The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge spans the Cumberland River and connects the downtown attraction area to a landscaped pedestrian plaza surrounding Nissan Stadium. The bridge was slated for demolition after nearly 90 years of vehicle traffic, but its historic and aesthetic appeal—it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its unique truss design—led to it being converted to a pedestrian and bicycle overpass. At a little more than half a mile across, it’s a great way to burn off some calories while enjoying spectacular views of downtown Nashville.
440 Hogan Rd.
This museum has a large collection of farm and home artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries, along with a farmhouse, log cabins, gardens and a nature trail. You can also see the stables where Nashville’s mounted police[LS1] keep their horses. If you’re visiting in the summer and looking for fun things to do with kids, don’t miss Summer Saturdays, a free event with farm activities such as grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats and soap making.iStockphoto.com / f11photo
Tennessee State Capitol
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Take a free self-guiding or guided tour of this 1859 Greek Revival building, where you can visit the Governor’s Reception Room, the legislative chambers and the state library. The surrounding grounds feature monuments including an equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson and the tombs of President James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah. Be warned, parking around the capitol building is scarce, but there are a number of paid parking lots nearby.Read More
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