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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Nashville

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Nashville goes by many names- Music City, Athens of the South and much much more. This unique city has a wonderful historical heritage and cultural past. It is also a modern urban center and the seat of country music in the world. When in Nashville, check out these amazing tourist attractions to make your visit unforgettable.

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Battle of Franklin Trust: Civil War Memorial 

Battle of Franklin Trust Carter House
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Three historic landmarks during the American Civil War were the Carter House, Carnton Plantation and Lotz House. These form part of the Battle of Franklin trust memorial. Carter House was constructed in the year 1830 by F. B. Carter and it was a federal command post and refuge from the battle. Carlton Plantation was also constructed around this time by ex Nashville mayor R. McGavock which functioned as a hospital for confederate soldiers who were wounded. Lotz House is a dream come true for those who cherish family history, antiques and artwork as well as opulent furnishings. Each House has a separate admission fee, but you can also get a common ticket for all the three. 

Carter House
Address-  1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin Tennessee 37064
Telephone Number -  6197911861

Carnton Plantation
Address -  1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin Tennessee 37064
Telephone Number - 6157940903

Lotz House 
Address- 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin Tennessee 37062
Telephone  Number  -  6157907190

Fort Negley: Union Troops Largest Fortification

Fort Negley
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Fort Negley was one of the most distinct and biggest fortification put together by Union’s troops during the Civil War at Nashville. You can enjoy the wonderful exhibits and videos here as well as self guided tours and interactive displays. Admission is free.

Fort Negley 
Address -  1100 Fort Negley, Boulevard Nashville TN 37203
Telephone Number -  6158628470

George Dickel Distillery - Pureness in every drop

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George A Dickel Distillery was formed in the 1870s when pure water was used from the spring Cascade to distill the brew. The same pure water continues to be used in every bottle of this amazing whiskey From Tennessee. Visit the distillery to study the history and processes of milling, eating, fermenting and distilling. 

George Dickel Distillery
Address- 1950 Cascade Hollow Road, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37368
Telephone Number  -  9318573124

Hatch Show Print- America’s most dated working letterpress shop

Hatch Show Print
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Hatch Show Print is among the oldest functional letterpress poster stores which can created in 1879.  With tours everyday and a chance to print your own poster, why would you ever pass this up?

Hatch Show Print
Address- 224 5th Avenue, South Nashville TN-37203
Telephone Number  -  6155777710

Jackson Hermitage: The President’s Home 

Hermitage Plantation
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America’s seventh president, also called the people’s leader created the beautiful heritage home for his wide. This mansion includes Alfred’s Cabin, Hermitage Cabin, and the First Hermitage.President Andrew Jackson owned the land on which the Hermitage has been built. 

Address - 4580, Rachel Lane Hermitage TN-37076
Telephone Number  - 6158892941

Jack Daniel Distillery- United States oldest and leading distillery

Jack Daniels Distillery
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Jack Daniels Distillery is the oldest in the US. If you visit this distillery, you will get the privilege of a guided tour and this is where Jack Daniels Old Number 7 was discovered and created. 

Address - 182, Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg TN- 37352
Telephone Number  -  9317596357

Johnny Cash Museum- Check out the Men in Black 

Johnny Cash Museum
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Johnny Cash Museum has the biggest and most detailed Johnny Cash memorabilia as well as artifacts, interactive displays and graphics. Songwriter Cash’s original handwritten songs are also on display here. 

Address -  119, Third Avenue, Nashville, TN-37201
Telephone Number  -  6152651777

Historic Mansker’s Station: Reconstruction of life in the 1770s

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Located outside Nashville is this mansion station which is a replica of a 1770 frontier log station of early settlements in Cumberland. The Bowen Plantation House is also located nearby. 

Historic Mansker’s Station
Address -  705, Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, TN-37072
Telephone Number  -  6158593678

Marathon Villages: Leading Creative Community in Nashville

Marathon VIllage
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This is one of the most creative community in Nashville with artists in the field of fine, performing as well as commercial arts. This building was also the site of the Marathon Factory in the early 1900s. See some of the most amazing historic ruins in Music City, Nashville. 

Marathon Village
Address -  1305, Clinton Street, Nashville, TN-37203
Telephone Number  -  6153271010

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum -  Showcasing  the life of artists 

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is a pain to musicians belonging to different categories and instruments. Music history is documented here as well as instruments used by musical geniuses to record classic songs. Musicians featured in this Museum include Red Hot Chili Peppers and Keith Richards. 

The Parthenon- World’s Only Perfect Replica of Greek temple

The Parthenon
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Parthenon is the exact same replication of an olden Greek temple built for the purpose of celebrating the centennial exposition in the 1890s. This temple features the Greek goddess of Wisdom Athena and her consort Nike along with many other historical exhibits. 

The Parthenon
Address: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Av. Nashville TN-37203
Telephone Number -  6158628431

Grand Ole Opry- The Most Famous Stage in US

Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry is the hotspot for the top musical talent and country music geniuses in the field. It started as a radio show in Nashville office building block in the 1920s. Currently, this theater has a 4,400 seater and performances take place on weekend nights as well as Tuesdays. Each of the shows is unique with the best performances and the most enjoyable entertainment. 

Grand Ole Opry
Address - 2804, Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee-37214
Telephone - 615871OPRY/8716779 Local
Toll Free Number-  8007336779

Nissan Stadium: Game of all Games

 Nissan Stadium

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If watching the Tennessee Titan team or the SCE Vanderbilt Commodores is right up your alley, pay a visit to Nissan stadium. And just to cool off, Tailgate Brewery is the place to go. 

Nissan Stadium
Address: One Titans Way, Nashville TN-37213
Telephone Number  -  6155654300

Belle Meade Plantation: Soaking in the Rich History

Belle Meade Plantation
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The Empress of Tennessee Plantations is none other than Belle Meade. Built during the 1850s, this plantation is a historical reminder of the Civil War. Giving this antebellum house its classic Southern feel is an amazing restaurant on site.  This 30 acre plantation is the perfect place to enjoy some vintage Southern vibes. 

Belle Meade Plantation
Address -  5025, Harding Pike, Nashville Tennessee-37205
Telephone Number  -  6153560096

Honky Tonkin on Broadway- And the Fun Begins

 Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

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Lower Broadway is where the fun begins and you can get that classic pair of boots or delight in country music. Some of the best places are Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge or Paradise Park Trailer Resort. 

Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge
Address - 422 Broadway, Nashville Tennessee-37203, US
Telephone Number  -   16157260463
Website -  www.tootsies.net/
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