Nashville Tennessee City Guide

 

The capital of Tennessee is the beating heart of country music, but it also boasts a brainy side with great museums, grand architecture and a thriving university scene. Nashville is the heart of the country-music industry, and its nightlife definitely reflects that. But don’t stay away if you think you’re not a fan of country – this is a great place to explore.

 

Whatever you do, though, don’t expect opera at the Grand Ole Opry. That’s not going to happen.

 

Things To See & Do:

  1. The Grand Ole Opry is an American icon. Known as “country’s most famous stage,” what began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon. Providing world-famous entertainment for all ages, The Opry showcases both country music legends and up-and-coming stars.
  2. The Country Music Hall Of Fame is perhaps one of the area’s most treasured attractions, both for nostalgia and for all that it represents.
  3. General Jackson Showboat – Sit back, relax, and enjoy the incredible country music, delicious food, and beautiful sights aboard the General Jackson with a lunch or dinner cruise.
  4. Belle Meade Plantation Tour – If you’re interested in exploring the south in the 1800s, start your journey at the stunning Belle Meade Plantation which dates back to 1853.
  5. The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson – Everyone who visits Nashville loves to stop by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson to see the estate which exemplifies the antebellum South in the 1800s. Note: Antebellum” means “before the war,” but it refers specifically to the period in US history before the Civil War and after the War of 1812, the years 1815-1861.
  6. Hard Rock Cafe – You can’t visit Music City without stopping at the Hard Rock Cafe to view legendary country music singers’ memorabilia and eat some delicious food.
  7. Nashville Zoo – Voted one of the top zoos in the nation, the Nashville Zoo has quickly become a hot attraction in Nashville. This zoo has everything from the rare macaw to an everyday frog to share with guests.

 

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