Popular Landmarks and Attractions in Nashville

Nashville is brimming full of things to see and do. We’ve narrowed the long list to some of the best.
By: Kami Rice

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Photo By: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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Photo By: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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Photo By: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Photo By: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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Photo By: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Robert's Western World in Nashville

Nashville’s honky tonks are a thing of legends, and to understand Nashville you really must visit them on Broadway Ave. There’ll be music, maybe some dancing, and maybe the next big star gracing the stage ... or a certifiable star next to you singing along.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville

The cornerstone of Nashville’s burgeoning visual arts scene, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts opened in 2001 in Nashville’s former main post office, a 1930s art deco building. The Frist has since hosted an impressive array of exhibits from around the world. Don’t miss the family-friendly Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville

With its impressive memorabilia, rare recordings and exhibits tracing country music’s history, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will take you deep into the genre’s past while celebrating its future.

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

The world’s longest-running live radio broadcast is still offering great performances from country legends and contemporary chart-toppers. You can be part of the magic when you claim a seat at the Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Nestled deep among trees that reflect the animals’ natural habitats, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere delights children and adults alike. Locals often buy annual passes because it’s such a great place for strolling and getting their own zoo brood out of the house.

Tennessee Titans

Cheer on the home team at LP Field! Nashvillians love their Titans and look forward to game day whether or not the team’s on a winning streak.

CMA Music Festival in Nashville

Each June, more than 200,000 eager country music fans from around the world descend on Nashville for concerts and autograph sessions during the four-day music festival hosted by the Country Music Association.

The Hermitage

Step back in time at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. president. Located on the outskirts of Nashville, the Hermitage is one of America’s largest and oldest historic site museums.

Music City Center Grand Ballroom in Nashville

Nashville’s newest convention space opened in May 2013 to grand fanfare, significantly expanding the city’s downtown meeting and exhibit space. It boasts a sustainable four-acre green roof and showcases Music City’s unique character.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville

Cheekwood will please everyone from history buff to garden lover to art enthusiast to children needing space to run. The estate of the Cheeks, the entrepreneurial family responsible for Maxwell House coffee, has been open to the public as a museum and botanical garden since 1960.

Nashville Shores

Summer fun doesn’t get any better than wave pools, water slides and water treehouses. All-day family entertainment at Nashville Shores can also include the lazy river, the beautiful beach and even a cruise on the Nashville Shoreliner.

Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is renowned the world over, and you can see where the magic is made with an easy drive south of Nashville to the Distillery. The small town of Lynchburg, Tenn., offers other homespun attractions as well.

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