I love visiting Nashville!  This summer we have been giving away trips to Gaylord Opryland Resort, so I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the iconic attractions.If you know me well you know the first place I head to when I pull into Nashville is Opry Mills Mall however, there are a million things to do .

Here are the top 10 things to do in Nashville According to Trip Advisor;

10.  Fontanel Mansion;  according to trip advisor, Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville's only country music mansion tour giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. The home, situated on the 200 plus acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery, Natchez Hills Winery, Cafe Fontanella, Music City Ziplines by Adventure Works, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. Open 7 days a week...Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

9. Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens; this wonderland of plant life is a spectical for the horticulturalist in all of us!  With over 50,000 different tropical plants, 20 full time staff, and over 449 different species, you might see banana trees, ginger plants, palm trees and more.

8.  The Johnny Cash Museum;  according to trip advisor, the Johnny Cash Museum features the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Walk through the life of the Man in Black depicted in interactive exhibits, films and much more. We feature a Bongo Java Coffee Shop and Museum Cafe. Officially endorsed by the Cash Family. The museum recently received the coveted AAA GEM rating; the highest bestowed on an attraction. We are one of only six attractions in Nashville to have this distinction.

7.  Downtown Nashville; from museums, to bars and restaurants, to nightlife and tourism it will not disapoint.  My boys especially love the Batman AKA AT& T building!

6.  Andrew Jackson's Hermitage; according to trip advisor, the Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States, and recently named the #1 historic house in Tennessee. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings, that welcomes some 200,000 annual visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren, from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage this summer and witness "The Duel: The Art of the Southern Gentleman." This 30-minute new visitor experience will answer questions about dueling followed by an ACTUAL demonstration by our historic re-enactors. “The Duel” takes place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the day, free with paid admission.

5.  RCA Studio B;  according to trip advisor, the historic RCA Studio B--was once the recording home of popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, and The Everly Brothers--is both a classroom for Nashville area students and a popular cultural attraction. First made available to Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum visitors in 1977, RCA Studio B was donated to the Museum in 1992. Studio B tours are available as part of the Museum's platinum ticket package, which also includes Museum admission and audio tour, and depart from the Museum hourly between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Transportation provided.

4.  Private Tours;  who wouldn't want a private tour of iconic Nashville.  Just think of bringing your friends down and looking at houses of the stars, museums, behind the scenes and more!

3.  Country Music Hall of Fame;  home to over 2.5 million artifacts, exhibits, shopping, and dining.  This is one place you will not want to miss when you visit Nashville!

2.  Ryman Auditorium; One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this auditorium still hosts live music events.

1.  The Grand Ole Opry;  I got to guest host the Grand Ole Opry a few months ago and it will go down in the books as one of the most memorable experiences of my life.  I don't care who you are when you step in the "Circle" and stand behind the microphone you feel like a STAR! Accourding to trip advisor, The Grand Ole Opry, an American Icon and Nashville's number one attraction, is known for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages. It's where unforgettable moments happen every week...moments like the night Trace Adkins revealed a tweet inviting his pal Blake Shelton to become a member of the Opry. With country music's new stars, superstars, and legends live on stage, you never know what'll happen next. See the show that made country music famous.

Nashville is a blast whether you are shopping, site seeing, or coming to take in the amazing country music stars playing the Opry.



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