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201 Broadway

201 Broadway

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Stop #1 is located at the intersection of 2nd Avenue South and Broadway. The stop is beside Rock Bottom Brewery, underneath their marquee.

Country Music Hall of Fame

224 5th Ave South

Stop #2 is located on 5th Avenue South, underneath the sign for Hatch Show Print.

Big Machine Distillery / Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave South

Stop #3 is located on 4th Avenue South. It is in front of The Goo Goo Shop.

Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave North

Stop #4 is located on 5th Avenue North. It is located outside of the Ryman Auditorium.

Legislative Plaza

344-398 6th Ave North

Stop #5 is located on 6th Avenue North. It is underneath the Tennessee Performing Arts marquee at the bus stop.

Musicians Hall of Fame

496 5th Ave North

Stop #6 is located at the intersection of 5th Avenue North and Gay Street. It is directly beside the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Farmers' Market

7th Ave North

Stop #7 is located outside the Food Court entrance to the Farmers' Market on the 7th Ave. side of the building.

Marathon Motor Works

1300 Clinton St

Stop #8 is located on Clinton St. .It is besides the Antique Archaeology.

Centennial Park

27th Ave North

Stop #9 is located on 27th Avenue North. It is at the concrete bus pad across from The Parthenon.

Vanderbilt University

2117 West End Ave

Stop #10 is located on West End Avenue. It is at the entrance of Vanderbilt, across from The West End Methodist Church.

Hot Chicken

1907 Broadway

Stop #11 is between Lyle Avenue and 19th Ave. S. in front of Urban Cookhouse.

Belmont Mansion

1900 Belmont Boulevard

Stop #12 is located at the intersection of Belmont Blvd. and Acklen Avenue. It is down the hill from the Belmont Mansion and the trolley will stop at the benches.

Music Row

1028 16th Ave South

Stop #13 is on 16th Avenue South.

The Gulch

402 12th Ave South

Stop #14 is at the intersection of 12th Avenue South and Pine Street. The stop is in front of Station Inn.

Frist Center

1037 Broadway

Stop #15 is on Broadway. The trolley will pick stop in front of Union Station at the bus stop.

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201 Broadway

201 Broadway

Tickets Sold at this Stop

Stop #1 is located at the intersection of 2nd Avenue South and Broadway. The stop is beside Rock Bottom Brewery, underneath their marquee.

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Country Music Hall of Fame

224 5th Ave South

Stop #2 is located on 5th Avenue South, underneath the sign for Hatch Show Print.

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Big Machine Distillery / Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave South

Stop #3 is located on 4th Avenue South. It is in front of The Goo Goo Shop.

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Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave North

Stop #4 is located on 5th Avenue North. It is located outside of the Ryman Auditorium.

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Legislative Plaza

344-398 6th Ave North

Stop #5 is located on 6th Avenue North. It is underneath the Tennessee Performing Arts marquee at the bus stop.

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Musicians Hall of Fame

496 5th Ave North

Stop #6 is located at the intersection of 5th Avenue North and Gay Street. It is directly beside the Musicians Hall of Fame.

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Farmers' Market

7th Ave North

Stop #7 is located outside the Food Court entrance to the Farmers' Market on the 7th Ave. side of the building.

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Marathon Motor Works

1300 Clinton St

Stop #8 is located on Clinton St. .It is besides the Antique Archaeology.

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Centennial Park

27th Ave North

Stop #9 is located on 27th Avenue North. It is at the concrete bus pad across from The Parthenon.

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Vanderbilt University

2117 West End Ave

Stop #10 is located on West End Avenue. It is at the entrance of Vanderbilt, across from The West End Methodist Church.

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Hot Chicken

1907 Broadway

Stop #11 is between Lyle Avenue and 19th Ave. S. in front of Urban Cookhouse.

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Belmont Mansion

1900 Belmont Boulevard

Stop #12 is located at the intersection of Belmont Blvd. and Acklen Avenue. It is down the hill from the Belmont Mansion and the trolley will stop at the benches.

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Music Row

1028 16th Ave South

Stop #13 is on 16th Avenue South.

