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In the last blog post, I was all about FOOD, this time around you’ve had your fill of dining experiences and want to: take in some culture, maybe find a local running trail worth venturing out and going for a recovery run, maybe find some scenery to snap a few photos to remember the experience – you can find all that here in this Running Attraction Edition I’ve put together!
Must-See Iconic Nashville Stops
Music Row – this is hands-down what put Nashville on the map as far as music is concerned! Take a trip down music row and walk the line that many stars have walked before. Music row is the hub for Country, Gospel, and Christian Music, in fact, you are likely to catch a live performance on race weekend, so be sure to make music row a destination on your way to explore Nashville.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – I mean, this seems pretty self-explanatory, you can’t NOT visit the Country Music Hall of Fame when in Nashville! MAke sure you purchase your tickets and set aside a few hours for this amazing tour of Country Music history.
The Parthenon – this ionic architectural beauty is located just outside of the heart of Nashville and features an art museum with over 60+ rotating exhibits. The Parthenon was created using direct casts of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos! Spend the afternoon cooling off walking around and exploring all this unique place has to offer.
Must-Run Nashville Parks
The running community is a great place for all the greatest information on eating, attractions, and (it should be no surprise) running! For a few great running spots, whether you are looking to increase your training, maybe looking to log some recovery miles, or just want to get out and walk along an established and trusted trail, look no further than:
Shelby Bottoms – is perfect for nature lovers and all runner types! This 820-acre nature preserve located on the east side of the city provides paved trails and “primitive” trails for those looking to get out and shake a few miles. This beautiful park is located along miles of the Cumberland River and is secluded from the noise and hustle of the city.
Centennial Park – located in the same park as the Parthenon, Centennial Park offers a quick 1-mile loop around Lake Watagua. Enjoy the view of the water, water fountains, lake views, and some waterfowl as you spirit around this nicely paved trail.
Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail – this half paved, half crushed gravel 6.7-mile long trail is located about 30 mins from the Capital. Enjoy the winding course through lush forests and crossing over a few wooden bridges along the banks of the Cumberland River. This trail is located far from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a must-stop for anyone looking to make the most out of their trip to Music City.
Must-Picture Photogenic Stops
Nashville What LiftsYou Wings Mural – this 20-foot pair of wings is a must for all your social media posts! Created by artist Kelsey Montague, these wings are part of a worldwide series of painted wings. Make sure you stop and snap a few photos of yourself posing with this famous mural!
The Wall of Cash Mural – Johnny Cash fans pay attention, you’ll want to snap a few photos of yourself along this remarkable mural painted in honor of Country Music legend Johnny Cash. Take notice, this wall is set for destruction, so make sure you get your photos while you still can!
#PeaceLoveGoodDeeds Mural – this mural with its vibrant colors and message of love replaced the former “Nashville at Heart” mural. It would seem like a no-brainer that this beautiful mural is a must-stop attraction!
Have you been to Nashville, TN before and have something you’d like to share? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!