Best museums in Nashville

Check out the top museums in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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154 local reviews
222 5th Avenue South, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-416-2001
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Becky
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee is one of the world’s largest museums and re…
Greg
Even if you are not a big country fan, this is one of the must-visit attractions in Nashville. The Hall of Fam…
Amy
For lovers of country music, young and old, the Hall has something for all. Go back in time as you tour the mu…
1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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154 local reviews
222 5th Avenue South, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-416-2001
Becky
Becky
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to th…
Greg
Greg
Even if you are not a big country fan, this is one of the must-visit attractions in Nashville. The Hall of Fame is a state-of-the-art museum…
Amy
Amy
For lovers of country music, young and old, the Hall has something for all. Go back in time as you tour the museum reconnecting with classic…
2. Belle Meade Plantation

2. Belle Meade Plantation

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40 local reviews
5025 Harding Pike, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-0501 ext. 125
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Joe
Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic plantation mansion whose grounds now …
Greg and Stephanie
Landmark to centuries of human history, this museum is most well known for its enterprise breeding thoroughbre…
Eva
Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion whose grounds now function as…
2. Belle Meade Plantation

2. Belle Meade Plantation

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40 local reviews
5025 Harding Pike, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-0501 ext. 125
Joe
Joe
Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic plantation mansion whose grounds now function as a museum. It also …
Greg and Stephanie
Greg and Stephanie
Landmark to centuries of human history, this museum is most well known for its enterprise breeding thoroughbred racehorses going back to the…
Eva
Eva
Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion whose grounds now function as a museum. Belle Meade Plantat…
3. Centennial Park

3. Centennial Park

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136 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-8400
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Julia
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Part…
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museu…
Letty
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Part…
3. Centennial Park

3. Centennial Park

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136 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-8400
Julia
Julia
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns…
Mary
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum than in Greece! See the ent…
Letty
Letty
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns…
4. Frist Center for the Visual Arts

4. Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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133 local reviews
919 Broadway, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-244-3340
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Kendall
Past and present exhibits include Roman art, Australian Aboriginal art, collections by Nashville-born artists …
Kathy & Mike
Former art deco post office that has been turned into an art musuem downtown. Most exhibits are touring so it …
Kelly
The Frist Center opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the regi…
4. Frist Center for the Visual Arts

4. Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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133 local reviews
919 Broadway, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-244-3340
Kendall
Kendall
Past and present exhibits include Roman art, Australian Aboriginal art, collections by Nashville-born artists and more. The museum also prom…
Kathy & Mike
Kathy & Mike
Former art deco post office that has been turned into an art musuem downtown. Most exhibits are touring so it changes every few months. Part…
Kelly
Kelly
The Frist Center opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world. …
5. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

5. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
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Naomi
Beautiful park with a nice restaurant overlooking the grounds. Outdoor art installations in warm weather, and…
Kelly
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built …
Greg
Another "don't miss" Nashville attraction is Cheekwood -- a beautiful site west of downtown that is art museum…
5. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

5. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
Naomi
Naomi
Beautiful park with a nice restaurant overlooking the grounds. Outdoor art installations in warm weather, and a mansion with art museum (un…
Kelly
Kelly
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabe…
Greg
Greg
Another "don't miss" Nashville attraction is Cheekwood -- a beautiful site west of downtown that is art museum, gardens galore and historic …
6. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

6. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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24 local reviews
4580 Rachels Lane, Nashville
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+1 615-889-2941
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Greg and Stephanie
Historical mansion, museum and plantation of our country's 7th President and founder of the Democratic party, …
Mark
The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum and the former home of President Andrew Jackson.
Suzanne and Cliff
The Hermitage is the 3rd most visited Presidential home. The Museum, home, and gardens, are appreciated by al…
6. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

6. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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24 local reviews
4580 Rachels Lane, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-889-2941
Greg and Stephanie
Greg and Stephanie
Historical mansion, museum and plantation of our country's 7th President and founder of the Democratic party, Andrew Jackson.
Mark
Mark
The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum and the former home of President Andrew Jackson.
Suzanne and Cliff
Suzanne and Cliff
The Hermitage is the 3rd most visited Presidential home. The Museum, home, and gardens, are appreciated by all who visit.
7. Carter House

7. Carter House

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21 local reviews
1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin
Closed now
+1 615-791-1861
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Hilda
Major Civil War battlefield, interesting 45 minute tour, museum
Larry
Another Civil War museum.
Richard Carson
For Civil War buffs, the center of the Battle of Franklin.
7. Carter House

