7 Cool Places To Tour In Nashville
Nashville's attracting a record number of tourists, and many of them find their way to interesting tours. But the city's tours are too interesting to be left to visitors, so we've compiled some of the lesser-known tours you can take in or near Nashville.
The Bell Witch Cave
Address: 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, TN
Why: Not just a cave, but a haunted cave, which is interesting whether you take that seriously or not. The property offers both daytime and nighttime tours.
The Carter House And Carnton Plantation
Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Why: The epicenter of the Battle of Franklin, the Carter House and the nearby Carnton Plantation are now key attractions in Franklin and a prime part of Tennessee history.
Grassmere Historic House
Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
Why: How many major zoos have historic homes in their grounds? Not many. Nashville might have the only one. Of course, the historic Grassmere was there long before the zoo, as a working farm for five generations of the same family.
Why: A point-to-point transportation and touring service that uses low-speed vehicles—you know, fancy golf carts—driven by "driver ambassadors." Its tours include Explore the City, Brewery Tour Crawl and Bar Gold Crawl.
Music City Brew Tours
Why: What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than visiting cutting-edge craft breweries in Nashville and sampling their wares? The tour visits no fewer than three of the many local craft breweries, taprooms and/or brewpubs in and around Downtown Nashville.
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate
Address: 1628 Fatherland St, Nashville
Why: Get a look—and a taste and smell—of a Southern artisan chocolate maker, from bean to bar, using antique stone mills. Tours on Saturday only, space limited.
United Record Pressing
Address: 453 Chestnut St, Nashville
Why: The largest producer of vinyl records in the country, that's why. Vinyl is cool; always has been, always will be. Tours only on Fridays at 11am, space very limited.