I am getting pumped to head to Nashville this Friday on a trip with my husband (it’s an awards trip). The last time I was in Nashville, it was when I got into Vanderbilt University and went down to check it out. I’m quite certain it’s probably changed quite a bit since then (though I’m dating myself!).
We arrive mid-morning on a Friday and leave Monday morning, so it will be an extended weekend of fun in the Country Music capital. We have a number of fun evening events and tours, including a trip to the Grand Ole Opry and the Jack Daniels distillery.
On Friday, after arriving at the Hutton Hotel, we have some time on our own to explore. We’ve picked out a couple of attractions we would like to check out on our own including the Johnny Cash Museum and the Parthenon.
The Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum is also on our list because who doesn’t love a little Johnny Cash?! This museum is one of only 6 attractions in Nashville to receive the AAA Gem Rating! The extensive collection of memorabilia from Cash’s lifetime of music are paired with interactive activities that are fun for all ages.
There is a shop on site to purchase Johnny Cash souvenirs, a coffee shop and a café. You can even host events at the museum! Admission is $18 for adults ($17 with AAA membership), military and seniors are $17, children are $14 (6-15 (with adult admission) and 5 & under Free (with adult admission).
The Parthenon is a highlight of Centennial Park, boasting a 42 foot replica of the Athena statue located at the Greek Parthenon. Both the Parthenon and the Athena statue are built to scale (for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition) and a centerpiece of this urban Nashville park.
In addition to being a beautiful recreation of both classical relics, the Parthenon serves as the city’s art museum. A focal point of its collection is a group of 63 pieces from American painters crafted during the 19th and 20th centuries (donated by James Cowan).
Admission to the Parthenon is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children (4-17) and seniors 62+. You can find more information on their website HERE.
What are your favorite sites to check out in Nashville, I would love to add them to our list!