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LOCATION, location, location. Work hard, play hard! Take a stroll down Broadway and find out why Nashville is known as Music City.
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Nashville is a vibrant and exciting destination that combines the old and the new, country music and rock & roll, Johnny Cash and The Black Keys. If you’re into music, food, sports, history or architecture, you’ll love Nashville. To learn more about why Nashville has become one of the places to visit, check out Anthony Bourdain’s “epic” Parts Unknown episode.
While Nashville is known for music, the local restaurant scene is booming, combining Southern hospitality with great experiences in several hip and happening locations downtown.
A local specialty, Nashville hot chicken is the way to taste local culture. Chicken pieces are marinated in a blend of seasoning, floured, fried, and finally sauced using a paste spiced with cayenne pepper.
Created in 1912, a Goo Goo Cluster is a unique Nashville treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. It’s a candy bar made with real milk chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and marshmallow nougat.
Catfish is one of Nashville’s most popular delicacies. Along with catfish, which is mostly fried, you can enjoy hushpuppies and fries or shrimp or other types of fish.
Are you a BBQ aficionado? In Nashville, you can find everything from pulled pork to sweetly slathered ribs. Even better, the sides include spicy beans, mac ‘n cheese, and coleslaw.
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From music, cocktails, famous night spots and entertainment, Nashville is teeming with things to do.
For decades, Broadway has attracted country music fans to its honky-tonk bars. Several of the street’s old furniture and hardware stores have been adaptively-reinvented as upscale honky-tonks, such as Blake Shelton’s Ole Red and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar.
Printers Alley features restaurants, live music, and nightclubs. When the nightclubs opened, the alley became a place where performers like Chet Atkins and Hank Williams became stars.
For the uninitiated, a honky-tonk bar is any country bar with live music. Some of the popular venues include Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Wildhorse Saloon. Don’t be surprised if you see musicians who have appeared on American Idol and The Voice.
Nashville’s #1 tourist attraction, the Grand Ole Opry is the place to see country music. You can buy tickets to see concerts and tour the facility.
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It’s not just about country music -- Nashville has more than 30 museums to learn about the city’s history and culture.
If you’re a country music fan, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has exhibits, publications, and educational programs to learn about the genre’s history and traditions.
For fans of the “Man in Black”, you’ll find the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia.
The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum honors musicians from stars to studio players, from all genres of music – from Elvis to Jimi Hendrix. Get hands-on and hear yourself in the band with the immersive interactive displays – where else can you see Taylor Swift and Kanye together again?
You’ll see hundreds of Willie Nelson’s personals items, as well as exhibits featuring stars such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Patsy Cline. And, of course, you can pick up a few Nashville souvenirs.
For car buffs, the Lane Motor Museum, located in a former bakery, has the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the U.S.