Are you heading to Nashville, Tennessee and looking for some of the more obscure, lesser known attractions in the Music City? Sure, everyone knows about Opryland Hotel, the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Old Opry, but what else is there to do when you visit Nashville? Take a look at these things that most people haven’t heard about and plan your next visit with the family!
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10 (other) Things to Do in Nashville
One of the best museums in the state is located just minutes from the Tennessee Capitol building and offers FREE admission. Whether you are a Tennessee native or just someone who enjoys learning about the history of American, the Tennessee State Museum is a must-see destination!
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1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
McKay’s Used Book Store
Every visit to Nashville (or Chattanooga or Knoxville) requires a visit to our favorite used book and media store! Trade in your finished books and media so you can walk out with new to use material for the summer!
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636 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
President’s Polk’s Grave/Memorial
Visit the gravesite memorial of our 11th President James Polk on the grounds of the Capitol building.
600 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243
Tennessee State Capitol
Cooter’s Museum (Free)
Dukes of Hazard fans will find this small free museum a wealth of memories and nostalgia with every possible bit of advertising from the popular series. You can even get your picture in the cars if you pay a few dollars!
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2613B McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214
(Home of Mike Wolfe American Pickers)
1300 Clinton St #130, Nashville, TN 37203
I believe in Nashville Mural
There are multiple “I Believe in Nashville” Murals, but this one is located right down the street from the Antique Archaeology Store!
1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203
Musica & Piano Sculpture
Sit at the grand piano and take your picture with the country record producer Owen Bradley who was a key player in creating the “Nashville Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s. Walk across the street to take a picture of the Musica sculpture.
*Music Square East (just off the circle at Demonbreun and Division Streets)
Drive down next to the river by the stadium and enjoy the riverwalk, views of the city and get some great pictures next to the Ghost Ballet Sculpture.
E Bank Greenway, Nashville, TN 37213
The Parthenon ($)
Free to enjoy the Park and grounds; tickets required to tour the Parthenon
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
What are your favorite (other) things to see and experience in Nashville, Tennessee? I’m always ready for another road trip to discover the hidden gems in the Music City!