In good ole Music City, the beloved and iconic Grand Ole Opry had its start alongside popular tourist attractions and entertainment venues such as Ryman Auditorium, The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Belcourt Theater. Classic television favorites Hee Haw, Nashville Network and Pop! Goes the Country all had their origins here. Today, RFD TV, Country Music Television and Great American Country all operate from Nashville. This center of music is rich with incredible architectural interest, fantastic entertainment venues, casual-to-fine dining options, and fascinating Civil War history which attracts visitors of all ages on the beautiful Cumberland River in north-central Tennessee.
Moderate winters and typically hot southeastern summers present endless year-round opportunities to enjoy the multi-genre Nashville music and entertainment scene in addition to a wide array of exhilarating outdoor recreational activities. Major events like the Nashville Film Festival in April, the CMA Music Festival in June, the nine-day-long Tennessee State Fair in September, and the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, the largest multi-cultural celebration, consistently draw in adoring crowds. Visit scores of wonderful galleries like The Parthenon in Centennial Park, experience “worlds” of interactive learning at Adventure Science Center, or tour fine historic exhibitions like Lotz House Civil War Museum and Travellor’s Rest Historic House Museum.
Meander the 55-acre estate of Cheekwood Mansion and Botanical Gardens, the breathtaking site of the Swan’s Ball and Wildflower Festival each spring, or follow character guides through grand old plantations and fine antebellum homes like Belle Meade and Carter House. Relive in your mind’s eye the historic roles of important Civil War era monuments and landmarks at Stones River Battleground, Fort Nashborough or Fort Negley.
Whatever your pleasure, come prepared for an absolutely immersive Nashville experience. A personalized adventure awaits your Tennessee travel group upon arrival in this friendly, fascinating and colorful crossroads of American culture. Nashville is country music and a whole lot more!