Middle Tennessee
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Middle Tennessee

Rolling hills and fertile valleys dot the land around Nashville, Tennessees capital, and the Upper Cumberland. Middle Tennessee includes the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau, the Nashville Basin and the dramatic Highland Rim landscape.

Rich in heritage, culture and scenic beauty, Middle Tennessee provides genuine Southern hospitality and delivers an unparalleled creative music experience.

Our music heritage is legendary with the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum serving as monuments to musics movers and shakers. Historic RCA Studio B, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Bluebird Cafe deepen the regions musical dimensions.

See antebellum homes, historic battlefields, trails and one of the nations oldest working state capitols. Try some of our great golf courses. Cheer for the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Take a hike to one of our gorgeous waterfalls.

Toast yourself for discovering the natural beauty of Middle Tennessee from a couple of Americas most famous distilleries, Jack Daniel and George Dickel. Theres a number of new labels on the shelf, too. Learn more about Collier and McKeel, Corsair and Nelsons Green Brier Distillery.

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Spotlight Cities in Middle Tennessee

Music aficionados, history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts will discover something unique in the cities of Middle Tennessee.


Middle Tennessee Jul 30 About Nathan Bedford Forrest New Johnsonville, TN Nathan Bedford Forrest Scholar To Speak at Johnsonville State Historic Park learn more Middle Tennessee Jul 31 - Aug 9 88th Annual Putnam County Fair Cookeville, TN Enjoy the annual county fair.There will be beauty pageants, a petting zoo, live music, livestock show, roping demos, & much more! Fun for all ages! 5/Person. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is free. learn more Middle Tennessee Aug 1 - 3 Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers (Teen Actors Guild) Manchester, TN A musical about a young bride in 1850s Oregon whose brothers-in-law kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. learn more Middle Tennessee Aug 1 Entertainment with Rick Hines – Friday Night Dinner Show Linden, TN In addition to our exceptional overnight stay at one of Tennessee's must stay destinations we are proud to offer another wonderful night of entertainment. learn more Middle Tennessee Aug 1 Author Shirley Farris Jones to Speak in Oaklands Manison Murfreesboro, TN As the Civil War unfolded, Murfreesboro became hotly contested by Confederate and Union forces. Both sides occupied the town for significant periods, with power changing hands as the fighting raged. Punctuated by events like the wedding of General John Hunt Morgan and Martha Ready, wartime Murfreesboro saw no shortage of drama. Through five decades of research, the program “Martha Ready Morgan, From Wife to Widow in 360 Days” comes to life. Author and Civil War historian Shirley Farris Jones will recount the compelling story of General John Hunt Morgan and his bride, Mrs. Mattie Ready Morgan in the elegant parlors of Oaklands Mansion on Friday, August 1st at 5:30 pm. learn more
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