Nashville

Tennessee

Country music may have put it on the map, but this is not the only draw of Nashville Tennessee. A multifaceted character paints a different picture of this destination from what you might expect — historical sites and museums, exciting sports, vibrant shopping and cuisine. But, of course, if country music is your thing, “Music City” will not disappoint with its unequaled venues and events.

Riverfront Park, which connects the Cumberland River with the city’s bustling downtown area, offers a wealth of green space, boardwalks, overlooks and plazas for laid-back exploration, and is also home to a full calendar of events. On the southern end of the park, American history buffs can investigate what remains of Fort Nashborough, the 1779 settlement that was a forerunner to the city of today.

Depending on the season, sports fans can catch the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium, cheer on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, or browse the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Two institutions worth visiting are the Tennessee State Museum, with interpretive exhibits of the state’s evolution through the ages, and the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery — showcasing its permanent collection illustrating the history of world art.

Speaking of world art, Nashville presents the unique opportunity to see one of mankind’s ancient treasures, The Parthenon. A full-size replica of the iconic temple — including a 42-foot-tall, gilded statue of the goddess Athena — located in nearby Centennial Park. A few miles east of downtown, a must-see is the long-running Grand Ole Opry, which still entices music lovers to experience its weekly show at the new Grand Ole Opry House. While you’re there, stop by the legendary Ryman Auditorium, the Opry’s original site, and now on the National Register of Historic Places. You can also step aboard the General Jackson showboat, docked nearby, for a daytime country music show.

Modern country fans will want to mark their calendars for four days of music in June featuring hundreds of artists, live concerts, meet and greets, autograph signings and more at the CMA Music Festival. Whether you decide to stop in for a special event or just to get to know Nashville, the Southern warm hospitality and dazzling persona of this city makes it an entertaining stop along the scenic Cumberland River.

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Grand Ole Opry
Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. The Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.
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Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman is known around the globe as one of the best performance halls in the world. Named Theatre of the Year six years in a row by Pollstar Magazine, the historic venue is currently ranked twenty-fifth in the world and nineteenth domestically based on year-to-date tickets sales in the Pollstar Theatre category.
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Hermitage opened to the public in 1889. Occupying 1,120 acres, it is one of the oldest and largest historic site museums in the United States. Guests have been welcomed to The Hermitage for 125 years. It ranks as one of the most visited historic site museums in the country. It attracts visitors from all over the world; thus, tours are available in five languages.
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
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Nearest Airport
Nashville International Airport
Coordinates
36.1627, 86.7816
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