While this beautiful city is known for its legendary country music, Nashville is also home to an emerging art scene, beautiful gardens, and a collection of museums.
If you’re new to Nashville or just visiting the area, check out these points of interest where you can enjoy a fun day out with friends or family!
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art : Discover the beauty at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art located in a 55-acre estate on the western edge of Nashville. You can experience walk-up, self or guided tours, depending on when you visit. Experience the art housed in a 30,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion or enjoy the botanical garden filled with breathtaking views of the scenery. You can even dine at the Pineapple Room Restaurant or opt for a box lunch to enjoy at designated picnic tables. Cheekwood is the perfect place to enjoy the day with your family and friends.
Belle Meade Plantation: Experience the history of Belle Meade plantation located in Belle Meade, Tennessee. This historic mansion now functions as museum for tourists and is used for other special events. With the purchase of a ticket, you can tour the planation as well as having access to other historic buildings on the property. Once you complete the tour, you will be offered a free wine tasting at the Belle Meade Winery.
Belmont Mansion: Belmont Mansion is located on the campus of Belmont University, and is now a museum open to visitors. Explore the history of this beautiful mansion, which is said to be one of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South. The mansion is open every day, with varying hours, making it easy for you to find a time that fits in your schedule to visit.
Frist Center for the Arts: Visit the Frist Center for the Arts. This nonprofit art-exhibition center displays art from artists all around the world, and even some artists local to Nashville. The galleries continuously change, making providing you with new and exciting art to see each time you visit.
Tennessee State Museum Want to learn more about the past of Tennessee? This museum is the perfect place to visit to find out the rich history of the state. With six different exhibits, you are sure to learn a variety of facts about important figures involved in Tennessee. This museum has no admission charge, so it’s a great stop if you’re looking to explore history while saving money.
Adventure Science Center The adventure science center is a great place to take the entire family for a fun and entertaining way to learn about science. You can explore the variety of visits they have to offer as well as the Sudekum Planetarium where you can get an out of this world experience of our planet and galaxy!
Theatre at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center: Visit the Tennessee Performing Arts Center located in the James K. Polk Cultural Center in downtown Nashville. The TPAC is a perfect place for live entertainment, where they offer a variety of performances such as Opera, Ballet, and Broadway. Experience the amazing work of performers on stage and support the performing arts organizations.