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Nashville Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Nashville

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For those who truly love country music, the CMA Music Festival is absolute heaven! This four day music event occurs each year in June, in Nashville, Tennessee, and is hosted by the Country Music Association. This great festival started in 1972 and has grown exponentially to over 400 artists and celebrities now participating. People have come from all over the world to attend the festival.

Since there are numerous performances during the event, a variety of stages have been built and there are many activities going on each day, such as:

1. Choose from over 150 hours of concerts that are performed at Riverfront Park and LP field, and the Nashville Convention Center.

2. For those wanting an autograph of one of the celebrities, there are up to 30 hours of autograph sessions where visitors can meet their favorite performers and get their pictures taken with them... read more arrow
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Nashville, Tennessee and functions as a museum of musical history as well and an international arts venue. The Hall of Fame was created in 1961 when the Country Music Association announced the first three members to their hall of fame, including Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams, and the museum opened in 1967.

With the combination of the Music Hall of Fame and Museum, there are many activities for visitors to enjoy.

1. The Museum opened a brand new facility in 2001 accommodating a fabulous collection illustrating the 200 year history of country music. There are remarkable videos and recordings that visitors can watch and enjoy.

2. The building has some very remarkable musically-influenced structures, such as the windows that emulate piano keys, the diamond-shaped radio mast, and discs encasing the tower representing records and CDs... read more arrow
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The Centennial Park and Parthenon Replica is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and is a 132-acre urban park. In 1897, the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition created a full-scale model of the Athenian Parthenon that remained when it closed. This park was originally farmland belonging to Anne Robertson Johnson Cockrill, the first teacher in Tennessee. The land became fair grounds after the Civil War.

This Centennial Park and Parthenon Replica is a beautiful park with many activities that visitors will enjoy returning many times. There are numerous walking trails, picnic areas, and home to many different events year around. Areas of interest include:

1. The Parthenon is a full-sized replica and the centerpiece of the park containing a recreation of a 42 foot statue of Athena inside the Parthenon, and is a salute to classical architecture... read more arrow
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The Ryman Auditorium was known as the Grand Old Opry House, which originally was the home to the Union Gospel Tabernacle, and later home to the famous Grand Ole Opry. It was built in 1892 by Thomas Ryman to hold revival meetings, and where Sam Jones, a celebrated revivalist, entertained visitors with his amazing wit and great story-telling. This building is considered a national landmark.

There are still many events that occur at the Ryman Auditorium that visitors can enjoy year around, such as:

1. This venue is home to numerous musical performances throughout the year that includes country, western, bluegrass, jazz, and many other varieties of music.

2. The auditorium also houses a number of charitable performances throughout the year in which the proceeds are raised to benefit a wide variety of charities... read more arrow
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Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the Nashville Zoo. This zoo houses animals from all over the world and regardless of whether the interest lies in birds, mammals, fish, or reptiles, this wonderful zoo can accommodate every enthusiast. The have a wide variety of habitats and many projects and activities that children and adults alike can participate in and enjoy throughout the year.

With all the animals and activities available in the Nashville Zoo, the hardest part is deciding what to do next.

1. There are a wide variety of habitats that all guests will want to visit, such as Gibbon Islands providing a great view of the zoo's primates in native settings.

2. The African Wild Dog habitat highlights the Painted Dogs of Africa that are found roaming around the savannahs and grasslands... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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