Fontanel Mansion

House in Nashville

Don't be surprised if your tour guide strums an original song on his or her guitar while you explore Fontanel Mansion, the former home of country-music superstar Barbara Mandrell. The house, constructed of pines trucked in from Montana, is the largest log cabin in the world.

While it might sound a tad hokey, and the admission price is a bit steep, the tour offers a fascinating look at the personal life of a country legend, the country-music industry and an architecturally compelling house. The sprawling Fontanel complex holds an amphitheater, a distillery, a small inn, hiking trails, a greenway and a zip line. Mansion tours last 1¼ hours; reservations are recommended.