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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

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    2. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This tribute to country music's finest is a full city block long, filled with plaques and exhibits highlighting performers from the old-time...Read More

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  • 3. Fisk University Galleries

    Germantown | Museum/Gallery

    One of Nashville's best destinations for fine art is the campus of Fisk University, just north of downtown. Visit the Carl Van Vechten Gallery...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Barbershop Harmony Society Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Giving sightseers and music historians a break from the city's extensive country music history, the Barbershop Harmony Society works to promote...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. David Lusk Gallery

    Wedgewood-Houston | Museum/Gallery

    David Lusk’s Memphis gallery has been around since 1995; the Nashville location opened in 2014 and features paintings, photography, and sculpture...Read More

  • 12. Elephant Gallery

    North Nashville | Museum/Gallery

    This art gallery and studio space in the Buchanan Arts District of North Nashville is irreverent, colorful, weird, and brilliant. The gallery...Read More

  • 13. Julia Martin Gallery

    Wedgewood-Houston | Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 2013, artist Julia Martin’s eponymous gallery plays a leading role in the monthly Wedgwood-Houston art crawl. The gallery shows...Read More

  • 14. 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

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. 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

  • 18. 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

  • 19. The Johnny Cash Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The legendary Man in Black has a dedicated space in Nashville. Performance costumes, handwritten lyrics, a wall of gold and platinum records...Read More

  • 20. The Packing Plant

    Wedgewood-Houston | Museum/Gallery

    This building with the asymmetrical slanted roof and the changing sculpture installation on the front lawn is home to tiny contemporary galleries...Read More

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