Landmark in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Historic RCA Studio B

One of Music Row's most historic studios, this is where Elvis, the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton all recorded numerous hits, the latter doing a little more than that, once arriving late to a session and accidenta…
University in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Vanderbilt University

This prestigious university was founded in 1833 by railway magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. The 330-acre campus buzzes with about 12,000 students on lush and leafy lawns. Just how leafy? The campus, home to more than 6…
House in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Belmont Mansion

The story of Belmont Mansion is the story of Adelicia Acklen, a Nashville socialite turned savvy business woman. One maneuver of note? Asking her second husband to sign a prenuptial agreement, unusual at the time, w…
Park in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Sevier Park

History and architecture buffs may want to stroll around the hilltop Sunnyside mansion. Built in 1852, the columned house blends Italianate and Greek Revival features. Tours are not available, but you can step insid…
Park in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Centennial Park

An easy one-mile trail loops around a lake in this lovely 132-acre park, with the Parthenon anchoring the western horizon. Vast lawns beg for picnics while noisy ducks beg for bread crumbs. The sunken gardens are pa…
Historic Building in Midtown, Music Row & 12South


Built in 1897 to celebrate the state of Tennessee's centenary, Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original, with a jaw-droppingly huge statue of the goddess Athena as its centerpiece. Other exhibit…
Park in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Fannie Mae Dees Park

A colorful dragon sculpture lurks in the heart of this busy park, luring hordes of small children eager to scramble over its serpentine back. There's also a playground and picnic pavilion. Near Vanderbilt University…
Area in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Music Row

Just west of downtown, sections of 16th and 17th Aves, called Music Sq West and Music Sq East, are home to the production companies, record labels, agents, managers and promoters who run Nashville's country-music in…
Public Art in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

I Believe in Nashville Mural – 12th Ave S

This red, white and blue mural, fashioned after the Tennessee flag, exudes Nashville pride. Painted by Adrien Saporiti in 2012, it's a popular backdrop for photos.