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From its iconic southern food and rich musical tradition to beautiful public parks and historic sites, it's no wonder Nashville is considered one of America's great cities!

RISE is more than world-class education; it's your opportunity to explore, recharge, and have some fun. To help plan your visit, we've compiled a list of activities to keep you busy.

Music and Entertainment

The Johnny Cash Museum

Celebrate the Man in Black with the world's most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia.

Country Music Hall of Fame

Located in the heart of Nashville's Music Row and featuring interactive exhibits and an incredible collection of memorabilia, the Country Music Hall of Fame is a must-see for any music lover.

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running radio broadcast in U.S. history. Located just minutes from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, visitors can tour the Opry and take in a live show.

Ryman Auditorium

The original cathedral of country music, the Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Today, this classic music hall remains one of the most venerable performance venues in Nashville.


Located southwest of downtown, Music Row is home to numerous landmarks celebrating Nashville's musical heritage, eclectic dining, and live entertainment.

Out and About in Nashville

Centennial Park

This 132-acre park includes the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, and more.

AAA Baseball

Get a glimpse of the next generation of professional ball players as the Nashville Sounds (affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) take on the Charlotte Knights July 26-30.

Tennessee State Museum

Explore the fascinating social, political, economic, and cultural history of the Volunteer State.

Frist Art Museum

This family-friendly museum regularly hosts touring exhibitions from some of the most prestigious collections in the world.

Getting Around

Nashville offers a free MTA bus service called Music City Circuit. The Music City Circuit collectively stops at many key Nashville destinations, including Bridgestone Arena, the Schermerhorn, the Ryman, TPAC, the Nashville Farmers’ Market, the Country Music Hall of Fame, First Tennessee Park, and the Frist Museum.

Old Town Trolley Tours offers a variety of options for exploring downtown, including hop-on/hop-off tours.

Dining Guide

From biscuits, barbecue, and world-famous hot chicken to fine dining, you won't go hungry in Nashville! Check out the Nashville dining guide to get a head start on your planning.

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