Did you know? ...That the ONLY life-size replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece is right in our backyard? Literally.
One of the best parts about our location in downtown Nashville is that we have a beautiful park beside us. There are many places to relax, study, and play in Centennial Park but the attraction that's hard to miss is the Parthenon.
The Parthenon serves as a museum featuring art pieces from 19th and 20th century American artists. Check the Parthenon's website for what exhibits are happening now, along with hours/ticket prices/FAQ: http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx
(The Music City Trolley runs through the park, so if you're a tourist for a day, enjoy the hop-on and hop-off service through the park!)
Centennial Park has become home to locals, tourists, explorers, fitness junkies, dog walkers, food trucks and musicians. Every weekend in the summer, local bands, vendors, food trucks, and artists gather together to celebrate the best of Nashville at Musician's Corner. For the calendar of events, check out their site for more information: http://musicianscornernashville.com/
Beginning in June on Saturday evenings, Centennial Park Big Band Dance showcases FREE (yup, you heard me, free) swing, tango, foxtrot, rumba, waltz and cha-cha dancing lessons along with live swing music playing from 7:30-10:00 p.m. It's encouraged to bring a lawn chair, get snacks at the Centennial Café, and dance till you can't no mo'.
For a full list of the dates and music playing: https://www.facebook.com/Centennial-Park-Big-Band-Dance-144538312282591/timeline
To begin or end your day in the park, you'll need some good Nashville grub to get you through. Luckily, we have a little piece of heaven to fill you up. Hog Heaven, that is. We may have plunged our tristar flag into the title of Best Hot Chicken, but it's no question we've got bbq on lock as well. Conveniently located next door to us and Centennial, it's a perfect quick pit stop into a world of savory sauces on hard-to-forget meat. For menu & hours, check out their site: http://www.hogheavenbbq.com/
Here's our prints for the Parthenon, Centennial Park, & Hog Heaven!