Attractions in Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame and Music Review
Nashville is synonymous with country music, so it's practically obligatory that you visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Music Review when you're in town. Featuring tributes to country's brightest stars like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, the expansive museum will take you at least a few hours to get through. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Music Review also sponsors rotating film events and live performances throughout the year.

The Wild Horse Saloon
Part tavern, part restaurant, the Wild Horse Saloon is the stuff of Nashville legends, boasting repeat visits from many of Nashville's musical elite. Until 10, the Wild Horse Saloon serves food and is open to all age groups. After 10, the food stops and it becomes a bar for adults over 21 only. If you find yourself in the mood for a cocktail or a nip of that classic Tennessee whiskey, the Wild Horse is the place to go.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
Nashville isn't all about country music. In fact, the music city has a world-class art scene as well. At the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, you can get a glimpse at the region's indigenous plant life in all of its well-maintained glory, complete with outdoor sculptures from some of the world's greatest artists. Inside the museum, you'll find rotating exhibits and one of the world's largest permanent collections of Faberge pieces.

Belle Meade Plantation
Often referred to as the finest example of Tennessee plantations, the Belle Meade Plantation is a Greek Revival style home set on one of the notorious Civil War battlegrounds. The fully furnished Belle Meade plantation, complete with original bullet holes from battle, is open to tour groups and individuals looking for a little bit of authentic Civil War history. The Belle Meade Plantation also has a restaurant on-site so you can sample some down-home, old-fashioned dishes.

Grand Ole Opry
A trip to Nashville simply wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. A live performance and radio broadcast center for more than 70 years, the Grand Ole Opry is a national treasure, and in many ways, was responsible for the popularization of country music. The Grand Ole Opry stage regularly hosts traveling musicians, ranging from superstar veterans of the country music scene to up-and-coming young performers. Shows sell out fast at the Grand Ole Opry, so get your tickets early.