Things to Do in Nashville

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation started as a log cabin and 250 acres and grew into a beautiful Greek Revival Mansion and one of the largest thoroughbred horse farms in the South with over 5,400 acres. Between the many tour options, on-site winery, gift shops, game court, walking paths, ice cream, and homemade fudge shop, your whole family will enjoy this Nashville treasure. Come for the history, stay for the hospitality!

Country Music Hall of Fame

In the heart of the SoBro district of Nashville is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The facility boasts a vast collection illustrating country music’s story as told through the years. An immense compilation of historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design, a regular menu of live performances and public programs, a museum store, live satellite radio broadcasts, on-site dining and fabulous public spaces all contribute to an extraordinary museum experience.

General Jackson Showboat

If you are looking for a taste of Music City, look no further than the world-famous General Jackson Showboat. Spend an afternoon or an evening onboard with us where you can sample the many styles of music that made Tennessee famous.

Grand Ole Opry

Nothing says “Nashville” like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats– new stars, superstars, and legends. Among the Opry’s current members are Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Known around the world as “the show that made country music famous,” you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can’t see anywhere else.

The Hermitage

Get ready for the epic adventure inside the beautifully preserved home of our nation’s 7th President at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President. The Hermitage holds one of the nation’s most fascinating stories of early 19th century from the western frontier to the White House. Enjoy the 1,100 acres of original land owned by Andrew Jackson and learn about life during the 19th century.

Jack Daniels Distillery

An informative, behind-the-scenes glimpse into Jack’s whiskey making process, and is overflowing with distillery stories. Add a lunch from Miss Mary Bobo’s.

Johnny Cash Museum

Featuring the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.  Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 250 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater

Come and experience a celebration of Country Music from both past and present. Hear songs from many of the great artists in country music history along with today’s hottest superstars. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith!

On & Off Trolley Tour

Nashville’s Best Hop On-Hop Off Trolley Tour is a treat for everyone! A guided tour of Nashville with 15 stops and over 100 points of interest and is led by fun and informative driver/guides.

Ryman Country Classics

Nashville’s Best Hop On-Hop Off Trolley Tour is a treat for everyone! A guided tour of Nashville with 15 stops and over 100 points of interest and is led by fun and informative driver/guides.

An exciting celebration of the songs that made Music City, Opry Country Classics features a celebrity host sharing great stories and songs; guests singing their own hits as well as timeless favorites by the likes of Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash; and a Spotlight Artist headlining the show with several of his or her memorable classics.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Puckett’s roots stretch way back to the ‘50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, they’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality — and five restaurants later, that aim still rings true. Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples. Puckett’s offers authentic comfort food — classics like the meat-and-three and famous slow-smoked BBQ — in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere.

Ray Stevens CabaRay

Nashville’s Best Hop On-Hop Off Trolley Tour is a treat for everyone! A guided tour of Nashville with 15 stops and over 100 points of interest and is led by fun and informative driver/guides.

The venue’s interior is decorated as an homage to the producers, musicians, songwriters, and artists who made Nashville “Music City.” The 700+ seat venue features dinner service for 500 patrons, show only balcony seating for 200 and ample free parking.

Come see Ray Stevens live on stage with his fabulous band and backup singers, performing his many hits. You will laugh out loud and it will be an experience you will remember forever.

Ryman Auditorium

When you walk through the doors of the historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. This is a building where anything is possible: a soul can find redemption, a crumbling building can find salvation, and an unknown kid with a guitar can find his or her name in lights.

Tennessee State Museum

The museum can trace its roots back to a museum opened on the Nashville public square in 1817 by a portrait artist, Ralph E.W. Earl. A young boy who visited that museum in 1823 wrote home that he had seen a life-size painting of then General Andrew Jackson. That same painting is now part of the Tennessee State Museum collection. In 1937, the Tennessee General Assembly created a state museum to consolidate World War I mementoes and other collections from the state, the Tennessee Historical Society and other groups.

Tribute to the King

Discover the King of Rock and Roll in Music City with John Beardsley’s high-energy live performance of A Tribute to the King: Through the Years 1953-1977. The musical showcases the life and career of Elvis Presley from 1953 to 1977 through 30 songs and 5 costume changes. It also highlights the King’s Nashville career where he recorded over 300 songs.