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Nashville Attractions

 

Nashville, Tennessee is home to a variety of historical, cultural, and fun attractions to visit.  The city will entertain you with music, after all it is “Music City”, art, history, and recreation and we would like to tell you about a few of our favorites.

 

Grand Ole Opry

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Grand Ole Opry – An American Icon, the Grand Ole Opry began as a radio broadcast but has morphed into “country’s most famous stage.” The Opry provides entertainment for everyone, featuring both legends and rising stars in the country music industry.  Tours allow visitors to get a behind the scenes look at the Opry, seeing both the new and old in country music. 

Country Music Hall Of Fame

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – A must for all country music fans, the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum features exhibits that display the great artists of the county music genre. A visitor can view the history of country music in two displays, the first titled “Sing Me Back Home: The Journey Begins, Folk Roots to the 1960's” and the second, “Dreaming My Dreams: The Journey Continues, 1960's to the Present.” A recent expansion that doubled the size of the museum features state-of-the-art galleries, education classrooms, retail stores, and much more. 

Belle Meade Plantation

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Belle Meade Plantation – This plantation features eight buildings that display the vast history of the Belle Meade Plantation. The main attraction is the manor home which was completed in 1853 but is now a museum that showcases the Harding family’s rich legacy.  The columns of the home still feature bullet holes from the Civil War.  History is well preserved at the Belle Meade Plantation and a must see for everyone.

Parthenon in Centennial Park

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Parthenon in Centennial Park – A throwback to classical architecture, this museum is one of the premier museums in the area. The Parthenon in Centennial Park has a permanent art collection that feature prominent works from 19th and 20th-century American artists and contemporary artwork from rising artists. Also on display are Athenian sculptures molded from the direct casts of the originals that graced the ancient Greek ruins. Located near the Vanderbilt campus, the Parthenon in Centennial Park is surrounded by other local establishments that can be enjoyed before or after your visit. 

Frist Center

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Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Martin ArtQuest Gallery – This children’s museum gives young artists the chance to work with different aspects of art. Visitors are prompted to experiment with mixed media and learn about different historic art movements. The Martin ArtQuest Gallery is not just for kids, people all ages are welcome to learn and make art.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – Scenic gardens, art, and food are the main attractions for the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.  The 55-acre botanical garden features a reflection pool, Japanese garden, and nature sanctuary. Also featured is a Georgian-style art museum that showcases national traveling exhibitions. Lastly, a visitor can curb their appetite with fine-dining and mouth-watering fares.  

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center – The home of the Nashville Symphony opened in 2006 and is modeled after a European music hall. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a state-of-the-art facility that can handle a variety of musical performances including classical, jazz, pop, and many more. Visitors can see a concert during the months of September through May but should see the building during any visit to Nashville.

Hermitage

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Hermitage – If history is what you are looking for, then The Hermitage is the place for you. The Hermitage is the home of former President Andrew Jackson and visitors will get to explore the invention, freedom, and change that helped Andrew Jackson create his prosperous farm. Visitors will also experience a day in the life of plantation living, tour the mansion, and see the history of slavery, the role of women, and the war. 

Ryman Auditorium

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Ryman Auditorium – Originally built in 1892 by Captain Tom G. Ryman as a Union Gospel Tabernacle, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the best music venues in Nashville. The auditorium features top-notch acoustics and a storied history, the Ryman Auditorium stage has seen some of the most promising young stars on the rise. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible, show at the Ryman Auditorium sell out fast.  

 

As you visit all of these great places in Music City, do not forget to visit your friends at Two Rivers Ford. We proudly serve Nashville and the surrounding areas including Hermitage, Lebanon, Franklin, Hendersonville, and Murfreesboro

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