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Nashville Experiences Within Walking Distance of Music City Center

Music City. Nashvegas. Athens of the South—Nashville is known by many names because it offers many experiences. Whether you’re looking for a deep dive into the music industry, educational enrichment, or a taste of Southern hospitality, Nashville offers it all. We’ve selected some experiences within walking distance of Music City Center, so step outside and find your Nashville.

Explore musical holy ground at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Great for either a morning jog or a leisurely stroll, the pathway through this space serves as the base of “Music Mile,“ boasting 61 permanent star markers honoring musicians of every genre connected to Music City.

Indulge in a moonshine and beer tasting at Ole Smokey Moonshine and Yee-Haw Brewing Company’s distillery/brewery combo space. The tasting ($10) provides 10 of Ole Smokey’s exotic moonshine flavors such as apple pie, butter pecan and blackberry and a Yee-Haw beer. Prince’s Hot Chicken has a food truck on-site, so soak up all that liquor with Nashville’s signature dish!

Discover living entertainment history at Hatch Show Print. In 1879, Hatch Show Print opened its doors as a letterpress print shop, and it’s still in full operation today. With clients ranging from Mick Jagger to Bill Monroe, Hatch Show Print has created many of the music industry’s most iconic images. On your guided tour ($20), you’ll learn the print shop’s history, access over a century’s worth of vibrant posters and make your own keepsake poster.

Savor Tennessee whole hog barbecue at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. Pitmaster Pat Martin has perfected the art of evenly cooking an entire hog—a process that takes up to 24 hours. Because of extended cook times, each day’s roast begins the night before. Martin’s team clocks in at 5:00 AM each morning and makes everything from scratch—sauces, sides and succulent meat.

Revel at The Wildhorse Saloon. Always wanted to line dance but not sure how? The Wildhorse Saloon offers complimentary lessons to get you boot, scoot and boogying with the best of ’em. Once you’ve learned the basics, you can dance the night away on the largest dance floor in Tennessee. The Wildhorse is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day of the week.