Arts Come Alive
There is always something new for art lovers to see at the Frist Center, home to an ever-expanding collection of art from around the world. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks and feature everything from painting to sculpture. The gift shop alone is worth a trip here, with clothing, pottery, books, and jewelry all made by area artists. Performing arts fans will delight in The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, home to performances by the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Ballet, and the Nashville Opera. The best of Broadway, dance, and song take the stage here every month.
Lions, Tigers, and Fa
Nashville Zoo is home to hundreds of animals in replicas of their natural habitats. It is the most popular attraction in Middle Tennessee. The zoo prides itself on the care and well being of its animals as well as giving visitors a glimpse into their amazing lives. Exhibits include a giraffe barn and the Kangaroo Kickabout with a troop of red kangaroos. Everyone loves a fair and the Wilson County Fair has a southern twist on familiar favorites. The activities are nonstop and have included photography contests, robot exhibits, and racing pigs. Bluegrass and clogging competitions give folks a chance to kick up their heels.
Music Legends Past an
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum displays and preserves the history of country music. Celebrate the legacy of the country and western genre through the decades with exhibits featuring costumes, musical instruments, gold and platinum records, concert footage and hundreds of other country music treasures. Then move into modern-day music with a performance at Ryman Auditorium. This venue has some of the finest acoustics of any auditorium in the world and hosts musical performances of every genre. Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, and Vince Gill are just a few of the stars who have graced the stage here.