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  • 1. 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

  • 2. Patsy Cline Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Honoring one of Nashville’s most iconic former residents, the Patsy Cline Museum features artifacts like stage costumes, home furnishings, records...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Fort Negley Park

    Wedgewood-Houston | Historic District/Site

    The history of the Civil War–era fort is told through videos in the visitor center and panels along outdoor pathways. This is also the site...Read More

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Nashville Fairgrounds

    Wedgewood-Houston | Fairground

    Site of auto races and other sporting events, craft fairs and monthly flea markets, the annual Christmas Village holiday market, concerts, and...Read More

  • 12. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

    Nolensville Pike | House/Mansion/Villa

    Stretch your legs, pet a kangaroo, and fall in love with a red panda or two. This 188-acre farm-turned-zoo is home to more than 2,764 animals...Read More

  • 13. Parthenon

    West End | Museum/Gallery

    An exact copy of the Athenian original, Nashville's Parthenon was constructed to commemorate Tennessee's 1897 centennial. Across the street...Read More

  • 14. Tennessee State Capitol

    Downtown | Government Building

    The state capitol was designed by noted Philadelphia architect William Strickland (1788–1854), who was so impressed with his Greek Revival creation...Read More

  • 15. Tennessee State Museum

    Germantown | Museum/Gallery

    In late 2018, the Tennessee State Museum relocated from downtown Nashville to its own building in Germantown, right next to the popular Farmers...Read More

  • 16. The Hermitage

    Hermitage | Educational Institution

    The home of former president Andrew Jackson sits at the center of more than 1,100 acres of farmland east of Nashville. Tours of the Greek Revival...Read More

  • 17. Vanderbilt Arboretum

    Vanderbilt | Educational Institution

    Vanderbilt’s entire 330-acre campus is a designated arboretum, with more than 6,000 identified species of trees and shrubs. Guided tours are...Read More

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