Known as the “Athens of the South”, Nashville is rich in education and has several higher education institutions. Nashville is most popular for its country music and has it all, streets with bars, nightclubs, music studios, and also a river, beautiful landscapes, and forests.
Here is a list of tourist attractions, you need to see when you visit Nashville.
1. Grand Ole Opry
A radio broadcast, which began in 1925, paved the way to become a platform for countless singers to showcase their talent and build their careers. This is the world’s longest-running broadcast show, and every year thousands of people visit this place to see a live show. This is also called the “country’s most famous stage”. It is surely an artist’s dream to perform at Grand Ole Opry and a must-visit for music lovers.
2. Nashville Zoo
If you love animals or you want to spend quality time with your family, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is the perfect place for you. You will find more than 3000 animals including giraffe, leopards, red pandas, alligators among many others. You can also visit fish and bird exhibits. There are various activities for you at the zoo, such as zip-lining over animals, and you also get to ride on a wilderness express train. A perfect way to spend your day with your loved ones.
3. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Another must-visit place for music lovers, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the heart of the city and is one of the most popular places to visit in Nashville. The museum is home to more than 2.5 million artifacts.
There are two floors, and you get to follow the evolution of country music. There are hundreds of artifacts from today’s artists such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and also Keith Urban. You can have an amazing tour, and you might get an opportunity to play an instrument or hear a live music show!
4. Nashville Parthenon
The city is known as “Athens of the South” due to its numerous higher education institutes. Parthenon is a beloved tourist attraction and is a full-scale replica of the one in Athens. The Parthenon consists of housing models of the statues and an amazing art collection including a giant statue of Athena. If you are looking to visit a place with a peaceful atmosphere and an incredible building, this is surely a must-visit.
5. National Museum of African American Music
Recently opened in 2020, the purpose of the museum is to influence African American people on popular music. The museum has amazing galleries which showcase how African American music has revolutionized the music industry. Visitors get to see amazing musical artifacts and recording equipment.
6. Belmont Mansion
The largest house museum in Nashville, this one is for people who love art. The Belmont Mansion is an Italian-style villa with a 1900 sq ft space. The villa has a stunning art gallery, a zoo, greenhouse and is surely a treat to our eyes.
This was constructed in the 1850s for one of the wealthiest women in the country at that time named Adelicia Acklen as a summer home. If you love history and art, this is a place for you.
These were our top 6 places to visit in Nashville, a city rich in history, education, and music. Thank you for reading this blog, and do let us know your favorite place to visit.