Zoos and Nature Centers in and around Nashville, TN
It's not just the Nashville Zoo (although that is indeed wonderful)! There are tons of places kids and families can experience animals and nature in the Nashville area.
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Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929. Today Cheekwood presents world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including a children's garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring monumental outdoor sculpture. Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 250,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one mile of holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.