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The Gulch

402 12th Ave South

Stop #14 is at the intersection of 12th Avenue South and Pine Street. The stop is in front of Station Inn.

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Frist Center

1037 Broadway

Stop #15 is on Broadway. The trolley will pick stop in front of Union Station at the bus stop.

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Ticket Booth

138 5th Avenue, N.

Ryman Auditorium / Puckett’s Grocery Area

Trolley Stop #5

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Ticket Booth

1 Symphony Place

Schermerhorn Symphony / Johnny Cash Museum / Country Music Hall of Fame Area

Trolley Stop #2 or Stop #3

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TailGate Brewery Music Row

1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Sinema

2600 8th Ave S Suite 102, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Jack's Bar-B-Que

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Jack's Bar-B-Que

1601 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Jack's Bar-B-Que

334 W Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

111 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Dick's Last Resort

154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hard Rock Cafe

100 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

422 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Starbucks

299 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Starbucks

602 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Starbucks

1040 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

AJ's Good Time Bar

421 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Joe's Crab Shack

123 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Mellow Mushroom

423 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Urban Cookhouse

1907 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

NoBaked Cookie Dough

117 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Natchez Hills Winery at the Market

900 Rosa Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The South

1524 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tin Roof

316 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tin Roof

1516 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

BB Kings

152 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Margaritaville

322 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nudies Honky Tonk

409 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

House of Cards

119 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Skulls Rainbow Room

222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nashville Underground

105 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Spirit of Nashville

116 29th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Sweet Magnolia Tours

330 Commerce St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

EarthWise Pet Supply

66 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Bang Candy Company

1300 Clinton St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Ernest Tubb Record Shop

417 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Puckett’s Grocery

500 Church St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nashville Farmers' Market

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Marathon Motor Works

1305 Clinton St #100, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Antique Archaeology Nashville

1300 Clinton St #130, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village

1310 Clinton St #125, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Two Old Hippies

401 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tennessee State Museum

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The George Jones Museum

128 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Wildhorse Saloon

120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nissan Stadium

1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nashville Music City Center

201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nashville Symphony | Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Arcade Nashville

65 Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Legislative Plaza

301 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

War Memorial Auditorium

301 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

First Tennessee Park

19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Ray Stevens Caba Ray Showroom

1524 River Road, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Madame Tussauds Nashville

515 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Belmont Mansion

1700 Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

iRide Nashville

330 Commerce St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hatch Show Print

224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Johnny Cash Museum

119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Patsy Cline Museum

119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Tennessee State Museum

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

401 Gay St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

1414 Clinton St, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Parthenon

2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Gallery of Iconic Guitars (The GIG) at Belmont

1907 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Germantown Inn

1218 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Omni Nashville Hotel

250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Hermitage Hotel

231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Thompson Nashville

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection

1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

The Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Loews Vanderbilt

2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

JW Marriott

201 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Holston House

118 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hilton Nashville Downtown

121 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING

Hotel Indigo

301 Union Street, Nashville, TN GET DIRECTIONS PARKING
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201 Broadway

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Hard Rock Cafe

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Hard Rock Cafe

Surrounded by walls decorated with memorabilia, diners inside the rock ’n’ roll-themed Hard Rock Café enjoy a high-energy vibe and a menu featuring a variety of American classics. The almost 13,000-square-foot historic building includes a restaurant, an open-air terrace and a state-of the-art concert venue for live performances. This entertainment and dining destination is located downtown in the heart of Nashville’s Historic District, the hub for one of the best music scenes in the country. 

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George Jones Museum

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George Jones Museum

The George Jones Museum is one place that embodies the true (and new) spirit of this city that’s brimming with iconic spots. Dedicated to the life and career of one of Nashville’s greatest, this unique museum gives you the opportunity to view memorabilia, artifacts and personal belongings of the man that many consider to be the greatest country singer of all time. Here’s a guide that covers everything you need to know about the George Jones Museum.

