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Parthenon, Nashville: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

1. Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Journey through Nashville's top sights with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. View sights like the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Blue Bird Café. Head through 'The District,' a downtown area featuring opportunities for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley to view popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. 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. Avoid city traffic and costly parking with an option that leaves you free to concentrate on taking in the sights. 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, the Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the city. Offering 13 convenient stops: 1) Lower Broadway 2) 116 5th Ave N: Ryman Auditorium 3) 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S: Country Music Hall of Fame 4) 301 6th Ave N, War Memorial/TPAC5) 401 Gay St: Musicians Hall of Fame 6) 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd: Farmers’ Market 7) Capitol View 8) 1305 Clinton St STE 100: Marathon Village9) 2500 West End Ave, Centennial Park 10) Midtown11) 1901 15th Ave S: Belmont Mansion12) The Gulch 13) 1001 Broadway: Union Station

Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

2. Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

Make your trip to Nashville truly memorable with a helicopter flight over the city's rapidly-growing skyline. Sit back in comfortable leather seats and take in the views. Choose from 2 different options and admire the skyline of 'Music City' and the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Fly over the Parthenon at Centennial Park, the state capitol building, and look straight down at the 50-yard line of the Nissan Stadium. Take in views of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the AT&T building, and more. Make your way downtown along Broadway, hovering lower than the tops of the buildings. See if you can spot the legendary Tootsies Lounge from this unique vantage point. Upgrade your experience and sip on champagne with a luxurious VIP helicopter experience.

Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

3. 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. Stop for photos at the Bicentennial Mall, a landmark with dramatic city views. 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.

Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

4. Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

Discover Nashville on a guided tour of the city's hottest sites aboard a comfortable van. Enjoy admission and self-guided tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Ryman Auditorium. Be picked up near the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and begin your tour through the city's landmarks. Ride through the historic downtown area and take in the vibe at Honk Tonk Row. Pass by Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, and the State Capitol.  Drive by the Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row where the historic Studio B is located. Take a self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, known as the Mother Church of Country Music. Complete your experience with entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Engage with the music as you make your way through this 37-million dollar interactive musical experience and a tribute to Nashville's country music.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

5. 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 to be taken to explore the sights and sounds of Music City. Enjoy downtown Nashville "Honkey Tonk Row", a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, and more. Photo opportunities will be available to get some beautiful pictures. Next, head to Marathon Village the home of the famous reality show American Pickers store, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops (optional), tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. See the Gulch area and drive by unique shops, restaurants, and murals you can come back to visit. Visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel. Drive up to the Bluebird Cafe, where some of the best songwriter's in the world have been discovered. Your guide might even serenade you with one of their original songs they performed there. From there you'll enjoy driving down 12th Ave. South, enjoying learning about the locally owned shops and restaurants where you'll pass by Reese Witherspoon's dress shop and Dolly's enterprise.

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What people are saying about Parthenon, Nashville

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 631 reviews

We had a great time. We jumped on and off several times and checked things out. We finally ended our day just riding the whole route. All of the guides were excellent with stories about lots of things in Nashville.

Fairly priced . Pilot was great . Awesome experience. Highly recommend. Wish we had gone a little earlier in the day - night time was beautiful nonetheless

Great quick adventure. We enjoyed the ambiance with the evening flight and looking at the city all illuminated. Highly recommend this!

the bus was an excellent way to experience nashville. the drivers are suberb.very well done.

Learned so much about Nashville. Everyone needs to spend the two hours in comfort.