What to see in Nashville

Nashville Attractions

Nashville is well-known as the Country Music Capital of the World, so it's no surprise that many of its most popular attractions are music-related.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the beloved genre, while the Grand Ole Opry, and Ryman Auditorium offer the opportunity to catch popular acts in equally-famous settings. The General Jackson Showboat also offers dinner entertainment on a historic 300-foot (91m) paddleboat.

However, Nashville does have more to offer tourists other than country music. Visitors can learn about the city's long and proud history at the Tennessee State Museum and the Belle Meade Plantation. The city also has plenty of pretty outdoor spaces, including Centennial Park (home to Nashville's famous Parthenon) and Radnor Lake, as well as seven golf courses. Children will enjoy the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, and the Adventure Science Center.

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation, known as 'the queen of Tennessee plantations', is home to an 1853 Greek revival mansion that has been carefully restored to show its original elegance.


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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Situated at the central hub of Nashville in the Downtown entertainment district, is one of the world's largest museums and research centre for American music, the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Grand Ole Opry

No visit to Nashville is complete without attending a show at the Grand Ole Opry, which has been going strong on the airwaves since 1925. The home of the world-famous country music show, the Grand…

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The centrepiece of Nashville's Centennial Park is the world's only full-scale replica of the Parthenon temple in Athens, Greece, complete with a re-creation of the 42ft (13m) high statue of Athena…

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Ryman Auditorium

This National Historic Landmark in downtown Nashville, nicknamed the Mother Church of Country Music, is regarded as the founding home of country music, having been the performance venue for the Grand…

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Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest of its kind in America with a huge array of permanent exhibits telling the story of Tennessee, starting out 15,000 years ago in prehistoric times and…

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