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Wild Horse Saloon

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Wild Horse Saloon

The backdrop for the CMT reality series “Can You Duet,” the world-famous Wild Horse Saloon is a 66,000–square-foot country western-themed bar, restaurant, dance club and concert venue. Located downtown and housed in a converted historic warehouse, the three-tier entertainment space invites guests to enjoy award-winning Southern smokehouse cuisine and great music. The two top tiers overlook the large dance floor. You can learn the latest dance steps during free nightly lessons before heading out on the largest dance floor in Tennessee. The stage hosts a variety of acts from different musical genres.

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Nissan Stadium

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Nissan Stadium

Home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium is a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue located on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville. Opened in 1999, the facility has a maximum seating capacity of over 69,000. The stadium hosts the Tennessee State Tigers and the annual Music City Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game held in December. It also serves as the main stage for large concerts during the CMA Music Festival in June. 

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Country Music Hall of Fame

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Located near the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame honors legendary performers, songwriters and others who made a significant contribution to country music. Forming a bass clef when viewed from the air, the unique building is an iconic feature of the Nashville skyline. The Hall of Fame, surrounded by honky-tonks and other live entertainment venues where many of the honorees got their start, features a rotunda that chronicles the history of recording technology.

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Music City Center

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Music City Center

Encompassing 1.2 million square feet, Music City Center is Nashville’s downtown convention and exhibition complex. The work of Tvsdesign, the facility is adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Bridgestone Arena. Along with stunning skyline views of downtown, the complex features a variety of flexible event spaces, including a 350,000-square-foot exhibition hall, 90,000-square-feet of meeting rooms and a 57,000-square-foot grand ballroom. The structure incorporates numerous eco-friendly designs, such as a four-acre green roof and a rainwater collection tank that is used to irrigate the building’s landscaping. Inside are several works by local area artisans.

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Hatch Show Print

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Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print has grown from creating handbills for tent revivals headlined by Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, in the late 1800s to posters announcing the latest headline acts. They are highly regarded for their signature letterpress style. The work celebrates American history, entertainment and southern culture. Guests can tour the print shop and see these unique works of art roll off the presses and a gallery containing many of the shop’s famous prints. While visiting the workshop, you can even try your hand at designing and printing your own poster.

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Omni Hotel

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Omni Hotel

Featuring a modern design with an exposed steel and limestone exterior, the multistory, upscale Omni Hotel is connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to skyline views and convenient access to Nashville’s best attractions, the hotel features several dining establishments and lounges, including a steak house and coffee bar. Guests also enjoy a spa, pool and fitness center as well as other luxury hotel amenities. Inspired by country general stores of the past, Five and Tenn is the hotel’s unique retail space offering merchandise from a select group of local and regional vendors.

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AT&T Building

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AT&T Building

The 33-story AT&T Building is the tallest office tower in Tennessee with the antennae spire reaching 617 feet into the air. Completed in 1999 and encompassing 2.7 acres, the edifice includes a three-story winter garden atrium and a nine-story underground parking facility. The iconic landmark is known locally as the “Batman Building” because its distinctive design resembles the comic book superhero’s mask. In 2009, Le Journal de Net, a French online business publication, named “La Bat Tower” as one of the world’s 12 most original office buildings.

Johnny Cash Museum

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Johnny Cash Museum

Honoring the life and memory of the “Man in Black,” the Johnny Cash Museum features a wide collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to the career of this legendary performer. The exhibits highlight various periods in his life, such as his stint in the Air Force and marriage to June Carter. The collection includes Cash’s costumes, handwritten letters and other personal mementos. 

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Ernest Tubb Record Shop

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Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Founded in 1947 by Grand Ole Opry star Ernest Tubb, the music store is a one-stop shop for country and bluegrass sheet music, records and memorabilia. This charming store offers a wide variety of works by contemporary and classic artists. The store is famous for stocking obscure and forgotten musicians as well as their ability to locate hard-to-find releases. With its creaking hardwood floors and walls lined with autographed photos, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop is an essential stop for people interested in Nashville’s rich homespun cultural legacy.

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Nissan Stadium

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Nissan Stadium

Home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium is a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue located on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville. Opened in 1999, the facility has a maximum seating capacity of over 69,000. The stadium hosts the Tennessee State Tigers and the annual Music City Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game held in December. It also serves as the main stage for large concerts during the CMA Music Festival in June. 

