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A Town With a Story

Things To Do in Downtown Nashville

Nashville has always been a city of storytellers, dreamers, creators, and makers. Known to many as Music City, visitors flock from all around the globe to enjoy live music 365 days a year from a music scene as diverse as the talented artists who make up our community. They also come to experience the city’s own rich culture, art, food, and history. See for yourself what makes Nashville a town full of wild animals and lovely people.


From soulful honky tonk shows to innovative food creations, Nashville is a creative city through and through. Speaking to the free-spirited, the curious, and every Nashville visitor in between, Music City offers so much more than just good tunes and lively dancing. Only steps away from Noelle, you’ll find Nashville’s best art galleries and museums, waiting to be explored with local and global art offerings.

Hard Rock Cafe Nashville

The Hard Rock Cafe Nashville is located in the heart of downtown Nashville’s Historic District, within walking distance of the Music City Center, historic Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, and Nissan Stadium. Located in a historic building that stretches over half a block, this renowned restaurant has plenty of room for you and all your rowdy friends.

Nissan Stadium

Billed as Music City’s premier entertainment destination, Nissan Stadium is Nashville’s largest venue for major national concert tours, crowd-pleasing games, and more. Conveniently located just four minutes from Noelle, the stadium is also home to the Tennessee Titans NFL team and TSU Tigers college football team, as well as the annual CMA Fest and the Music City Bowl.

Nashville Zoo

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a zoological garden and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles southeast of Downtown Nashville. As of 2014, the zoo was middle Tennessee’s top attraction and contained 6,230 individual animals, encompassing 339 species. The zoo’s site is approximately 188 acres in size.

Musicians Hall of Fame

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals. Each exhibit tells the story of a musician that you may have heard but may have never seen.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon in Centennial Park, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by architect William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum. The focus of the Parthenon’s permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity. With eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape, every season offers something new.

National Museum of African American Music

Located in downtown Nashville, the National Museum of African American Music is scheduled to open on Labor Day in 2020. The museum will encompass a 56,000-square-foot facility and will highlight how African Americans have contributed to all genres of American music.

Nashville Pride

Celebrate your PRIDE! Join us to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride and Equality at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park June 25 and June 26, 2022. Nashville Pride works diligently to be the connective glue that brings all of us together to celebrate our Pride.

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