Those who have never been to Tennessee (or have only seen it through the lens of the TV show Nashville), might think a schedule of Nashville activities would consist solely of country-music shows. And that’s definitely a big part of the culture—aside from the legendary performances that take place at the Grand Ole Opry, visitors can head to downtown Nashville to check out shows at Ryman Auditorium and explore the Country Music Hall of Fame. But there are plenty of other things to do in Nashville. At the Nashville Zoo, people can meet apes that have learned to take selfies, and at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden, they can marvel over manicured gardens and traveling exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century art.

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