South Nashville, TN

Nashville

A large inland fort from the U.S. Civil War and one of the country’s leading collections of European cars make this a great area to visit in Nashville.

South Nashville is a large district stretching southeast from the city center and containing varied parks and museums. It has a fascinating history, with the ruins of a 19th-century fortress recalling the U.S. Civil War. Before your visit to South Nashville, check for events at the many entertainment spots in the area.

Make your way through the fascinating ruins of Fort Negley Park and enter its visitor center to watch the two films about the Civil War. Today, you can still see the ruined ramparts of what was one of the largest inland masonry fortifications built during the U.S. Civil War. Teach your kids about American history via interactive screens in the exhibits.

Another Nashville passion is automobiles. Head to the Lane Motor Museum for one of America’s largest collections of European cars, with over 500 vehicles. Consider the experimental and unusual shapes of vintage vehicles from the early 1900s.

In the second week of September, bring your family to the annual Tennessee State Fair at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The site initially opened in 1891 with harness racing. Other events held in this venue include the Nashville Flea Market as well as various music and dance recitals.

Travel to the neighborhood’s southern border for the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. This zoological garden is located on a former plantation estate. Let your kids pet the goats, kangaroos and tortoises and play on the huge Jungle Gym.

South Nashville makes up the southern section of Nashville, from the Cumberland River to Oak Hill and Antioch. It is a little west of Donelson and the Nashville International Airport. Ride a bus south from the city center to get here in about 30 minutes.

Appreciate the varied sites of South Nashville, with its large European car collection, fortress, zoo and entertainment complex.



Top Hotels in South Nashville

Drake Inn
Drake Inn
2.5 out of 5
420 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in South Nashville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lane Motor Museum and Tennessee Central Railway Museum. Nashville Children's Theatre and Tennessee ...
2.8/5 (451 reviews)
"Checking took longer than expected, could be I was tired since I drove all day from Iowa. TV remote was sticky and with COVID I turned TV off and washed my hands. Carpeted floor and could have been vacuumed better. Bed was clean and fresh. Woke around 2am with music playing (not loud enough to wake ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Drake Inn
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
4 out of 5
321 Hart St, Nashville, TN
The price is $115 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in South Nashville, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Adventure Science Center, and Fort Negley Park. Nashville Children's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (95 reviews)
"Fabulous property! We stayed in a studio apartment room with full kitchen and mini washer and dryer! Easy access to the freeway! Jackie the night property manger gets 5 Stars for customer service ! We had three dogs with us and the rooms are dog friendly! They even had dog treats at the front desk ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
Sonder - Wedgewood Suites
Sonder - Wedgewood Suites
4 out of 5
1224 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Located in South Nashville, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nashville Children's Theatre, Adventure Science Center, and Tennessee State Fairgrounds. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"The property was nice and roomy and clean, no issues until it started raining and had leaks in window and then the last evening we couldn’t get outside door to unlock in the pouring rain, so not a good ending to stay!"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

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Sonder - Wedgewood Suites
Hip 1BD Condo | Urban Village | near WeHo
Hip 1BD Condo | Urban Village | near WeHo
Nashville, TN
The price is $81 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Located in South Nashville, this condo building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Tennessee State Fairgrounds and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lane Motor Museum and The Escape ...
Hip 1BD Condo | Urban Village | near WeHo
Couples Escape | Private Rooftoop | Blocks to Broadway | Free Parking!
Couples Escape | Private Rooftoop | Blocks to Broadway | Free Parking!
Nashville, TN
Located in South Nashville, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nashville Children's Theatre, Adventure Science Center, and Country Music Hall of Fame ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Weekend Away
"Great property and convenient location. Very clean with all amenities one would need. Excellent check in check out. Would stay again!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

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Couples Escape | Private Rooftoop | Blocks to Broadway | Free Parking!
Fairgrounds’ Playground - WeHo 1BDR - Sleeps 4
Fairgrounds’ Playground - WeHo 1BDR - Sleeps 4
Nashville, TN
Located in South Nashville, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tennessee State Fairgrounds, The Escape Game Nashville, and Belmont University. Adventure ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great location
"We loved the location. Everything was very close. We loved the Berry"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

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Fairgrounds’ Playground - WeHo 1BDR - Sleeps 4
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