We loved our visit to Nashville, Tennessee and we did a lot in the months we were there but to save the budget we also took advantage of the free things to do in Nashville TN.
33 Amazing Free Things to Do in Nashville TN
I also shared a few freebies we found that were just a short drive outside of Nashville and worth the trip!!
If you are looking for more ways to save on your Nashville Vacation find discounts when you stay in Nashville.
1. Parthenon at Centennial Park – This is a replica of the Parthenon in Athens Greece and is set in Centennial Park. The park is free and a great place for picnics. The Parthenon also holds an Art Museum that requires a fee. The park also does many events.
2. Music at the Blue Bird Cafe – Almost every night the famous blue bird cafe features local country artists and there is no cover charge.
3. Tennessee Agriculture Museum – A free museum about the history of farming from the 19th and 20th century.
4. Symphony Under the Stars – During the summer, the Nashville Symphony offers many free concerts and different areas around the city.
5. Tennessee State Museum – The state museum is free though parking during the week is a bit tricky. They have all sorts of state history including print shop reproduction!
6. Music City Walk of Fame – Located near Honky Tonk Row, there are stars of famous country music singers, from Dolly Parton to Elvis Presley.
7. Hatch Show Print – One of the oldest working letterpresses in the country. You can stop in and see them in action and see some of the posters they have made.
8. Cooters Place Museum – Dukes of Hazard fan? This museum holds everything Duke of Hazard including props.
9. Honky Tonk Row – This is the row where all the honky tonks are. So many famous country music stars were discovered here. There are some amazing restaurants and shops here as well.
10. Fort Negley – This is the largest stone forts built inland during the civil war and is set up for self-guided tours.
11. Warner Park Nature Center – This nature center has everything from a natural history museum to an organic garden.
12. Riverfront Park – Right downtown this park is on the water and many events are hosted here.
13. Bicentennial Capital State Park – Learn the history of Tennesee by walking this 19-acre park that includes a 200-foot granite state map and Word War II Memorial.
14. Nashville Flea Market – This is considered to be one of the top 10 in the nation. It is located on the State Fairgrounds on the fourth weekend of every month and you can find just about everything.
15. Hike Radnor Lake – This park is over 1,200 acres to explore and they have all sorts of activities. Also sites as one of Taylor Swifts favorite places to visit!
16. Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory – On the first Tuesday morning of every month you can try out their solar telescope.
17. Music Row – This is where are the famous record labels in the city are and they are always showing off who recently got a number 1 hit it’s a great drive!
18. Grand Ole Opry Museum – Adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry House this museum has a ton of great memorabilia.
19. Arrington Vineyards – Free to visit and the perfect spot for picnics!
20. Walk Downtown Franklin – Just a short drive from Nashville the picturesque downtown of Franklin, Tennessee. You can watch street performances and even watch fudge being made.
21. Frisk Galleries – They have over 4,000 objects spanning over 3 centuries of art history.
22. Fort Donelson National Battlefield – Famous for the confederal surrender of the fort by Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant.
23. Antique Archaeology – Visit and see the treasures that American History’s American Pickers find on their TV show.
24. Fort Nashborough – This fort is in Riverside Park and offers self-guided tours.
25. Gaylord Opryland Resort – They have a huge beautiful indoor garden that is free to walk.
26. Cannonsburgh Villiage – Just a short drive down to Murfreesboro this historical old village is free to tour and has a ton of great history.
27. Long Hunter State Park – Over 20 miles of hiking trails and includes Sellar’s Farm State Archaeological Area.
28. McGavock Confederate Cemetary – Open during daylight hours and a great tribute to the civil war.
29. Jack Daniel’s Distillery – A bit longer of a drive than the others but totally worth it! This tour is free if you don’t want to taste the whiskey at the end.
30. Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. – Free tours are held at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. You do need reservations, get them by emailing email@example.com
31. Tennessee State Capitol – Guided tour available Monday – Friday.
32. Nashville Farmer’s Market – Open 7 days a week but the best time to go is on the weekends. There are tons to see and it’s a great spot to people watch.
33. Winstead Hill Park – Civil War historic site with some great memorials.
Am I missing any free things to do in Nashville TN? Let me know in the comments below!
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