Nashville's musical charm and southern hospitality make the city's top attractions on our list even more attractive! There's so much to see in Nashville, so we've narrowed down the choices for you; check out our favorite Music City spots to enjoy the sights, history and fun to be had in the city.
Visit the house that coffee built. The Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum
is a 30,000-square-foot palatial estate, once home to the Cheek family, heirs to the Maxwell House coffee fortune. Today, the grand estate and attraction houses American and British works of art and its 55 acres are grounds to lavish gardens and a nature sanctuary.
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 - MAP
Phone: (615) 353-2148
Country music resides at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
, located on the west bank of the Cumberland River in Nashville. Step inside the museum to find two centuries of collections, exhibits and attractions telling the story of country music history and famous performers. Step outside and you'll find a few iconic honky-tonks next door.
Address: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 416-2001
Get ready for a grand ole time at the Grand Ole Opry
show. The famous show started out as a radio broadcast and turned in a worldwide country music phenomenon. The Opry features country music legends like Dolly Parton, Hank Williams and today's contemporary chart- toppers Rascal Flats and Dierks Bentley, and many more. The show is held at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and is one of the city's main attractions.
Address: 2802 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 - MAP
Phone: (615) 871-OPRY (6779)
Ancient Greece's Parthenon
is the proud centerpiece of Nashville's Centennial Park. The replica building is considered to be the pinnacle of classical architecture and is an attraction in the city's premier urban park. The Parthenon building was once home to the Nashville Art Museum which showcased collections of 19th and 20th century American art works.
Address: 2600 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 862-8431
Travel back in time at the Tennessee State Museum
in Nashville. Journey over three floors to learn about state history, from the ghost of Tennessee from the American Civil War, to the Frontier and the Age of Jackson seen through paintings, artifacts, crafts and period furnishings. Remember your visit to this attraction with memorabilia from the museum store.
Address: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 - MAP
Phone: (615) 741-2692
Take a walk on the wild side at the Nashville Zoo
. Have a critter encounter with endangered leopard cubs and meet Savannah's African Elephant family, which has doubled since living at the zoo. Don't miss out on attractions and events like the Zzzoofari Slumber for a zoo-nique camping experience next to the animals under the stars.
Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 - MAP
Phone: (615) 833-1534
Feel the vibration at the Adventure Science Center
in Nashville when you stand inside the giant Walk in Guitar exhibit and pluck its strings! Discover tons of scientific exhibits and attractions and experience playing with sound and light, air and space, and creativity and innovation. Be sure to catch a star and see a laser show at the Sudekum Planetarium.
Address: 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 862-5160
The Grand Ole Opry isn't the only grand event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
. Check out the attractions and events at this landmark venue that plays host to the best sounds in Music City USA showcasing blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, pop and rock along with world famous comedic acts and musical theater.
Address: 116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219 - MAP
Phone: (615) 889-3060