7. Carter House

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21 local reviews
1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin
Closed now
+1 615-791-1861
Hilda
Hilda
Major Civil War battlefield, interesting 45 minute tour, museum
Larry
Larry
Another Civil War museum.
Richard Carson
Richard Carson
For Civil War buffs, the center of the Battle of Franklin.
8. Adventure Science Center

8. Adventure Science Center

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27 local reviews
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-5160
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Damani
Interactive tech museum & planetarium
Chris+Lisa
Multilevel museum with hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Great for kids!
mary
Multilevel museum with hands-on exhibits & a planetarium teaches kids about tech, health & ecology.
8. Adventure Science Center

8. Adventure Science Center

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27 local reviews
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-5160
Damani
Damani
Interactive tech museum & planetarium
Chris+Lisa
Chris+Lisa
Multilevel museum with hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Great for kids!
mary
mary
Multilevel museum with hands-on exhibits & a planetarium teaches kids about tech, health & ecology.
9. RCA Studio B

9. RCA Studio B

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9 local reviews
1611 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville
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+1 615-416-2001
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Sara
Studio B is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tours start at the museum where you board a bus for the on…
Lowell
Downtown - More than 1,000 top ten hits were brought to life here including 150 Elvis songs. Studio B is part …
andrea
Because if you love music, this is where many hitmakers were made! Tours of Studio B depart hourly between 10:…
9. RCA Studio B

9. RCA Studio B

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9 local reviews
1611 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-416-2001
Sara
Sara
Studio B is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tours start at the museum where you board a bus for the one-hour tour of the actual stud…
Lowell
Lowell
Downtown - More than 1,000 top ten hits were brought to life here including 150 Elvis songs. Studio B is part of the Country Music Hall of F…
andrea
andrea
Because if you love music, this is where many hitmakers were made! Tours of Studio B depart hourly between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily from t…
10. The Parthenon

10. The Parthenon

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109 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
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+1 615-862-8431
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Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece s…
Letty
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Part…
Bethany
Centennial Park is a great place to take a picnic or a stroll on a nice afternoon. Or, to fly a kite on a win…
10. The Parthenon

10. The Parthenon

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109 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-8431
Reservations
Reservations
Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is…
Letty
Letty
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns…
Bethany
Bethany
Centennial Park is a great place to take a picnic or a stroll on a nice afternoon. Or, to fly a kite on a windy spring day. The Parthenon …
11. Tennessee State Museum

11. Tennessee State Museum

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15 local reviews
505 Deaderick Street, Nashville
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+1 615-741-2692
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Julie
This museum depicts the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Starting from pre-colonization and going into …
Matthew
TN State Museum is a free museum that exhibits the history of Tennessee from the dawn of time to the Reconstru…
David
The Tennessee State Museum currently occupies three floors, covering approximately 120,000 square feet with mo…
11. Tennessee State Museum

11. Tennessee State Museum

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15 local reviews
505 Deaderick Street, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-741-2692
Julie
Julie
This museum depicts the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Starting from pre-colonization and going into the 20th century, the museum i…
Matthew
Matthew
TN State Museum is a free museum that exhibits the history of Tennessee from the dawn of time to the Reconstruction era. Definitely worth vi…
David
David
The Tennessee State Museum currently occupies three floors, covering approximately 120,000 square feet with more than 60,000 square feet dev…
12. Johnny Cash Museum

12. Johnny Cash Museum

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43 local reviews
119 3rd Avenue South, Nashville
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+1 615-256-1777
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Becky
In the heart of downtown Nashville and a few steps off the "Honky Tonk Highway" (lower Broadway), this Museum …
Sara
Nashville's new Johnny Cash Museum is a phenomenal showcase of the life and work of one of the country's most …
Yana and Jon
The Johnny Cash Museum features the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the…
12. Johnny Cash Museum

12. Johnny Cash Museum

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43 local reviews
119 3rd Avenue South, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-256-1777
Becky
Becky
In the heart of downtown Nashville and a few steps off the "Honky Tonk Highway" (lower Broadway), this Museum & Cafe is a tribute to The Man…
Sara
Sara
Nashville's new Johnny Cash Museum is a phenomenal showcase of the life and work of one of the country's most authentic and revered national…
Yana and Jon
Yana and Jon
The Johnny Cash Museum features the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Walk through the life …