Best of Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame: Pay homage to the kings and queens of country music while you trace its evolution from old-time Appalachian mountain music to today’s mega-hits.
Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library: The public library houses the best exhibit about the historic Nashville sit-ins of 1960.
The Parthenon: First built in 1897 to mark the 100th anniversary of the state of Tennessee, this life-sized replica of the Greek Parthenon is as beautiful as it is unusual.
Cheekwood: Art and nature are perfectly balanced in this exceptional museum and botanic garden built on an estate financed by Maxwell House coffee.
The Grand Ole Opry: The live radio variety show that’s been on the air for more than 80 years is still the best place to be entertained in Music City.
The Bluebird Cafe: The quintessential Nashville listening room, the Bluebird hosts intimate music sessions every night of the week.
The Hermitage: The home of America’s seventh president is also one of Tennessee’s finest historic homes, which preserves not only the story of Andrew Jackson, but also that of his family, paid staff, and slaves.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition