Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Following a $100-million expansion in 2014, 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 Car…
Top Choice Historic Building in Memphis


If you only make one stop in Memphis, it should be here: the sublimely kitschy, gloriously bizarre home of the King of Rock and Roll. Though born in Mississippi, Elvis Presley was a true son of Memphis, raised in th…
Top Choice Museum in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum

Housed across the street from the Lorraine Motel, where the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, is the gut-wrenching National Civil Rights Museum. Five blocks south of Beale St, this…
Top Choice Museum in Memphis

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Wanna get funky? Head directly to Soulsville USA, where this 17,000-sq-ft museum sits on the site of the old Stax recording studio. This venerable spot was soul music's epicenter in the 1960s, when Otis Redding, Boo…
Top Choice Studio Tour in Memphis

Sun Studio

This dusty storefront is ground zero for American rock and roll music. Starting in the early 1950s, Sun's Sam Phillips recorded blues artists such as Howlin' Wolf, BB King and Ike Turner, followed by the rockabilly …
Top Choice Distillery in Gatlinburg

Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler

At first glance, this stone-and-wood moonshine distillery, Tennessee's first licensed moonshine maker, appears to have a Disney flair, but it's the real deal. Gathering around the hysterical bartenders, drinking the…
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.
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 Downtown

Tennessee State Museum

For history buffs, this engaging but not-flashy 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 histo…
Museum in Donelson & Music Valley

Willie Nelson Museum

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