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Choose from the following:
Nashville Convention & Visitor's Center
Adventure Science Center Belle Meade Plantation
Belmont Mansion Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Bowen-Campbell House Broadway Dinner Train
Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village Carter House
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater Cheekwood
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Country Music Wax Museum & Mall
Fort Nashborough
Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry Museum
Hank Williams Jr. Museum and Gift shop The Hermitage: Home of Pres. Andrew Jackson
Historic Rock Castle James K. Polk Home
Mansker's Station Music City Queen
Nashville Toy Museum Nashville Zoo
Opryland Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University
Sports Teams Tennessee State Capital
Tennessee State Museum Tennessee State Fairgrounds
The Parthenon Tobacco Art and History Museum
Travellers Rest Upper Room Chapel & Museum
Van Vechten Gallery - Fisk University Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

5th & Broadway
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615 259-4747

Call (615) 244-9393 for weather, entertainment, events and sports scores 24 hours a day


Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 356-0501
800 270-3991

Known as the "Queen of the Tennessee Plantations," the 1853 Greek Revival mansion was the centerpiece of a 5,30 acre plantation, world renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. The present 30 acre site includes outbuildings and carriage collection in0 the Carr0iage House and Stable. Fee for Admission.


Belmont Mansion

1700 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
Mailing Address:
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 460-5459

Built in 1850 by Adelicia Acklen, one of the wealthiest women in America. The house was built in the style of an Italian villa and was originally intended to be the summer home of the Acklens. Personally guided tours through 15 rooms exhibit an outstanding collection of original and period furnishings, art work and statues. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.


Broadway Dinner Train

108 First Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 254-8000
Toll-free: 800-274-8010

One of Nashville's most unique dining experiences. Relax during a leisurely 2 ½ hour train ride with a four-course meal served in elegantly restored dining cars with live entertainment in two lounge cars. Passenger only rides available. Reservations required. Please call for hours. (It is possible this attraction has closed. Please contact them before trying to use it.)


Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village

312 S. Front St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 890-0355

An American bicentennial project, the Pioneer Village features restored original buildings from Rutherford and Middle Tennessee counties, including a church, general store, gristmill, various turn of the century log structures, art league exhibit and historical Murfreesboro exhibit. Antique farm equipment and tractors as well as antique autos are also displayed. Please call for hours.


Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615 791-1861

This historic 1830 house and National Landmark was caught in the center of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Tour includes museum, video presentation and guided tour of the house and grounds. Fee for admission. Please call for hours. 18 miles south of Nashville. Take I-65 to Franklin


Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater

8204 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615 646-9977
Toll-free: 800 282-BARN

Known for more than 30 years for providing "Great buffets and Broadway plays," Chaffin's Barn is Nashville's oldest professional theatre. Enjoy Mainstage or Backstage shows plus a Southern style buffet featuring a choice of entrees. One of Nashville's best entertainment values. Ample free parking.



Nashville's Home of Art and Gardens

1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: 615 356-8000

Experience the opulence of a 1920s Tennessee mansion set among 55 acres of botanical gardens, lawns and fountains. The Cheek Mansion houses three floors of 19th and 20th century American art as well as major traveling art exhibitions. In addition, the Botanic Hall houses major flower shows and gardening exhibitions. Enjoy Southern food at the Pineapple Room Restaurant and shop at the Museum Gift Shop for Tennessee art treasures. Please call for hours. Fee for admission.


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615 416-2001
Toll-free: 800 816-7652

This look at the world of country music includes a visit to the museum and Hall of Fame, an insider's tour of Music Row and a visit to historic RCA Studio B to see a real, working recording studio. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.


Country Music Wax Museum and Mall

118 16th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615 256-2490

Lifelike figures of more than 60 country music stars in the entertainers' original clothing. Displays of memorabilia, stage costumes, musical instruments and more. Mall has record shop, western wear shop, entertainers' souvenirs, several fine gift shops and daily live music.


Adventure Science Center

800 Ft. Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615 862-5160

From the planetarium to the child-sized Curiosity Corner to ever changing blockbuster exhibits, the Cumberland Science Museum provides unique opportunities for discovery for both children and adults. Live science demonstrations and animal shows daily. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.


