Ryman Auditorium is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

1. Ryman Auditorium

9.5
Music Venue · Downtown Nashville · 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN

CMTCMT: The "mother church" of country music is the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. The atmosphere and acoustics are spectacular in any section, but experiencing a show from the balcony is unforgettable.

Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

2. Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge

8.6
Rock Club · Downtown Nashville · 422 Broadway, Nashville, TN

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally called Mom’s, it was renamed after Tootsie Bess bought the bar in 1960 & it was mistakenly painted orchid color. Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, Waylon Jennings & Patsy Cline have been patrons.

Ernest Tubb Record Shop is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

3. Ernest Tubb Record Shop

6.9
Record Shop · Downtown Nashville · 417 Broadway, Nashville, TN

Dale R.Dale Rooftime: Visit history! Same set-up as wehn folks like Hank Williams would play live and have it sent out over the air on the Midnight Jamboree!

Hatch Show Print is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

4. Hatch Show Print

9.1
Arts & Crafts Store · Downtown Nashville · 224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN

BeckyBecky: visit if you nerd out about typeface. they also sell the best handmade postcards you will find in nashville.

Printer's Alley is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

5. Printer's Alley

Neighborhood · Nashville, TN

ScoutmobScoutmob: Scandalous! Most of the bars in Printers Alley remain from boot-legging operations during prohibition in the 1930s.

Chet Atkins Statue is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

6. Chet Atkins Statue

Sculpture Garden · Downtown Nashville · 300 5th Avenue n. (Union street), Nashville, TN
Loveless Cafe is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

7. Loveless Cafe

9.3
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 8400 Highway 100 (at McCrory Ln), Nashville, TN

HISTORYHISTORY: The café was established in the early 1950’s as Lon & Anne Loveless served southern cooking to travelers on Highway 100. It once included a motel, which closed in 1985.

Bluebird Cafe is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

8. Bluebird Cafe

8.8
Music Venue · Green Hills · 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN

Rex H.Rex Hammock: In the Green Hills, a close-in suburb with the city's best concentration of up-scale retail, is this "songwriters' venue," a unique Nashville tradition. Now owned by non-profit Songwriters association

Robert's Western World is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

9. Robert's Western World

9.0
Bar · Downtown Nashville · 416 Broadway, Nashville, TN

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. The best bar/western-wear store in Nashville. Historic spot that launched the best band you've never heard of: honky-tonkers BR549. Read more.

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

10. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

8.9
Museum · Downtown Nashville · 222 5th Ave S (at Demonbreun St), Nashville, TN

Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel: When viewed from different angles, this building can appear to be shaped like a piano, a bass clef, a radio tower or the fin tail of a Cadillac. (From Aerial America) Read more.

Grand Ole Opry House is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

11. Grand Ole Opry House

9.3
Concert Hall · 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN

Denise M.Denise Mattox: Home of the Grand Ole Opry, this venue is historic just as much as it is beautiful.