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Nashville Attractions
Nashville offers a host of attractions that have made the city famous; from the world renowned Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that includes over a million artifacts, to the ultimate country music venue, the Grand Ole Opry. With 88 years under its belt, the Grand Ole Opry is the world’s longest-running radio broadcast and shows no signs of slowing down.

Across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame stands the home of the Grammy award-winning Nashville Symphony, the dazzling $123 million Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Inspired by the greatest concert halls in the world, the classically-columned venue offers an unparalleled acoustical experience. Also located in the heart of downtown is the Ryman Auditorium. Regarded as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman is a National Historic Landmark known for its exceptional acoustics that has hosted musicians of all music genres.

Nashville has long been known for its expansive music scene, but it’s the talent and creativity of its arts scene that is starting to make waves. Music City’s recent emergence of world-class fine arts, performing arts options, and even the culinary arts is putting Nashville on the map as an artistic and culturally rich destination.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an exquisitely converted Art Deco post office which hosts roving exhibitions changing every couple of months. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art houses an extensive art gallery, while the city offers art crawls, studios, and art galleries all around town.

History buffs will enjoy the city’s pristine collection of antebellum estate mansions, such as Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade, and The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. Dubbed the "Athens of the South" for its elegance, style and many academic institutions, Nashville claims a full-size replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park, complete with the 42-foot-high statue Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world.

Family fun attractions for all ages abound in Nashville. See animals from across the globe in natural habitats at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, discover 150 unique cars and motorcycles at the Lane Motor Museum, and explore interactive exhibits at the Adventure Science Center, which houses the state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium.

So whether you’re looking for music, art, history or family fun, Nashville has attractions to entertain all ages.