Grand Ole Opry

Performed at the Grand Ole Opry House

2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Toll-free: 800-SEE-OPRY (733-6779)

Don't miss the world famous Grand Ole Opry bringing America country music for over 70 years. Come see superstars, "Hall of Farmers," legends and hot new stars perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House, a 4,400 seat broadcast studio. As the world's longest running radio show, the Opry is broadcast live on clear channel WSM-AM 650 every Friday and Saturday night. And, a half-hour segment of the Opry is televised live on TNN; The Nashville Network every Saturday night. Please call for hours and current engagements.


Grand Ole Opry Museum

Roy Acuff Museum & Minnie Pearl Museum
2802 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-871-OPRY

The Grand Ole Opry Museum pays tribute to hall of Fame members, the Opry and its stars with exhibits honoring the legendary Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones and Jim Reeves. Displays feature special audio and video electronic effects and interactive devices. Also browse through exhibits of 10-12 current artists. Admission is free. Please call for hours.


Hank Williams Jr. Museum and Gift shop

1524 Demonbreun St
Nashville, TN 37202
Phone: 615 242-8313

The museum tells the story of Hank Williams Sr. And Jr.; also on display are Hank Sr.'s '52 Cadillac, and much more. Two videos tell the stories of these two country music greats. Fee for admission. Please call for hours. Free parking.


The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson

4580 Rachel's Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: 615 889-2941

Tour Nashville's national treasure - The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, our nation's seventh president. It was built for his wife, Rachel. Fee for admission. Please call for yours. Ample free parking. Limited handicapped accessibility.


Historic Rock Castle

139 Rock Castle Lane
Hendersonville TN 37075
615 824-0502

The furnished seven level limestone house (circa 1790) smokehouse and family cemetery remain on this 18 acre site. Daniel Smith (surveyor, senator, Revolutionary War veteran), his wife, children and their descendants were prominent in the Tennessee frontier. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.


James K. Polk Home

W. Seventh St.
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 615 388-2354

From this home, built by his parents in 1816, the 11th president, James K. Polk began his legal and political career. It contains portraits, china, silver and furniture used by the Polks in the White House. In the adjacent Sisters' House, political and Mexican War memorabilia are on display along with Mrs. Polk's ball gown and other personal items. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.


Music City Queen

Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN
615 889-6611 or 615 255-0835

The Music City Queen, the newest and most exciting addition to the Opryland Riverboat family, offers sightseeing cruises on the scenic Cumberland River, departing from Riverfront Park in historic downtown Nashville. Please call for boarding times. Reservations are recommended for sightseeing cruises and required for Sunday Brunch.


Nashville Toy Museum

2613 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-391-3516

This museum closed in 2007, but this site has some pictures from the museum that are fun to look at.

The museum features toy and model trains running through giant layouts, antique dolls and early European bears, giant ship models, early planes and hundreds of old soldiers on parade and in battle. An internationally known collection spanning more than 150 years. Fee for admission. Please call for hours. Free parking.


Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: 615-833-1534

Hear the call of the wild at the Nashville Zoo with more than 600 exotic animals including clouded leopards, lions, white tigers, ring tailed lemurs, colobus monkey, giraffe, red pandas and many more. With its meandering walkways and beautiful Tennessee country side, this natural environment zoo is home to many animals representing endangered species from around the world. Fee for admission. Free parking. Please call for hours.



2801 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

This page opened in 1972 and closed on 31 December 1997. In it's day, it attracted thousands of visitors. Opryland was a musical theme park. More than 40 million people enjoyed the park's family entertainment since it opened in 1972. The one-price admission covers more than a dozen musical shows, two dozen rides, a petting zoo and scores of other attractions. Also in the park are numerous restaurants, game areas, gift shops and other amusements.


Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University

Main Lobby, Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt Place near 24th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

Featuring 10 exhibits a year of contemporary art by regional and national artists. Please call for hours.


Tennessee State Capital

Charlotte Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh
Mail: 505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
615 741-2692 or 615 741-1621

Taking 15 years to build, the historic Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when completed in 1859. Several areas, including the first floor hallway, library and Supreme Court chamber, have been restored to their 19th century appearance. Free admission.


The Tennessee State Museum

Fifth Avenue, Between Union and Deaderick
Mail address: Fifth & Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
Phone: 615 741-2692
Toll-free: 800-407-4324

With over 60,000 square feet of exhibitions, the museum traces the history of Tennessee and the nation from prehistoric Indians through the Civil War into the early 1900s. Special displays of Tennessee made quilts, silver, weapons, paintings and pottery. Free admission. Please call for hours.


