Top Attractions in Nashville
Collected by Jennifer Justus, AFAR Local Expert
Music City—full of neon signs and honky tonks, country music stars and wannabes—has irresistable allure for all types of visitors. Fine art museums, historic plantations, farmers' markets, a booming downtown, and vintage shops add to the draw of thoroughly modern and exciting Nashville.
3900 Hillsboro Pike #14, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
In 2011, just about the time many bookstores around the country were closing, author Ann Patchett, a Nashville resident, announced she was opening an independent bookshop. Her risky decision has paid off—the thriving shop has expanded and...
Nashville, TN, USA
For a solid taste of Wedgewood-Houston, or WeHo as it's sometimes called, try to visit on the first Saturday of the month for the art crawl. The self-guided tour gives visitors time to peruse the galleries, studios, and coworking spaces that...
310 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville, this outdoor venue has hosted a variety of acts and genres—Janet Jackson, Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Marilyn Manson, and Phish, to name a few—since it...
116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
After the Grand Ole Opry left the Ryman Auditorium and relocated, country legend Roy Acuff said the red brick building with its Gothic arches and stained-glass windows might as well be torn down. The Ryman had been home to...
224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Inside a downtown complex that houses the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the shiny 23-story Omni Hotel, Nashville's famous letterpress company, Hatch Show Print, has found a new home. Established in 1879, Hatch Show Print...
2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
The radio show that made country music famous, beginning with its first broadcast in 1925, still entertains lovers of any musical genre. The weekly broadcast and performance offers a fast-moving, rotating cast of musicians performing...
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Rhinestones, tassels, boots so pointy they'd make toes bleed...what more could you expect from Nashville's monument to the music that made it famous? Well, plenty more, as it turns out. The Hall of Fame contains some seriously impressive artifacts...
1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
With live music—much of it country—on every corner in Nashville, it's easy for visitors to miss the city's stellar symphony. But the magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center gives Nashville's classical musicians a grand home. Located...
623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Third Man Records, the Nashville outpost of musician Jack White's record label and store, is hard to define. It's both a retail outlet for vinyl and offices for his label, sure, but it also includes a "novelty lounge" with coin-operated video...
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