Parthenon, Nashville

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Nashville Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

1. Nashville Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

The "Home of Country Music", Nashville hosts the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and the Blue Bird Café. The capital of Tennessee is also famous for The District, a downtown area featuring shopping, dining and entertainment. To view these and other popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon and Bicentennial Capitol Mall, hop aboard the Old Town Trolley. More than just a sightseeing tour, it's a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. You can avoid city traffic and costly parking when you step off the trolley to explore your favorite attractions. When you're finished, just hop aboard the next Old Town Trolley to continue discovering all that Nashville has to offer. A combination of transportation and entertainment, Old Town Trolley is the best way to see Music City. Offering 14 convenient stops: • Lower Broadway • Ryman Auditorium • Downtown Hilton • Country Music Hall of Fame • War Memorial/TPAC• Musicians Hall of Fame • Farmers’ Market • Capitol View • Marathon Village• Centennial Park • Midtown • Belmont Mansion• The Gulch • Union Station

Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

2. Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

Hop on board a traditional trolley for a 2-hour guided tour of the city. Follow a carefully-curated route that gets you the best views of Nashville at night, as the guide narrates the landmarks and highlights you pass. Along the way you will stop to have time for photos at a series of locations throughout the city: see Nashville’s distinctive skyline, then take in The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens that was built for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Continue to the Tennessee State Capitol Building, beautifully illuminated after dark, and stop for photos at the Bicentennial Mall, a landmark with dramatic views of the city. Make your way down Broadway where the country music scene is going full-swing after dark, then return to the Riverfront train station, where this tour concludes.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

3. Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

Explore Nashville through the eyes of a local musician. See all the best attractions the musical city has to offer. Begin your experience with hotel pickup. Meet the local singer who will be your guide outside your hotel. Then, climb aboard the air-conditioned SUV or Van to be taken to your first stop in Downtown Nashville for an introduction to the sights and sounds of Music City. From there, enjoy a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, the ringing of the bells, and more. Take some beautiful pictures. Next, head to the site of the famous reality show American Pickers, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops, tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. Perhaps, the local singer will run into one of his friends in the neighborhood and sing a song or two. Finally, visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Parthenon, Nashville

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Loved this tour. It was very informative and amusing. Learned a lot about Nashville and the stops were all great.

My experience was really good. Location was change & they call me right away.

Take tour when you start vacation for further hints and things to do.

So fun. Went to all important stops. Can’t wait to do it again

The driver was amazing but I will never do this again