Van Vechten Gallery - Fisk University

Corner of Jackson Street and D.B. Todd Boulevard
Mail Address: 1000 17th Ave., N.
Nashville, TN 37208-3051

615 329-8720

The gallery houses more than 100 works from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection including works by Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir and O'Keeffe, plus changing exhibits. Free admission with suggested contribution. Please call for hours.


Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

23rd and West End Avenues
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 615 322-0605

The gallery presents five exhibitions each year, most consisting of thematic selections from the Vanderbilt Collection, home to works from more than 40 countries and cultures. Traveling exhibits and exhibits developed outside the collection are also featured. Free admission. Please call for hours.


The Parthenon

On West End Ave. in Centennial Park
Phone: 615-862-8431

The only full-size replica of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Here in Nashville, it is the repository of the city of Nashville's permanent art collections. Inside is a 42-foot high sculpture of the goddess, Athena.

Please call for hours and details
Phone: (615) 862-8431


Tobacco Art and History Museum

4 blocks NW of the Capitol at 8th Ave. N and Harrison St.

See photographs, art, displays and exhibits of all kinds of tobacco-related artifacts, including: antique pipes, tools, tobacco jars, cigar store figures, snuffboxes and more.

Please call for hours and details

Phone: (615) 271-2349


Nashville Expo Center

Located on 117 acres of grounds, there are many facilities to accommodate all types of activities, meetings, conventions, etc.

Tennessee State Fair Website

Please contact for more information:

Phone: (615) 862-8980

Tennessee State Fairgrounds
P.O. Box 40208, Melrose Station
Nashville, Tennessee 37204


Historic Travellers Rest

636 Farrell Parkway
Phone: 615-832-8197

The plantation home, built in 1799, was the home of a famous Nashville family. You may visit the Federal Style home, outbuildings and gardens. A walking tour is also available.


Historic Mansker's Station - Frontier Life Center

745 Caldwell Road
Moss-Wright Park
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-859-3678

Here is an authentic replica of a 1700's frontier fort in the Cumberland Valley which features living history demonstrations of life on the Tennessee frontier. Please call for hours and details.


Fort Nashborough

170 First Ave. N.
Riverfront Park
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-862-8400

A log representation of Nashville's first settlement in 1780 with displays of early frontier life. See the statue of the founding fathers by renowned Nashville artist Puryear Mims. The statue is located just outside the fort. Please call for details.


The Bowen-Campbell House

Moss-Wright Park
Caldwell Road
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-859-3678

Over 200 years old, this building was one of the first houses built in Middle Tennessee and is the oldest brick house standing in the area today (2000) William Bowen, born in 1742, was from Fincastle County, Virginia. His wife was Mary Henley Russell, whose father was Bowen's commanding officer in the Revolutionary War. Capt. Bowen received land in the Tennessee Territory as part of his veteran's compensation. He claimed 640 acres on Mansker's Creek. By 1787 his plantation had increased to 4,032 acres. William and Mary Bowen were parents of nine children. One of their grandsons, William Bowen Campbell, became Governor of Tennessee in 1851. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places


Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

James Robertson Parkway
Phone: 615-741-5280

North of the State Capitol between 6th and 7th Avenues, this 19 acre park features a botanical Walk of counties, time capsules, a 200 foot map of Tennessee and more. The WWII memorial is an 18,000 pound granite globe that floats on water. Park Rangers are available for assistance as needed at the park's Visitor Center. Open 6am to 10 pm.


Upper Room Chapel & Museum

1908 Grand Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-340-7200

An 8' by 17' wood carving based on da Vinci's, "The Last Supper," is the main feature of this chapel. The museum has displays of religious art, nativity scenes, Ukrainian eggs, books and more.



The Tennessee Titans

1914 Church St
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-341-7600

NFL national Website


The Nashville Ice Flyers

A Central Hockey League Ice Hockey team that played here from 1997-1998. Though they had a winning season, they lost in the playoffs. Soon after the season ended, the National Hockey League granchise went to another team and the team folded.


The Nashville Kats

Arena Football team founded in 1997. They played here from 1997 to 2001 and left for a time, returning in 2005. The team ceased play in Nashville in 2007


Nashville Predators

A professional ice hockey team located in Nashville that began in 1998.

Phone: 615-770-PUCK


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