Welcome to Music City, USA! Nestled in the bright, sunny South, with a musical landscape that includes the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Grand Ole Opry, it’s easy to see how Nashville earned its title. You’ll find that history in Nashville goes far beyond a rich musical heritage. Travel back to the Antebellum South on Belle Meade Plantation, visit President Andrew Jackson’s home at the Hermitage, or stroll Centennial Park to see a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, where Nashville gets its other nickname, the Athens of the South. Entertainment is plentiful, the people are friendly, and (consider yourself warned) the hot chicken is HOT. Y’all come back now, y’hear?!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Dive into the history of twang in its hometown. Stroll solo through the hall of fame and fascinating exhibits, or arrange for a customized tour. Don’t miss your chance to see the room that has captured iconic performances from mega-stars both past and present, RCA Studio B, where Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Martina McBride have all made history.
The Parthenon: In the Athens of the South, experience all the splendor of Classical Greek architecture and celebrate American art at the same time. Built from casts of the original structure in Greece, Nashville’s Parthenon is a full-scale replica, down to the 42-foot gold statue of Athena inside. The centerpiece of Centennial Park also functions as Nashville’s museum of art, home to a collection of 63 distinctly American paintings.