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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

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Address: 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone Number: +1 615-356-8000
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Holiday Lights

This was a great place to go to see over a million lights. There is a lot of walking required. Admission also includes a tour of the mansion which was beautifully decorated for... read more

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great place to go to see over a million lights. There is a lot of walking required. Admission also includes a tour of the mansion which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. They also have places set up where you can buy hot chocolate, apple cider and s'mores. We also ate at the restaurant and the food was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband searched this out online because he knew how much I enjoyed the lights. I was not disappointed. So much detail in each tree that was decorated. Landscape is beautiful even at night. Easily directed throughout by signs and workers, all who were very friendly and answered our questions. Tickets are 20 and 5 for parking, but well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here in mid-November before the holiday lights and after the leaves had fallen. Even post-fall the gardens were magical to walk thru - with hidden corners and lovely spots for quiet reflection. Toured the Cheekwood home - an interesting black and white art exhibit was on display. The guide provided an excellent narrative about the family background bringing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on Sunday November 27th and were blown away as to the setting and light display. It was nothing that can be described and do it justice unless you see it for yourself. There is Christmas songs playing throughout the walk and stands to get hot chocolate and fire pits to warm up. Besides the light decorations, you can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a garden, so it was nice. My partner and I have been to a few gardens recently that were much more beautiful than this one though, so I feel like this one only deserves three stars. Nothing really stood out. There were also little fake flowers on a bunch of the trees that were there for their nightly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little pricey but extremely well done. Very beautiful lights and walking through the gardens make for such a wonderful evening. Plenty of little stops along the way for holiday beverages adult and family safe. The kids always love the reindeer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cheekwood last night to see the annual Holiday Lights display. That alone would make the visit worthwhile, as the display, dispersed throughout Cheekwood's spacious gardens, is truly spectacular. But the Cheek Mansion was also open last night, giving us the opportunity not only to admire the mansion's holiday decorations and carolers but to view the current art exhibitions.... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here last night to view the Million Lights holiday display. The lights on display were magnificent and well worth the visit. The mansion was all decked out for the Christmas season and was nice to see. Couple that along with the galleries within the house being open just added to the experience and value. We then had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a music lover, broadcaster and music journalist even I had to get away from the mayhem that can be Broadway. Needing to give my ears a rest there was truly no other place to go on what turned out to be a very hot day in mid October than these gorgeous gardens. It took maybe twenty minutes to drive... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Cheekwood many times I can highly recommend it as a different stop when in Nashville. It's especially beautiful in early spring when the tulips are in bloom, and evenings with a nice band playing is lovely as well. One of my favorite ways to spend time with visitors to Nashville is to take them here for a... More 

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