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Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center in the city of Nashville is a complex of the arts opened in 1980. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center shows theatrical performances, Broadway productions and concerts. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is also the venue for the Nashville Opera. Visitors will find a total of three stages here. These are:

  • Andrew Jackson Hall
    The Andrew Jackson Hall has approximately 2,500 seats and is the best equipped stage of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
  • James K. Polk Theater
    The James K. Polk Theater has about 1,000 seats.
  • Andrew Johnson Theater
    The Andrew Johnson Theater is the smallest of the three stages with around 250 seats.
Contact 505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
www.tpac.org

Orpheum Theater in Memphis
The Orpheum Theater in the city of Memphis is a historic cinema from 1928. The Orpheum Theater has 2,400 seats and shows Broadway productions, concerts and films these days. The building, which has Renaissance style borrowings, is one of the last major cinemas of the 1920s and is worth a visit alone.

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Contact 203 S. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
www.orpheum-memphis.com

Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga
The Tivoli Theater in the city of Chattanooga is a historic theater from 1921. The building is one of the first buildings in the USA with air conditioning. In the building in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture, greats like Louis Armstrong played. The Tivoli Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1973.

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Contact 709 Broad Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37402

Tennessee Theater in Knoxville
The Tennessee Theater in the city of Knoxville is a historic cinema from the 1920s. It was opened in 1928 and is housed in the Burwell Building from 1907, which is located on the historically interesting Gay Street. The interior of the cinema is built in the Spanish-Moorish style. The cinema was closed in 1977, but renovated and reopened in the 1980s. Since 1999, the Tennessee Theater has been titled "The Official State Theater of Tennessee". Here, visitors can enjoy Broadway performances. The Tennessee Theater is also the venue for the Appalachian Ballet, the Knoxville Opera and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Contact 604 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
www.tennesseetheatre.com

Nashville
Schermerhorn Symphony Center The Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a center opened in 2006 for the city's symphony. The style of the building is a mix of neoclassical and classic styles. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the Laura Turner Concert Hall (1,800 seats), the venue for the Nashville Symphony. There is also the Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall (2,400 seats), which is primarily reserved for young musicians.

Contact 1 Symphony Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
www.nashvillesymphony.org

Museums and exhibitions

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in the city of Memphis is the largest and oldest art museum in Tennessee. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was founded in 1916 and has since been housed in a Beaux Arts building from 1913 that is on the list of Historic Places. In 1955, the museum received a cylindrical extension to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, visitors will find a total of 29 galleries, and the museum's collection includes over 7,000 exhibits. These include paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and much more. The Samuel H. Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings is particularly impressive. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is located in Overton Park, a 1.38 kmē park in the city of Memphis.

Contact 1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
www.brooksmuseum.org

Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is an art museum housed in 69,000 mē of gardens. The museum was founded in 1976 and specializes in the exhibition of Impressionist works of art, particularly by American and French artists. The museum's collection includes works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, Matisse, Munch and Rodin. The museum also has a large collection of German porcelain from the 18th century. The garden around the museum has some Greco-Roman sculptures.

Contact 4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art in Memphis
The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art in the city of Memphis was opened in 1998 and was still called the Peabody Place Museum. It has had its current name since 2007. The museum specializes in Asian art and has the largest collection of 19th-century Chinese art in the entire United States. Other exhibits include jade works of art, knitting as well as pieces of furniture and other art objects.

Contact 119 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
www.belzmuseum.org

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
The National Civil Rights Museum in the city of Memphis comprises the building of the former Lorraine Motel in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in 1968. The motel continued to operate until 1982 before the Martin Luther King Jr.Memorial Foundation bought the building. The establishment of the museum started in 1987 and the museum opened in 1991. However, the museum is not only an illustration of this fact, it is dedicated to the entire history of the civil rights movement, beginning in the 17th century.

Contact 450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
www.civilrightsmuseum.org

Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium in Memphis
The Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium in Memphis City is a natural history museum. The museum is housed in the former villa of the Saunders family, which was built in Victorian style from Georgia marble, which gave the building its name due to its pink color. This building alone is worth a visit. The museum has approximately 240,000 visitors annually.

