A city filled with art, history and music.
Narrowing down the list of attractions to only 10 is difficult in a city that is growing at such a rapid pace but still dedicated to preserving and showcasing historic treasures and landmarks. Depending on your tastes and interests, planning a vacation or long weekend can revolve around a day at The Country Music Hall of Fame and surrounding downtown sites (don't miss stopping by the Songwriter's Hall of Fame a block away) with the following afternoon and evening spent at the Grand Ole Opry. Art lovers can rejoice in the central art district downtown after enjoying the collections at Frist Center for the Arts. One of the most... Read more »
The top attraction in Music City, The Grand Ole Opry is an American icon. Known as "country's most famous... Read more »
There is nothing in the city, or the country quite like this venue dedicated to the past and present of... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The ever-changing exhibits are beyond impressive. If you aren't a country music fan when you arrive, you will be after touring the Hall of Fame."
The walls, columns and other elements are a masterpiece complimented by top quality exhibits for all art lovers.
Local Expert Tip: "Save time to explore the gift shop. It's filled with treasures from local and regional artisans. "
It is one of the most well-kept and historical plantation sites in the South. Rolling hills, a full... Read more »
The Parthenon is what earned Nashville's title 'Athens of the South', and is one of the most unique buildings on US Soil.
Local Expert Tip: "Carve out some time to explore inside and out. The surrounding park is always filled with activity, music and events on weekends."
The Cheek family is one of Nashville's best stories, and this is the place to get all of the details while... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Check the weather and if at all possible come in the spring. While gorgeous year-round, the awakening flowers of the gardens are nothing short of magnificent."
- Type: Cultural Venues
- Neighborhood: SoBro
After much anticipation, the new home of the Nashville Symphony opened in 2006. The stunning building,... Read more »
- Type: Historic Sites
- Neighborhood: Hermitage
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to stop in the souvenir shop, and purchase a stick of rock candy if they have any in stock."
This is Nashville's most famous stage, where membership is coveted and respected by the world's most respected musicians.
Local Expert Tip: "Spend the extra money to get a seat on the first level. It's worth the price."
- Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Sightseeing, Tours and Excursions
- Neighborhood: Franklin
Immaculate grounds, a strong and detailed background of Civil War history and informative staff for tours... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss stopping at the nearby Lotz House on the way, another historic property full of civil war artifacts and treasures. "
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