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Sightseeing in Tennessee

Museum
“This is easily the best museum we have ever been to. This was the motel Dr. Martin Luther King was shot at, in 1968. Converted to a museum inside, the exterior still looks just like the motel. The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis; its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the US from the 17th century to the present.”
93 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Several times a week, the Grand Ole Opry takes place as a showcase of the best country, bluegrass, and folk bands in the country. The night GP caught it on a visit back to the Ryman, she saw the amazing Emmylou Harris, Carrie Underwood, and Vince Gill, just to give you an idea of the kind of all-star casts the Opry always hosts. The entire show is broadcast live on WSM-AM at 7 p.m. and is the longest-running radio show in history. ”
225 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Yeah, we know it’s weird that we have a replica of The Parthenon, but it’s really quite remarkable to visit. The museum inside is also worthy of a visit. The park surrounding is also a beautiful place to walk around and take in the views. Some weekends, the park hosts events that include concerts, art exhibits, and other fun activities unique to Nashville.”
245 locals recommend
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.”
289 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“We've been to some great venues around the country, and Ryman Auditorium is absolutely one of the most stunning concert halls around. Tours are available, but the real treat is getting to see a live show in the beautiful auditorium that was once a church. Its history is unrivaled and its lineups of shows is unprecedented. If you do see a show here, get there when the doors open for a chance to get an exclusive Hatch Print that's uniquely hand-pressed for each show; they are $20 and available in limited amounts at the upstairs merchandise booth. ”
211 locals recommend
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.”
114 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This cover picture is AWFUL, I was not able to change it and is not representational of the actual place. ”
73 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863. Worth the drive to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views and overlooks are breathtaking, especially with the fall colors. Parking fee is $3 and entry to the park is $7 per person.”
43 locals recommend
Historic Site
“I highly recommend this historical site. They have a really powerful tour of the home that traces the legacy of slavery. Very educational.”
92 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is an upbeat bar with dancing later on in the evenings! They often have themed DJs. It's right next to Dino's, so these two together make a good 1-2 punch combo for a local night out.”
128 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Home of President Andrew Jackson. Great trip if you're in to American History”
84 locals recommend
Park
“Where all the music and bbq festivals are held here in Memphis. Beautiful river views 😁”
22 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
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“I hear great things about Hatch Show Print! Historic letterpress print shop that makes the coolest playbills.”
55 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A historical plantation and museum. Home of President Andrew Jackson and is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States.”
38 locals recommend
Water Park
“Visiting during the Tennessee heat? You can cool off at the Nashville Shores Water Park. A definite local favorite!”
32 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take this riverboat cruise that’s been around for decades, enjoying the group dinner and entertainment, while traversing the Cumberland River to downtown Nashville.”
35 locals recommend