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

1. Ryman Auditorium

9.6
116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN
Music Venue · 142 tips and reviews

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

8.7
422 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Rock Club · 107 tips and reviews

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

7.3
417 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Record Shop · 14 tips and reviews

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
224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN
Arts & Crafts Store · 34 tips and reviews

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

Nashville, TN
Neighborhood · 16 tips and reviews

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

300 5th Avenue n. (Union street), Nashville, TN
Sculpture Garden · No tips or reviews
Loveless Cafe is one of 11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit.

7. Loveless Cafe

9.2
8400 Highway 100 (at McCrory Ln), Nashville, TN
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 254 tips and reviews

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.

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

8. The Bluebird Cafe

8.8
4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
Music Venue · Green Hills · 69 tips and reviews

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

8.9
416 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Bar · 118 tips and reviews

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

9.1
222 5th Ave S (at Demonbreun St), Nashville, TN
Museum · 102 tips and reviews

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
2804 Opryland Dr (at Briley Pkwy), Nashville, TN
Concert Hall · 88 tips and reviews

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