Nashville is located in the northern part of Tennessee on the Cumberland River. The city is known for its Country Music, heritage architecture, live music venues, an up-and-coming food scene, and unique culture and fine arts. This music city is worth visiting if you enjoy dining, live music, bars, shopping, and museums. It is constantly opening new cultural attractions and unique experiences for tourists.
Even if you’re not a fan of country music, Nashville might convert you. It doesn’t have any shortage of themed museums, venues, and festivals celebrating the genre, whether Taylor Shift or Justin Bieber. But don’t forget to go through this list of things you can do in Nashville.
Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery is a sanctuary of Southern Hospitality. It started in 1807 with a log cabin and 250 acres. The art deco mansion was transformed into one of the largest private estates in Nashville that covered more than 5400 acres and served as a hub for hospitality. Guests can explore the rest of the estate today, including the original cabin, and a massive Carriage and Stable House built in 1892, with one of the most impressive carriage collections in the country. Visitors can also learn about the guided tours and enjoy the complimentary wine tasting at the winery. Once you complete the guided tour, you can explore the on-site restaurants, go for a bourbon experience, or take Segway tours.
After visiting the historic site, talk a walk towards the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Here you will experience the evolution and growth of one of the fastest-growing music genres, along with how country music has influenced many people in so many other genres. Visitors will also understand why Nashville is known as the epicenter of the country music industry. This museum is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to preserving and interpreting American vernacular music. Since 1964, this museum has amassed one of the world’s most extensive musical collections.
The National Museum of African American Music is also known as NMAAM. It features exhibits highlighting musical instruments and great vocalists. This 56,000 sq. foot facility integrates history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres. Through a unique perspective of black music, it is an institution that embraces every record label, genre, and recording artist.
Adventure Science Center takes you to the outer world of the universe. This science center showcases things from the biggest celestial bodies to the tiniest molecules on earth. Its unique innovations and dynamic learning experiences open minds to science and technology's wonders. Whether you want to feel like an astronaut and fly in space or want to see how your fingerprints create a unique musical song, this Adventure Science Center has everything. Moreover, it is also home to the state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium, which features an unparalleled experience. Visitors will encounter the wonders of the night sky and stunning journeys across the planet, galaxy, and beyond.
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens is a 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate in Nashville that features seasonal festivals, art galleries, and breathtaking wedding venues. Formerly, Cheekwood was the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek. It’s an extraordinary 1930s estate with a Georgian mansion that features an expansive vista, extensive gardens, a botanic garden, a greenhouse, and a museum with historic rooms and art galleries. The garden is home to 7,000 pieces from its permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. It also has 13 district gardens and a mile-long woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures.
Nashville is a city with a vibrant lifestyle, nightlife, great food, unique attractions, plenty of events, and things to see and experience. There is no bad time to visit Nashville, but during the summer months is when many of the music festivals and events take place.