Nashville Attractions

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Attractions in Nashville, Tennessee

Belle Meade Plantation - Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. The centerpiece of the property is the beautiful Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. The mansion is open for tours daily.

Belmont Mansion - Belmont Mansion is the largest house museum in Tennessee and one of the few nineteenth century homes whose history revolves around the life of a woman: Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham.

Cheekwood - There is always something happening in Cheekwood's Botanical Gardens. From the Robertson Ellis Color Garden bursting with season displays of colorful annuals, to the formal Martin Boxwood Garden, visitors can walk through the 55 acres and discover different styles and periods of gardens and study a wide selection of plants that can be grown in Middle Tennessee.

Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum - Inside, the Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country music's story as told through the turns of two centuries. A treasure trove of historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design, regular menu of live performances and public programs, Museum Store, on-site dining, and fabulous public spaces all contribute to an unforgettable museum experience.

Centennial Sportsplex - A Multi-fitness, Recreation, and Sports Facility with Swimming, Ice Rinks and Tennis.

Grand Ole Opry - The Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages. It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage.” Come to the Opry Complex to see the show live that millions tune into!

Lane Motor Museum - The Lane Motor Museum features the largest collection of European vehicles in the United States. Approximately 150 cars and motorcycles not typically seen in the U.S. are on display. Lane Motor Museum features a unique collection of mostly European automobiles.

Laser Quest - There is not anything more exhilarating than being chased through a dark maze of obstacles. You can experience this thrill at Laser Quest in downtown Nashville. Strap on a laser rifle and chase your friends around the obstacle course.

Nash Trash Tours - You'll see Nashville like never before through the comical antics of the Jugg Sisters, who'll dish the dirt on your favorite polyester, double-knit, sequined country music legends. You don't even have to be a country music fan to appreciate this laugh-filled experience!

Nashville Shores - Nashville Shores is a 385-acre family recreation destination. The water park includes eight waterslides, three pools, thousands of feet of white, sandy beach, and a Giant Bucket of Fun that pours hundreds of gallons of water on kids of all ages. For those who prefer staying dry, Nashville Shores offers free lake cruises on board the Nashville Shoreliner, miniature golf, volleyball, Frisbee, horseshoes and much more.

Nashville Zoo - A totally wild experience. Our animals come from many parts of the world. Whether you are interested in mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, or fish - we have many species in each category that call Nashville Zoo home.

Tennessee Central Railway Museum - The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage. We invite you to ride one of our historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel. Our Nashville facility is home to a unique collection of historic equipment.

Tennessee State Museum - Tennessee History comes alive at the Tennessee State Museum. It is so diverse that the who family can enjoy your visit. Starting from pre-colonization and going all the way to the 20th century, the museum describes the American Civil War, the Frontier, and the Age of Jackson. The total ground area of the museum is 120,000 feet spread over three floors. The museum's collection of uniforms, weapons, and battle flags from the Civil War is one of the largest in the nation.

The Adventure Science Center - Included is a state of the art Planetarium, exciting exhibits such as adventure tower, amazing feats of aging, bluemax, body quest, mission impossible and space chase.

The General Jackson Showboat - Choose from an array of exciting cruises. There are cruises for all times of the day and evening. Country Music USA provides great entertainment as you cruise down the Cumberland River. Lunch and inner cruises are now available.

The Hermitage - Andrew Jackson always welcomed visitors to his home. Since The Hermitage opened as a museum in 1889 over 15 million people have crossed its threshold. We invite you to become part of that tradition. Plan your family, group, or school visit to The Hermitage today!

The Parthenon - The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.