Nashville attractions

Top Choice Museum in Downtown & the Gulch

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Fresh off its 50th anniversary in 2017, this monumental museum, reflecting the near-biblical importance of country music to Nashville's soul, is a must-see whether you're a country music fan or not. Gaze at Carl Per…
Gardens in Green Hills & Belle Meade

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Cheekwood is a botanical garden with an arty inclination, just southwest of downtown Nashville. The numerous gardens combine themes (Japanese, water, wildflower) with art, and surround a straight-out-of-a-Jane-Auste…
Park in Downtown & the Gulch

Cumberland Park

This 6.5-acre park hugs the Cumberland River's eastern bank across from downtown. For kids, there's a climbing wall and an innovative washboard play area. In summer, splash around in the 'sprayground.' For artistic …
Park in Green Hills & Belle Meade

Natchez Trace Parkway

A beautiful day trip or extended road trip from Nashville, the Natchez Trace Parkway runs for 444 miles through three states until reaching its eponymous Mississippi end. Of the many highlights along the way, the Do…
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 did a little more than that, once arriving late to a session and accidentall…
Museum in Donelson & Music Valley

Grand Ole Opry House

This unassuming modern brick building seats 4400 for the Grand Ole Opry multiple times per week. Daytime backstage guided tours are offered every 15 minutes daily, allowing guests to peek in the green rooms, stand o…
Bridge in Green Hills & Belle Meade

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

For a photogenic view of this graceful double-arch bridge, pull into the Birdsong Hollow overlook, about 4 miles south of the northern terminus of the parkway. Completed in 1993, the 1572ft-long span is a precast se…
Bridge in Downtown & the Gulch

John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

For a photogenic view of Nashville's skyline, stroll to the middle of this lovely truss bridge across the Cumberland River. Seigenthaler, longtime editor of The Tennessean newspaper and a noted champion of the Civil…
Park in Green Hills & Belle Meade

Warner Parks

Opened in 1927 and named after two local park commissioners, Percy (the larger) and Edwin (the smaller) Warner Parks are where Nashvillians come to enjoy the great outdoors. Percy makes a grander first impression, w…
Science Center in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Adventure Science Center

The centerpiece of this museum is the 75ft-high Adventure Tower, a multi-floor pyramid loaded with interactive features covering music, health and energy. At the engaging Bodyquest, kids can move a ball with brain p…