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Hosting the renowned Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a prominent example of 21st century Neoclassical architecture, which was designed by David M. Schwarz of Washington, D.C. Completed in 2006, the performing arts venue has excellent acoustics and is one of the few concert halls in the country featuring natural light. The 30,000-square-foot, shoebox-style concert venue is decorated with irises, the Tennessee state flower, as well as horseshoes and coffee beans to honor patrons Laura Turner and the Cheek family. The Center also houses the Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall and a colonnade-enclosed public garden.

Patsy Cline Museum

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Patsy Cline Museum

The Patsy Cline Museum chronicles the life and career of the country music legend known for famous hits like “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” Unique among Nashville museums, it celebrates the singer who tragically died at the age of 30. The 4,000-square-foot gallery features interactive exhibits displaying hundreds of artifacts, personal belongings and rare video clips. Visitors to the Patsy Cline Museum will enjoy viewing awards, costumes, furniture and other memorabilia. It contains the largest collection of items related to the entertainer. Located above the Johnny Cash Museum, the attraction should be included on your list of must-see Nashville museums.

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Ryman Auditorium

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Known colloquially as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium began as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. Local entrepreneur Thomas Ryman built it as a permanent location for tent revival-style gospel meetings. The auditorium was also the site of secular gatherings like Helen Keller’s lectures, Fisk Jubilee Singers’ performances and WSM’s Grand Ole Opry. While a statue of Ryman is located outside this National Historic Landmark, a bronze tribute honoring Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff is situated inside the lobby. 

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Downtown Presbyterian Church

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Downtown Presbyterian Church

A National Historic Landmark, the Downtown Presbyterian Church was built in 1851. State Capitol architect William Strickland designed the building, which is one of the country’s largest and best-preserved examples of Egyptian Revival style architecture. Serving as a Union military hospital during the Civil War, the church was renovated in the 1880s. The interior, painted to resemble an Egyptian temple, features walnut benches and vivid motifs like winged globes representing the Egyptian sun god Amun-Ra, which signifies eternity. The 4,000-pound church bell, donated by Adelicia Acklen, served as the city fire alarm for more than two decades.

Puckett’s Grocery

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Puckett’s Grocery

Tracing its origins back to a little country store situated in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant began serving customers in the 1950s. This down-home, local eatery founded by the Puckett family features authentic barbecue slow-smoked over cherry wood and live musical performances in a laid-back atmosphere.  The downtown Nashville location offers supplies and groceries for city residents as well as a large stage for upcoming and established local acts.

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The Arcade

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The Arcade

After more than a century, Nashville’s first enclosed shopping center is still a popular attraction. The Arcade was created in 1902 with the enclosure of the former Overton Alley. Featuring identical Palladian entrances, the Arcade is located between Fourth and Fifth avenues north of Broadway. The local firm Thompson, Gibel & Asmus patterned their design of the two-story arcade after the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Edgefield and Nashville Manufacturing Company was entrusted with the task of constructing the Arcade. A gabled glass roof whose rolled steel bracing system was installed by the Nashville Bridge Company allows natural light to enter the interior space. The exterior face of the first floor shops boasts a funky Art Deco style. More than 40,000 people attended the grand opening. The popular attraction was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

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Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is a renowned honky-tonk bar located behind the iconic Ryman Auditorium. The lounge, featuring three stages, hosts a variety of live musical performances every night by local artists. Located on Broadway in downtown, Tootsie’s nurtured the careers of several country music legends. According to local lore, Willie Nelson received his first songwriting job after singing at Tootsie’s. The interior walls are decorated with memorabilia from numerous famous and not-so famous artists who have performed on an Orchid Lounge stage. The bar, formerly known as Mom’s, acquired its name when the exterior was accidentally painted purple.

 

 

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Legislative Plaza

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The plaza is located adjacent to the east wing of the War Memorial Building, which was constructed to honor Tennesseans who died during World War I. Overlooked by the State Capitol, the plaza is a central connecting point for the statehouse, the War Memorial Building, the State Museum and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. It is an open space used for various public events. The plaza contains a statue designed by Belle Kinney that is dedicated to the Women of the Confederacy and a monument by Russell Faxon that honors the state’s Korean War veterans.

