5 Off-Beat Things To Do In Nashville
At Tommy’s Tours, we love showing off our amazing city for you! However, we also want to give you the tools to explore Nashville further once our tour is finished. Maybe you’d prefer to get off the beaten path and see some of Nashville’s lesser-known attractions. If that sounds like fun, we’ve put together a list featuring 5 of our favorite off-the-beaten-path things to do in the Nashville area.
If you really want to explore Nashville’s country-bluegrass roots, there is no better event to attend than the Full Moon Pickin’ Party. As the name suggests, this event happens when there is a full moon out, predominantly during the summer and early fall. There will be local country-bluegrass bands performing, as well as open jam sessions. If you play an instrument, bring that instrument with you! Joining the jam session will earn you a discount on your entry price.
Where: Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37221
When: 7-11pm, Fridays closest to a full moon
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How Much? $20 for adults, $7 for children
Built in 1820, the Belle Meade Plantation has seen its share of history. Today this beautiful historic property is open to the public, playing host to events ranging from birthdays to weddings. Tours of Belle Meade Plantation are conducted on a daily basis, and include both the grounds and the plantation itself. Specialized tours are also available, focusing on food, holiday wassail, and more.
Where: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
When: [9am – 5pm | Monday – Saturday] // [11am – 5pm | Sunday]
How much? $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for students, $10 for youth, FREE for children under 5 years of age
Moon Pies, the world-famous snack, originated in the tiny town of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, which isn’t too far outside of Nashville. Every year this little town holds a commemorative festival, featuring live bluegrass music, parades, and much more. While you’re there, you might also want to check out some of their antique stores, and enjoy some authentic southern cooking!
Where: Town Square, Bell Buckle, Tennessee
When: All Day! June 18 2016
How Much? Free!
Milky Way like the candy bar. Yes, that’s right, Milky Way Farm is owned by none other than the Mars family, conquistadors of the candy world. An easy day-trip out of Nashville, the farm was originally purchased by Frank Mars in the early 1930s. Today this beautiful property is available to the general public once every month for tours, and events.
Where: 520 Milky Way Rd, Pulaski, TN 38478
When: Tours available the first Saturday of every month
How much? $10
A quick 30 minute drive outside of Nashville, beautiful Arrington Vineyards hosts wine tastings every day. All the wine produced on-site, in the rolling hills of Arrington, Tennessee. There are a variety of packages available when it comes to wine tastings, and bottles are available for purchase afterwards, along with luxurious chocolates and cheeses. Arrington Vineyards is family friendly, as long as you keep an eye on your young ones!
Where: 6211 Patton Rd Arrington, TN 37014
When: [11am – 8pm Monday – Thursday] // [11am – 9pm | Friday – Saturday] // [12pm – 8pm | Sunday]
How Much? Prices vary depending on your tasting package and purchasing plans