Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
You don't have to be a country lover to appreciate the Country Music Hall of Fame, the 350,000-square-feet museum that recently underwent a $100 million renovation (completed in 2014). With galleries, exhibitions, archives, classrooms, and more, the research center now shares space with the Omni Nashville Hatch, which is directly attached to the $623 million Music City Center. Also housed within the Hall of Fame is a sizable gift shop full of Nashville- and music-themed gifts and memorabilia, historic letterpress operation Hatch Show Print, and a casual taqueria, Bajo Sexto Taco, with a walk-up window outside from which you can purchase boozy beverages. The museum also regularly hosts exhibits exploring the careers of notable artists like Alan Jackson or Keith Urban.