When the world famous Ryman Auditorium closed its doors to country music performances, a section of the stage was removed and installed here, at the new home of the Grand Ole Opry. Country music artists, past and present, consider performing on this stage the highest of honors. The 45,000 square foot building seats 4,400 people. It is host to 'The Country Music Association Awards Show', various concerts, conventions and business conferences.
The golden days of Country Music and its stars live on at the Music Valley Wax Museum. True legends immortalized include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Senior, Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff. Forever loved and forever remembered for their musical talent and grace, these are the pioneers of country music. Check out the gift shop. There is an admission fee but seniors, civil servants and children under 14 are given a discount.
Car enthusiasts and country music fans alike come to the Music Valley Car Museum for a glimpse at the greatest antique and specialty car collection in Southeast United States. Enjoy a walk through music and automotive history as you view Randy Travis' 1965 Ford Mustang or listen to the latest from Garth Brooks on the jukebox.
This 100-yard paddle-wheeler cruises the Cumberland River each day. Once aboard, the atmosphere and hospitality will usher you back to the 19th-Century. Daytime cruise includes a lunch buffet and service by a singing staff. The three-hour dinner cruise includes a three-course meal and entertainment provided by a swing band and dancing in the ballroom.
Relax among the serene beauty of three nationally acclaimed indoor gardens: The Conservatory, The Cascades, and The Delta. The Conservatory covers two acres and is devoted solely to tropical plants. The Cascades also covers two acres and features waterfalls cascading into a 12,500 square-foot indoor lake. The Delta covers 4.5 acres and features restaurants, shops and a fountain that sends out jets of water 85 feet into the air. A breathtaking river runs through it with passenger-carrying boats. Admission: Free.
Relive the memories as you view tributes to the great stars of country music. Exhibits honor such music legends as Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Marty Robbins, Minnie Pearl, George Jones and Jim Reeves. You can also browse through a dozen exhibits on current artists like Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks. Displays feature special audio and video electronic effects and interactive devices so you can hear the music as you relive the history of country music. The museum is located in the Opry Plaza area near the Grand Ole Opry House.
Covenant Presbyterian Church overlooks the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville. Although the church itself is relatively young, having begun as a church plant in 1990, the sanctuary, which completed construction in 2009, was built in the style of an old cathedral complete with stone architecture, a high-arched nave and a gorgeous pipe organ. Educational ministries are specifically designed for children, youth, college students, and adults. The church also hosts special events throughout the year and coordinates a variety of volunteer ministries. Covenant Presbyterian Church is also home to The Covenant School, a Christian private elementary school. Service times are available on the church website. -Lynn-nore Chittom
6608 Highway 100 Suite A Nashville, TN 37205 +1 615 352 5050
A few miles west of downtown is a gallery that houses a fine collection of impressionist paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists. Inspired by the French masters of the 19th century, these gifted Americans created remarkable portraits and landscapes that rival the work of their European contemporaries. As you admire the exhibit here at Stanford Fine Arts gallery, keep in mind that each work on display is for sale and highly collectible. But be forewarned, the prices are a bit steep.
4107 Hillsboro Circle Nashville, TN 37215 +1 615 297 0296
Twenty years ago, Carol Stein decided to give a few local artists a chance to showcase their talents. She financed a small exhibit of paintings, and the community responded enthusiastically. Today, her exhibits feature both emerging and nationally recognized artists and draw thousands of people to Cumberland Gallery. The exhibits change every month and range from paintings, sculpture, photography and other forms of fine and contemporary art. Contact the gallery by phone or e-mail for upcoming exhibits.
275 Hillsboro Place Nashville, TN 37215 +1 615 298 5755
Step into a luxury motor coach for an enjoyable way to see all that Nashville has to offer. Your guide is friendly, knowledgeable and ready to take you for the ride of your life. All tours feature the history and music of the city, and special packages include overnight accommodations and admission to special events and concerts. Whatever your budget and whatever your interests, there is a tour waiting for you.
Carpenter Albert Lotz built this grand home in 1858 on
what would become the site of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Lotz turned his home into a makeshift hospital for the injured. Guided tour of the ...
This outdoor haven stretches along a sloping strip of land,
between the Cumberland River and Nashville's downtown district. During the day people stroll the many paths, enjoy afternoon picnics on the riverbank, and ride the "Foxtrot" carousel. During the ...
It would only be fitting for Nashville, the place where
musical prodigies congregate on every block, to have a venue where mega stars regularly perform. Order a beer, chow down on some pizza and enjoy a night of rhythmic ...