Nashville has, is and always will be the music capital of the world. Music is the common thread that connects its residents and everyone who visits. However, Nashville also boasts being the center for healthcare, publishing, banking, transportation industries, and education in Tennessee. For Nashville attractions, it is easier to ask what isn’t there to do. Some suggestions include:
THE WILDHORSE SALOON
- 120 2nd Avenue, North
- Nashville, TN 37201
The Wildhorse Saloon is a boot stompin, high heel kick’n good time. Great music and fine country dining with a dance floor makes you wish the night wouldn’t end. Wildhorse Saloon is a mega tri-level warehouse filled with nightly live music. It features a lip smacking restaurant with award winning barbecue meals, spacious dance floor, TV studio, enormous TV music screen, and huge bar areas. Local musical artists, as well as popular national artists perform regularly on the Wildhorse Saloon stage, just as musical stars have been doing for over 200 years. Visit Music Row on historic Second Avenue and you’ll see the ever lively Wildhorse Saloon.
NASHVILLE’S GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT
- Boarding at the Gaylord Opryland Dock
The General Jackson Showboat is Nashville’s 300 foot long, paddle wheel riverboat that provides daily lunch and dinner cruises for the whole family. The General Jackson Showboat cruises provide meals and beverages, as well as on-board live stage shows. Tickets are always available for this 2.5 hour experience. The General Jackson is the largest river showboat in the world, taking its passengers past many historical sights along the banks of the Cumberland River. Its comfortable four decks offer scenic views, relaxing accommodations and private party levels. Lunch time cruises provide guests with a comic review with musical highlights, while evening cruises offer elegant southern dining with musical tribute to Tennessee and its famous musical legends.
- 3777 Nolensville Pike
- Nashville, TN 37211
Plan an exciting day at Nashville’s amazing zoo, which is open from 9am EST to 6pm daily. The Nashville Zoo invites children and the family to learn more about varying species and their habitats. The zoo offers shows, activities, as well as educational events throughout the year. Kids will love the scenic ride aboard the Wilderness Express Train. The Wild Animal Carousel and the Jungle Gym park will keep the family highly entertained. Special events after 6:00 p.m. take place under the Nashville sky — most notably the Zoovie Movie night experience. Games, music and inflatable creatures are scattered throughout the zoo after hours. Private parties can be scheduled for those special events.
Nashville, Tennessee offers something for everyone, all while keeping its neighborhoods and residents healthy in an eco-friendly environment. Nashville is a fun and healthy location to start a business or raise a family.