Attractions to explore near this stop

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee State Capitol

The limestone Greek Revival style Tennessee State Capitol was designed by William Strickland whose remains are interred near the building’s cornerstone. The tower was inspired by the monument to Lysicrates in Athens. Completed in 1859, the national historic landmark is one of the country’s oldest working capitols. In addition to large ornate chandeliers, the interior features incredible frescoes, portraits and other artwork. The Capitol Grounds display statues of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson as well as Sergeant Alvin York. The site also includes the tomb of President James Polk. The building and grounds are open for public tours. 

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

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Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) hosts the Nashville Repertory Theatre as well as the city’s professional ballet and opera companies. The center is a leading venue for a variety of classical performances and Broadway-style shows that are designed to entertain families as well as discerning theater devotees. TPAC is located downtown in the James K. Polk Cultural Center, which encompasses an entire city block. The performing arts center includes Andrew Jackson Hall, the James K. Polk Theater and the Andrew Johnson Theater along with the War Memorial Auditorium situated across the street from the TPAC.

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Hermitage Hotel

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Hermitage Hotel

A National Historic Landmark, the Hermitage Hotel opened in 1910. The only Beaux-Arts style commercial building remaining in Tennessee, the hotel is named in honor of President Andrew Jackson’s nearby estate. Consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in the world, it features an ornamental lobby, a painted glass ceiling and a grand staircase. For dining or a drink with friends, try the famous Capitol Grille and the award-winning Oak Bar. The iconic Hermitage Hotel has served as the backdrop for popular television shows and movies like “Nashville,” “Master of None,” “Country Strong” and “The Hannah Montana Movie.”

Tennessee State Museum

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Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum, located near trolley stop 5, is a top attraction that tells the story of the state’s rich history including the civil war, the age of Jackson, antebellum south, reconstruction era, and the prehistoric frontier. Expanding approximately 120,000 square feet, the museum currently occupies three floors with about 60,000 square feet devoted to exhibits. The exhibitions and programs at the Tennessee State Museum are designed for your educational and cultural enrichment.

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War Memorial Auditorium

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War Memorial Auditorium

Designed by Edward Dougherty, the 2,000-seat War Memorial Auditorium was completed in 1925. It received the highest award from the American Institute of Architects that same year. Featuring near-perfect acoustics, it was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1939 until 1943. The auditorium would host the Opry again in 2010 when flooding caused the current Grand Ole Opry House to close for renovations. The auditorium’s courtyard displays tablets inscribed with names of Tennesseans killed in battle and a triumphant statue entitled “Youth” by Nashvillian Belle Kinney Scholz. A quote by President Woodrow Wilson is engraved over the entrance.

Chet Atkins Statue

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Chet Atkins Statue

A native of the Volunteer State, Chet Atkins was a highly regarded musician and producer who signed Charley Pride, country music’s first African-American singer. After Atkins’ death in 2001, Bank of America commissioned Tennessee sculptor Russell Faxon to create a statue in his honor. The life-sized bronze statue of Atkins is situated outside their Nashville headquarters at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Union Street. Atkins is depicted sitting on a stool and playing a guitar.

Musicians Hall of Fame

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The Musicians Hall of Fame at Historic Nashville Auditorium honors the artists and session musicians who have accompanied legendary performers in a broad range of musical genres, including country, rock, jazz and soul. Honorees include groups like the A-Team, Booker T and the MGs, the Memphis Boys and Toto. These versatile performers provided background music during recording sessions for numerous hit records. The museum’s galleries and artifacts commemorate these talented musicians along with the unique sounds emanating from cities like Nashville, Detroit, Muscle Shoals, Memphis and Los Angeles.

