Nashville, Tennessee is the home of country music, and it’s not a surprise that many of the attractions in Downtown Nashville are dedicated to the craft. This area of the city is home to picturesque national parks, monuments, museums and offers multiple tours devoted to all-time greats of country music.
Many visitors to downtown Nashville come for the love of music. Therefore, it is fitting to begin a tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Discover the stories behind the music, artists and songwriters at this interactive exhibition centre. Promising singers can pen their own lyrics or watch a performance, while music fans can head out on one of the studio tours. Followers of the legendary Johnny Cash can relive the glory days through his son, John Carter Cash. Alternatively, take a walk through the Historic RCA Studios. Located on Music Row, the artists who frequented Studio B have recorded over 35,000 songs. It has been the creative home to Elvis, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, and more recently Carrie Underwood. Following the tour, head for Music City Walk of Fame Park. This star-studded pavement pays homage to country artists alongside the Nashville Music Garden. Visitors in need of a little relaxation after all the excitement can find a peaceful oasis in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. One of Nashville’s premier parks, it features the Tennessee Amphitheatre, the Court of 3 Stars, Rivers of Tennessee Fountains and historical walking trails. The downtown area is also home to numerous shops, bars and eateries. After dark Downtown Nashville comes to life. Local venues continue the city tradition hosting upcoming country artists, and lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of country’s next future superstar.
Visitors staying in Downtown Nashville will be within easy walking distance of many museums and attractions. Free bus services operate along the “Music City Circuit” several times an hour. Shuttle buses also run between Opryland, downtown Nashville and the airport. Those with their own transport will find city accommodations offer parking facilities. Alternatively, taxis and Uber are available.
Nashville became the capital of Tennessee in October 1843, having won by just one vote. It became an important trade centre after the American Civil War. Today, this trade centre remains with billion dollar developments in the planning phase. In addition to its legendary country music, Nashville has a vision for the future. The city has great ideas on how to develop technology, sustainable designs and add more green areas to its already beautiful centre.