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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
615-356-8000
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #14 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an... more » Owner description: Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 50,000 tulips in the Spring, to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood, Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone! « less
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nature lovers and gardeners will definitely want to see this! There are classical gardens to sculpture gardens as well as an art museum. You can spend many hours here. I love it!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful place. Pack your lunch or eat at the Pineapple room. There are so many beautiful plants and flowers and is so relaxing to take your time and look at everything

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spring is in bloom. All the bulbs and trees are in bloom. The weather was perfect, recommend for a warm spring day and a bottle of your favorite wine.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had the opportunity to visit Chhekwood this past Christmas when they had all the lights set up. It was so serene and beautiful.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took a break from work and headed to Franklin, TN for a break. Wife's sister provided us a get-away and the suggestion to visit the tulips at Cheekwood. Beautiful gardens but what I liked most was the huts made from vines (super cool) and the outdoor model train tracks. The visit was well worth the entrance fee and the tour... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went the last weekend of March, which was about a week too early to see the daffodils in bloom. In addition to the usual flora, there is a large, outdoor model train set that runs, several playground areas for kids to play, and outdoor sculpture made of twigs (Think of the house that the first little pig built in... More

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florida
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A great place to just hang out if the weather is nice, bring lunch, walk around, sit by he water. It's 15 dollars to get in, so plan an afternoon to make it worth it.

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nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Staying at Gaylord for a business trip and decided to take a drive into Nashville. So worth the trip. Beautiful gardens and art museum. The dogwoods and tulips where in full bloom. So happy we made the trip.

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Mt Holly, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

The gardens were beautiful. The Tulips were in bloom bringing back memories of Holland. The walking paths are easy to moderate. It took 3-hours to see everything. Afterwards we ate in the quaint restaurant, a gathering place for locals-so, wise to make reservations. This place is worth the drive!

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to see all of the gorgeous tulips...they were fabulous!!! Also enjoyed the train set up in the back area...great for kids of all ages! The museum featured art made out of bamboo...absolutely amazing! Tried to eat at the restaurant but the wait was too long...I recommend reservations. Go see the tulips very soon!!!! Such a delightful peaceful environment.

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