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Nashville Visitors Guide

Get the Nashville Experience During Your Visit

We want you to get the most out of your tour of Dark Horse Institute and hope you’ll treat yourself to our historic and musically-inclined city—Music City USA! That’s why we’ve compiled this Nashville visitor’s guide for our out-of-town guests, noting local lodging and attractions while visiting the Nashville area.

We’ve also included a few sites below about our city—Franklin, TN. Franklin is the oldest city in the state of Tennessee (established in 1799), and located just 17 miles south of Nashville. Much of the Civil War was fought in Franklin and there are several sights, tours and antebellum homes to visit. Downtown Franklin is known for its quaint shops and unique dining venues. Just North of downtown Franklin is The Factory, where the Magic Chef oven manufacturer had its plant. It has been converted to an eclectic variety of antique shops, eateries and a weekend organic Farmer’s Market.

Franklin Sites

The Factory at Franklin
Historic Downtown Franklin
Visit Williamson County

Hotels within 15-20 Minutes of Our Studios

MainStay Suites
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
Franklin Marriott Suites
Aloft Nashville Hotel

Nearby Sites to See

Magnolia Bed and Breakfast
A charming and historic B&B that’s located within walking distance of downtown Franklin.

Leipers Fork Village
Just a short drive from our studios is the village of Leiper’s Fork, nestled in the rolling hills of Franklin. It’s known for its majestic estates owned by many country music celebrities. It’s also home to the famous 1969 orange Dodge Charger “The General Lee”—from the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard”—which is often on display at the entrance to Leiper’s Fork.

Natchez Trace Road
Extending from our backyard for 444 miles in to Mississippi is the famous Natchez Trace road. People come from all over the world just to view the unique Natchez Trace Bridge that arches over our streets below.

The Loveless Café
Known for its famous biscuits—among other delicious Southern comfort foods on the menu—this café has a longstanding history with Nashville natives and visitors.

Nashville’s Nightlife

List of Nightlife Activities
Nashville Experience

Nashville Attractions

The Frist Center – Art Museum
Nashville Parthenon
Country Music Hall of Fame
The Ryman Auditorium
The General Jackson
Opryland Hotel

Music Industry-Related Sites

Nashville Muse
Music Starts Here
The Nashville Connection
Working with Your Voice
Nashville Music Guide
Nashville’s Music Scene Entertainment Resources

Plantation Tours

The Belle Meade Plantation
The Cheekwood Plantation
The Carnton Plantation

Sightseeing Tours

Music City Trolly Hop
Nash Trash Tour (comedy bus tour)

Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guides

Nashville Visitor’s Guide
Williamson County Visitor’s Guide