Grand Ole Opry Tickets!
The Grand Ole Opry, one of the most popular Nashville attractions, was originally known as the WSM Barn Dance, and its inaugural broadcast was made from that station’s small fifth floor Studio A on November 28, 1925. “Uncle” Jimmy Thompson, who claimed he could “fiddle the bugs off tater vine,” was the initial performer, and the cast included Dr. Humphrey Bate and his daughter Alcyone, the Crook Brothers, and Kirk McGee. George D. Hay, one of America’s pioneer radio showmen, was the announcer. He proclaimed himself “The Solemn Old Judge” (even though he was only 30 years old) and launched the WSM Barn Dance as a spin-off of his National Barn Dance program from a previous Chicago radio station. …more
General Jackson Showboat
One of the largest showboats ever built and the most unique of the top Nashville attractions, the grand General Jackson is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. With its elegant lacy filigree and stately design, the boat is reminiscent of the opulence of the American Victorian era. Showboats have long been a colorful part of our nation’s history, and this most unique Nashville attraction epitomizes the grace and grandeur of the Old South. …more
Ryman Auditorium Tickets!
The Ryman Auditorium, home of The Grand Ole Opry is located right off of Broadway, just a few blocks from Riverfront park. The Ryman’s famous stage is also known as the birthplace of Bluegrass. On December 8th, 1945, the definitive sound of Bluegrass was born when a twenty-one year old Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe on stage for the first time. The State of Tennessee has officially recognized the Ryman as the Birthplace of Bluegrass. …more
Belle Meade Plantation Tickets!
Located on Harding Pike, in the Southwest region of Nashville, Belle Meade Plantation has been around for centuries of human history and is one of the top Nashville attractions. Native tribes hunted wild game, and eventually used the trail as a trade route throughout the southeast. As the road developed, more and more settlers moved into the area and purchased the old hunting grounds for farmland. Following his marriage to Susannah Shute in 1806, John Harding purchased 200 acres of land from Daniel Dunham. …more
Country Music Hall of Fame Tickets!
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is usually at the top of most visitor’s lists of Nashville attractions and adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline. It is situated at the epicenter of the city’s rapidly growing core, a block from the popular honky-tonks of Broadway, across the street from Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center, and adjacent to the Omni Hotel. The museum, called the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection, recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views. …more
Nashville Zoo Tickets!
Welcome to the Nashville Zoo, home to hundreds of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds such as tigers, giraffes, rhinos, clouded leopards, cougars, kangaroos, zebra, lemurs, meerkat, white-cheeked gibbons, giant anteater, porcupine, cassowary, flamingos, piranha, tarantula, anaconda, python and many more. Opened in 1997, the Nashville Zoo ranks among the top 10 percent of American zoos. …more
Jack Daniel Distillery Tickets!
Recognized worldwide for its distinctive black label and square bottle, Jack Daniel’s whiskey has become an iconic American symbol. Come visit the place where it all started, the Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the United States! In 1863, Daniel started making whiskey in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The key to the whiskey’s success, Daniel believed, was that it was made with cool, pure, iron-free spring water from a cave on the property. To this day, Jack Daniel’s is only made using this water. …more
Music City Center
The Music City Center sits just south of Broadway on a Music City Center on a 16-acre site that runs from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue, west to east, and from Demonbreun Street to Franklin Street, or the future Korean Veterans Boulevard, north to south. It is adjacent to both the Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The building will be 1.2 million square feet, featuring a 350,000 square foot exhibit hall, a 57,000 grand ballroom and 18,000 square foot junior ballroom, and about 1,800 parking spaces. It also offers 90,000 square feet of meeting room space – approximately 60 meeting rooms – and 32 loading docks that provide ultimate flexibility and ease of loading in and out for convention planners. …more
Nashville Predator Tickets!
The Nashville Predators play in the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play their home games at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. The name Predators was chosen to complement the team logo, an image of a saber-toothed tiger. In May of 1971, excavation began at the downtown Nashville site of what today is the 28-story First American Center. Construction workers drilled through 20 feet of solid rock before coming to a soft muddy area. Further digging revealed a cave containing the nine-inch fang and a foreleg bone of a saber-toothed tiger, extinct for at least 10,000 years! The team colors are orange, gold, silver, and blue. …more
The Parthenon, located in the heart of Centennial Park off of West End Avenue and one of the oldest Nashville attractions, is a full-size replica of the Greek landmark. 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. Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. …more
Tennessee Titans Tickets!
The Tennessee Titans play in one of the NFL’s most beautiful stadiums – Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field). After 30 years of playing in Houston at the Astrodome, the team, then known as the Houston Oilers, began wanting a new football-only stadium in the mid 1990’s. After numerous attempts failed to get a stadium in Houston, the team decided to move to Nashville. There was one problem though, Nashville did not have a stadium ready for the team by the time they relocated in 1996. While a new stadium was being constructed in Nashville, the Titans played at the Liberty Bowl and Vanderbilt Stadium. Finally, on September 12, 1999, the Tennessee Titans moved onto what is now called Nissan Stadium – Nashville. …more
National Museum of African American Music Tickets!
NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. The National Museum of African American Music is building on the successes of Tennessee’s diverse culture and nationally recognized music museums and institutions including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Graceland, The Grand Ole’ Opry, The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and The Bessie Smith Museum among several others. The museum’s interactive galleries will play along with the American soundtrack, illuminate Nashville’s significant influence, and share how African American music inspires others around the world. …more
FRIST ART MUSEUM
The Frist Art Museum, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a significant cultural and architectural landmark. It was originally constructed as the main post office from 1933 to 1934, exhibiting a blend of classicism and Art Deco styles. The building, faced in white Georgia marble with gray-pink Minnesota granite, is an example of “starved” or “stripped” classicism, while the interior features more decorative Art Deco elements. In 1984, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By the early 1990s, there was a community-driven initiative to establish a major new visual arts facility in Nashville…..more