Our Top 5 places to see in Nashville

Ryman Auditorium

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Most people when they think of Nashville, think of Country Music and honky-tonks and for good reason. But Nashville has a lot more to offer the traveler making their way around through town than just the local watering hole. Here are the top 5 places that we visited and recommend for you to consider when visiting here.

The Country Music Hall of Fame

Yes, that’s right an entire museum dedicated to country music and the artists that made it great. There are many different exhibits to visit while here and they change throughout the year. Most focus on the artists themselves and tell their story from roots to stardom. It’s a lot of fun to walk through and see some of the outfits that the singers wore on stage, loaded with sequins and embroidery. Be sure to check out the exhibits page on the website here to see what they are currently showing and what exhibits are up and coming.

The Grand Ole Opry

A visit to Nashville isn’t complete without visiting the Opry. Located outside of town for about 15 minutes, the Opry offers entertainment nightly by big-name artists. Every seat in the house is great, and they are located next to the Opry Mills mall where you can grab dinner before the show. There is plenty of parking as well. If you get there early in the day be sure to take the backstage tour. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and takes you behind the scenes, through the dressing rooms and even on stage! Well worth the visit.

Music City Walk of Fame Park

Now I know this sounds corny to have this as one of our top 5, but it’s just really neat to walk through the park and see the “stars” that have been honored here. So many artists have stars on the walk of Fame and it’s just one of those neat quick side steps that are worth taking.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel

I know, it’s a hotel, but it’s not just a hotel. This place is an attraction, a destination and a mind-blowing place to stop by and see. They are 27 acres under roof with over 2,800 guest rooms and a massive conference center. But under that roof are these amazing atriums of gorgeous trees and plants, flowing fountains and even a river. You can shop and dine and just stroll for hours. If you are going to vist the Opry which is located right next door, please take some time to stop over and see this place. You will NOT be disappointed.

Opryland Resort

Ryman Auditorium

It’s not by accident that I saved the best for last. I mean come on, it’s Nashville, so what better place to visit than where it all began. When I stepped foot into this building I had chills. There is so much history here. It is not very big inside by square footage but the history overflows. The stage, the seats, all of it is right there for you to see. Famous singers, like Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and June Carter and hundreds more all played here. It won’t take very long to walk through on your own or you can take a guided tour if you like, but don’t miss this one.

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