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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

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Address: 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
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+1 615-356-8000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee...

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!

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Peace, Tranquility and Beauty

My mother and I traveled to this place during a weekend girls trip. The entrance fee was a little steep, but access to the gardens and an art museum is a pretty good deal. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My mother and I traveled to this place during a weekend girls trip. The entrance fee was a little steep, but access to the gardens and an art museum is a pretty good deal. We actually only visited the gardens on this trip. We whirled around the grounds to see the sculptures, and then viewed all lush areas of flora... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experienced Cheekwood for a wedding and the setting was one of the most beautiful outdoor weddings my wife and I have ever experienced. Cheekwood offers beautiful gardens and other activies for the entire family. The treehouse exhibit was pretty cool and I know they do an event around Christmas that is supposed to be really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Cheekwood when Webhad some spare time while in Nashville and were glad we did. The gardens are gorgeous is spring, the tulips are incredible. Timing is everything here, wait for flowering seasons - although it's a pretty, serene garden scene any time.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I visited the Cheekwood for the holiday lights. It was a magical experience! I really enjoyed that the light display had accompanying christmas music which made the experience wonderful and quite romantic. I also toured the mansion/art exhibits which was also nice. I had hot cocoa from the concessions which was tasty. The smores kit and fire pits were also... More 

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Signal Mountain, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

On the front end it felt expensive... $50 for a couple. But on the back end, we were soooo glad we went. The lights were spectacular... around every bend was a new and exciting theme. Trains, balls, tulips, icicles, snowflakes, hot cocoa... music. And then throw in the museum and the live music. We heard a choir was singing... we... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A little pricey but I felt it was worth it! The lights and mansion are beautiful! BUT I don't think it would kill them to hand out FREE hot chocolate. $3.00 is a bit much

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Buy online to save $5, and park in front before the welcome booth to save on the $5 parking. Drinks are super reasonable. Beers $5, wine $8, cocktails $10. This is a great date. My wife and I thought it was romantic, the lights were great, the art in their gallery was good too.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wow, you should see the faces of my children (7 and 10), when they saw the lights. They smiled and smiled. The organizers had things under control, well directed traffic and super fun golf cart shuttle to the entrance. I appreciated the many stations with drinks and snacks, carollers at the mansion. We had no idea that this is place... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Enjoy the brisk winter weather and walk the park at night. The winter lights display is spectacular. Plenty of places to stop and warm up if you need to. Magical!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

You must try this event during Christmas. An outdoor walk through over 1 million Christmas lights. It's almost a mile walk, so be prepared, but it is SO worth it.

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