6. Nashville: Smartphone Self-Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one.
Once downloaded, your tour of Nashville begins at the Cumberland Riverfront near 105 1st Ave South. From there, you’ll stroll down 1st Ave and hear all about Johnny Cash, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and how one school’s desperate bid to secure funding started Nashville on the journey to becoming Music City.
Then you’ll head into Walk of Fame Park, adorned with Hollywood-style plaques dedicated to the biggest-ever names in country music. After that, where else but the Country Music Hall of Fame! Here, you’ll also get a glimpse into one of the most recognizable names celebrated within that hallowed hall.
Next, pass the arena that’s seen everyone from Elton John to Metallica. Your route brings you next to the ever-changing Legends Corner Mural as you hear what an insurance company has to do with Nashville’s country music history.
Following that is the historic Ryman Auditorium, once the home to the famous Grand Ole Opry. Then, find out just what people mean when they talk about the “Nashville sound” and the unique system of writing music that makes this city’s live performances really stand out from the rest.
Up next is Printer’s Alley, chock full of fascinating Prohibition and country music history. On your way to the famous Wildhorse Saloon, you’ll get a look at the shadier side of the music industry and untangle the country music controversy around superstar Taylor Swift. Finally, you’ll reach the bustling Honky Tonk Highway, where your tour will conclude.