Peace Sign Geoglyph – Nashville, Tennessee - Atlas Obscura

Peace Sign Geoglyph

A heartwarming message to those entering and departing Music City from above. 

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In the southeast corner of the Nashville International Airport is a 400-foot-wide peace sign created on a whim by an airport groundskeeper who has cropped around it for over 14 years. In a nice twist this frequently is used as a landmark for air traffic controllers to designate as a holding area for military helicopters.  From ground level it doesn’t look like much, ignoring the fact that is inaccessible since its inside the airport fence. However, from a bird’s eye view is easily recognizable.

There has been ample speculation about the geoglyph. Conspiracy theories range from it being benevolent communication to or from extraterrestrials to being the site of a secret hippy commune. But now you know the truth is that it was just a mower operator with his own vision and impetus.

Regardless of its purpose, be sure to look out the airplane window on your next trip to Nashville and feel the love.

Know Before You Go

The best way to see the peace sign is on a flight or on Google Maps. If you plan to try using a drone though, just be sure to check the local and FAA restrictions and guidelines as it is in a busy flight path.

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