600 Red Ink Drive
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: (615) 206-3310
Fax: (615) 773-1453
Arts & Museums
Just north of Nashville sits the Historic Rock Castle, the stately seven-story limestone home where Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Smith once resided. Visitors to this landmark will learn of Smith's work as a surveyor and senator in Tennessee, as well as the lives of his descendants, all of whom were pioneers in the history of the state. Guided tours are given daily. The castle can also be rented for conferences and luncheons.
Relive the memories as you view tributes to the great stars of country music. Exhibits honor such music legends as Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Marty Robbins, Minnie Pearl, George Jones and Jim Reeves. You can also browse through a dozen exhibits on current artists like Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks. Displays feature special audio and video electronic effects and interactive devices so you can hear the music as you relive the history of country music. The museum is located in the Opry Plaza area near the Grand Ole Opry House.
Get your motor runnin' and head on down the hi-way to Cooter's Garage. Dukes of Hazzard fans of all ages will find something to awe and inspire them at this museum commemorating the famous television show. Admission to this quaint little attraction is free and filled with memorabilia of dear old Hazzard County. From lunch boxes and matchbox cars to actual artifacts used in the show, its all Dukes all the time. Sit a spell and your liable to catch one of the Dukes cast members in one of the many special appearances that occur inside the garage. If you're a Dukes fan, this is a can't miss attraction.
The museum contains one of the world’s largest showcase displays featuring hundreds of personal items from Willie and his many friends. Visit and you’ll see tributes to Patsy Cline, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Webb Pierce, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Jeannie Seely and many other country music legends. The space also features Nashville’s largest souvenir store where you’ll find "one stop shopping" for all of your Nashville, Willie Nelson and country music related souvenirs.
Car enthusiasts and country music fans alike come to the Music Valley Car Museum for a glimpse at the greatest antique and specialty car collection in Southeast United States. Enjoy a walk through music and automotive history as you view Randy Travis' 1965 Ford Mustang or listen to the latest from Garth Brooks on the jukebox.
Visitors of this museum are encouraged to walk through exhibits of Lebanon's past and learn about its history. Visitors can also hear people from Lebanon's past tell of the old days and the way things were.
The Fessenden House that contains the museum was built after the civil war on land granted by the state of North Carolina to James Meness, Jr., a serviceman in the Revolutionary War. The home has been restored and donated to the city to house more than 100 years of history.
Established in 2002, the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville began with the donation of 70 vehicles from avid car enthusiast, Jeff Lane. Since its inception, the LMM has come to acquire over 300 unique and rare automobiles to the delight of visitors. Housed in the former Sunbeam Bakery, this large, 40,000 foot warehouse perfectly showcases one-of-a-kind vehicles like a 1975 Maserati Bora which can go 0-60mph within six and a half seconds and tops out at 165mph. The indoor kid's play area is a great distraction for the little ones while parents enjoy looking around.
Cloud 12 is tucked away inside the Wonders on Woodland store in the Five Points district in Nashville's historic East End. Located on the second floor of a converted Victorian home, Cloud 12 offers guests a beautiful selection of high-quality original paintings by locals and antique furniture. While the prices at Cloud 12 are significantly higher than what you'll see at the other two shops in Wonders on Woodland, the quality is well worth the price. Cloud 12 is a must-see stop for art collectors visiting the Nashville area. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Travel back in time in a fully restored 1950's passenger train. The passenger cars feature large picture windows, air conditioning and reclining seats. Themes like train robbery or murder mystery are a surprising part of the excursion. The museum houses a one-of-a-kind library of books on railroads and one of the largest collections of railroad artifacts in the world.
Before 1779, the area known as Nashville was an uncharted wilderness. On Christmas Eve of that year these first settlers traveled by boat down the Cumberland River and settled on this spot. The settlement became known as Fort Nashborough, from which Nashville later took its name. This replica of the original settlement is authentic in many details and reflects the lifestyle of the frontier pioneers of the late 1700's. Visitors can take a 20-minute self-guided tour.
Having the largest and most comprehensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the late legend, the Johnny Cash Museum is true gem of the downtown Nashville area. The legendary country super star and entertainers life can be seen through the many photos, hand written song lyrics, costumes, awards and musical instruments lovingly displayed throughout the buildings raw brick and motor space. Catch his booming voice as he croons out "Folsom Prison Blues" in one of the many interactive displays. Whether you're a country music fan or not, a visit to this museum will leave you with a newfound respect for one of the music industry's greatest legends.