Explore Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is called the "Country Music Capital of the World", or more often, "Music City". It is the capital of Tennessee and the second most populous city in the state. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. The Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge offers a spectacular view of the riverfront and downtown skyline. The AT&T Building is the tallest building in Tennessee and can usually be seen from quite a distance. There are many restaurants, art galleries, and landmark buildings such as the Parthenon in Centennial Park.

One popular attraction is The Grand Ole Opry, a weekly country music radio program and concert that is broadcasted live. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States. Ryman Auditorium hosted the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, but it is now a fantastic setting for concerts. It has been named Pollstar's "America's Theatre of the Year" for two years in a row, as well as one of CitySearch's top ten "Best Places to Hear Live Music."

Visit one of the nation's largest state museums, the Tennessee State Museum. Also, see the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with regular changing exhibits and live performances, and the Music Valley Wax Museum with hundreds of autographs on the "Sidewalk of the Stars." Enjoy a meal and a show on the General Jackson Showboat, a 300 foot long paddlewheel boat, see the Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, or other events at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, or visit the Nashville Zoo. You won't get bored in Nashville.

There are also many interresting tours. Enjoy a two hour tour of The Hermitage, former home of US President Andrew Jackson, a free guided tour of the Tennessee State Capitol, and see the Bicentennial Mall, a state park stretched out in front of the state capitol building. It includes a giant map of the state, monuments recounting the history of the state since prehistoric times, a carillon, and more. Don't forget to tour the Belle Meade Plantation, which includes one of the oldest log cabins in Tennessee, and take a one hour guided tour of 16 rooms in the Belmont mansion and walk outside to see the marble statues and cast iron ornaments in the gardens.

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