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Nashville Sounds Ballpark

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Nashville Sounds Ballpark

The Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Nashville Sounds is a minor league baseball team that plays their home games in First Tennessee Park. Opening in 2015, the 8,500-seat stadium features a unique guitar-shaped scoreboard that is capable of displaying a variety of graphics as well as in-game statistics. Located downtown, the park’s music and imagery are designed to connect the team with the city’s entertainment heritage. The I-40 Cup Series is the name for matchups between the Sounds and their main rivals, the Memphis Redbirds.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee State Capitol

The limestone Greek Revival style Tennessee State Capitol was designed by William Strickland whose remains are interred near the building’s cornerstone. The tower was inspired by the monument to Lysicrates in Athens. Completed in 1859, the national historic landmark is one of the country’s oldest working capitols. In addition to large ornate chandeliers, the interior features incredible frescoes, portraits and other artwork. The Capitol Grounds display statues of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson as well as Sergeant Alvin York. The site also includes the tomb of President James Polk. The building and grounds are open for public tours. 

Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church

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Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church

Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church is the oldest standing house of worship in the Protestant Vatican of the South. Built in 1837, it was considered an architectural wonder because the structure did not require internal columns. Like other Nashville churches, it was a hospital for wounded soldiers on both sides during the war. One of the unique downtown Nashville churches, it was the seat of the Archdiocese of Nashville for over 70 years. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church features intricate stained glass windows, Italian marble altars and rare paintings like Botticelli’s “Madonna of the Fruit.”

Farmers’ Market

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Tracing its roots back to the 1800s, the Farmers’ Market stretches from Jackson Street to Harrison Street along Rosa Parks Boulevard adjacent to the Bicentennial State Park Mall. Covering 16 aces, the market hosts farmers, artisans and other merchants as well as eateries, a weekend flea market and various special events. The North and South Farm Sheds house stalls dedicated to fresh produce and other local goods while the Market House is home to a variety of retail shops and eateries. Open year-round, the market is busiest during the May to November growing season.

 

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Bicentennial Mall State Park

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Bicentennial Mall State Park

Located in the heart of downtown in the shadow of the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is patterned after the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It opened on June 1, 1996 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Volunteer State’s admission into the Union. Bordered on the north and south by Jefferson Street and James Robertson Parkway, the 19-acre park is bounded on its east and west sides by the northern sections of Sixth and Seventh Avenues. This expansive memorial to the state’s bicentennial celebration introduces visitors to the history and natural beauty of Tennessee.

Carillon

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Carillon

Located on the northern edge of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park near Jefferson Street, the 95-bell carillon represents the musical heritage of the citizens of Tennessee. There is a bell for each of the Volunteer State’s 95 counties. Each quarter hour, the carillon plays a portion of the Tennessee Waltz. At the top of every hour, the 50-tower carillon plays the entire song. A 96th bell on the capitol grounds rings an answer symbolizing the government answering the call of the people.

Pathway of History

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Pathway of History

The 1,400-foot-long Pathway of History is an engraved wall featuring important historical events that played an integral role in the culture and heritage of the Volunteer State from 1776-1996. Granite pylons, representing each decade, serve as stone tablets. There’s a symbolic break in the wall during the Civil War period to denote how the state was divided during that period. The pathway also includes a World War II Memorial with its floating 9-ton granite globe, a memorial to the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Walkway of Counties that includes time capsules from every county.

Marathon Motor Works

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The Marathon Motors Factory is a popular must-visit on any Nashville sightseeing itinerary, located in the heart of downtown Nashville. The four-block complex of cultural offerings, includes an array of music recording studios, numerous shops, a film production company, artist’s and photographer’s studios, a radio station, a distillery, a winery and more. Read on to learn more about this attraction and what you can expect when you visit during your vacation in Nashville.

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Antique Archaeology

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Antique Archaeology

With their popular History Channel television show “American Pickers,” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have introduced new generations to the art of discovering a hidden treasure in someone else’s trash. They travel across the United States in search of just the right pieces. Wolf opened a store in Nashville called Antique Archaeology where he exhibits and sells the duo’s unique finds. There are also pieces from Mike’s personal collection like a vintage 1919 Indian motorcycle. The shop is located in the former Marathon Automobile Factory that has been repurposed into a retail shop, design and event space.

