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Three things to do in Nashville, Tennessee

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Almost all of the attractions in Nashville, Tennessee, offer fun for the entire family. It is a favored travel destination for families. From history to shopping and cultural experiences, there isn't anything that Nashville doesn't have. If you are thinking about vacation travel this summer, then here are three things to do that you won't want to miss.

Shopping in Nashville
Shopping in Nashville Jason Davis

Shopping in Nashville

It's a given that if you travel to Nashville, that you have to stop and shop. There is the trendy Green Hills Avenue area and lots of unique shops in the downtown area. According to Simon Mall, Opry Mills is Tennessee’s "larget value retail, shopping, dining and entertainment destination" in the state. Take a look at the website for Opry Mills to find out more about the mall and its attractions.

Flamingos at the Nashville Zoo
Flamingos at the Nashville Zoo Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Flamingos at the Nashville Zoo

Flamingos like these are just the start of the animals that you will see at the Nashville Zoo. There are African elephants, salt water and freshwater fish, cougars and the Short-tailed Leaf Nosed Bat that call the Nashville Zoo home. Travel to Nashville may not be complete with a zoo trip. Find out about admission and hours at the website for the Nashville Zoo.

Dulcimers and more at the Tennessee State Museum
Dulcimers and more at the Tennessee State Museum Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Dulcimers and more at the Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum has no admission fee. Exhibits include items that belonged to Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson. There are also items that are associated with a free black family that lived in the Knoxville area before 1860. Other exhibits include items from famous Tennesseans Alvin York and David Crockett. Information on hours and days of operation can be found online