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About Nashville

by SmarterTravel Staff
Downtown Nashville, General Jackson (Photo: Heavenly Perspectives/Nashville CVB)

Many music fans have made the pilgrimage to Music City, and there is plenty to see at the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Music Row. But that's not all Nashville, TN has to offer - Nashville's remarkable past makes it a diverse city sure to delight everyone.

Revisit historical Nashville at plantations like Travellers Rest, built on a Native American graveyard, or at the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. The Wild West comes alive at A Cowboy Town, where you can witness a gunfight and experience life as a cowpoke. Nashville is also home to a full-scale reproduction of the Greek Parthenon and a Dukes of Hazzard museum and store (appropriately named Cooter's Place).

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There are a lot of free things to do in Nashville, including Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress poster shops in the U.S. It uses 15th century techniques to produce posters for the Grand Ole Opry. Another option is a tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery, where visitors can watch the whisky-making process.

If you're looking for Nashville nightlife, Elliston Place is a hip neighborhood home to loud nightclubs, laidback bars, and tasty cafes. Serious shoppers will want to head to Green Hills and its stylish boutiques and upscale mall featuring designer labels.

Nashville International Airport has expanded considerably since the 340 acre airfield opened in 1937. It now includes more than 4,500 acres and serves more than 80 different markets, so finding flights to Nashville should be easy.

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