Summit Travel 2018
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous "Grand Ole Opry" stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with legendary live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer's life.
Shopping highlights include the antiques stores of 8th Avenue South and the eclectic shops in the Gulch neighborhood. Germantown is filled with Victorian buildings, and the avenues of Music Row are lined with recording studios, including Historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley recorded over 200 songs. Centennial Park is the site of a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Historic mansions such as Belle Meade Plantation and the Hermitage, former home of President Andrew Jackson, lie on the outskirts of the city. The Mansion at Fontanel, built in the 1980s, was the former home of country superstar Barbara Mandrell.