Nashville has recently been named one of the top ten cities for travel by Lonely Planet, and is ranked number one in the United States for international travel by TripAdvisor.com. As the home of such attractions as the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium and the former home of stars like Elvis Presley, Etta Jones and Jimi Hendrix, Nashville has something for everyone.
Known as the Music City, many of its attractions and most famous residents are centered on the music industry. But there is more to this city than just music; it has a rich history and holds many secrets.
Looking for something to do in Nashville in your down time before and after TEAM Polycom events? Here are some of the biggest attractions in Nashville:
Visit The Hermitage, home of U.S. president Andrew Jackson from 1804 to 1845. The Hermitage is a historical and haunted plantation located only ten miles east of Nashville. The plantation is also home to the tomb of Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel Jackson.
Want to see the world’s only full-scale replica of Greece’s Parthenon? You’ll find that in Nashville’s Centennial Park, complete with a 42-foot statue of the Greek Goddess Athena. The Parthenon is also Nashville’s largest art museum, with regular new exhibits and a permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art.
The Grand Ole Opry: Are you a fan of country music? The Grand Ole Opry is the place to go. This famous concert hall is the home of country music, famous for hosting some of the biggest names in country music both past and present. Playing at the Opry during the week of TEAM Polycom are country stars Chris Young, Ashley Monroe and more.
Visit the Ryman Auditorium, a 2,362 seat live-entertainment venue. The Ryman is host to various concerts, operas, and was once the home of the infamous Grand Ole Opry. The Ryman is open daily for tours.
Check out Dollywood, a theme park created by country music legend, Dolly Parton. Along with the theme park you will find spacious cabins and Dollywood’s Dream More resort.