What you should know about Nashville TN is that all the thing you will find there can be found in these three words: History, arts, and music.
History because the city is actually the birthplace of three United States presidents – Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Jackson – and you will structures there that will allow you to walk you through history. There is Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and state Capitol building, where the remains of James Polk are buried.
There is also a reflection of the past in the Parthenon, found in the city’s Centennial Park. Nashville’s Parthenon is actually a full-sized reproduction of the original ancient Parthenon found in Greece. And just like the original, it houses a 42-foot statue of the goddess Athena and beyond that, an art gallery and museum.
Nashville TN is most well-known for country music. If there are any doubts that it is the birthplace of country music, there is no doubt that the greatest musicians in folk country music had their roots there.
The city’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum pays homage to country music. Take a stroll through the museum and appreciate exciting little bits and pieces of history that remind us of how far we, and our music, have come. And when you are done with appreciation, you can count go to the so-called Lower Broadway clubs where the music greats like Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson had their start.
And there is another section of the city where clubs host songwriter’s nights, when the spotlight is the brains behind the music and featured music writers come up the stage and blurt impromptu lyrics to the tunes belted by a band. This is something that the people in Nashville are definitely proud of.
Of course, music, art and history aside, there are other things that you will find in Nashville. If you want to know the full breadth and depth of what the city has to offer, make sure to do research and while you’re at it, book day tours so you can save money and save yourself from any hassle.
When is the best time to visit? The tourism office says the best time to explore Nashville is Christmas time. However, we like to think that country music lovers are impervious to the season, even if it is a cold and harsh winter.