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7 Hidden Gems In Nashville

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by Rhoda Venture

Travel is more than just the destination. It’s about the journey! It’s finding and appreciating those tucked-away places others may miss. My next few blogs are going to spotlight some lesser-known attractions. I’ll share some of the best-kept secrets in great destinations for students, families, homeschoolers, and more. Let’s start the hunt for hidden gems in Nashville, Tennessee!

7 Hidden Gems in Nashville

Cooter’s Place

Dukes of Hazzard fans, rejoice! Cooter’s Place is owned and operated by Cooter (Ben Jones) himself. You’ll find tons of show memorabilia and props (including a General Lee!) in this good ole boy’s tribute to Hazzard County. Yeeee-haw!

RCA Studio B Tour

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Hanging in RCA Studio B are the Christmas lights Elvis requested the summer he recorded his Christmas album. He wasn’t feeling the holiday spirit and needed lights for inspiration.  Nearly 60 years later, the lights are still there!  I guess his Christmas wasn’t “blue” after all!


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Just of the few of the many things you may not think of when you first hear Nashville.

The Parthenon

As the centerpiece of Centennial Park, The Parthenon isn’t exactly hidden. It is surprising, though, to find an exquisite replica of famous Greek architecture right in the heart of the city!

Men’s Restroom at the Hermitage Hotel

Yes, you read that right. This restroom has been voted the most famous in America! There is rumored to be a secret tunnel hidden behind the wall that runs to the state capital. Allegedly, legislators can sneak a break between sessions. Talk about a hidden gem!

Hatch Show Print

Be sure to stop at Hatch Show Print.  The custom poster designs and letterpress that came out of this historic shop captured the magic of the south and country music in particular.

Batman Building

The AT&T building makes a unique impression on the Nashville skyline. It’s one of the 12 most original buildings in the U.S. and the tallest in Tennessee.  Fire up the bat signal and snap a selfie!

Ryman Auditorium

Ok, this one isn’t really hidden, either. In fact, it’s one of Americas’ most cherished landmarks. The Ryman is known as the Mother Church of Country Music and boasts a 125-year history of inspiration and music. Countless legends have started here. You never know who you may run into in these iconic halls!

Kaleidoscope Adventures, a leading student trip planner, knows Nashville is more than just honky-tonks and country music.  It’s a treasure trove of hidden gems!  KA has been planning great student group trips here for more than 27 years. Find out how to plan your student trip to Nashville and join the hunt!

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*Updated September 2021

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