HGTV Smart Home 2014 is nestled into the Duncanwood Reserve community near Nashville, TN. See photos of the area's attractions and popular Music City activities.
Welcome to Nashville: Population 625,000
Nashville knows that true quality of life is found in a balance of neon lights and hushed chapels, busy streets and quiet wooded paths, high-rise offices and quirky boutiques. A Music City welcome is warm, the culture diverse, and the living so easy that it's hard to leave her embrace. (Nicki Pendleton Wood)
General Jackson Showboat
Aboard a 300-foot-showboat enjoy an evening of Nashville's breathtaking skyline, a dinner and a stage show. This has become one of Nashville's most popular activities.
The Tennessee State Capital Building
Located on Charlotte Avenue, the Capitol is the home of the Tennessee legislature, the governor's office, and is a National Historic Landmark. The Greek Revival architecture was designed by famous architect William Strickland and took over fourteen years to build.
Nashville Public Library
The library's main building downtown is a work of art worth wandering, even if you aren't into libraries. In addition to books, the Nashville Public Library offers a superb line-up of free programming that includes music in its courtyard, puppet shows for children, author talks, films and more. (Kami Rice)
Commonly known as Vandy, this independent university was founded in the spring of 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Today, this privately supported establishment thrives as the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee.
The Parthenon and Centennial Park
With Nashville’s mild winters, Centennial Park is busy year-round, but summer is its glory season with tons of free programming including big band music and dancing, weekly movies, Shakespeare in the Park, Musicians Corner concerts and all kinds of festivals. (Kami Rice)
Cheer on the home team at LP Field! Nashvillians love their Titans and look forward to game day whether or not the team’s on a winning streak. (Kami Rice)
Step back in time at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. president. Located on the outskirts of Nashville, the Hermitage is one of America's largest and oldest historic site museums. (Kami Rice)
First Center for the Visual Arts
The cornerstone of Nashville’s burgeoning visual arts scene, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts opened in 2001 in Nashville's former main post office, a 1930s art deco building. The Frist has since hosted an impressive array of exhibits from around the world. Don't miss the family-friendly Martin ArtQuest Gallery. (Kami Rice)
Nashville Farmers' Market
The Nashville Farmers’ Market that got its start on the town square in the early 1800s now resides adjacent to Bicentennial Park. It's open every day, but weekends at the Farmers’ Market often include festivals and other attractions as well as the flea market. (Kami Rice)
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Jack Daniel's Whiskey is renowned the world over, and you can see where the magic is made with an easy drive south of Nashville to the Distillery. The small town of Lynchburg, Tenn., offers other homespun attractions as well. (Kami Rice)
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, in the heart of downtown, commemorates Tennessee's 200th birthday in 1996 and offers a view of the Capitol building. A Tennessee history and geography lesson is built into the park's design.
Nestled deep among trees that reflect the animals' natural habitats, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere delights children and adults alike. Locals often buy annual passes because it's such a great place for strolling and getting their own zoo brood out of the house. (Kami Rice)
The Famous Ryman Auditorium
There’s no substitution for the storied Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music. ABC's Nashville concert scenes and award ceremonies have been shot in this venerated venue, and building owners are so accommodating that there's no need to build a likeness of it on a sound stage.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Located in downtown, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the Nashville Symphony. At the center of the building the Laura Turner Concert Hall seats as many as 1,800 people.
CMA Music Festival
Each June, more than 200,000 eager country music fans from around the world descend on Nashville for concerts and autograph sessions during the four-day music festival hosted by the Country Music Association. (Kami Rice)
Country Music Star Taylor Swift
In 2003 Taylor Swift moved to Nashville and has been writing and producing hit songs like "Love Story" and "We Are Never Getting Back Together". For more than a decade she has been a Nashville local and has moved around the area.
Nashville's honky tonks are a thing of legends, and to understand Nashville you really must visit them on Broadway Ave. There'll be music, maybe some dancing, and maybe the next big star gracing the stage ... or a certifiable star next to you singing along. (Kami Rice)
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Grand Ole Opry
The world's longest-running live radio broadcast is still offering great performances from country legends and contemporary chart-toppers. You can be part of the magic when you claim a seat at the Grand Ole Opry. (Kami Rice)
Gaylord Opryland Resort
This four star hotel and convention center is minutes from Grand Ole Opry Museum and Grand Ole Opry. It's a popular tourist attraction during holidays and for special events.
In 1951, Lon and Annie Loveless began serving Southern dishes out the front door of their home to travelers who passed by on US Highway 100 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sixty years later the Loveless Café is still serving up helpings of fried chicken and biscuits, a timeless Tennessee tradition.
Country Music Hall of Fame
With its impressive memorabilia, rare recordings and exhibits tracing country music’s history, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will take you deep into the genre's past while celebrating its future. (Kami Rice)
Nashville Convention Center
Located in the heart of Tennessee, the Nashville Convention Center features over 118,000 square feet of exhibit floor space and 25 meeting rooms. Each year this popular attraction downtown brings in nearly 350,000 visitors for conventions.
For over 65 years Earnest Tubb Record Shop has been a go-to for vinyl records. Whether stocking the shelves with hard-to-find-releases or an eclectic mix of artists, this store stays true to country music fans.