Contact 3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
www.memphismuseums.org

Tennessee State Museum in Nashville
The Tennessee State Museum in the city of Nashville is a museum opened in 1937 and dedicated to the history of the state of Tennessee. The period of representation ranges from the time before colonization to the 20th century. Great importance is attached to the topics of the civil war, the "Wild West" and the civil rights movement. The museum has three floors and also houses a military museum that depicts the US's military conflicts from the Spanish-American War to the Second World War. The collection of uniforms, weapons, and flags is one of the largest in the entire United States. And the best thing is: admission is free.

Contact 505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
www.tnmuseum.org

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the city of Nashville is the hall of fame for the great country musicians. The Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 and has been located in a museum building since 1967. Since 2001, the Country Music Hall of Fame has been located in a new building in the center of Nashville. The first musicians honored in 1961 were Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Fred Rose.

Contact 222 5th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
www.countrymusichalloffame.org

Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in the city of Nashville is an art museum founded in 2001. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is housed in the former main post office building in Art Deco style, which dates from 1932. The museum does not have its own collection, but regularly exhibits temporary and traveling exhibitions. The exhibition area covers approximately 2,200 mē and visitors under the age of 18 have free admission.

Contact 919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
www.rangcenter.org

Frank H. McClung Museum in Knoxville
The Frank H. McClung Museum in the city of Knoxville is a natural history museum dating from 1963. The museum's collection goes back to ancient Egypt and covers topics such as the civil war, fossils from Tennessee and other topics and around Tennessee. Entry is free.

Contact 1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
www.mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music in the city of Memphis was founded in 2003 and is located in the former recording studios of Stax Records. In fact, the museum looks like a copy of the former recording studio. On the exhibition area of ​​approx. 1,600 mē, visitors can admire more than 2,000 film recordings, photos, old musical instruments and much more. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is one of the museums dedicated to soul music.

Contact 926 E McLemore Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38126
www.staxmuseum.com

Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga
The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga City is an art museum from 1952. The Hunter Museum of American Art was originally housed in a historic building from 1906. It continues to be, but in 2005 there was a generous expansion. Nowadays, the museum with its extensive collection is one of the best sights in Chattanooga.

Contact 10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
www.huntermuseum.org

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville
As the name suggests, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville is an art museum in the middle of a botanical garden. The total complex covers 220,000 mē and the museum, which is housed in the former home of the Cheek family, dates from 1929. It was opened as a museum in 1960.

Contact 1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville Tennessee 37205
www.cheekwood.org

Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville
The Knoxville Museum of Art is a museum of contemporary art in the city of Knoxville. The museum opened in 1961 under the name Dulin Gallery of Art. After merging with the Knoxville Art Center in 1962, the museum was renamed the Knoxville Museum of Art in 1987. The museum is located on the site of the 1982 World Exhibition. The museum covers an area of ​​approximately 5,000 mē and includes 5 galleries and a terrace with sculptures.

Contact 1050 World's Fair Park
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
www.knoxart.org

Monuments and memorials

Stones River National Battlefield at Murfreesboro
The Stones River National Battlefield near the city of Murfreesboro is a 2.3 kmē, which serves to commemorate a very important battle of the American Civil War. The battle "Battle of Stones River" took place here from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. The memorial was established as a National Battlefield in 1927. The scope of the park was gradually expanded. The Stones River National Cemetery is also on the grounds of the Stones River National Battlefield. This cemetery dates from 1864 and is used to commemorate the fallen. Furthermore, the Hazen Grigade Monument from 1863 is the second oldest monument to the American Civil War. The Stones River National Battlefield attracts over 200,000 visitors annually.

Contact 3501 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
www.nps.gov/stri/index.htm

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery near Greenville
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery near the town of Greeneville is a very important cemetery dating from 1906. Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, is buried here. This piece of land owned by Johnson was buried in 1875 and Congress declared his final resting place in 1906 as the National Cemetery. By 1909 the cemetery had grown to 100 graves.

Contact www.nps.gov/anjo/index.htm
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