Four Seasons Unveils Another Side of Nashville
Nashville’s reputation as “Music City” is known globally, and millions flock here each year to hear live music on the city’s famed Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway. While live music and Lower Broadway are central to Nashville’s identity, there are some phenomenal lesser-known attractions that make this city a world-class destination.
While most depict Broadway as being the heart and soul of Music City, it may surprise you to learn that two of its most iconic music venues lie outside the downtown district. The legendary songwriters’ haven known as The Bluebird Cafe is located in Green Hills — in a strip mall along Hillsboro Road, shockingly enough — while country music’s most famous stage, the Grand Ole Opry, is about 15 minutes east of downtown.
If you’re a history buff looking to spend a day back in the past, visit The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson. The thousand-acre site (400 hectare), once owned by the seventh president of the United States, will give you an inside look at the unique life of Old Hickory. The grounds also serve as his final resting place.
Nashville is not all song and dance. For something more visually appealing, head south on Broadway away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and you’ll find the Frist Art Museum, housed in the city’s historic US Post Office. The Frist features exquisite exhibits that bring visual beauty to a city always searching for the next new sound.
Venture further south and you’ll discover another nod to fine art in the form of the world’s only exact-size replica of the Parthenon. Located in Nashville’s cherished Centennial Park, the Parthenon was built in celebration of the city's 100th birthday and Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition to properly claim its nickname as the “Athens of the South.”
Last, but certainly not least, are the gardens and galleries of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. The 55-acre (22 hectare) botanical gardens are home to a Country Era estate, an on-site art museum, outdoor sculptural exhibits, and stunning celebrations for every season. Cheekwood never disappoints visitors with its elegance and preservation, and the events hosted on its magnificently manicured grounds are guaranteed to dazzle all the senses.
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