Take a trip through time when risk-taking riverboat gamblers, fearless pioneers and honky-tonk outlaws ruled the day. When Native American warrior chiefs, domineering record producers, and visionaries & revolutionaries alike duked it out for control over what would become the one and only Music City ... More info ›
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Take a trip through time when risk-taking riverboat gamblers, fearless pioneers and honky-tonk outlaws ruled the day. When Native American warrior chiefs, domineering record producers, and visionaries & revolutionaries alike duked it out for control over what would become the one and only Music City. Relive President Andrew Jackson's most famous duel, find out how Chet Atkins saved Country Music from disaster, and come along as Johnny Cash makes history on the Grand Ole Opry stage...right before he gets kicked off of it. Prepare to be entertained on this 105-minute romp through Historic Nashville.
Start off at the center of Nashville's entertainment universe, 5th & Broadway, right in front of Bridgestone Arena. See the oldest residence in Nashville, the legendary Ryman Auditorium - original home of the Grand Ole Opry, plus Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - America's most famous honky tonk. Time-travel to the days before Prohibition with a stop at Nashville's Silver Dollar Saloon (2nd & Broadway), where drink, song, games of chance, and ladies of the night ruled.
Cruise down Market Street through Butler's Run to Riverfront Park, where the hustle and bustle of Nashville's river trade made it the 2nd largest city west of the Appalachians. Take in amazing views of Tennessee Titans' Stadium, The Cumberland River, the third longest pedestrian bridge in the world, and the original site of Fort Nashborough, where the Cherokee almost ended Tennessee's capital before it got started. Head to Nashville Public Square and meet Andrew Jackson, the most famous Nashvillian of all time, whose exploits in war were only eclipsed by the infamy of his decisions as the United States' 7th president. Off then to Printers Alley (which journalists called "The Men's Quarter"), where the seedy and sometimes fun side of Nashville highlights Skull's Rainbow Room, one of Johnny Cash's favorite haunts, along with Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar where Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix cut their Blues chops before becoming rock and roll superstars.
Continue onto Cherry Street (4th Avenue today), whose infamy was so great "no modest woman" would dare risk her reputation treading upon it. Through The Arcade we'll make a brief stop at Country Legend Chet Atkins' Statue before a short trek to The Capitol. One of the most stunning in the nation, the Tennessee State Capitol is a treasure trove of history and was instrumental in the Union's defeat of Confederacy. A brief tale of the critical role Nashville played in Women's Suffrage at The Hermitage Hotel and our tour ends with brief stops at Downtown Presbyterian Church, site of The Maxwell House, of coffee fame, and then we are back in honky tonk heaven between Tootsie's and The Ryman Auditorium, where many a country legend would sneak a drink or five before performing.