Nashville Sightseeing


Nashville Sightseeing – Be sure to make a lot of time for sightseeing, because in Nashville there is quite a bit to do. With attractions and sights of just about every ilk, you’ll find it difficult to plan out your visit trying to fit every thing in. As you can imagine to do, there is plenty of great places to see. Two of the places you’ll definitely want to visit is the Grand Ole Opry and the Opryland. These are the things that make country music so fun and enjoyable and you can’t really leave Nashville without a visit to both. Be sure to see a show or two and experience all there is to offer.

There are many other great places of interest to see in Nashville. You’ll want to make the Parthenon a definite stop while you’re in Nashville. You’ll get to see why Nashville got the nickname “The Athens of the South” and you’ll be glad you made time to visit this extraordinary place. Plan out your sightseeing well and maybe before you do check out the Museums and Theatre sections of this Guide to make sure to fit all in.

Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry House
Taking in a show at the Grand Ole Opry House is definitely one those things you should put on your to do list when you’re visiting Nashville. The shows are stunning and often have world famous stars and are held in the Ryman Hall. Tickets are from about $30 upwards and you can book them by ringing 615-871-OPRY (local) or or 800-SEE-OPRY (733-6779).

Belmont Mansion
Belmont University Campus
The Belmont Mansion is the summer home of Adelicia Acklen. It is a beautiful mansion and is well worth taking a look at.

State Capitol
Capitol Plaza
Telephone 615-741-2692
The State Capitol is a wonderful historic building you’ll want to see while visiting Nashville. It is free to visit and open from 9 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday. Said to be the most majestic of all public buildings in America, there is a brochure so that you can give your self a guided tour. And be sure and photograph the wonderful views.

Nashville Toy Museum
3777 Nolensville Rd
Nashville Toy Museum is where you’ll want to see thousands of displays of antique toys. A great trip for children and anyone who was ever a child.

The Parthenon
West End Ave
At The Parthenon you’ll see some wonderful sights. The look alike of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece it has been perfectly recreated and it’s home to a fantastic art collection.

Cumberland Science Museum
800 Fort Negley Blvd
The Cumberland Science Museum has a Curiosity Corner with great hands-on exhibits. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful establishment. From 10 to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12.30 to 5.30 on Sundays. Admission is about $10 with the Planetarium tickets about $4 and Blue Max rides $5.

Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars
McGavock Pike W
Nashville, TN
The Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars is a great place to see. With realistic wax figures of the stars it is great fun recognizing them and it also has a Sidewalk of the Stars with hand prints and signatures.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
4 Music Square E
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the place to go if you love country music. There are all kinds of country music information and it’s a lot of fun.

Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Rd]
Nashville, TN
The Belle Meade Plantation is 5,400 acres. It is a great place to visit and something different when you’re in Nashville. With a history dating back to 1805, this is an interesting perspective on the history of the Southern States.

Nashville Map


Nashville Map – A simple map of Nashville is on this page. This will be useful when you want to get a feel for the city layout and start the planning of your holiday. When you arrive in Nashville you can stop at the tourist center to pick one up or go to the information desk in the Arrivals level at the airport. Most of the hotels in the area also have maps and brochures of the Nashville area in their lobbies. The MTA transportation stations also have free maps showing the metro, trolleys and some of the buses.