Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Fresh off $100-million expansion (in 2014) and 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 co…
House in Nashville

Fontanel Mansion

Don't be surprised if your tour guide strums an original song on his guitar while you explore Fontanel Mansion, the former home of country-music superstar Barbara Mandrell. The house, constructed of pines trucked in…
Historic Building in Downtown

Ryman Auditorium

The so-called 'Mother Church of Country Music' has hosted a laundry list of performers, from Martha Graham to Elvis, and Katherine Hepburn to Bob Dylan. The soaring brick tabernacle (1892) was built by wealthy river…
Park in Downtown

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 di…
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…
Library in Downtown

Nashville Public Library – Downtown

For an excellent overview of the Civil Rights movement in Nashville, check out the Civil Rights Collection, a permanent exhibit in the 2nd-floor galleries. Highlights from the movement are described on a symbolic lu…
Museum in Donelson & Music Valley

Grand Ole Opry House

This unassuming modern brick building seats 4400 for the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from March to November and Wednesday from June to August. Guided backstage tours are offered every 15 minutes d…
Historic Site in Nashville

Stones River National Battlefield Park

The stillness is eerie at the Slaughter Pen, a cedar-dotted grove of limestone boulders where Union soldiers were penned in and gunned down by Confederate troops during the multi-day Battle of Stones River, which be…
Museum in South Nashville

Adventure Science Center

The coolest exhibit? Space Chase, where future astronauts tackle a moonwalk and experience the challenges of weightlessness. In the center of the museum, kids scramble up the 75ft-high Adventure Tower, a multi-level…
Fort in South Nashville

Fort Negley

In 1862 Union forces captured Nashville, an important transportation hub linking rivers, turnpikes and railroads. More than 2700 runaway slaves and free blacks helped built the fort, which sprawls across four acres …