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Shelby Park

South 20th Street at Shelby Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
615 862 8474
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Ranked #52 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Golf Courses, Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Golf Courses, Parks, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Atlanta, GA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Tired of all the hullaballoo in Nashville? Treat yourself to an energetic walk, run, or bike ride along the many trails in this park. We enjoyed being able to glimpse the Cumberland River as we walked, somewhat bundled up over the Thanksgiving weekend. All generations of folks were out, everyone seeming to just be glad for the blue sky and... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Peace is what I find everytime I visit Shelby Park. I have been coming to this park since the 1960's. My high school took senior pictures here in 1978. My son had his first birthday here in 1984. Every year we have a big family reunion for Halloween on Windmill Hill in the Park...we make a fire in the fireplace... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great place for kids and dogs. One of the best places for outdoor fun. Clean and well kept. Need to bring your own drinks and food. Did not see vending machines.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My son is a cross-country runner. His team runs in Shelby Park, so I've been several times and enjoyed the beauty of the whole terrain, natural and accessible, a bit more of the country on the edge of urban downtown Music City. Walking, running, training, I see it at at Shelby Park, including golf lessons and games!

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Walked near the river edge and came across used hypodermic needles. The area was littered and it seems that there were quit a few shady looking thugs in the area. Did not feel safe being here without being in a large group.

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Buffalo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Shelby Park has a very nice nature center, and lots of walking paths. There is a trail trestle that traverses the Cumberland River and the park. It is very high and is a site to see when a train is going by.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I actually visited Shelby Park by accident. I was trying to find my way home from East Nashville and 24 was shut down. I ran into this park and loved it. Very quiet and very green.

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Houston, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Shelby Bottoms Park is located along the Cumberland River between downtown and Opryland. The surprising thing about this trail from the park to the Two Parkway parking area is how relatively flat it is (about 4 miles). The trail also leads to the bridge into downtown or you can peddle from the parkway to the dam at the lake (about... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Nice park. But not totally safe at night. There arent any parks that are safe at night so just go during the day. Nice place to walk, bike, feed ducks. There is a trailhead to the greenways there.

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great place to spend the day just lollygagging around.

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