Nashville Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Music City; our list of the best things to see, including Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Zoo At Grassmere and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
  • The best place in Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    222 5th Ave S
    Daily 9AM-5PM except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.. Adult $17.95, Youth $8.95, Children under 5 free.. Regularly changing exhibits and live performances make this Nashville landmark someplace to visit often. The original Country Music Hall of Fame was built in 1967 and lasted until 2000 when they moved into their new $37 million dollar location. Ticket packages for guided or audio tours also available, as well as combining a tour with the RCA Studio B and the Ryman Auditorium.
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  • Nashville Zoo At Grassmere

    Nashville Zoo At Grassmere

    3777 Nolensville Pike
    Apr-Oct 9AM-6PM, Nov-Mar 9AM-4PM. Closed 1 Jan, Thanksgiving Day, 25 Dec. Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for safety. Apr-Oct $11, $9.50 for seniors (65+), and $7 for children (3-12), Nov-Mar $8, $7 for seniors, $6 for children. Displaying many animals and hosting activities for the family, including a large playground with two-story netting that you can swing onto (off a rope), or just jump and roll around on. The zoo is getting bigger and better every day. Two recent additions include an aviary where you can feed lorikeets nectar by hand, and an amazing hand-carved wooden carousel.
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  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

    Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

    598 James Robertson Pkwy
    A fascinating state park stretched out in front of the state capital building. Features a giant map of the state, monuments recounting the history of the state since prehistoric times, a carillon, and more. In the summer, the fountains are often filled with splashing kids. The park is located right next to the farmers market, which includes a food court, fish market, nursery, as well as the expected vendors hawking fruits and vegetables. The Nashville Business Journal's Book of Lists ranks Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park as Nashville's #1 Tourist Attraction.
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  • Tennessee Titans

    Tennessee Titans

    which is located across the river from downtown
    The local NFL football team plays their home games at LP Field (formerly Adelphia Coliseum), which is located across the river from downtown (it's big). Once the Houston Oilers, the team was reborn as the Tennessee Titans in 1999.
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  • Grand Ole Opry

    Grand Ole Opry

    2804 Opryland Dr
    The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music radio program and concert broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, every Friday and Saturday night, as well as Tuesdays from March through December. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since 5 October 1925. The Opry has been located in the Grand Ole Opry House in eastern Nashville since 1974. From 1974 to 1997 the Opry House was part of a theme park called Opryland USA, which closed due to low attendance and was subsequently torn down and replaced with a mega-shopping mall called Opry Mills. Rumors that the Opry is haunted persist to this day as more than 35 people closely associated with the Opry have been met with untimely deaths. These country stars have been burned to death, beaten, robbed, and shot, have been victims of car and plane crashes and have perished from alcohol and drugs.
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  • Nashville Predators

    Nashville Predators

    From $19 and are available through Ticketmaster. The local NHL hockey team plays their home games at Bridgestone Arena (previously Gaylord Entertainment Center and Sommet Center), which is on Broadway in the heart of downtown. In May of 1998 the Predators were named the 27th franchise in league history and their first playoff game came in 2004.
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  • Pancake Pantry

    Pancake Pantry

    1796 21st Ave S
    A Nashville landmark and basically the best place in town for breakfast, anytime before 3PM. The frosted haired waitresses will call you "honey," and the pancakes will be better than you'd ever realized pancakes could be. Don't be daunted by the line snaking around the block on weekends; it moves quickly, and you get free coffee while you wait.
    Bellmont Hillsboro
  • Opry Mills

    Opry Mills

    Former location of the Opryland USA Theme Park, includes mostly outlet stores, specialized clothes shops like Brooks Brother, Coach, Michael Kors,Vera Bradley and Forever 21, and a Regal Cinemas and IMAX. 'Opry Mills closed in 2010 due to flood damage but reopened in March 2012.
  • Vanderbilt Commodores

    Vanderbilt Commodores

    The Vanderbilt Commodores, the teams representing Vanderbilt University, are one of Nashville's great sports attractions. As members of the Southeastern Conference they compete with a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the southeast United States. The Commodores consistently hold their own in the SEC despite being perennial underdogs in most sports, as Vanderbilt is the SEC's only private school and easily the conference's smallest school by enrollment. The best-known Vanderbilt sports venues are Vanderbilt Stadium, home to the football team, and Memorial Gymnasium, home to the men's and women's basketball teams and one of the most unique settings in the sport.
    Cherokee Park restaurants nearby
  • Wildhorse Saloon

    Wildhorse Saloon

    120 Second Ave. North
    Located downtown, it offers line-dancing lessons during the day. It is conveniently located near quite a few other bars and clubs aimed at country music fans and tourists downtown, most of which tend to be bustling on weekends.
    Stadium Area
  • Mall at Green Hills

    Mall at Green Hills

    I-440 exit 3 (Hillsboro Pk), located in Green Hills. This mall contains several high-end vendors. Dillards and Macy's are the anchor department stores. Other stores include Betsy Johnson, Apple, Gap, Burberry, Sephora, BCBG Max Azria, bebe, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Tiffany, Benetton, and Swarovski.
    Green Hills
  • General admission tickets $6, reserved seats $10. The local minor league baseball team currently plays in Greer Stadium, but talks about a brand new stadium are ongoing.
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  • The Hermitage

