Nashville is one of the most interesting cities in the US. Known for its country music and delicious BBQ but there is so much to discover in Nashville.
With all its southern charm and vast history, Nashville has something for everyone. Here are a few must-see attractions that are in the heart of the “Music City”.
The BusRates.com team had a first-hand account of Nashville when they traveled to the IMG Strategic Alliance Meeting in 2017. Here’s our itinerary of top sites to see in Nashville for any charter bus trip!
The Heart of Nashville: Music Row
Have you ever wanted to step into a time machine and experience what music was like before the boom of the music industry? Well Music Row in Nashville, TN is that time machine. Along Music Row you will find shops that sell mementos and souvenirs of famous musicians. Nashville is not only a hub for country music but it has devoted audience to other genres of music like Blues, Folk music, Gospel, and Christian. There are also museums on Music Row that explore the history of music in America. At night Music Row turns into a vibrant night life scene where there are amazing restaurants and live music.
The Nashville Parthenon
Located in the center of Centennial Park lies the infamous recreation of Athens Parthenon. Nashville Parthenon was built to commemorating the original Greek temple. It was first built in 1897 and then rebuilt in1925. The locals called it the “Athens of the south”. The Nashville Parthenon has amazing attention to detail. There is even a 41-foot statue of Athena Parthenos that is housed inside of the Parthenon. The statue of Athena is the largest indoor sculpture in North and South America. The Parthenon is also home to an incredible art collection. The art collection includes pieces from some of the most influential artist of the 19th and 20th century.
The Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry truly is a special place to visit in Nashville. It all started in 1925 as a weekly country music concert and radio show. People would gather to the Opry and others would tune their radios to listen to live country music. People still perform there today. The Opry is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history. Every week they showcase a new country music talent. Over time there has been over hundreds of musical artists that have graced the stage with their musical talents. The Opry not only showcases country music artists but it highlights other talented artists in other genres such as blues, folk, gospel, and comedic acts and stage plays. Visiting the Grand Ole Opry gives you the past, present, and future of live music.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
If you’re looking for more music and history then make your way to the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. Located in downtown Nashville in the entertainment district. The Museum first open its doors in April 1, 1967 on Music Row but was moved in 2001 to Downtown Nashville to attract more visitors. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to American music. The museum has the largest music collection in the world that continues to grow every year. Close to a 1 million people visit the museum every year.