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…
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…
Museum in Wedgewood-Houston & 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…
Museum in Donelson & Music Valley

Willie Nelson & Friends Museum Showcase

'Outlaw Country' star Willie Nelson sold all his worldly goods to pay off a $16.7 million tax debt in the early 1990s. You can see them at this quirky museum not far from the Grand Ole Opry.
Museum in Downtown

George Jones Museum

They've finally captured 'No Show' Jones. With 167 chart hits, including the ballad 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' the prolific Jones was a true country-music superstar. This small but well-stocked collection includ…
Museum in Downtown

Johnny Cash Museum & Store

Nashville's museum dedicated to 'The Man in Black' is smallish but houses the most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world, officially endorsed by the Cash family.
Museum in Downtown

Tennessee State Museum

For history buffs, this engaging but unflashy museum on the ground floor of a massive office tower offers a worthy look at the state's past, with Native American handicrafts, a life-size log cabin and quirky histori…
Gallery in Downtown

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

A top-notch post-office-turned-art-museum and complex, hosting traveling exhibitions of everything from American folk art to Picasso.