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Middle Tennessee boasts a gorgeous array of both manmade and natural parks intended to offer members of our community adventures into not only nature’s tranquility but also bustling outdoor gathering spaces. Whether you are looking for great walking trails or the tallest, fastest slide in your zip code, today’s guide will help you find your next destination. Read on for our picks in Nashville, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, and Brentwood! No matter where you live or visit in Middle Tennessee, you have an incredible park nearby.

Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue | Nashville

Centennial Park is situated in the center of downtown, making this bustling park an ideal spot for a mid-day picnic on your lunch break, a

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In the golden olden days, Music City was famous for producing heart-breaking tunes in which dogs were taken away—usually by the singer’s runaway spouse. Thankfully, Nashville and the surrounding towns are now known for being hot spots for dogs and their owners! Many restaurants and breweries provide dog-friendly outdoor seating, outdoor concerts welcome our canine friends, and of course, we have some of the best dog parks in the entire country.

If you’re new to our region, or have newly adopted a dog, the following Ten Best Dog Parks in Middle Tennessee are ideal for offering pups a chance to run off that spring fever energy. No matter where you are located, there is a dog park near you that your companion will love!

Please note: Whether or not

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A visit to a well-renowned spa is a rejuvenating experience that significantly enhances both one’s mood and physical wellness. The carefully curated tranquil ambiance, calming music, soothing aromatherapy, and focus on positive sensations result in deep relaxation and the release of endorphins. By the end of your chosen treatments, you will feel lighter within your body because your muscles will be relaxed, your circulation will be improved, and it will be easier to tackle life’s challenges.

In today’s guide to Middle Tennessee, we are introducing you to our favorite spas in the area! Upon reaching the end of our list, you’ll know where to find salt rooms, infrared saunas, twenty types of massages, the best facials, and med spa services that are on

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Middle Tennessee offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, and our museums are no exception; in fact, they are among the best museums in the nation. Whether you are interested in history, art, sports, music, natural history, classic cars, or even architecture, you will find an outstanding destination to cater to your curiosities!

This guide will introduce you to the Best Museums in Middle TN, especially those that are emblematic of the unique and beautiful culture of which we locals are so immensely proud.

The Parthenon
2500 West End Ave | Nashville

Nashville’s Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original Greek marvel of architecture. During your visit, be sure to enjoy visiting the full-scale statue of the goddess Athena before

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Indulge your senses while supporting the heart of our region by patronizing the best bakeries in Middle TN. These independent gems not only fill the air with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats but also contribute to the uniquely beautiful tapestry of our community. From flaky, buttery pastries to a wide array of artisanal breads, these bakeries offer a delectable parade of delights that are anything but ordinary. 

By choosing local, you're not just savoring exceptional flavors; you're investing in the passion and dedication of your own neighbors. Let your taste buds embark on a journey through the rich, diverse offerings of Middle Tennessee's bakeries, and relish in the knowledge that your choice fosters a flourishing local economy and

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Embrace the enchantment of Middle Tennessee's holiday festivities, where the spirit of giving and togetherness flourishes. From festive light displays that paint the night sky to charming local markets brimming with handmade treasures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Gather your loved ones and explore the joyous events that adorn our beautiful region, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you're strolling through dazzling Dickensian downtown displays, attending the year’s most star-studded concert, or savoring the flavors of seasonal treats at community gatherings, you’re sure to find that our region’s holiday magic is alive and well. Join your neighbors in spreading cheer, attending local performances, and

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With the holidays approaching, you may be in search of ways to give back to the community, especially through organizations that are based right here in Middle Tennessee. With that in mind, today we are shining the spotlight on ten volunteer opportunities and potential donation destinations. While these organizations work year-round to serve those in need, they do arrange concerted efforts to bring food, clothing, and much-needed assistance with the burdens experienced by our own underprivileged friends and neighbors around the holidays.

We are grateful to you for choosing to donate your time, services, goods, or financial assistance this holiday season. It is your warmth, generosity, and compassion for those in need that shows how beautiful the

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Middle Tennessee shopping is booming, with new hyper-local boutiques thriving alongside international chains. Whether you want to experience the classic Americana mall or indulge in high-end luxury shopping, our picks for the best shopping spots in Middle TN have your next retail therapy destination decided. 

Tanger Outlets
4060 Cane Ridge Pkwy | Antioch

Tanger Outlets is Middle Tennessee’s newest outlet center, offering more than 60 shops. The Antioch neighborhood in Nashville finally has a sprawling shopping experience to call their own, and this beautiful open-air spot has generated quite a buzz! 

Come shop Coach, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, Pottery Barn, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels, Banana Republic, Levi’s, Joe’s Jeans, Fossil, Vera Bradley, Nike,

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Pumpkins, apples, warm spices, the changing of the leaves, and sweet, cool air are all just around the corner! Throughout Middle Tennessee, preparations for our famous fall festivals have long been underway, and it’s time to purchase tickets, plan our getaway weekends, and celebrate with our friends, family members, and neighbors! The following eleven festivals are our top destinations this October and November, and we’re positive you’ll enjoy them all.

Please note that many of our selections require advance tickets.

Nashville Pumpkin Festival
When: Th - Sun, September 18 - October 30

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms | Eagleville
Purchase Tickets Here

Lucky Ladd Farms throws a bash voted Middle Tennessee’s Best Fall Festival and the #1 Pumpkin Patch in

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Folks, can you feel it? The last of summer’s balmy warmth is fading, and crisp breezes are on their way. Soon, millions of our gorgeous trees will be ablaze in crimson and gold from the top of the Smokies to the valley floors. Tennessee's most stunning season has arrived: Autumn is here! If you’re new to the area, or planning to visit this October, we’ve selected the best pumpkin patches in Middle Tennessee where you can dive into the splendor of fall. 

Our visitor’s guide is intended to help you find the best experience near you, but we recommend checking out at least a few of these beautiful farms. They are independently owned and operated, so you are sure to be greeted with the friendly warmth you have come to expect from our locals.

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