Attractions in Nashville
Music and Performances
Grand Ole Opry
The iconic Grand Ole Opry is Nashville’s #1 attraction and a singular entertainment experience for anyone who appreciates the history and heritage of “country music’s most famous stage.” Take a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House and walk in the footsteps of the genre’s giants.
2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville | (615) 871-6779
The Belcourt Theatre
The Belcourt Theatre is a unique Nashville treasure with a vibrant, historic past and deep roots in the community. Today, the Belcourt is a nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, world, repertory and classic cinema.
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville | (615) 846-3150
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center features concerts by touring national bands, local classical music series and Broadway plays. Its resident companies include the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Opera, and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre.
505 Deaderick St., 3rd Floor Nashville | (615) 782-4000
Adventure Science Center
Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to igniting curiosity and inspiring the lifelong discovery of science since 1945. With 44,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville | (615) 862-5160
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
This museum highlights the history of country music from its birthplace in the Music City to present-day. The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences.
222 Fifth Avenue South Nashville | (615) 416-2001
Musicians Hall of Fame
The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
417 4th Avenue, North Nashville | (615) 244-3263
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Frist Center hosts a spectacular array of art from the region, the country, and around the world. Unlike any traditional museum you've ever visited, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has become a magnet for Nashville's rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries.
919 Broadway, Nashville | (615) 244-3340
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
A 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville | (615) 356-8000
Adventureworks Music City Zip Lines
Zipping is a thrilling adventure with a bird’s eye view! Families, friends, and groups of all kinds love soaring through the green hills of Fontanel. Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system. Zip Tours include 9 zip lines and are approximately 90 minutes long. Zip tours may be combined with other Adventure Park activities.
4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville | (615) 724-1600
A multi-use athletic center with aquatics, a fitness center, ice rink, tennis courts.
222 25th Avenue North Nashville | (615) 862-8480
Shelby Park includes baseball and softball facilities, special events field, picnic areas, a dog park, Sevier Lake and boat ramp,which is a popular spot for fishing, a community center, and two public golf courses (the 18-hole Shelby Park Golf Course and the 9-hole Vinny Links Golf Course).
2032 Forrest Green Dr.
Radnor Lake State Park
A 1200-acre preserve, with nearly 6 miles of trails, including a walkway along the top of the dam that created the artificial lake. Visitors are able to view a diversity of wildlife, including waterfowl, songbirds, reptiles, amphibians and deer, along with an abundance of plant life.
1160 Otter Creek Rd.
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, 2,808 acres, form one of the largest municipal parks in Tennessee, and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Horse enthusiasts may also appreciate the unique Steeplechase racecourse, which hosts the annual Iroquois Steeplechase. Picnic shelters scattered throughout the park's hills and hollows provide a bucolic setting for social events or family get-togethers. Two public golf courses (Percy Warner and Harpeth Hills) are within the park grounds.
7311 Highway 100
Cumberland Park is an innovative play space for children and families incorporating unique play structures and water features to create an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront. The 6.5 acre park includes an outdoor amphitheater that can hold approximately 1,200 people for an event.
592 South First Street
Located south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Zoo is home to blue Hyacinth Macaws, White-Cheeked Gibbons, and rare Red Pandas, among others. If you’re visiting with kids, don’t miss Critter Encounters, where you can pet goats, and see the Camels, miniature Donkeys, Alpacas.
3777 Nolensville Rd. Nashville | (615) 833-1534
Etch offers a private dining room, full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with the chef and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday, featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts.
303 Demonbreun St, Nashville | (615) 522-0685
Diners choose authentic Southern comfort food and soul food classics plus desserts from a cafeteria-style steam table.
605 8th Ave S, Nashville | (615) 256-4455
Guests dine while seated around a 200,000-gallon tank, home to a wide variety of fish, sharks, stingrays and more! The bottom of the sea décor and inventive menu offer guests a dining experience like no other. To the great delight of both children and adults, a diver makes feedings twice a day in full view of the dining room. The unparalleled offerings at Aquarium feature only the freshest fish, seafood, steaks and more.
516 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville | (615) 514-3474
The Catbird Seat
Twenty bar seats surround a kitchen while you watch Chef Trevor Moran and his team prepare your meal from an evolving and sophisticated menu.
1711 Division St, Nashville | (615) 810-8200
Margot Café and Bar
Margot Café & Bar is a casual, fine dining restaurant located at “Five Points” in Historic East Nashville offering rustic French and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the regions of Provence and Tuscany.
1017 Woodland St, Nashville | (615) 227-4668
The Big Bang Dueling Pianos
The Big Bang is Nashville's only dueling piano bar featuring live, all-request music Tuesday-Saturday. It's a sing-along, dance-along, drink-along kind of party!
411 Broadway Suite 201, Nashville | (615) 747-5851
The Wheel Cigar Bar
Hidden upstairs on Broadway, a quiet place to relax, have a drink or two and smoke a nice cigar! They have a wide selection of alcohol as well as cigars.
421 B Broadway, Nashville | (615) 390-6247
First stop will be downtown Nashville on lower Broadway where you will find shops with some of the best items Music City has to offer including Opry Originals who has a great selection of local artisan merchandise, dinner ware, and home furnishings. Not too far away is The Johnny Cash Museum with records, CDs, and everything you need from the Man in Black.
Sitting in the heart of SoBro (South of Broadway in downtown) is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with a terrific shop full of endless treasures for the whole family.
Not too far from Broadway is a neighborhood called the Gulch which has plenty of unique shops that will have something for the whole family.
Marathon Village has unique shops like Antique Archaeology where you can “pick” out the best item in American Pickers star Mike Wolfe's Nashville store.
If you want something really special then pick up a pair of Peter Nappi handcrafted leather boots, which are sure to impress anyone! Don't forget, you can send some sweets from Christie Cookie Company, or The Cupcake Collection.
Dinner sets, breakfast sets, glasses, recipes and more can be found at the one-of-a-kind Loveless Café , also don't forget to get something for yourself!
First stop in this part of town would have to be the new mix of stores that have been added to East Nashville's shopping scene.
Hillsboro Village has a great selection of retail stores including A Thousand Faces, Posh, and Pangaea which are sure to have plenty of jewelry, clothing and more!
12South has its own unique shops including Nashville's first and only custom denim store.
Berry Hill is made up of colorful bungalows and independent specialty shops offering a great selection.
8th Avenue is the place to be if you are a musician and looking to get the best instruments, or accessories.
Belmont University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It is the largest Christian university in Tennessee and the second largest private university in the state, behind nearby Vanderbilt University.
1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville | (615) 460-6000
Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1873. The university is named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.
2201 West End Ave, Nashville | (615) 322-7311
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is a land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. TSU is the only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
3500 John A Merritt Blvd, Nashville | (615) 963-5000