Old Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37040   Directions

(931) 648-5526

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It gets a little batty at Duber Cave State Park, where its most prominent natural cave used to lend its big roomy mouth to local square dances, radio shows and big band instrumental concerts; the cave is now temporarily sold out due to a thriving bat community. Bats aside, there's plenty of outdoor recreation like fishing, hiking and picnicking to enjoy, making a trip to this bat cave well worth the drive.

Nashville Shores Waterpark
Nashville Shores Waterpark

4001 Bell Rd
Hermitage, TN 37076   Directions

(615) 889-7050

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Pack the sunscreen and head out to Nashville Shores Waterpark, the premier 365-acre outdoor wonderland. Spend hours water logged on eight thrilling water slides and swim around in three action-packed pools. Master the paddle at Kayak Cove and play in the sand at Parker Sandbox. Land lovers, you're set with a game of miniature golf, volleyball, frisbee and horseshoes.

Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211   Directions

(615) 833-1534

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Go on a Zoofari to the Nashville Zoo. Come face-to-face with more than three hundred and fifty animals, including majestic creatures like Bengal tigers and African Elephants. You'll be smack in the middle of big animal adventures and attractions, including the Wild Animal Carousel and the 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym.

Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake

1160 Otter Creek Rd
Nashville, TN 37220   Directions

(615) 251-1471

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Radnor Lake in Nashville rocks! Close to one million people a year head outdoors to visit Radnor Lake to enjoy the six miles of trails throughout the nature preserve and observe abundant wildlife, including wildflowers, birds, bald eagles, reptiles, and amphibians. Radnor Lake also hosts great preservation events like concerts featuring big name artists, with past performers like Grammy winner Peter Frampton.