Skip to content

Sightseeing in Downtown, Nashville

Music Venue
“ the venue that started it all. It was the Ryman -- “the Mother Church of Country Music” -- that first started attracting names like Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and George Jones, securing Nashville’s status as the American center of country music. The Ryman remains a country music mecca, but as one of the city’s most dazzling concert-going experiences, has also hosted everyone from the Foo Fighters to Janelle Monae. Even if you don’t make it to a concert, it’s at least worth taking the time for a brief tour. Check their homepage for concerts and dates.”
277local recommendations
Music Venue
$$
“Original home of the Grand Ole Opry and host of many of today's greatest talents, there is no greater live music venue in the world. If walls could talk! If you are here in winter months, try to catch the Opry at the Ryman, a true treasure!”
201local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Closed to automobile traffic in 1998, the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge provides outstanding views of the Cumberland River and the Nashville skyline. The bridge connects downtown Nashville with the suburb of East Nashville, and is a reliable way to cross the river. It brings out the inner photographer in most tourists, as various points along the bridge allow travelers to capture different angles of Nashville.”
107local recommendations
Arts & Crafts Store
$$
“I hear great things about Hatch Show Print! Historic letterpress print shop that makes the coolest playbills.”
53local recommendations
Capitol Building
“Located on the Capitol Grounds hilltop and surrounded by parks, museums, and monuments. A good place to take in the beauty of Nashville and reflect on its history. ”
16local recommendations
Historic Site
“Through its tours, educational programs and events, the Historic RCA Studio B remains a landmark that humbles those who walk through its doors. It contains the essences of the legends who have made music in the building, including Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. Opened in 1957, it became the home base of "Nashville Sound" in the 1960s.”
20local recommendations
Capitol Building
“My son and I really enjoyed our tour of the capitol and learned a lot about this area. Around the capitol are additional points of interest like the fountains at Bicentennial Mall, the farmer's market and a huge map of Tennessee that you can literally walk across!”
5local recommendations
Concert Hall
“Great concert venue, built to commemorate World War 1 and Tennessee's contribution to it”
3local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Fort Nashborough was where it all begun for the city of Nashville. In 1779 this stockade was built to protect the local people from wild animal and Indian attacks. It was built from logs and covered an area of 2 acres. The fort was reconstructed in the 1930’s out of used telegraph poles and tells a fascinating story about the history and origins of this city. One month after the land for the original fort was agreed to be purchased the American Revolution broke out.”
1local recommendations
Capitol Building
“This brand new museum provides and an interactive and interesting history of our state. Take time to enjoy the adjacent park with views of our capital.”
1local recommendations