When you think of Nashville, there’s one thing that comes to mind: COUNTRY MUSIC! But did you know there are some really cool things in Nashville that have nothing to do with Country Music? Check out this list of cool things below:
1. Did you know that in Centennial Park, right in the middle of the park, there’s an exact replica of the Greek Parthenon? You don’t necessarily associate historical greek culture with country singers. And within the Parthenon, there’s a statue of The Goddess Athena which is 42 feet tall. In fact, it’s the tallest statue in the Western Hemisphere!
2. Nashville is where Oprah got her first big break. This is not something that you think of when you think of Nashville, that the one and only Oprah was attending Tennessee State University when she hosted her first ever talk show!
3. The black and white stools in Bicentennial Mall are a reminder on the sit-in movement led by John Lewis that arose due to the segregation that occurred in Nashville. These stools are to show how far the city has come.
4. The Hermitage Hotel has had some very famous residents such as John F. Kennedy to even the legendary Al Capone. It’s the only 5 Star/5 Diamond Hotel in all of Nashville. It’s also pet-friendly so if you like to travel with your fluffy friends then it’s worth checking it out.
5. You can celebrate Christmas all year round by visiting Santa’s Pub. So whether it’s 80 degrees or 30 degrees, you can visit Santa at the North Pole and be in the Christmas Spirit. Every night they have karaoke and at $2 there’s no good reason to not get up there and sing for the crowd.
As you can see, there’s a lot of fun things to do in Nashville besides listening to country music and visiting other historic landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood.