Offbeat Nashville: How to Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Music City, USA,  has so many popular attractions, but sometimes you just need to travel off the beaten path and discover the hidden gems that make our city so special. As locals, we would love to share our best-kept secrets and let you in on the best offbeat Nashville attractions. Who knew being offbeat could be such a good thing? 

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The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe is a music venue that makes legends. From outside, you would never know that this is where many iconic songwriters and country music singers got their start. 

This live music venue is also known as the accidental landmark that changed music history! Bluebird is featured on the big screen in several movies and even has an SXSW Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival movie dedicated to it. 

After all, this legendary cafe is where Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, and Trisha Yearwood once played.

The Parthenon

Before Nashville became honky-tonk central, it was known as “The Athens of the South.” You can see a full-scale replica of The Parthenon, modeled after the ancient temple in Greece, right here in Nashville. 

The museum is in Centennial Park on West End Avenue. You have to visit and see the 42-foot replica statue of Athena. You’re sure to be in awe at the sight of the towering beauty!

House of Cards

We highly recommend that you check out House of Cards for a delicious meal, craft cocktail, and a magical evening. This magic-themed restaurant hides below The Johnny Cash Museum and Cafe in Downtown Nashville. 

Dine at House of Cards steakhouse for an adults-only dinner featuring a live magic show, or bring the kids for family brunch on Sundays!

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