The post below was originally written by Mila Bozic and published on May 10, 2016.
Nashville is the second-largest music recording and production center in the United States. Music is a crucial reason why this city became one of Americans’ favorite travel destinations. In addition, historical events and buildings related to the Civil War period urge visitors to dive deeper into the heart of this city. Besides excellent dining places where you can savor local specialties, Nashville has cozy and comfortable hotels. Check out some of the best attractions you shouldn’t miss in Nashville, and where to stay to see them, below.
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Many distinguished names in country music find their places in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which was founded in 1967. If you are interested to find out about the origins of country music, this is the place to be. Country music has always been an important part of the U.S. national identity, so one of the best ways to check out Nashville is to understand its history. Indeed, Nashville represents the Southern spirit in the best way.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville’s arts and entertainment district, choose hotel accommodations in downtown Nashville.
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General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
You’ll have the best time that can be had in Nashville if you join the General Jackson Showboat in a one-of-a-kind 300-foot-long paddlewheel riverboat — the largest showboat in the world. This incredible boat will show you all the secrets of Nashville’s marvelous Cumberland River and local flora and fauna. Visiting the General Jackson Showboat will give you an unforgettable time.
Located northeast of downtown Nashville, choose hotel accommodations near the Opry Mills Mall.
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Belle Meade Plantation Tour
Romantically wandering through magnolia trees and enjoying beautifully restored mansion is what the Belle Meade Plantation Tour is all about. The house has irresistible antebellum charm, and its interior is elegantly decorated. Explore the Harding family plantation’s stables, renowned for the breeding value of the thoroughbred horses they produced: Many famous horses, including Secretariat, Seabiscuit, Funny Cide, and Smarty Jones, have originated from this property. Also, don’t miss seeing the decorative antique carriage collection.
Located southwest of downtown Nashville’s arts and entertainment district, choose hotel accommodations in the Belle Meade community of Nashville.
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The Johnny Cash Museum
World-famous artist Johnny Cash flourished during the 20th century, becoming one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. Nashville is home to the Johnny Cash Museum, where visitors can see stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork, and handwritten lyrics that belonged to this international icon. If you are traveling with children, this family-friendly museum suits visitors of all ages. Your family will forever remember this interesting journey, especially if you purchase souvenirs and collectibles to commemorate your trip.
All these outstanding experiences can be part of your next journey to Nashville. Why wait when you can start planning your trip to see these wonderful sights now?
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville off of Broadway, choose hotel accommodations in downtown Nashville.