Known for Live Music, Entertainment and Dancing
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.
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.
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.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is a must-see for music fans. Wandering through the history of country music is inspiring, and it’s worth picking up the audio tour to get the most of the experience. Get there via the Music City Circuit, a free bus that runs around the area.
If you don’t have tickets to a live show and just want to tour the historic hall, make sure to book online before visiting. The tours often sell out, so plan ahead. If you want to splash out and see a live show from the best seats in the house, book the VIP backstage tour.
If you’re visiting Belle Meade Plantation, try their exclusive wines. Sample a few of the best on a food-and-wine-pairing tour, where you can not only kick back in the Stable House with a glass of blackberry wine, you can dig into some Nashville chicken and waffles.
A museum dedicated to the life of Johnny Cash, legendary country singer-songwriter, actor and author. The collection includes personal items, awards, instruments, hand written lyrics and stage outfits, including those that gave him the nickname, the “Man in Black.”
Learn all about the five senses, dinosaurs and outer space at the Adventure Science Center. Climb the 4 story-high Adventure Tower and see the huge walk-in globe at the top, plus some great views of Nashville.