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  • 1. Adventure Science Center

    Wedgewood-Houston | Museum/Gallery

    Yes, this is a space designed with kids in mind, but there are also several elements that adults can enjoy, such as virtual reality stations...Read More

  • 2. Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    The Gulch | Museum/Gallery

    Nashville has a unique and active arts community, and the city's main art museum reflects that. Instead of focusing on a beefy permanent collection...Read More

  • 3. Adventureworks Old Forest Adventure Park


    Take a treetop tour of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, through the old-growth forests west of Nashville. There are nine steel cable ziplines on...Read More

  • 4. Belle Meade Plantation

    Educational Institution

    The tall limestone pillars of Belle Meade Plantation are markers of a bygone era. Today, this historic mansion is a museum at the center of...Read More

  • 5. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

    Downtown | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Built to celebrate Tennessee's bicentennial, this beautifully landscaped 19-acre park includes a 2,000-seat amphitheater, a scaled map of the...Read More

  • 6. Carnton Plantation

    Educational Institution

    This stunning antebellum plantation home was converted to a field hospital after the Battle of Franklin in 1864. Today, the plantation offers...Read More

  • 7. Carter House

    Educational Institution

    On the morning of November 30, 1864, General Jacob D. Cox seized the Carter family’s home and made it the Federal Army’s headquarters for the...Read More

  • 8. Centennial Park

    West End | Garden/Arboretum

    Built for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, this popular park is not only home to the Parthenon Museum but is also a pleasant place...Read More

  • 9. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

    Bellevue | Garden/Arboretum

    At the center of this sprawling 55-acre botanical garden is a Georgian-style limestone mansion–turned–art gallery, enclosed by clipped lawns...Read More

  • 10. Cumberland Park

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    This park on the east bank of the Cumberland River at the foot of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge was designed with kids and families in...Read More

  • 11. Dyer Observatory

    Educational Institution

    Capping one of Nashville’s highest points, the Dyer Observatory rises above Radnor Lake State Park with its imposing steel dome. Inside the...Read More

  • 12. Fannie Mae Dees Park

    Hillsboro Village | Park/Playground

    While Hillsboro Village itself offers plenty of charming outdoor walking space, the nearby Fannie Mae Dee's Park is the perfect place to stop...Read More

  • 13. First Tennessee Park

    Germantown | Sports Venue

    First Tennessee Park is home to Nashville's triple-A baseball team the Nashville Sounds. Game attendees will enjoy a variety of concessions...Read More

  • 14. Foggy Bottom Canoe

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The Harpeth River has mild rapids and major scenery. Just bring your bathing suit, and Foggy Bottom will provide canoes or kayaks, life vests...Read More

  • 15. Fontanel

    Whites Creek | House/Mansion/Villa

    The Mansion at Fontanel is a 33,000-square-foot log cabin in Whites Creek, Tennessee, filled with country music memorabilia, instruments, and...Read More

  • 16. Fort Granger

    Historic District/Site

    Fort Granger was an earthwork fort created by the Union troops during the Civil War. Today, it’s a park along the Harpeth River with a self...Read More

  • 17. Lane Motor Museum


    One's man passion for automobiles (and motorcycles) led to this collection of mostly European vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from mini cars...Read More

  • 18. Lotz House

    Educational Institution

    Built in 1858, this grand house in downtown Franklin was home to a family of German immigrants during the years surrounding the Civil War. Even...Read More

  • 19. Love Circle

    West End | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Located in one of Nashville's most picturesque neighborhoods, and offering stunning views of the city (especially at night), Love Circle is...Read More

  • 20. Music Row

    Historic District/Site

    Music Row is one of Nashville’s most famous historical districts; it is a series of streets just southwest of the downtown area that once served...Read More

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