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Total Access Pass

With the Total Access Pass gain free admission to:

The Parthenon

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Four (4) additional attractions of your choice! Pick from any of the attractions marked with a (*) below!

Parthenon

The Parthenon

(Included in Total Access Pass)

Nashville is also known as the "Athens of the South" thanks to the numerous higher education institutions established there. This identity is realized with the construction of the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the one found in Athens, Greece. Although the Parthenon was only meant to be temporary – it was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 – it has since become a beloved attraction, housing models of the statues found in the original structure as well as an impressive art collection.

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

A trip to Nashville isn't complete without stopping by the Grand Ole Opry House for a tour to look back through the ages. Get a behind-the-scenes look one of three ways: with a daytime backstage tour, a post-show tour or a VIP tour. During a daytime tour, your guide will share stories of music legends who have walked the venue's hallowed halls, show you photos from the Opry's venerated history and possibly bring you on to the iconic stage.

Ryman

Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium is no longer home to the Grand Ole Opry, but the auditorium continues to host contemporary acts like Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton and Luke Combs. Recent visitors suggest opting for a tour to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the legendary music venue. Sit in on the "Soul of Nashville" screening for a multidimensional experience that uses archival images and footage of performers from the Ryman's past to illustrate its role in music history. What's more, you can test out your own pipes at the Ryman's recording studio and record a CD to take home as a souvenir.

Hall of Fame Records

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum*

At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, peruse the plaques dedicated to country music's finest – from Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash – and walk among artifacts like Jimmie Rodgers' guitar and Elvis Presley's solid gold Cadillac limo. Visit Studio B, one of the world's most influential recording studios that produced more than 35,000 songs by legends like Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison. For an interactive history lesson on the roots and evolution of country music, take a self-guided walk through the "Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music" exhibit, which spans two floors of the museum.

222 5th Avenue South • 615-416-2001 • Regular Adult Admission $25.95.

Cheekwood

Cheekwood Estates & Gardens*

Art aficionados and nature lovers alike should plan on making a stop at the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. With its greenhouses, sculpture trail and chromatic flower display, the 55-acre Botanical Garden offers sanctuary from downtown's bustle. Housed in the original Georgian-style Cheek family mansion, the museum boasts an impressive collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, as well as antique furniture, and artifacts from around the world.

1200 Forrest Park Drive • 615-356-8000  • Regular Adult Admission $20.
Hermitage

The Hermitage*

Visit the Hermitage, the home of America’s 7th President, Andrew Jackson and explore our nation’s history on 1,120 acres of farmland. Experience the past through the new, state of the art exhibit “Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm”, museum, costumed interpreter-led mansion tours, horse drawn wagon tours, and enchanting seasonal walking tours. Informative site-wide digital audio tours also available.
 
I-40, Exit 221 • 4580 Rachel’s Lane • 615-889-2941Regular Adult Admission $20.

Tootsie's

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

After a day exploring the roots of the "Country Music Capital of the World," why not experience the sounds of Music City first-hand? If you're looking for an authentic atmosphere with top-notch performances, Tootsie's "World Famous" Orchid Lounge is the place to go. Since the days when the Grand Ole Opry still sought refuge at the Ryman Auditorium, this downtown bar has been featuring performances by both world-renowned and up-and-coming artists.

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation*

Constructed in 1853 in a breathtaking Greek Revival style, the Belle Meade Plantation is known as the "Queen of the Tennessee Plantations." At the center of the plantation is the mansion (its columns are peppered with bullet holes from the Civil War), where guides dressed in period costumes offer tours of the mansion's antebellum-style interior.

5025 Harding Pike • 615-356-0501 • Regular Adult Admission $24.

Johnny Cash museum

The Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum boasts the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia, including films, handwritten notes and letters penned by Cash himself along with more than 25 costumes made famous during the music legend's career. Since the museum is officially endorsed by the Cash family, you can bet you'll stumble across other personal mementos not available to the public anywhere else.

The George Jones Museum*

Referred to as the greatest country music singer of all time, George Jones lives on in The George Jones. Four levels with great food, live entertainment, museum/gift shop and a rooftop bar on the river. Museum is open daily, 10:00 AM–8:00 PM, Restaurant and Rooftop Bar are open 11:00 AM–10 PM Sunday–Wednesday and 11:00 AM–2:00 AM Thursday–Saturday.

128 2nd Avenue North • 615-862-5160 • Regular Adult Admission $20.

