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10 Places To Visit While You’re In Nashville

This Saturday, our Ole Miss Rebels will be going up against the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, Tennessee. For the avid Rebel football fans that will be following the team to Nashville this weekend, there are many fun and interesting places to check out. 

The Grand Ole Opry

Courtesy of Opry.com
Courtesy of Opry.com

Nashville’s biggest attraction and an American icon, the Grand Ole Opry has hosted many famous country music stars since its beginning in 1925. Since then, the Opry has dedicated itself to honoring the history of country music and still showcases chart-topping country, bluegrass and gospel stars that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. Visitors can buy tickets to shows, tour backstage, and enjoy some country music history.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Courtesy of the countrymusichalloffame.org
Courtesy of the countrymusichalloffame.org

If you’re a country music buff, this is definitely the place for you. Visitors can be taken back in history as they learn about the origins of country music through photographs, artifacts, interactive touch and much more.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Courtesy of thehermitage.com
Courtesy of thehermitage.com

Also known as simply ‘The Hermitage,’ this historical plantation and mansion was once the home of former president Andrew Jackson. For those interested in history, many different tours are provided so visitors can roam the property.

Belle Meade Plantation

Courtesy of Nasga.org
Courtesy of Nasga.org

Another historical tourist spot, the Belle Meade Plantation, was once a famous Southern plantation home owned by an aristocratic family. It now stands as a preserved part of history, and provides tours to those who wish to experience it. The tours are led by costumed guides to help you fully engage yourself into the 1800s.

Parthenon

courtesy of wikipedia.org
courtesy of wikipedia.org

Another famous location to visit while in the Country Music Capital is Nashville’s very own full-scale replica of Ancient Greece’s Parthenon. This monument is the centerpiece of Centennial Park and is home to the recreation of the original Parthenon’s 42-foot statue of the goddess Athena.

Centennial Park

The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park
The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park

After visiting the Parthenon, take the time to stroll through Centennial Park. This 132-acre park not only features the Parthenon, but also a walking trail, gardens, Lake Watauga and the Centennial Art Center.

Honky Tonk Highway

Courtesy of visitmusiccity.org
Courtesy of visitmusiccity.org

If you’re looking for a drink and some live music, there’s no better place to find it than here. Nashville’s Honky Tonk district features a stretch of dive bars and honky tonks. Famous country artists have called many of these bars home, and the guarantee of live music and no cover charges is just as exciting.

Bluebird Café

Courtesy of nashvillemusicgudie.com
Courtesy of nashvillemusicgudie.com

Fellow ABC’s Nashville fans can experience the famous restaurant and venue where every major character from the hit show has performed. The Bluebird Café offers intimate performances from songwriters, a full bar and a variety of great food.

Johnny Cash Museum

courtesy of theboot.com
courtesy of theboot.com

This attraction features a collection of items that tells the story of Johnny cash’s life and musical career. For any country music fans, this museum is also a must-see.

Jack Daniels Distillery

Courtesy of tnvacation.org
Courtesy of tnvacation.org

This location is about an hour and a half outside of the city limits, but it’s still a popular tourist destination. The Jack Daniels Distillery provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most popular liquor brands. Of course, you get to even taste the product, while learning interesting information (including the secret ingredient).


By Madison Bowlin, an intern for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at mbbowlin@go.olemiss.edu.

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