    The Hermitage

    4580 Rachel's Ln
    9AM-5PM daily, except Thanksgiving, 3rd week of Jan and 25 Dec. $18 Adult, $15 Seniors, $12 Students (13-18), $8 Children (6-12), Free Children 5 and under. Family pass for 2 adults and 2 children, $34. The former home of U.S. President Andrew Jackson is full of his family's personal possessions, and is adorned with much of the furniture that they personally purchased. It was one of the first historic preservation projects in the state of Tennessee. This was accomplished by the Ladies' Hermitage Association which was modeled after the Mount Vernon Ladies Association that had restored George Washington's home. Plan for a two hour tour with a moderate amount of walking. No cameras, video cameras, food, or drink are allowed within the Hermitage or the exhibit gallery. Security precautions are taken and the Hermitage asks that all backpacks or large bags be left in your vehicle.
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  • Frist Center Cafe

    Frist Center Cafe

    919 Broadway
    M-W 10AM-5:30PM, Th 10AM-8PM, F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-5:30PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Closed 1 Jan, Thanksgiving, 25 Dec, shortened hours the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Featuring 24,000 sq. feet of gallery space with exhibits from local through to regional and all the way to international artists. The Frist strives to be a family friendly museum and as such has created ArtQuest, a colorful space with 30 interactive stations.
  • Tennessee State Museum

    Tennessee State Museum

    505 Deaderick St
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Closed 1 Jan, Easter, Thanksgiving, and 25 Dec. Free (a few temporary have an admission charge). With over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, this is one of the nation's largest state museums. Its permanent exhibits are split into several categories, including: Prehistoric, Frontier, Age of Jackson, Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction.
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  • Centennial Sportsplex

    Centennial Sportsplex

    222 25th Ave N
    Ice skating $6 with skate rentals available for $2. . Located in Centennial Park. Featuring two indoor ice skating rinks, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a fitness room. Call or check online for the schedules, as they vary from month to month. The Sportsplex is also a practice location for the Nashville Predators professional hockey team.
    Cherokee Park food nearby
  • Ryman Auditorium

    Ryman Auditorium

    116 5th Ave N
    9AM-4PM daily for tours. Closed 1 Jan, Thanksgiving, 24-25 Dec. $8.50 for the standard tour or $11.75 to add the backstage tour, Children (4-11) $4.25 or $7.50 respectively.. Completed in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle as commissioned by riverboat Captain Thomas Green Ryman, a newly converted southern evangelist. The Ryman has earned its mark in history by hosting the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is now a fantastically intimate setting for concerts of all genres. It has been named Pollstar's "America's Theatre of the Year" for two years in a row, as well as one of CitySearch's top ten "Best Places to Hear Live Music."
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  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center

    Tennessee Performing Arts Center

    505 Deaderick St
    TPAC, as it is known, is home to HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and other special engagements.
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  • Adventure Science Center

    Adventure Science Center

    800 Fort Negley Blvd
    Formerly the Cumberland Science Museum, it's been remodeled recently. You should be able to get in for under $10, and they have a lot of interesting exhibits which change every few weeks.
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  • Belle Meade Plantation Wedding

    Belle Meade Plantation Wedding

    5025 Harding Pike
    Tours by costumed guides available M-Sa 9:30AM-4PM, Su 11:30AM-4PM. $11, Seniors $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6, Free. Featuring the mansion built in 1853 and restored, as well as the carriage house from 1890 and one of the oldest log cabins in Tennessee, built in 1790. There is a great deal of history associated with the plantation starting from before the American Civil War. Excellent, highly interesting guided tours of the plantation mansion are offered by the local heritage society.
    West Meade
  • Nashville Golf

    Nashville Golf

    Metro Parks offers seven golf courses. All courses are open seven days a week through Labor day- 7AM-dark on week ends, and 8AM-dark on week days. After Labor Day new hours will go into effect. Check courses for details. The seven golf courses are:
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  • Warner Golf

    Warner Golf

    Percy Warner ParkForrest Park Dr
    "Nashville needs to be a city for families." Karl Dean Inaugural Address September 21, 2007
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  • Harpeth Hills Golf Course

    Harpeth Hills Golf Course

    2424 Old Hickory Blvd
    Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
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  • Ted Rhodes Golf Course

    Ted Rhodes Golf Course

    1901 Ed Temple Blvd
    Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
    Bordeaux restaurants nearby
  • Parks and Recreation

    Parks and Recreation

    , Nashville offers 113 different park properties on over 10,570 acres, and seven municipal golf courses. These parks offer something for everyone, including both passive and active recreation. Activities include: senior programs, special population programs, cultural arts classes, dog parks, a variety of trails, nature programs, sports leagues, art galleries, and much more.
    Cherokee Park food nearby
  • Two Rivers Golf Course

    Two Rivers Golf Course

    2235 Two Rivers Ct
    Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
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