Known as the Music City, Tennessee’s capital city Nashville is known for being the center of the music industry. But there’s more to Nashville, as it’s a center for health care, publishing, banking and transportation, as well as being home to a large number of colleges and universities. Not to mention, the downtown area of Nashville features lots of different entertainment, dining and cultural attractions. With all of this, it’s no wonder why people flock to “Nashvegas” to see what it’s all about. If you’re a Nashville resident or just visiting, grab your camera and head out to these great spots to snap some stunning photos.
Music Fans You can’t take pictures in Nashville without stopping by the unique music venues.
Grand Ole Opry – Tour this legendary music venue, which has presented the biggest stars of country music on its stage since 1925. Things to photograph here include the stage stupid, theater and backstage area. 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Music City Walk of Fame – Located in downtown Nashville, the Walk of Fame honors the greats from Nashville’s musical heritage, as well as significant achievements in the music industry. Some inductees include Emmylou Harris, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Jimi Hendrix. The large stainless steel and terrazzo stars that are embedded in the sidewalk commemorate each Walk of Fame honoree. It is located in the park directly across from the Country Music Hall of Fame. 222 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203
RCA Studio B – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 by the National Park Service, this recording studio has a lengthy list of notable artists who recorded songs here. Come here to take photos of the place where more than 35,000 songs were recorded, including songs by Elvis, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and the Everly Brothers. 222 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203
Nature Lovers There is just no denying that Nashville provides some of the most scenic views around, as well as the best parks in the area.
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Love Circle – This spot offers some of the best views of the Nashville skyline. It’s a small park that is located at one of the highest points in the city. Not only is this a great place to get away, but you’ll get breathtaking views. 3000 Love Circle, Nashville, TN 37212
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge – This is a favorite among Nashville residents. It connects lots of free parking to downtown. Coming here will provide you great views of the skyline, and it’s a great spot to catch the sun setting. The bridge also overlooks the Cumberland River, and at night, the bridge lights up, creating a picture-perfect view.
Radnor Lake State Natural Area – Although Nashville is large urban area, there is a large, 1,200 acre nature preserve right in the heart of the city. Strap on your hiking boots and tackle one of the four unpaved trails that wanders through the woods surrounding the lake. Some animals you’ll see are river otters, beavers, mink, muskrat, coyote and white-tailed deer. 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN 31220
Art Connoisseurs Nashville is full of culture, history and art, but sometimes it can be found in places you least expect it.
Fannie Mae Dees Park – This West End park, most often referred to as Dragon Park, is home to a 20-year-old mosaic sea serpent. This sea serpent, created by Pedro Silva, features hundreds of personal designs made of cut or chipped tiles painted by local artists. Some say if you catch the moon hitting the dragon just right, it will look like the dragon is breathing fire. 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212
Two Rivers Mansion – This city-owned historic spot is on 1,100 acres and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located between the Stones and Cumberland Rivers. While visiting, take photos of the distinctive architectural details on the inside. 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Vanderbilt University – Vanderbilt’s stunning campus features interesting and beautiful architecture. Take a walking tour of the campus and you can snap shots of the buildings, landmarks, various campus events and athletics. Be sure to let the administration know ahead of time of your plans. 2201 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37235
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