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Nashville for free

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Nashville for free
Nashville tourists can enjoy a wide variety of free attractions, and many of them go beyond the thriving music scene.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Centennial Park
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Centennial Park

This downtown park has jogging paths, grassy spots for picnics and a small lake for paddle boating.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fort Nashborough
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Fort Nashborough

Located close to the bustling Second Avenue and Broadway tourist areas next to Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough offers a glimpse into the founding of Nashville in 1780 by James Robertson. Self-guided tours of this replica of the original fort located along the banks of the Cumberland River run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tennessee State Museum
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Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000-sq.-ft. of permanent exhibits and a 10,000-sq.-ft. changing exhibition hall where temporary exhibits are on view. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric humans and continue through the early 1900s with special sections on Native American Indians... More

The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000-sq.-ft. of permanent exhibits and a 10,000-sq.-ft. changing exhibition hall where temporary exhibits are on view. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric humans and continue through the early 1900s with special sections on Native American Indians, explorers, pioneers, the Antebellum age, the Civil War, and the beginning of a new century. The State Museum is open every day except Mondays, and admission is free. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
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Edwin and Percy Warner Parks

For the person who wants to get in a walk, run or bike ride, nowhere beats Nashville's Warner Parks.  Access from Hwy 100.  There are both woods... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tennessee Agricultural Museum
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Tennessee Agricultural Museum

Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum has an extensive collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Log cabins, a small farm house, a kitchen/herb garden, perennial garden and nature trail are also part of the museum tour. Summer Saturdays are fun free family friendly themed events that... More

Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum has an extensive collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Log cabins, a small farm house, a kitchen/herb garden, perennial garden and nature trail are also part of the museum tour. Summer Saturdays are fun free family friendly themed events that give kids a taste of farm life and feature everything from grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats, working with a blacksmith, making soap, or stopping by the cabins to see spinning wheels and weaving looms in action. Check out the stables where Nashville’s Mounted Police stable and train their horses. Although there is an occasional small fee for some activities, such as face painting or pony or donkey rides, admission to Summer Saturdays is free. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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