Hidden Treasures in Nashville
From the indoors to the outdoors, the Grand Ole Opry all the way to the Nashville Farmers' Market, we've traveled across a different road in Music City USA to bring you its lesser-known destinations. Forget the main attractions; use our list for activities to do and sights to see off the city's beaten path.
Harvest farm fresh goodies at the Nashville Farmers' Market
. Shop the marketplace's unique blend of local farmers selling fresh eggs, milk, cheese, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stroll through the many artesian merchant shops peddling a variety of wares from fragrant hand made soaps to table fresh flowers.
Address: 900 8th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 880-2001
There's something for everyone at Music Valley
in Nashville, your one-stop shop for big time entertainment. Enjoy listening to live music at Texas Troubadour Theater, dining at Santa Fe Cattle Company, spinning around at the Earnest Tubb Record Shop and pitching a tent at the Yogi Bears Jellystone Park.
Address: At Exit #12, Nashville, TN - MAP
Discover America's best-known whiskey at the Jack Daniel's Distillery
, the oldest distillery in the United States located in Lynchburg, Tennessee and well worth the hour drive from Nashville. Learn about Mr. Jack Daniels, tour the distillery, taste great whiskey and if you want, purchase a bottle to take home.
Address: 182 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, TN 37352 - MAP
Phone: (931) 759-4221
See stars at the Dyer Observatory
in Nashville. The treasured telescope points visitors to Saturn and far away towering cumulus clouds, all while you sit atop the highest peak in Nashville surrounded by the scenic and pristine Radnor State Park. Check out the Star Chamber sculpture that functions as a huge sun dial.
Address: 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 - MAP
Phone: (615) 373-4897
If you're drawn to nature, art and coffee, you belong at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
. The 55-acre garden is brimming with more than five master planned gardens, including a breathtaking Japanese garden. The 30,000-square-foot estate once owned by coffee Maxwell House heirs is located on the property and houses the defunct Nashville Museum of Art's collections.
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 - MAP
Phone: (615) 353-2148