Nashville Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Nashville, Tennessee - TN, USA)
Nashville's main tourist attractions are representative of the city's reputation as a haven for music lovers.
With the Grand Ole Opry holding regular performances by some of the hottest country musicians around, and the Nashville Symphony performing both classical and contemporary musical delights, tourists who come looking for outstanding musical performances will not be disappointed.
Other prominent attractions include several family-based activities that can be enjoying year round, such as Laser Quest, Nashville Zoo and Wave Country. Meanwhile, adults looking for a romantic experience away from the kids can enjoy a dinner cruise down the Cumberland River.
Address: 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37211-3324, USA
Tel: +1 615 833 1534
Explore the animal kingdom at this 200-acre / 80-hectare zoo, with attractions including everything from Bengal tigers and zebras to otters and cougars. Children will be happily amused at Nashville Zoo's jungle playground, while adults might learn something new at the reptiles' living quarters, which showcases some rarities.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 18:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children
General Jackson Showboat
Address: 2808 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37214-1209, USA
Tel: +1 615 458 3900
Take a trip down the Cumberland River on a paddle-wheel cruise and be transported back to 19th-century Nashville. Dine on board as you soak up the shoreline views and traditional on-board entertainment attractions, which include a swing band, singing and dancing.
Open hours: daily launches - 10:15, 13:30 and 19:00
The Nashville Symphony
Address: Nashville, Tennessee TN, 84150, USA
Tel: +1 615 783 1200
Come and enjoy outstanding performances by the Nashville Symphony at the James K. Polk Cultural Center in downtown Nashville and listen to works composed by masters such as Mozart, Holst, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Contemporary musical attractions include performances of movie music that will take you on an atmospheric journey as you listen to melodies from favourites, such as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.
Open hours: hours vary
Grand Ole Opry
Address: 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37214, USA
Tel: +1 615 871 6779
Nashville's most famous stage, the Grand Ole Opry, is part of the Opryland complex, which includes the Opry Hotel and golf course and the famous botanical gardens. This is one of Nashville's biggest tourist attractions and is virtually self-contained. Here you can see live performances of some of the hottest country and western musicians in the whole of the US or lap up some luxury in the adjacent top-notch hotel.
Open hours: hours vary
Address: 166 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37201-1929, USA
Tel: +1 615 256 2560
One of Nashville's most exhilarating attractions, Laser Quest is fun for the whole family. Chase your friends through a maze of obstacles and shoot at them with a laser gun; the one with the most hits is the winner. Nashville's Laser Quest is harmless fun using invisible laser beams.
Open hours: Wednesday and Thursday - 18:00 to 21:00, Friday - 16:00 to midnight, Saturday - 12:00 to 24:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 19:00
Address: 2320 Two Rivers Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37214, USA
Tel: +1 615 885 1052
Nashville's Wave Country is a major water park attraction featuring daring slides, a wave machine and picnic and recreation areas. Perfect for hot sunny days, the park gives children chance to let off steam while adults sit back and relax.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discount for children