Climb on a charming trolley tour venture graced with narration as you navigate the streets of downtown Nashville as you see sites including the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon, where you can get off and explore at your leisure.
Get to know the Nashville area as you see captivating landmarks with the option to personalize your right where you can get off at any time to get an up-close look at certain areas. No matter if you take the tour to familiarize yourself with the area or to get a one-of-a-kind experience of riding a trolley in Nashville, the Music City Trolley makes for one of the most peaceful sightseeing excursions out there in Nashville. This pass allows you and your family access to all the great sights during 48 hours. Throughout the tour through Nashville, you will visit many different well-known sights such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Marathon Village, Ryman Auditorium, Bicentennial State Park, and more.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Hop-On Hop-Off at Nashville Farmers Market
The Farmers Market has been a crucial part of Nashville life since it's origins on the town square in the early 1800's. Today, it is home to various shops and merchants, including a weekend Flea Market, Farm Store, and an interior Market House.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Country Music Hall of Fame
Founded in 1961, the Country Music Hall of Fame has continued to serve the general public, Nashville locals and visitors, country music fans, and members of the musical community since it's first building was erected in 1963. Just a few of the first inductees included Fred Rose, Hank Williams, and Jimmie Rodgers.
Hop-On Hop-Off at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Completed in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, the auditorium was later renamed in honor of Thomas Ryman, the building's visionary. The Ryman Auditorium was initially built to project the voice of Reverend Sam Jones as he spoke, and the building was designed in a Late Victorian-Gothic Revival style.
Hop-On Hop-Off at The Spirit of Nashville
This location and it's mother store were created to capture the essence of the Music City, and have been able to do so with numerous abstract and rustic combination pieces of art that will make you feel like you know the city personally!
Hop-On Hop-Off at Johnny Cash Museum
This awesome museum features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash, this museum has state-of-the-art exhibits, a gift store, and special events to make this the number one Cash venue to visit!
Hop-On Hop-Off at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. On this tour stop, also check out the Tennessee State Capitol, the home of Tennessee legislature and the governor's office and a National Historic Landmark.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Tennessee State Capitol Building
This prominent Greek Revival style building was completed in 1859 after 14 years of construction, and has been listed as a civil engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is home to many monuments, including statues of Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson, both former Tennessee residents and US Presidents.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the park preserves the last remaining view of Nashville's Capitol building along with commemorating Tennessee's 200th birthday with its concept of a mall similar to the one in DC. The scenery and atmosphere give visitors a taste of the history and natural wonder of the area, and adjacent to the park is the Farmer's Market, open every day except holidays.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Antique Archaeology
Serving as a model of adaptive reuse of historic structures, Marathon Village is one of Nashville's most creative communities, with more than 45 tenants representing fine, commercial, and performing arts. At Mike Wolfe's Antique Archaeology, you can find beautiful antique treasures pulled out of the trash!
Hop-On Hop-Off at The Parthenon
As a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, this Nashville Parthenon functions as an art museum and stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, a large public park west of downtown Nashville. This version serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Housed in the city's historic US Post Office building, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts opened in 2001, and this magnificent gallery has approximately 24,000 square feet of space for non-permanent exhibits. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to see one of the many traveling exhibitions from around the country and the world.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
You'll get to experience spectacular views that a regular enclosed bus won't provide. Make sure to bring your camera to get tons of beautiful photos of this area and maybe even get a glimpse of a famous country singer as they head to the recording studio along the famous Music Row! You'll also want to get fantastic photos during the stretch across the entire city block of the Country Music Hall of Fame!
This Nashville tour is the best guided tour through the city. Trolleys run every 30 minutes, therefore allowing lots of time to take in the sites. And when you are tired you can get on the trolley and just ride around town. Some drivers do take a little different route than others. The guides all have different stories to tell. Be sure to get the 2-day pass. It'll take both days to cover all the stops.
When you are finished exploring these spots at your leisure, be sure to check out all the other awesome attraction options in Nashville. Visitors will find a variety of fun to enjoy. Catch live music at the Grand Ole Opry, take a historic tour or walking tour through downtown, eat at your favorite local restaurant, or visit a honky tonk. No matter which fun thing you enjoy, you can have a blast! Visitors can also pair their guided tour itinerary with a hotel stay. Choose from a variety of lodging options, from the luxurious Opryland Resort to a more low-key bed and breakfast to complete your getaway.