Sightseeing in Hopkinsville

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Adsmore House & Gardens (50% Off)

Adsmore House & Gardens

Princeton

$14 $7

Living history museum allows visitors to experience daily life in the early 1900s at a picturesque house and surrounding gardens

Family Membership for Up to Eight or Admission for Two or Four to Historic Railpark & Train Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green

$75 $35

Self-guided or guided tours take you through railroad history with stops at restored train cars, exhibits, and a model train set

Admission for Two or Four or Family Admission for Two Adults and Two Kids to Historic Rock Castle (Up to 50% Off)

Historic Rock Castle

Hendersonville

$14 $8

The oldest building in Middle Tennessee, the Historic Rock Castle now houses numerous authentic period items, from quills to china

$17 for Admission for Two – Including "The Legends of Sun Records" – at The Johnny Cash Museum ($30 Value)

The Johnny Cash Museum

Nashville

$30 $17

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New exhibit at acclaimed museum details the Man in Black's connections to Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the rest of the Sun Records roster

Moped Tour for Two, Four, or Eight at Nashville Scooter Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Nashville Scooter Tours

Downtown Nashville

$120 $69

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Guests hop on electric scooters, and head out in caravans to see some of Nashville's iconic sights

Music City Rollin' Jamboree Tour for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

The Music City Rollin' Jamboree

Nashville

$65 $39

Tourists BYOB and sing along to country tunes as comedians steer a fun bus tour of downtown and Music Row's biggest sights

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Nashville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Nashville's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

One Photo Package with General Lee or $10 for $20 Worth of Merchandise at Cooter's Place

Cooter's Place

Nashville

$20 $10

At this Dukes of Hazzard museum, take photos with the Dodge Charger driven by Bo and Luke or purchase souvenirs like hats or beer cozies

Walking Adventure for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Nashville

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Nashville

Nashville

$40 $20

Visit 10-12 checkpoints throughout the city to answer trivia questions, take selfies of fun tasks, and score points to top the competition

$65 for Segway Guided Tour of Historic Franklin for Two from Franklin Segway Tours and Rental ($120 Value)

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin

$120 $65

90-minute guided Segway tour of Historic Franklin charters historical Civil War sites & scenic pathways next to rivers and wooded areas

Dairy-Farm Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Noble Springs Dairy (Up to 56% Off)

Noble Springs Dairy

2

$24 $12

Tours take guests throughout the goat dairy farm, spotlighting the milk parlor and cheese-making facility, as well as the farm animals

$30 for a Visit to The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum ($40 Value)

The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

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Visitors learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at three historical sites, including a museum with antiques and fine art

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Lotz House Museum (50% Off)

Lotz House Museum

Franklin

$30 $15

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

Tour for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation (Up to 50% Off)

Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

Metro Nashville

$20 $11

Visitors watch a film about Sam Davis's life, then explore the museum's galleries, Davis's home, and the plantation grounds

Winery and Vineyard Tour for Two or Four with Tasting at Natchez Hills Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Natchez Hills Vineyard

Hampshire

$50 $25

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Tour a 3-acre vineyard and winery while learning about the winemaking process, then enjoy a complimentary tasting

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The first Chevrolet Corvette was built in 1953, and though it has received numerous style updates since, its distinctive profile is instantly recognizable whenever it streaks by on the highway. The National Corvette Museum celebrates the history of this consummate American sports car, housing more than 70 specimens from each era of production. Upon entry, guests gravitate to the showroom's massive glass case, inside which a unique model spins on a turntable. Visitors can also sit in a current-era Corvette, leaning back for pictures and and purchasing chances to win one.

As they peruse the exhibits, enthusiasts will recognize one-of-a-kind concept vehicles and special editions, such as the 1983 Corvette, the only one in existience. Interactive exhibits abound, including the educational driving simulators used for teen driver seminars, and the pit crew challenge where you can electronically fuel up and change tires on a Corvette race car. The museum's location even plays a role in the Corvette story; across the street sits the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, the only place in the world the iconic sports car is manufactured.

350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green,
KY
US

A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

When visitors walk between the 1853 Greek-revival mansion’s six solid-cut stone pillars, onto the portico, and through the heavy wood door, they might tour the rooms or learn to cook in its original kitchen. Originally founded by John Harding in 1807 for thoroughbred-horse breeding, the rolling grounds of Belle Meade Plantation now welcome seasonal tours and events ranging from book signings to art shows. Knowledgeable guides in period costumes lead tour groups through the building’s parlors and bedrooms and down a long central hallway to ascend the three floors via a circular cherry-wood staircase.

As groups wander the mansion and cross the grounds, guides divulge facts about famous visitors, such as President Cleveland and General Ulysses S. Grant, including the fact that they probably got scared of the dark just like normal people. During special tours, the staff demonstrates Southern cooking techniques and walks visitors through an herb garden or serves them lemonade or hot wassail with desserts. In an on-grounds winery, winemakers hold tastings of red and white varietals made from Tennessee grapes. Visitors can also clink wineglasses over Southern-style cuisine at the Harding House restaurant, located on the plantation grounds.

5025 Harding Pike
Nashville,
TN
US

Operated by the nonprofit Country Music Foundation, this monument to the genre’s local and international history honors inductees—including the inaugural trio of Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Fred Rose—with bronze plaques in a vast rotunda. The core permanent exhibit, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music, traces country from its pre-commercial roots in the 19th century to its current place in the entertainment industry with hallmarks such as photos, original recordings, and 10-gallon hats still filled with whiskey. On the packed event calendar, a quarterly Poets and Prophets series honors legendary songwriters, and weekly instrument demonstrations reveal artists' deft finger work. At the onsite Frist Library and Archive, patrons can explore more than four decades of historical media, from fan-club newsletters to Johnny Cash's amateur photographs of dogs dressed in striped prison jumpsuits.

222 5th Ave S
Nashville,
TN
US

Founded as the Union Gospel Tabernacle by steamboat captain Thomas Ryman after an angel got trapped in his smokestack, the Ryman Auditorium has since become a different kind of hallowed ground, lovingly referred to as the "mother church of country music." The Grand Ole Opry and The Johnny Cash Show have both taken residence among its wooden pews, and the twanged voices of country legends such as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline have reverberated off the stenciled artwork on the face of the balcony. Today, the venue plays host to a variety of acts, from rock concerts to television specials to comedy shows.

116 5th Ave
Nashville,
TN
US

Since first stumbling upon them as a child in Colorado, Susan Russell has been enthralled with rocks and fossils. The law offices she found herself in for the first 23 years of adulthood, however, were a far cry from the natural surroundings that first catalyzed her imaginative passion. "I wanted to get back to doing something more creative with the remainder of my years," she told The Tennessean in 2010, which is why she supplemented her daytime gig with classes in metalworking, silversmithing, and repurposing tin cans into airplane propellers. By congregating jewelry designers, glass blowers, potters, and painters, Susan has fulfilled her creative ambition at Atelier, where the artisanal ensemble handcrafts original, oft-customized jewelry and art from real gemstones, exotic pearls, and hand-forged sterling, silver, and gold. Each craftsperson builds their designs around the natural materials personally selected by Susan, ensuring that their pieces emphasize the color and attributes of their coral, fossil, tiger eye, or Peruvian opal centers. The store, voted Nashville's Best Jewelry Store by Nashville Scene readers in 2011, ships every creation in a covered and cotton-filled box that you can gift without additional wrapping to an important person or mannequin in your life.

4231 Harding Pike
Nashville,
TN
US