19 Must See Attractions In Nashville

10/02/2018 | by Dani | Local Area Nashville Things To Do Vacation Rentals

1. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Country Music Hall of fame and museum is one of the main reasons tourists travel all the way from their country to Nashville. It is a 350,00 square feet real estate with countless rotating special exhibitions, countless artifacts, and two performance theaters. The museum has a permanent installation “Sing Me Back” which lets the visitors experience the evolution of country music from the 19th century to the present.

 

2. The Hermitage

The Hermitage is located in the outskirts of Nashville. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the area. It has 1000 acre, and its center of attraction is the seventh US president’s mansion. The Hermitage was initially opened as a museum in 1889, and it is surrounded with gardens and grounds, it also has the Jackson family tomb which serves a The new million-dollar exhibit. It also features a dive into the life of Andrew Jackson.

 

3. Bluebird Cafe

People and tourists all over the city of Nashville go to the Bluebird Café to listen to their favorite songs and the stories behind it directly from their maker. The Café hosts different songwriters all over the world to say their story and entice the visitors.

 

4. Grand Ole Opry

If you’re trying to experience the music of Nashville, you haven’t if you don’t visit the Grand Ole Opry. The stage is like a time machine where country musicians and songwriters from the present, past, and future meet. The back tour is a sweet treat with its behind-the-scenes secrets, the famous Opry 18 themed dress, and you can even be lucky enough to see the “The Circle” itself.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge is a steel-trussed bridge that connects downtown with the quiet of mellow East Nashville. The bridge was completed in 1909 and has a clear view of the picturesque Cumberland. Different commuter, runners and sightseers can be seen crossing the bridge at almost every time of the day.

 

5. Ryman Auditorium

This was the previous home of the Grand Ole Opry, and it is now the home for hallowed performance for different genres of music’s as well as authors and comedians. It is famed for its acoustics and pew seating and a good experience for your concert career.

 

6. Broadway Honky-Tonks

The Broadway Honky-Tonks is filled with different Honky-Tonks like the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Robert’s western world, and even the locals are unable to stay away from it. It also has a trendier establishment like the Dierks Bentleys Whiskey Row, The Valentine, and the Acne Feed and Seed.

 

7. Radnor Lake State Park

Offering 1,300 acres of serene forests, trails, and wildlife, the Radnor Lake area, is a literal breath of fresh air for cooped-up Nashvillans. And this natural treasure offers even more than just exercise and a break from daily stressors: The new aviary and education center can turn your visit into a full-on learning experience.
This is one of the national treasures of Nashville. It has over 1,300 acres of forests, wildlife, and trails. The State Park offers an escape from your daily hustle and bustle and provides a fresh breath from nature itself. It also has a new education and aviary center that is sure to refresh your memory.

 

8. Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

You definitely won’t regret stopping at the Brier Distillery for some history lesson and wine tasting. The Nelsons were able to revive their forefathers business in 2009. There is a tour available to guide the visitors back to the past when the distillery was shut down during Prohibition and their apparent comeback.

 

9. The Parthenon

The Parthenon was first created as an exhibit in the 1897 Centennial Exposition. It has a full-scale replica of the Athens that became so popular to the point it became a permanent fixture in Nashville. Over the years, different updates include the 42-feet-tall Athena statue and an overhaul of the structure’s exterior. If you get a chance to visit, make sure you see the beautiful art museum at the lower level.

 

10. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

This is one of the most beautiful residences in Nashville. It is a 55-acre resident filled with both locals and visitors from around the world. It has different attractions that include exhibits from around the world, the Cheek Mansion art gallery, and the 12 sprawling gardens among others.

 

11. Frist Art Museum

No matter your taste in art, the Frist Art Museum is sure to leave you begging for more. It was formally the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and it is housed in a deco building. This hub for visual art display artwork from the local to the regional levels, it also houses different national and international exhibitions.

 

12. Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo has continued to thrive as a natural attraction since it took over the Grassmere properties in 1996. It has fun and interactive exhibits like the Lorikeet Landing and the Critter Encounters. It also has different exhibits like the flamingos, African elephants, and the meerkats to keep both local and visitors amazed.

 

13. Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar

This is no ordinary treat. It is the first of its kind to produce combination candy like marshmallow nougat, a swirl of caramel, and much more. The Goo Goo Shop and dessert bar gives you a history lesson about itself and also a direct view of the talented candy makers.

 

14. Third Man Records

The Third Man Records is a record label that launched in 2001. It is the place when the man from Detroit (Jack White) got his white stripes and became a Nashvillian. Since then, the record label has expanded to a novelties lounge, music venue, a record store, and much more.

 

15. “I Believe in Nashville” Murals

These Murals probably have the most photo op in all of Nashville. Adrien Saporiti, a Nashville city native, scattered the four of them across the city; One in 12 South and another in Marathon Village, the other two can be found in East Nashville. He made them an extension of his merch brand.

 

15. Belle Meade Plantation

The Belle Meade was once a historic mansion before it became a mansion in 1845 and was also added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1969. The tours are a mix of bother leisure and learning with sights and locations like the wine tasting area, Victorian architecture, and civil war history.

 

16. Johnny Cash Museum

If you’re a fan of Man in Black of Die-hard, you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster when you move around the museum dedicated to the life of Johnny Cash. The museum fully encompasses his legacy moving from the beginning of Arkansas to the blockbuster Folsom Prison performance. The tour will leave most fans in tears.

 

17. First Tennessee Park

The First Tennessee Park is filled with different state-of-the-art facilities that will give you a good workout. Some of the most recent addition to the park includes a guitar-shaped scoreboard and a massive ballpark that gives a clear view of the field. The stadium host different concerts and the city’s soccer club matches.

 

18. Santa’s Pub

The Santa’s pub is one of the most prominent karaoke spots in all of Nashville. It has year-round Christmas lights and a double-wide trailer with, of course, a beard and jolly owner. Locals and tourists from around town love to show their talents in the area. The atmosphere is always festive and is sure to be a treat to both locals and visitors.

 

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