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Green Brier Distillery

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Green Brier Distillery

Located in Robertson County, Green Brier is a celebrated Tennessee whiskey distillery listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Descendants of the original founder have revitalized this centuries-old iconic brand with a new distillery located in Nashville. Two of Charles Nelson’s great-great-great grandsons are distilling whiskey using their forebear’s original recipes. The distillery is open for tours. While all guests visit the production floor and experience the history of the storied Green Brier whiskey, individuals over 21 can also sample a variety of the award-winning spirits in the tasting room. The modern iteration of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is located in Marathon Village.

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Grinder’s Switch Winery

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Grinder’s Switch Winery

Located on a 110-acre estate, Grinder’s Switch Winery is an award-winning artisan wine producer. The winery offers tours of the beautiful property and their handcrafted log cabin where you can sample unique wines in the tasting room. Grinder’s Switch Winery has a satellite location in the historic Marathon Village in Nashville. Guests are encouraged to come and relax while enjoying the company’s wine and hospitality. In addition to a wide selection of various vintages, the winery also offers an array of local handmade crafts in the 1,250-square-foot tasting room and retail shop.

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Centennial Park

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Situated in Nashville’s West End Neighborhood, Centennial Park is a lush oasis that offers a tranquil respite from the glittering lights of Lower Broadway, Music City’s Honk Tonk Highway. One of the most beloved parks in town, this gorgeous natural setting occupies 132 acres. The site has served as a fairground, a racetrack and the location for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. The recreation area welcomes visitors of all ages with a variety of attractions and activities.

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The Parthenon

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The Parthenon

Containing a full-scale replica of the original statue of Athena, the Parthenon was constructed in 1897 for the Tennessee Centenary Exposition. The 42-foot tall Athena Parthenos sculpture is the tallest indoor artistic work of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. While other exposition buildings were removed, the Parthenon was preserved as a museum. In addition to its elaborate statue, the building houses sculptures and paintings by 19th- and 20th-century American artists. A precise copy of the original Parthenon in Athens, the edifice sits atop a rolling hill in Centennial Park adjacent to a duck pond.

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Natchez Trace

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Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace is a historic 440-mile-long forest trail that extends from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville connecting the Mississippi, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers. Centuries after Native Americans created the trail, European explorers, trappers and settlers used the land and water routes during America’s westward expansion. The drive near Nashville includes monuments, overlooks and historical markers as well as the award-winning double-arched Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge spanning Birdsong Hollow. The excursion is popular during the spring and fall foliage seasons.

Vanderbilt University

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Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University was named in honor of shipping tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Although the industrialist never visited the South, he felt that his $1 million endowment would help heal Civil War wounds. The largest private university in Tennessee, the school enrolls students from all 50 states and 90 foreign countries. The university’s 330-acre urban campus is a national arboretum featuring hundreds of different tree and shrub species. The Bicentennial Oak pre-dates the Revolutionary War. Several buildings on the campus are listed on the National Historic Register, including the Alumni Hall, the Old Gymnasium and the Mechanical and Engineering Building.

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Vanderbilt Stadium

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Vanderbilt Stadium

Situated on the campus of Vanderbilt University, the stadium was originally built in 1922 as the first athletic venue in the South to be constructed solely for hosting collegiate football. Home to the Vanderbilt Commodores, the stadium accommodates approximately 40,550 fans. It is the smallest football venue in the Southeastern Conference. In addition to a high-definition video scoreboard, Vanderbilt Stadium features a grassy berm at the north end where fans can spread their blankets and enjoy a picnic while watching the game. The university Navy ROTC detachment blasts the “Admiral,” a foghorn, when the Commodores take the field, score points and win home games.

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West End Methodist Church

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West End Methodist Church

The West End Methodist Church traces its origins to an 1869 religious mission that originally met in a repurposed army barracks. The congregation erected a wood-frame church six years later. The building was replaced by a brick edifice in 1890. Fifty years later, the congregation moved to their current building. The completed sanctuary was dedicated in 1948. The towering stone church features customized stained glass windows by the Italian-born artist Nicola D’Ascenzo, a cloister garden and a 136-rank Moller organ, the largest pipe organ in the mid-South. Renowned for its music program, the church sponsors a variety of concerts throughout the year.

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