At Elite Insurance Solutions, we serve all of Tennessee, including one of the best cities in the world, Nashville. This capital city has quickly become one of the largest cities in the country because it is such a great place to live. Situated in a central location, Nashvillians enjoy a low cost of living, scenic outdoor sites, friendly hospitality, and many fun-filled attractions. It is no wonder so many people are moving here to make Nashville their home. We would like to tell you about some of our favorite places on USA Today’s Top Ten Attractions list to go in Nashville so that you can see why we love this city so much.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
A privately-owned estate on 55 acres on the western edge of Nashville, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art was opened to the public in 1960. The former home of the prominent Cheek family, the 30,000 square foot Georgian mansion houses an impressive collection of art, including paintings, drawings, and porcelain objects. Surrounding the mansion are the gardens, which feature flowering trees, annuals, and shrubs. Visitors can enjoy featured exhibits and installations, water features, and floral displays. Every week, Cheekwood offers explorative activities for children, making this attraction fun for the entire family.
The Parthenon in Centennial Park
Did you know Nashville is called the “Athens of the South?” This name comes from the numerous colleges and universities in the city as well as from this tribute to classical Greek architecture. This replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece houses a museum that features art from 19th- and 20th-century American artists alongside Athenian sculptures which were created from direct casts of originals of ancient Greek works. Located within Centennial Park, the Parthenon is a great spot for a picnic on a sunny day.
The Ryman Auditorium
One of the most famous music venues in the country, this National Historic Landmark was built in 1892 by Captain Tom Ryman as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. Best known as the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium continues to host concerts of every musical genre today in its 2,362-seat room. During the months of November through February each year, country music fans can enjoy performances of the Grand Ole Opry here. Not only does this historic building host musical events, but it is also open daily for both guided and self-guided tours. Highlights from these tours include a photo of yourself on the Ryman stage, a timeline of events, a recording studio, and the Hatch Show Print Gallery, an autographed collection of iconic letterprint posters of artists from Aretha Franklin to the Zac Brown Band.
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