Nashville refers to the capital of the State of Tennessee which also doubles up as the county seat of Davidson County. The city lies on the banks of the River Cumberland. The city is the second largest in the State of Tennessee after Memphis and the fourth largest in south eastern U.S. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Nashville include Louisville, Lexington, Birmingham, Memphis and Atlanta.
There are a number of in Nashville. One such attraction is the Belle Meade Plantation which dates back ot the year 1853 and which refers to a magnificent old southeern mansion that is found in one of the finest plantaions in Nashville and Tennessee at large. The grounds of the mansion comprise of a log cabin that dates back to the year 1790, a smoke house that dates back to the year 1820 a mausoleum that dates back to the year 1840 and a creamery that dates back to the year 1884. The music square is found at the heart of Nashville country music industry. Visitors will be glad to find the Country Music Hall of Fame, numerous recording studios as well as museums. The other attraction is Opryland which comprises of a number of attractions which include the renowned Grand Ole Opry. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Nashville.
The Parthenon is found in the Centennial Park and refers to a reproduction of the famous Parthenon. It was initially constructed in wood in the year 1897 to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the State of Tennessee and was later reconstructed using stone on the same site. It is an exact replica of the ancient Greek temple and it features among other things a permanent collection of sixty three works by nineteenth and twentieth century American painters. To get to this attraction you need hire a car in Nashville.
There other popular attraction in Tennessee is the Ryman Auditorium which opened in the year 1892 and which was home to the Grand Ole Opry performance as from the years 1943 to 1974. It is now a museum. It has been restored and features among other things a musical theatre, concert and classical series, television tapings as well as bluegrass shows. To get to this attraction you need car rental in Nashville.
There are a number of other attractions in Nashville including the Adventure Science Center, Belmont Mansion, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Fort Nash, Fox Trot Carousel and much more.
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