Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

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Afar Magazine

Cheekwood is always a peaceful, beautiful place. Full review →



When garden-club doyennes dream, Cheekwood is what they see... Cheekwood's art museum has a permanent collection featuring contemporary stars like Andy Warhol.


Condé Nast Traveler

Now, the rambling home and gardens are open to the public, who can check out pieces from the Nashville Museum of Art, explore the Japanese or perennial gardens, and have afternoon tea. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

The museum, in a carefully restored neo-Georgian mansion once home to the Cheek family of Maxwell House coffee fame, has a permanent collection of American art. Full review →


Frommer's 33

If it weren't for coffee that was deemed "good to the last drop," Nashville might never have gotten Cheekwood Botanical Garden. Full review →

And don't miss the Bell Chandelier, a fiber-optic piece held over from Bruce Munro's recent "Light" exhibit that hangs in the rotunda staircase.


While this destination has plenty to appeal to grown-ups, too, they also host Tuesdays for Tots (from September through May) and Saturday morning activities (year round) that are for littles. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Big enough to impress but compact enough not to be too tiring, Cheekwood is a botanical garden with an arty inclination, just southwest of downtown Nashville. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

An elegant setting for rotating exhibits of the museum's collection. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Though the art collection inside is permanent, Cheekwood's gardens change with the seasons; don't miss the colorful tulip display each spring or the lights show over the holidays. Full review →



In the 1800s—long before Starbucks dominated every street corner—Joel Cheek developed a blend of coffee and sold it at what would be the brand’s eponymous Maxwell House hotel Full review →

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