If you’re not a fan of country music, there’s no need to ditch your plans for visiting Nashville. The city is big enough to offer all kinds of delights for many types of people. Just check out these five things to do.
Enjoy More Music
The music scene in Nashville involves more than just country with such genres as jazz, soul, rock, blues, indie, and hip-hop well represented by over 130 music venues. Head for the Basement if you like indie and rock. Local talents get their due at the intimate 3rd & Lindley and for touring bands, try the Mercy Lounge. If classical is more your thing, try the concerts that are featured at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which is also home to the Nashville Symphony.
Paddle a Canoe on the Harpeth River
If you want to commune with nature, head 20 minutes outside of downtown so you can relax on the scenic Harpeth River. This Class 1 waterway is gentle enough for the occasional paddler with just a few rapids to liven things up. Fishing, swimming, or kayaking are just some of the possible activities here. You can rent your watercraft at Foggy Bottom Canoe. If you’d rather go in an organized group, this company also sponsors river trips of varying lengths.
Eat at Five Daughter’s Bakery
Of all the wonderful foods available in the city, you have to try Maple Bacon or Moose Tracks, which are just some of the doughnut selections available at Five Daughter’s Bakery, about 20 miles from Nashville. This family-run business rotates its flavors every month, although the 100 Layer Doughnut is what makes the drive worthwhile. This cronut-like concoction takes about three days to make and mixes layers of chilled butter and dough. For those watching their diet, this delicacy is free of dairy, sugars, grains, and gluten.
Enjoy the Frist Art Museum
Indulge in another kind of feast, this one for the eyes, at the Frist Art Museum. Opened in 2001, this institution changes its exhibit lineup every six to eight weeks, so there’s always something new to see. If you want to know more about the history of the state, try the Tennessee State Museum. This treasure trove includes one of the finest Civil War holdings in the country.
Visit the Parthenon
Cementing its status as the Athens of the south, the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Greek original that was built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exhibition. Plaster casts of the original sculptures form the Parthenon Marbles and this temple house a recreated 42-foot statue of Athena, goddess of wisdom. The facility also houses 19th and 20th- century paintings by American artists and temporary exhibits.
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