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Nashville Museums and Historic Attractions

A trip to Nashville isn’t complete without a stop at one of the many Nashville Museums and Historic Attractions! Welcome to our captivating compilation showcasing the rich tapestry of Nashville’s cultural heritage and historical treasures. Delve into a world of captivating narratives and fascinating artifacts as you explore the city’s finest museums and historical attractions. From iconic landmarks that resonate with the echoes of the past to hidden gems brimming with untold stories! This page unveils a curated selection of Nashville’s most cherished institutions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of art, history, and innovation that has shaped this remarkable city. Let your curiosity guide you on a captivating journey through time. Embark on an adventure of discovery as you uncover the hidden secrets and enduring legacies that make Nashville a true cultural haven.

Jam to live at the Grand Ole Opry, attend a concert at Ryman Auditorium, and stroll the exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame! These Nashville country music attractions are the perfect way to experience Music City with the whole family. There are so many options to choose from! Here are our recommendations on the best museums and historic attractions in Nashville to visit on your next stay!

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Music fans will enjoy a day exploring the exhibits and collections that call the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum home. Check out stage costumes, hand-crafted show posters, and more as you learn about the legacy of country music singers!

Ryman Auditorium

A historic music venue that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry and featured musicians such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline, and so many more! Attend a concert here to hear the amazing acoustics for yourself!

Grand Ole Opry

Attend a show at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly radio show that has been featuring country music artists since 1925!

Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum can trace its roots all the way back to a small museum opened in the Nashville public square all the way back in 1817. Over the past two centuries the Tennessee State Museum (and the history it preserves) has grown tremendously, and the new building encompasses an impressive 130,000 square-feet of fascinating exhibits that visitors can come see for free!

Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center is a non-profit science museum for children located in Nashville, Tennessee. The museum features over 175 hands-on interactive exhibits with themes including biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Sprawling 1930s estate with an art museum & picturesque botanical gardens, plus a cafe & gift shop.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens.

Belmont Mansion

Belmont Mansion, also known as Acklen Hall, and originally known as Belle Monte, Belle Mont or Belmont, is a historic mansion located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville Music City Center

The Music City Center is a convention complex located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum, formerly known as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is an art exhibition hall in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Johnny Cash Museum

This red-brick museum displays pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash.


With chic restaurants in restored Victorian buildings, and cafes along the brick sidewalks, Germantown exudes period charm. Former warehouses contain elegant boutiques selling high-end shoes and clothing, while Nashville Farmers' Market has eclectic global eateries as well as vendors offering seasonal produce.

RCA Studio

Historic RCA Studio B—once the recording home of popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, and the Everly Brothers—is both a classroom for Nashville area students and a popular cultural attraction.

Music Row

Home to record label offices, radio stations and recording studios, Music Row is at the heart of Nashville’s country music industry. The iconic Historic RCA Studio B, where legends like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton recorded hits, is open for tours. Various country stars are honored with street names in the area, and in Owen Bradley Park there’s a statue of the influential record producer seated at a grand piano.