Nashville Nature Tour
- Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) is near Vanderbilt and has the famous Parthenon
- Radnor Lake (1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220)
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243) right next to the Farmers Market and a great view of the State Capital building. A neat place to walk around.
- Percy Warner Park (7311 Highway 100 Nashville, TN 37221) a pretty park to walk in and has a nature center.
- Shelby Park (Shelby Ave at S. 20th Nashville, TN 37206) a popular park and the with the very popular Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway attached to it.
Places of Interest
- Adventure Science Center / Sudekum Planetarium (800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203) a neat place to visit if you are into astronomy and general science.
- Dyer Observatory – Vanderbilt University (1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027)
- Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)
- Cumberland Caverns (1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110) 1 hour 30 minutes from Nashville is Cumberland Caverns is a national natural landmark, the second longest cave in Tennessee and makes the list of longest caves in the United States and in the world.
- Bell Witch Cave (430 Keysburg Rd, Adams, TN 37010) 1 hour from Nashville. The Bell Witch Cave is a karst cave located in Adams, Tennessee near where the Bell Farm once stood. The cave is approximately 490 feet long. The cave is privately owned, and tours are given during the summer months and in October. Haunted cave too, pretty interesting place to visit.
- Dunbar Cave State Park (401 Dunbar Cave Rd, Clarksville, TN 37043) 1 hour from Nashville. Dunbar Cave is the 280th largest cave complex in the world, stretching 8.067 miles inward.
- Mammoth Cave National Park (1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259) 1 hour 30 minutes from Nashville. This is the world’s longest known and most popular cave system, with more than 400 miles explored.
- Lost River Cave (2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101) 1 hour from Nashville is a seven-mile cave system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Lost River originates outside of the cave and flows into it. Lost River Cave contains one of the largest natural entrances in the Eastern U.S. Boat tours are available during the summer in the cave. The river is listed by Ripley’s Believe it or Not as the “Shortest, deepest river in the world” because the blue hole is over 427 feet deep, while the river itself is only 350 feet long.