(Nashville, Tennessee - TN, USA)
Nashville's number one museum is the Country Music Hall of Fame, attracting thousands of country music lovers annually. Various other smaller music-related museums are dotted around Nashville city, while the Adventure Science Center provides an equally educational experience for those looking to explore the environment that surrounds us.
History buffs will enjoy both the Agriculture Museum and the Tennessee State Museum, and motor vehicle enthusiasts should not miss the Lane Motor exhibits. Meanwhile, sports fans visiting Nashville frequently head straight for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, where they can relive their favorite sporting moments from past decades.
Adventure Science Center
Address: 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37203, USA
Tel: +1 615 862 5160
Bringing science and life to children and adults alike, the Adventure Science Center features a range of exhibits, some permanent and others which are rotating. Step inside a giant brain, slide through a human intestinal tract and operate on an injured leg; children will love the hands-on exhibits at the center, while adults can engage their imaginations.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday - 12:30 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discount for children and seniors, children under two free
Address: Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37204, USA
Tel: +1 615 837 5197
The Agriculture Museum boasts an extensive collection of farming artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries along with home wares, rural prints, folk art and sculptures. The spacious grounds include a wooded trail and gardens, while there is also a log cabin community that shares the grounds.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Address: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37203, USA
Tel: +1 615 416 2001
Tracing the history and evolution of country music, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum gives visitors a chance to come and listen for themselves. Displays include interactive exhibits, costumes, instruments and archive films. Established in 1961, the Country Music Hall of Fame moved to its present purpose-built home in 2001. The building itself is particularly striking and cost almost $40 million to create, with its main curving wall being designed to resemble the black and white keys of a piano.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount for military, seniors and children under 17, children under six free
Lane Motor Museum
Address: 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37210, USA
Tel: +1 615 742 7445
Featuring mostly European automobiles built between 1940 and 1990, Nashville's Lane Motor Museum contains a number of unique cars that are hard to find. Boasting the largest Tatra collection outside of Europe, a micro-car collection, amphibious vehicles, competition cars, alternative fuel vehicles, military vehicles and some motorcycles, this attraction is sure to delight any motor vehicle enthusiast.
Open hours: Thursday to Monday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount for seniors, children age 5 and under free
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum
Address: 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37203, USA
Tel: +1 615 242 4750
Tennessee's rich sports history is commemorated at this fantastic sports hall, with features on sports stars such as Peyton Manning, Tracy Caulkins, Wilma Rudolph, Pat Head Summitt and Tim McCarver, among many others. The 7,200-square-foot / 690-square-meter Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum covers all sports, ranging from team to extreme sports and also has some good video footage of your favorite sports moments.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount for children
Tennessee State Museum
Address: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, Tennessee TN, USA
Tel: +1 615 741 2692
Visitors to the city's Tennessee State Museum can trace the history of Tennessee back to the time, when the land was inhabited by prehistoric Indians. Displays chronicle state events from the Civil War right through to the 1900s, including features on quilts, silver, weapons, paintings and pottery. There is also a military history branch, suiting those visitors who are interested in all aspects of warfare.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00