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Best Things to Do in Nashville

Melodious attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musician's Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry draw in plenty of tourists, but Nashville is also proud of its history. You should spend a day sightseeing the Parthenon, a replica of the famous Greek structure that represents Nashville's role as the Athens of the South, is a pretty good photo op. For those traveling with kids, the Adventure Science Center is a great place to spend an afternoon.

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#1
Grand Ole Opry
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: It was this radio show which began broadcasting in the 1920s that put Nashville on ... read more»

#2
Belle Meade Plantation
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Constructed in 1853 in a breathtaking Greek Revival style, the Belle Meade Plantation is known ... read more»

#3
The Johnny Cash Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Uncover the enigma behind The Man in Black with a visit to The Johnny Cash ... read more»

#4
Ryman Auditorium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: There's no better place to start absorbing Nashville's musical heritage than the Ryman ... read more»

#5
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Music and history lovers can mix and mingle over the exhibits found at the Country ... read more»

#6
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Art aficionados and nature lovers alike should plan on making a stop at the Cheekwood ... read more»

#7
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: After a day exploring the roots of the "Country Music Capital of the World," why ... read more»

#8
The Hermitage
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Constructed in 1821 for President Andrew Jackson, this Greek Revival mansion now stands as a ... read more»

#9
Belmont Mansion
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: If you love history, slot some time for a tour of Belmont Mansion — the largest ... read more»

#10
The Parthenon
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Nashville is a city of many nicknames; most of them have to do with music ... read more»

#11
Adventure Science Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Take a break from history and country music and treat your kids to some hands-on ... read more»

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