Nashville certainly lives up to the name of Music City! Walk down Broadway at 10 AM or 10 PM and there will be fantastic live music coming out of every restaurant and bar. Head over to the Ryman Theater and learn how this building has been the epicenter of cultural development in Nashville, including the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Attend a concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and you will see that the high caliber of musician extends well beyond the Country Music genre.
While you can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA recording studio where all the greats recorded and learn to line dance at the Wild Horse Saloon – Nashville is more than just music. Take a walking tour of the city and you will see the incredible architecture of the State buildings, the wide open green space of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and a variety of modern skyscrapers giving the city a real sense of where it came from and where it is going.
Museums of all sorts populate the city and surrounding areas from Civil War, Plantations, Travellor’s Rest Historic House, Johnny Cash Museum and on and on. Whatever appeals to you, you can find something new to learn about it here in Nashville. Student groups can tailor their visit to hit the highlights or drill deep into one area. Music groups have a wide variety of indoor and outdoor performance venues – and if ever there is a city that loves to hear live music, this is it! So back your bags, throw in cowboy boots if you have them and come on down to Nashville y’all!
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Adventure Science Center
Country Music Hall of Fame *
Belle Meade Plantation *
RCA Studio B *
Grand Ole Opry *
Opry Mills Mall *
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
General Jackson Showboat
Downtown Nashville Walking Tour
Wildhorse Saloon & Line Dancing