Museums in La Vergne


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

Cooter's Place

Nashville

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

$20 $10

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

Lotz House Museum

Franklin

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

$30 $15

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

The Battle of Franklin Trust

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $30

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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

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

$14 $8

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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

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

$75 $35

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Two or Four Admissions or Individual or Family Membership at Bessie Smith Cultural Center (Up to 50% Off)

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

$14 $7

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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 Lane
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 Avenue North
Nashville,
TN
US
Outer space is a vast ocean full of stars, planets, space-time rifts, and creepily goateed doppelgängers, with large stretches of nothingness in between. Today's deal takes all the cool parts of the universe and cuts out the boring multi-generational road trips to create an action-filled edumacational experience of galactic proportions. For $8, you get one admission to the Adventure Science Center and one admission to a show at the center's very own Sudekum Planetarium, which is a $17 value for adults (see other regular prices here). Your Groupon cannot be used on the Cosmic Concerts or any other laser shows, and all daily shows are first-come, first-served, so get there early to reserve your star-gazing seats.
800 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville,
TN
US
Started as the road-baby brainchild of Jeff Lane from his private collection, the Lane Motor Museum is now 40,000 square feet and displays more than 150 cars and motorcycles in showroom quality or near-original specifications. Specializing in exotic European cars, the collection is arranged by country and showcases vehicles from Europe, Asia, the Galilean moons, and North and South America. Visitors can stroll through the museum, formerly the Sunbeam Bakery, and view microcars, amphibious road swimmers, military machines, alternative fuel vehicles, and yeast cars with biscuit wheels that only run in temperatures more than 100 degrees. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday, the Lane Motor Museum features an enthusiast-worthy collection of antique, exotic, retro, ethereal, unusual, and sometimes downright bizarre automobiles sure to entertain guests of all ages.
702 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville,
TN
US
Sporting an AAA Gem rating?an honor only bestowed upon six Nashville attractions?the Johnny Cash Museum honors the life, work, and legend of one of American music's most iconic figures. The mythology of the Man in Black comes to life through a collection of the musician's personal memorabilia, bringing guests into contact with the music and lyrics that reshaped country music for generations of fans. Curated by lifelong fan and owner Bill Miller, the collection has earned plaudits from outlets ranging from CNN and the New York Times to Billboard and Vogue, with National Geographic's placing it at the top of their list of Pitch-Perfect Museums. Focus: the instruments, writings, and personal effects of music legend Johnny Cash Latest Exhibit: The Legends of Sun Records, detailing Cash's connections with labelmates like Elvis, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis Permanent Mainstay: Cash's original 1959 Gibson J-200 guitar Eye-Catcher: the suit that Cash wore when he performed at the White House in 1971 Don't Miss: handwritten artifacts, including the original lyrics to "I Walk The Line" and love letters between Cash and his wives
119 3rd Ave. S
Nashville,
TN
US
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