Plan your next vacation to Music City, USA! Perhaps best known for being the home to the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville is THE destination for country music lovers. With fascinating history, fantastic musicians, and gorgeous sights around every corner, you’ll be hard pressed to see everything while you’re there. Here are some tips and tricks for tackling this city on your next vacation….
This all-inclusive pass grants access to some of the best spots in Nashville! Use the pass to gain entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the Music City Trolley Hop On/Hop Off Tour, and the Nashville Unpublished Walking Tour for one low price!
Start your vacation at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The 37 million dollar complex is home to interactive exhibits which immerse each visitor in the world of country music from the 19th century to modern day. Currently, the museum is celebrating the advent of country music in Bakersfield, California during the 1960’s. It was in Bakersfield that Buck Owens and Merle Haggard created a new sound with piercing electric guitars and honest lyrics. Then, view the gorgeous costumes, instruments, and set pieces from superstar Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour which entertained more than 1.5 million fans in 111 shows in 19 countries. The exhibit will run from June 6 to November 4, 2013. Catch the tail end of the Patsy Cline exhibit before it ends on June 10, 2013. Featuring fabulous costumes, personal possessions, vintage photographs, and more, the exhibit tells Cline’s story in her own words using narratives from her own letters and videos. Several other exhibits complete the museum including a towering wall which displays every gold and platinum record to ever hit the country music charts. Your pass allows 2 days of access to the museum so don’t feel rushed to see it all in one day!
The Nashville Unpublished Walking Tour tells the tales of music legends through historic sites and famous stories. This 1.5 hour tour tells the untold stories, assumed legends, and true stories of Nashville and the cast of characters who have called this city home including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Elvis, and many more. The highlight of the tour is a behind the scenes look at the Ryman Auditorium, known as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” You’ll also have the chance to see Ernest Tubb Records, the Silver Dollar Saloon, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and much more!
Finally, use your pass to catch a ride on the Music City Trolley Hop On/Hop Off Tour. The narrated tours lasts about an hour then riders are free to jump off and on the bus at several stops throughout the city. On the tour you’ll see Bicentennial Park, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the famous Nashville Parthenon, and much more. When the narrated tour is over, spend your second day at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum because the trolley stops right in front of the museum!
Pick up the All About Nashville Attraction Pass on our website for your next vacation!