The Nations Silo


Artist Guido van Helten painted this 15-story lifelike image of longtime Nations resident Lee Estes, who has lived in this neighborhood since the late 1920s. It is a striking reminder of the neighborhood's past.

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Nearby Nashville attractions

1. Jefferson Street Sound

2.28 MILES

Musicians like Muddy Waters, Etta James and Jimi Hendrix all played in clubs on Jefferson St, the heart of the city's Black community during segregation…

2. Parthenon

2.31 MILES

Built in 1897 to celebrate the state of Tennessee's centenary, Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Ancient Greece original, with a jaw…

3. Centennial Park


An easy 1-mile trail loops around a lake in this lovely 132-acre park, with the Parthenon anchoring the western horizon. Vast lawns beg for picnics while…

4. Elephant Gallery

2.56 MILES

Walking into this gallery is a bit like walking into a fever dream. Opened in 2016, the space hosts primarily (but not exclusively) local artists, and…

5. Vanderbilt University

2.86 MILES

This prestigious university was founded in 1833 by railway magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. The 330-acre campus buzzes with about 12,000 students on lush and…

6. Fannie Mae Dees Park

3.07 MILES

A colorful dragon sculpture lurks in the heart of this busy park, luring hordes of small children eager to scramble over its serpentine back. There's also…

7. Bells Bend Park

3.14 MILES

This bucolic park sits within a bend in the Cumberland River. Fifteen miles west of downtown, the 808-acre park has a tranquil beauty well suited to those…

8. Cohen Memorial Hall Gallery

3.23 MILES

Located on Vanderbilt's freshman Peabody College campus, the gallery showcases an array of rotating seasonal exhibitions.