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Nashville's City Highlights

Nashville's attractions offer history, music, architecture, nature and more.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 17.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  When people think of Nashville, three things instantly come to mind: hot chicken, history, and music. Food, culture, and entertainment... more »

Tips:  Things to bring: Camera, tripod, notepad and pen (for taking notes), umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, tote bag (if you shop) and... more »

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Points of Interest

One of Nashville's prized buildings, the Parthenon was originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition. It is a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece, serving as a monument to that pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles are direct casts of the original sculptures that adorned the... More

After visiting the Parthenon, take a nature break at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, located in the shadow of Tennessee's state capitol in downtown Nashville (between James Robertson Parkway and Jefferson Street, 6th and 7th avenues). The 19-acre park is designed to "give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural wonders, and... More

While Memphis is known as the BBQ capitol, Nashville has it own local dish: Hot Chicken. It's a type of fried chicken that has been marinated in buttermilk, breaded and sauced using a paste that has been heavily spiced with cayenne pepper, then pan-fried. It is served atop slices of white bread with pickle chips.

Prince's is said to be the best... More

The Grand Ole Opry House brings the world’s longest running radio show (since 1925 and known around the world as "The Show That Made Country Music Famous") and an entertaining mix of talent to a live audience. Tthe Opry's current members include Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Dickens, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie... More

The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the U.S., from 1804 until his death in 1845. The State of Tennessee purchased the property from the Jackson family in 1855. It is now a National Historic Landmark.

The story of the... More