107 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 371-8477
Fax: (615) 376-2968
Set in the luscious hills of Davidson County, this tourist hot spot is as close as you can get to natural wilderness. Go on a hiking trail in the forest area or catch the wildlife in its most natural form. If you're lucky, you may be able to observe some of the rarest species of wild birds here. Don't forget to see some of the most exotic floral wonders the park features. The sprawling 85-acre (34.398-hectare) lake provides the perfect centerpiece for this tourist haven, which is at its best in autumn. They have a strict no-dogs, no-jogging and no-biking policy, though it is allowed on Otter Creek Road. Radnor Lake State Natural Area is open to the public everyday starting at 6am.
Step back into time as costumed docents take you on a guided tour of life as it was in the 1800s. Stroll through the lovely boxwood garden and view the plantation outbuildings. Special exhibits and events, such as "Celtic Music Festival" and "Heirloom Quilts" are scheduled throughout the year. The Peach Orchard Gift Shop offers a variety of mementos. Space is also available to rent for group gatherings.
The leader of the "Volunteer State" spends his days, away from the legislature, in this beautiful two-story brick mansion, set on ten acres of immaculately landscaped grounds. Country music fans will be interested to know that Governor's Residence is next door to the house of the late Minnie Pearl. Tours of the main floor are given three days a week and feature pictures and memorabilia of past Governors and other persons of influence in the history of Nashville.
The renowned Samuel Crockett House is also famously referred as the Forge Seat. The structure depicts a rare Hall-parlor plan and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was home to the Crockett family and continues to occupy historic significance even today.
Christ Presbyterian Church is housed in a beautiful location, with a lovely garden filled with beautiful flowers and a cross in the centre. This church, with an amazing structure, believes and promotes the teaching of Jesus Christ. The motto of the church is to foster community spirit and brotherhood and the church has a lot of active youth programs as well. On Sundays, they have praise and worship services followed by classes, where they teach people about God and the preachings of Jesus Christ.
The Owen-Primm House is a Greek Revival house which belonged to Jabez Owen, a prominent doctor. Originally built in 1806, the house has undergone several alterations. Because of its rich history and period architecture it was put up in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The city of Brentwood, Williams County in Tennessee is home to a Native American archaeological site called the Fewkes Group Archaeological Site. Famously also regarded as the Boiling Springs Site, it comprises of the remains of a Mississippian culture complex and village that dates back to 1050. The features five mounds, of which some are used for burials, while the largest one was a ceremonial mound. At present, apart from the prehistoric civilization remains, the area also features the Boiling Spring Academy, a schoolhouse that originated in 1823.
This 200-acre walk-through zoological park is home to the rare and beautiful. You'll encounter cougars, black bears, Bengal tigers, zebras, cheetahs and playful river otters. Kids can even go a bit wild on the Jungle Gym playground. The Croft Center, named for the sisters who left the estate to Grassmere, houses the Unseen New World exhibit and a variety of reptiles. There is also a working farm exhibit and petting zoo.
Tucked away in the Belle Meade neighborhood of the city, about 9 miles (14.48 kilometers) from downtown, the Percy Warner Park offers an expansive area of green respite for the residents of the city. Together with the Edwin Warner Park, these two are known as the Warner Parks and cover an area of 2684 acres (1086 hectares). One of the most visited parks in the state, the Percy Warner Park has picnic areas, walking trails, an equestrian center, horse trails, golf courses, and more. Plus, the park has earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places because of the rich heritage it preserves.
Like all the Masjids in the world Salahadden Center and Mosque of Nashville, also hold prayer services five times a day. They have a Friday evening lecture service on the Koran separately for women and men. Friday services are held in English and Kurdish. Sunday school and Summer schools are held for children while there are many youth programs held as well. Apart from festivals and rituals being held in the Mosque, family counseling is alos an important part of the Salahadden Center and Mosque of Nashville.
The Cheek Family, who founded Maxwell Coffee, built this elegant mansion in the late 1920s. In the late 1950s, they donated the mansion and the surrounding 65 acres to the City of Nashville, which maintains the estate today. This Nashville treasure includes the botanical gardens, contemporary art galleries, a gift shop and the Pineapple Room restaurant. A variety of classes and workshops are available to all ages. There is also the Cheekwood's Museum of Art which house some great American and British paintings worth checking out. The grounds include several types of gardens and the Woodland Sculpture Trail.
A part of the huge, heritage Cheekwood Estate, the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens lay spread in patches all over the estate, some located along the path leading to the Cheekwood mansion, and some placed surrounding the majestic building. Visitors will be enchanted by the beautifully landscaped gardens, like the Martin Boxwood Gardens, Robertson Ellis Color Garden, Japanese Garden and the Wills Perennial Garden. One of the best ways to discover these gardens is by hiking along the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail. The gardens are also home to the Botanic Hall, which plays host to a range of events. See the website for further information.