Local Area Attractions
Grand Ole' Opry
2802 Opryland Drive (615) 871-OPRY (local) or 800-SEE-OPRY (toll free) No telling who will surprise you at the Opry. Featuring new stars, superstars, and legends. Every weekend, the Grand Ole Opry takes music, laughter and entertainment from Nashville to all points around the globe. Broadcast live over WSM AM-650 since 1925, the Opry is the world's longest-running live radio show. Check out their backstage tour!
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Avenue South 615-416-2096 The Country Music Hall of Fame is located beside Gaylord Entertainment Center, the 135,000 sq. foot limestone, glass and brick Hall of Fame facility houses the past, present, and future of country music for everyone to enjoy and share.
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203Explore Nashville’s Civil War History at Fort Negley.Come into the Visitors Center and learn how the Union Army captured Nashville in 1862 as you watch the film The Fall of Nashville. The river, turnpikes, and railroads had spurred the growth of the city from its beginnings. The Union Army occupied the city to control these transportation routes. Almost overnight, Nashville was transformed into the Union Army’s major supply depot for the Western Theater of the war.
Learn the story of the 2,768 people who built Negley. It was the largest of a group of forts built by the Union, and the largest inland masonry fort built during the Civil War. It was 600 feet long, 300 feet wide, and covered four acres of land. The workers lived in a contraband camp on the northeast side of the worksite, and were both free blacks and slaves who had been conscripted by the Union to serve as laborers. Between 600 and 800 died during the construction, and only 310 ever received pa
Civil War Sites
Including Stones River National Battlefield, the Battle of Franklin National Battlefield and the Fort Donelson National Military Park.
Tennessee State Museum
5th and Deaderick 615-741-2692 At the Museum you will find the historical highlights of Tennessee from different periods of time. Trace the prehistoric Woodland Indians to Daniel Boone’s and Davy Crockett’s time. Civil War weapons and 18th and 19th century dioramas with stories. Look for Andrew Jackson’s top hat, Andrew Johnson’s piano, James Polk’s walking cane, and Daniel Boone’s musket and powder horn.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway 615-244-3340 ArtQuest Gallery, featuring 30 art stations where visitors can design their own exhibit, make art or play with visual concepts after they’ve been inspired by the works currently on exhibit. Then they can take their artwork home. Visit the Frist Center online for more information.
General Jackson Showboat
Opry Mills Mall 615-458-3900 Enjoy a great country music and comedy show plus a delicious southern lunch buffet while you cruise the Cumberland River - 2.5 hours. Evening Cruises offer a Broadway-style show titled "Sing". It is all packed with a three-course dinner that will make your taste buds dance.
4001 Bell Road (615) 889-7050 Nashville Shores is family fun with beautiful white sandy beaches along 14,000 acre J. Percy Priest Lake. Seven water slides offer thrills for every kid with nearly 700 feet of twisting, turning fun. Check out all the new attractions.
The Hermitage is reputedly our nation’s most authentically preserved early presidential home site. The museum includes original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items, wallpapers, and much more.
Located at 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee
Take a tour of the Distillery, an hour from Nashville.
Honky Tonkin on Broadway in Nashville TN
- Bootlegger's Inn - 207 Broadway
- Full Moon Saloon - 423 Broadway
- Layla's Bluegrass Inn - 418 Broadway
- Legends Corner - 428 Broadway
- Nashville Crossroads - 419 Broadway
- Robert's Western World - 416B Broadway
- Second Fiddle - 420 Broadway
- The Stage on Broadway - 412 Broadway
- Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - 422 Broadway
- The Wheel - 421 Broadway
- Whiskey Bent Saloon - 306 Broadway
Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater
2620 Music Valley Drive 615-885-0286 Nashville’s premier country music Dinner Theater has music and stars that made Music City famous worldwide. This season features GRAND OLE OPRY STARS, Jeannie Seely, Tommy Cash,Roni Stoneman and many more. Laugh at the hilarious Steve Hall and Shotgun Red.
Tribute to the King
2416 Valley Drive 615-758-0098 Now in its eighth season, the legend lives on in Nashville’s first and continuously running show paying tribute to him in Music City, where he recorded 300 songs. This high-energy, live musical biography John Beardsley features 6 areas of the Kings career including over 30 songs and 5 costume changes and has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. The Texas Troubadour Theatre is open Monday and Thursday evenings.
Historic RCA Studio B
Historic RCA Studio B is one of the world's most important and successful recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including more than 1,000 American hits, 40 million-selling singles, and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings (by far more than any other studio). Step into the house of the hitmakers and discover the legend of this Music Row landmark.
116 Fifth Avenue North (615) 889-3060 Former home of the Grand Ole Opry, now a premier performance hall and museum. The Ryman was first revered as a revival church when Captain Thomas Ryman opened its doors in 1892. In the century since, it's become the cornerstone of Music City's entertainment tradition.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Road 615-833-1534 If you can, go to the Zoo early. The animals are alert and being feed. You will want to catch the Bamboo Trail and the Meerkat Exhibit, the Elephant Habitat, the Lorikeet Habitat and so much more. This is a wonderful family activity.
Tennessee State Capitol
Charlotte Avenue (between 6th and 7th Avenue) 615-741-2692 The grounds of the State Capitol contain statues honoring Sam Davis, Sergeant Alvin York and President Andrew Jackson.
Mike Wolfe from the TV Show "Pickers" has a Nashville Store
American Picker's Store