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Top Museums in Nashville

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A List of some of the best and most unique museums in Nashville, Tennessee including the popular Frist and the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Lane Motor Museum and the Parthenon.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is a 55-acre cultural attraction, completed in 1932 by the Cheek Family. It is located eight miles from downtown Nashville. Cheekwood offers an immense number of classes and workshops for all ages.
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the heart of downtown Nashville's entertainment district.The museum is 40,000 square feet of pure country music history and memorabilia, right down to Webb Pierce's Silver Dollar Cadillac.
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Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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Located downtown on Broadway in Nashville's historic post office building, the Frist Center is a cultural hub of the community and a popular location for visitors to Nashville. The Frist Center features some of the world's greatest art, plus an array of films, lectures, music events and family activities. Visitors age 18 and under get in free.
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Lane Motor Museum

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The Lane Motor Museum displays 150 cars and motorcycles not typically seen in the U.S. Discover amphibious vehicles, competition cars, alternative fuel vehicles, microcar collection, military vehicles, motorcycles, and prototypes.
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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

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The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum covers all genres of music including country, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, jazz, rock and pop. They offer everyone an inside look at the musicians and instruments have made their mark on music history. The new home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at Municipal Auditorium located at 417 4th Avenue North.
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Tennessee Central Railway Museum

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The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage. TCRM is home to a unique collection of historic equipment. The museum also operates passenger excursions in Middle Tennessee, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to experience the joys of rail travel.
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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

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The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a 7,200 square foot facility , located in the Bridgestone Arena, at the corner of 5th and Broadway. The Museum features interactive games such as a virtual reality, one-on-one basketball game, a strength training apparatus used by Olympic swimmers, college football and basketball exhibits, NASCAR video games, and more.
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Tennessee State Museum

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The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation. It is located in Downtown Nashville at 5th and Deaderick St., in the James K. Polk Cultural Center. Admission is Free to all permanent exhibits.
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The Parthenon

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The Parthenon is a full size replica of the Parthenon in Greece and it also houses the largest indoor statue in the Western World not to mention a very impressive art collection too.
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Upper Room Chapel & Museum

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The Upper Room Chapel hosts over 25,000 visitors each year. The focal point of the Upper Room Chapel is a woodcarving of Leonardo da Vinci's painting “The Last Supper”, sculpted by Ernest Pellegrini. Visitors also enjoy the Upper Room Museum, whose permanent collection reflects a international, interracial, and interdenominational nature.
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If I've overlooked you favorite Museum in Nashville or if you need me to update, add to, or change it, please feel free to contact me anytime!
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Jan Duke

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