Belmont Mansion*

Join us daily for guided tours through ornate rooms furnished in Victorian opulence and brimming with American history. Built in 1853, this Italian villa-style mansion was once owned by the wealthy and powerful Adelicia Acklen, whose prismatic stories of strength, perseverance, and character during and after the Civil War justifiably make her Nashville’s own steel magnolia. Belmont Mansion served as headquarters for the Union army during the Civil War.

1700 Acklen Avenue • 615-460-5459 • Regular Adult Admission $15.

Adventure Science Center*

Travel to the outer reaches of the galaxy in the Sudekum Planetarium and Space Chase wing. In BodyQuest, explore the systems of the human body, and then climb the seven levels of the Adventure Tower to discover the many roles science plays in everyday life.

800 Fort Negley Boulevard615-862-5160Regular Adult Admission $15.95.

Fontanel Mansion*

Once the family home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, the Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia, and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there. Visitors are encouraged to look, touch, feel, and relax in this magnificent home. Tours are offered in small intimate groups and tend to sell out. Please call in advance for availability and to make reservations. The mansion is open daily from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

4125 Whites Creek Pike • 615-724-1600 • Regular Adult Admission $24.

 

The Escape Game*

We offer an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live the stories you love. You will be part of a team, locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape. We offer 7 immersive escape experiences. You must call at least 1 day in advance to make your reservation. Your Total Access Pass serial number will be required when reserving your space.

Berry Hill Location: 510 East Iris Drive Downtown Location: 162 3rd Avenue N. • 615-647-8229 • Regular Adult Admission $31.99 - $35.99.

The Famous Footsteps (Walking Tour)*

Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and Tom Ryman are just a few of the people who have made their mark on the historical city of Nashville. On this tour we walk paths along lower Broadway, learning about the people (and places) that helped make it “Music City.” Guided tour distance is approximately 6 blocks and typically takes 2 hours. Tours are made by reservation. A calendar of days and times available is on our website: www.experiencenashvilletours.com.

417 Broadway • 615-788-6384 • Regular Adult Admission $20.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts*

The Frist Center, Nashville’s downtown art museum, features ever-changing exhibitions from around the world, interactive art-making activities, café and gift shop, and live music every Thursday and Friday night. 2018 exhibitions include “soundsuits” and sculptures by Nick Cave; historical Roman objects; architectural photography; international contemporary art; artworks that celebrate the splendor of Paris; marriage chests; and much more. Visit fristcenter.org for a complete exhibition schedule. Kids 18 and under are always free.

919 Broadway • 615-244-3340  • Regular Adult Admission $12.

Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours*

Did you know Nashville is one of the most historic cities in the South? Dating back nearly 200 years, Nashville’s history spans the Civil War, prohibition, women’s suffrage and civil rights. Break away from lower Broadway and join one of our local historians for a fascinating walk through Nashville’s past to learn the real stories behind the myths and legends. Reserve your ticket at echoesofnashville.com.

501 Broadway • Bridgestone Arena • 615-576-0804 • Regular Adult Admission $20.

The Delta Riverboat Company*

Set sail with the Delta Riverboat Company and let them guide you through the 4.5-acre indoor garden, past the 85-foot Delta fountain, around The Old Hickory Steakhouse, and by three different waterfalls.

Gaylord Opryland Resort • 2800 Opryland Drive • 615-889-1000 • Regular Adult Admission $13.11.

 

Discover Nashville by Bus

Give your legs a break on this Nashville tour that takes you through the city—and past its most famous sights—by a comfortable coach bus. Not only will you see more Nashville attractions in less time than if you were walking, but admission to the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame is included. It’s a perfect introduction to Nashville for first-time visitors.

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

(Included in Total Access Pass)

TSHF is a must-see for families, fans of all ages, and those interested in learning more about the sports legends that represent our state. Come explore our newly opened exhibit on Pat Summitt and see our other displays on Olympians, Steeplechase, legendary athletes such as Peyton Manning…and many more!  
501 Broadway • 615-242-4750 • Adults $3, Kids $2

Cruzzin Nashville*

Experience Nashville the native way via our open air limo style golf carts. Turn up the music, relax and enjoy your private guided tour through Music City.  Explore places like Honky Tonk Highway, Music Row, museums, dining, and shopping destinations. Reservations required and all passengers must be 4 years of age and older. Cruzzin Nashville will pick up at your preferred location in Downtown Nashville.

844-278-9946 • Regular Adult Admission $15.


music city map

Printable Nashville Dining and Entertainment Map

Nashville is a city of music, dining and entertainment. Take the opportunity to fully explore experience this lively, growing city.
  

Map of Nashville: Dining & Entertainment


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