Nashville August 19, 2017
The 10 Coolest Attractions In Nashville That Not Enough People Visit
You might have heard that Nashville has been the “It” city for a bit, and there’s a reason for that. There’s so many cool and exciting things to see and do in our city! Sometimes, it can feel like these awesome attractions are overrun with crowds. That’s why we put together this list of 10 places in Nashville that not enough people visit. So, if you’re looking for something to do, but don’t want to deal with all of the crowds, we’ve got you covered.
10. Olive & Sinclair Factory
Olive and Sinclair makes some of the best chocolate you'll ever try, and their factory is right here in East Nashville! Sure you can buy their chocolate all over the city, but you can only take their factory tours ... well ... at their factory. Tours are offered on Saturdays only.
9. Cumberland Park
Located on the opposite bank of the Cumberland from downtown, Cumberland Park is an often overlooked spot to just relax. If you have kids, this place is even more perfect -- they have plenty of splash fountains for the kids to play in.
8. Stones River Greenway
Stretching from Shelby Park in East Nashville all the way to the Percy Priest dam, the Stones River Greenway is a great way to feel like you're getting out of the city without actually getting out of the city. Grab your bike and enjoy stunning views of the Cumberland and Stone Rivers!
7. Tennessee State Prison
Okay, so it's probably a good thing this one is under-visited, since it's a prison, and it's closed. Still, this building is beautiful and looks like a castle, and they filmed the Green Mile here! It's located in the Nations off of Centennial Boulevard, but you can only drive up to the gate before you'll be turned around.
6. Peeler Park
Peeler Park at the tip of Neely's Bend in the neighborhood of Madison is one of the most underrated parks in the city. The trails are beautiful and almost always empty. Plus, the drive to the park is beautiful too! Who knew this was hiding in Nashville?
5. Cooter's Place
Cooter's Place in Donelson is a museum entirely dedicated to the Dukes of Hazard. Yes, the Dukes were from Kentucky in the TV show, but that hasn't stopped this hidden gem in Donelson from paying homage to the TV series anyway.
4. The Goo Goo Shop
Did you know that Tennessee was the birthplace of the combination candy bar? Did you further know that that candy bar was the Goo Goo Cluster and that you can tour their facilities in downtown Nashville? It's located just off of Broadway and is open 7 days a week, so you have no excuse not to go.
3. Hermitage Hotel Bathroom
You might think it's strange to put a bathroom on this list, but it was voted America's "Bathroom of the Year" in 2008. It's been maintained in its original art deco style, making it an unusual but interesting attraction for people to visit.
You might have heard about some of the hype around Arnold's Country Kitchen, but just down the road is Dandgure's Cafeteria. If you're looking for incredible Southern cooking without the lines, Dandgure's is the way to go.
1. Full Moon Pickin' Parties
Every summer on the Fridays closest to the full moons, the Warner Parks host a good old-fashioned bluegrass concert. The concert costs $20 if you buy the tickets in advance, but the experience makes it completely worth it. Grab your lawn chair and a couple of friends and make sure to not miss this event!
If you’re looking to get out of the city, that’s cool too. We bet you’ll get hungry on your trip! Here’s
10 Legendary Family-Owned Restaurants In Tennessee You Have To Try.