The driving time from Chicago, Illinois to Nashville, Tennessee is:

7 hours, 2 minutes

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Driving time from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN

How long is the drive from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN? The total driving time is 7 hours, 2 minutes.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Nashville is a family-friendly destination. The Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is an all-seasons place to visit. This 55-acre estate was built by the Maxwell House Coffee. The Museum of Art has a collection of sculptures, paintings and decorative arts.

The Botanical Garden comes alive with over 100,000 tulips in spring and every summer (Thursday evening in June and July), families are treated to performances just for children. In winter, the garden becomes a winter wonderland filled with Christmas trees, trains, Santa, reindeers and holiday lights and decorations.

Nashville Zoo offers up-close encounters with clouded leopards and red pandas. Elephants and giraffes are roaming on wide, open spaces and kids and parents can take a memorable photo standing next to a kangaroo.

The Nashville Zoo has the largest playground in Nashville, a Wild Animal Carousel and a Wilderness Express train. Unique to Nashville Zoo is the Historic Grassmere Home and Farm, a home listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. This home was built in 1810. You can take a guided tour and find out why the zoo is located near the home and check out the 3-tier heirloom garden and the family cemetery.

The Lorikeet Landing is another special place at the Nashville Zoo where you can walk into the habitat and feed one of the more than 50 Australian lorikeet parrots.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

Nashville, Tennessee

City: Nashville
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Category: cities

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