Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County. Nicknamed "Music City, U.S.A.", Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many major record labels. Since much earlier times it has been called the "Athens of the South", for its educational institutions and classical architecture.
Many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium, which was for many years the site of the Grand Ole Opry. Each year, the Country Music Association's Fan Fair (renamed "CMA Music Festival" in 2003) brings many thousands of country fans to the city.
Other popular destinations include Fort Nashborough, a reconstruction of the original settlement; the Tennessee State Museum; and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The graceful State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public. The Nashville Zoo is one of the city's newer attractions.
Each of Nashville's neighborhoods provide a unique vibe and experience complete with shopping, dining and nightlife options that offer locals and visitors a taste of Nashville's eclectic diversity.
We are the Music City and with the name comes every type of genre to play. Looking to rock the night away, fill the belly with some groovy cuisine or be inspired by our attractions, arts and history? Nashville is the place to be!
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From the honky-tonk floors to the symphony hall walls, there’s more live music here than anywhere in the world. And much more.