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Known for Live Music, Entertainment and Dancing

Between the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and live shows every night of the week, see and hear why Music City earns its nickname.

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Considered by many to be the world’s music capital, Nashville has attracted legends ranging from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline to Jimi Hendrix. In addition to music, discover delicious Southern cuisine, live entertainment and sprawling parks in Tennessee's capital city.

Join the audience at the Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest-running radio show. Learn about Nashville’s illustrious entertainment history at the Ryman Auditorium. Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates every country music genre, from Cajun to contemporary. Learn about the life and career of one of the city’s most legendary musicians at the Johnny Cash Museum.

Tour the many stately homes across Nashville. Visit the Hermitage, the estate and final resting place of Andrew Jackson, the 7th United States president. Experience a classic Southern plantation in Belle Meade. Visit the art collection and botanical gardens within the neo-Georgian manor of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Tour Fontanel Mansion, the family home of Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell.

Interactive exhibits of the Adventure Science Center arranged around the five senses, outer space and dinosaurs make it a family-friendly destination. Visit animals and the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm in the Nashville Zoo. In the Lane Motor Museum, see a unique collection of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles.

Admire architecture, art installations and decorative gardens in Centennial Park. Don’t miss the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of one of Greece’s most treasured monuments.

Enjoy Central Tennessee’s scenic beauty in Radnor Lake State Park. See an open-air concert in Riverfront Park, located downtown. Spot some of the hundreds of bird species in the wooded Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. Follow a riverside nature trail in Cumberland Park.

Learn about the state government at the Tennessee State Capitol. At the nearby Tennessee State Museum, understand the history of the South and see an impressive array of artifacts from the Civil War.

Nashville is a friendly city with a fascinating culture. Discover the charms of Music City for yourself.

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The pride and joy of Nashville residents and hallowed ground for country music fans the world over.

Catch an event at Nissan Stadium during your trip to Nashville. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

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Catch an event at Bridgestone Arena during your trip to Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

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Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Vanderbilt University, a top university in Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Take a tour of this historic performing arts venue and watch shows on a stage that has welcomed world-renowned names from Sarah Bernhardt to Johnny Cash.

You’re toes will be tappin’ in no time at this incredible country-music-history hoedown.

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After visiting Music City Center, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Civil War bullet holes, log cabins and fine wine; Southern history and style come to life at this historic plantation house.

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Circle the sights of the country music capital of the world aboard a comfortable hop-on hop-off trolley that allows you to visit the city's famous landmarks at your own pace. Learn about music legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and tour the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.

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Cruise around Nashville's most iconic sights on this immersive tour around Music City. Check out Honky Tonk Row's music venues, get up-close looks at the capitol building, and buzz by the campus of Vanderbuilt University while your guide regales you with tales of the city's history.

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Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look at legendary artists, lively exhibits, and soulful tunes. Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, rockabilly, or honky-tonk, this self-guided tour explores a century of country music culture.

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Immerse yourself in the long-standing tradition of Old No. 7 with a day trip to the distillery in historic Lynchburg, Tennessee. Board a bus in the heart of Nashville and head south toward Lynchburg, where the Jack Daniel Distillery was founded and still stands.

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Discover the magic of Music City in the most entertaining way possible—on a pub crawl that's full of trivia and anecdotes from Nashville's storied past. Absorb downtown Nashville's local flavor, visiting 4–6 lively watering holes, each with their own unforgettable personality.

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Get up close and personal with the biggest names in American music at Madame Tussauds Nashville. Explore the country’s musical history and take photos with the incredibly lifelike wax figures of icons, including Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, and Beyoncé.

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