FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Total Access Pass?
The Total Access pass comes in a plastic sleeve containing 4 individual passes to the available attractions with an additional pass for free admission to the Parthenon, a pass for 25% off the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour and another pass that serves as a coupon for 10% off your purchase at our two downtown Visitor Information Centers (discount not available on Total Access Pass purchase).
This is the Total Access Pass. All the following cards will be contained in this package.
This is an individual pass. You will receive four to use at any participating attraction listed. Only one ticket per attraction is allowed.
This is a bonus coupon, offering 10% off your purchase at the Nashville Visitor Information Center.
This is a bonus ticket offering free admission to The Parthenon. You will receive one ticket.
This is a bonus ticket offering free admission to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. You will receive one ticket.
This is a bonus coupon, offering 25% off a the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour.
Where do I pick up the Total Access Pass?
The pass can be picked up in person at our Visitor Information Center at the Bridgestone Arena, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville.
Do I need to purchase it in advance?
No, but if you prefer to, you may order them online and pick them up in person when you arrive. (NOTE: The date you enter when ordering is the day you wish to pick up the pass.)
Can you mail it or have it delivered to my hotel?
Unfortunately, we cannot deliver the Total Access Pass to you. Our downtown Visitor Center is within walking distance to many of the attractions offered, making it easy to stop and pick up on your way out.
Do I have to use the Total Access Pass all in one day?
No. The passes do not expire. Please note the attraction availability is subject to change.
Do I have to decide which attractions I want to visit before I purchase the pass?
No. Each card in the pass will grant you admission to any of the attractions. However, some attractions will require reservations.
Which attractions require reservations?
The Fontanel Mansion & Farm (615-724-1600), Redneck Comedy Bus Tour (615-316-0014), Music City Rollin' Jamboree (615-430-3109), and Hick Chick Tours (615-838-7105) require advance reservations. You may call each attraction directly to make reservations. The Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tour (615-871-6779) does not require reservations but it is requested that you call in advance to confirm tour availability.
How long will it take to tour each attraction?
These are estimated lengths of tours for each participating attraction/tour:
Adventure Science Center: 2-2.5 hours / 30 min-1 hour for Planetarium show
Belle Meade Plantation: 1.5-2 hours
Belmont Mansion: 1.25 hours
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art: 2 hours Gardens / 45 min-1 hour Museum Tour
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: 2.5-3 hours
Delta River Company: <30 min
Echoes of Nashville: 1.5 hours
Fontanel Mansion & Farm: 1.5-2 hours
Frist Center for the Visual Arts: 1-1.5 hours
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour: 1 hour
The Hermitage: 2 hours
Hick Chick Tours: 2-3 hours, depending on tour chosen
Historic RCA Studio B: 1 hour
The Johnny Cash Museum: 45 min-1 hour
Music City Rollin' Jamboree: 1.25 hours
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum: 1 hour
Nashville Zoo: 3-4 hours
Redneck Comedy Bus Tour: 2 hours
Ryman Auditorium: 45 min-1 hour
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum: 1-1.5 hours
How do I redeem my 25% Music City Hop On/Off Trolley coupon?
Present this ticket at the box office located at Riverfront Train Station on 1st Avenue to receive 25% off the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour. Offer valid during regular operating hours only, subject to availability and first come. Reservations are not required or accepted. Tour is $28.00 per person.
Do I need to purchase a Total Access Pass for my children?
In most cases, it is more cost-effective to purchase children's admission at the attractions - please check with individual attractions to find out rates.
Can I purchase these passes for a group?
There is a limit of 10 passes purchased by one person.
CALL 800-657-6910 OR PURCHASE ONLINE NOW.
These are the participating attractions:
Adventure Science Center
Adventure Science Center
It's an amazing, original scientific adventure! Travel to the outer reaches of the galaxy in the Sudekum Planetarium and Space Chase wing. In BodyQuest, explore the systems of the human body, and then climb the seven levels of the Adventure Tower to discover the many roles science plays in everyday life.
Belle Meade Plantation
At Belle Meade Plantation you can tour, shop, wine, and dine! What started as a log cabin and 250 acres, grew into a beautiful Greek Revival mansion, one of the largest estates in Nashville, covering 5400 acres, and became the epicenter of the thoroughbred horse industry. Visit the site where the bloodlines of Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Funny Cide started. Hear this amazing story as guides in period attire lead you through the beautifully restored mansion. Tours conclude in the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation where guests receive a free wine tasting. The Museum Store and Winery open daily. Restaurant open every day except Tuesday.
Discover Belmont Mansion's unique and engaging past. Join us daily for guided tours through ornate rooms furnished in Victorian opulence and brimming with American history. Built in 1853, this Italian villa-style mansion was once owned by the wealthy and powerful Adelicia Acklen, whose prismatic stories of strength, perseverance, and character during and after the Civil War justifiably make her Nashville's own steel magnolia. Accompanying her incredible story as one of American history's most notable leading ladies, the history of Belmont Mansion is equally intriguing, serving as headquarters for the Union army during the Civil War, a Girl's School during the Gilded Age, and the site of Adelicia's numerous elaborate parties during the Victorian Era.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 100,000 tulips in the spring, to a children's wonderland of Christmas Trees, Trains, Santa, live reindeer, and more during Holiday at Cheekwood. Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum isn't just a museum; it's an experience, an exciting and entertaining destination with something for everyone. In March 2014, the Museum will more than double in size, making Nashville's most dynamic cultural treasure an even greater destination!
The Delta Riverboat Company
Think you have seen everything there is to see at Gaylord Opryland? You haven't unless you set sail with the Delta Riverboat Company and let them guide you through the 4.5-acre indoor garden, past the 85-foot Delta fountain, around The Old Hickory Steakhouse, and by three different waterfalls.
Echoes of Nashville
Take a stroll through one of the most historic cities in the South. Did you know a Revolutionary battle was fought along Lower Broadway, or that women gained the right to vote in Nashville? Visit Nashville and learn how music is only part of the city’s rich history. Join us for a pleasant walk around downtown and leave with a better understanding of the real Nashville. Oh, and, of course, you’ll learn how Nashville became Music City. If you like to truly discover the cities you visit, then this is the tour for you. Reserve your ticket at echoesofnashville.com. Echoes of Nashville is about a 1.5 mile loop and typically takes about 1.5 hours.
The Fontanel Mansion & Farm - Reservations Required - 615-724-1600
Once the family home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, the Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia, and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there. Visitors are encouraged to look, touch, feel, and relax in this magnificent home. Tours are offered in small intimate groups and tend to sell out. Please call in advance for availability and to make reservations. Open daily, 9am-3pm. (Closed January 1, 2014 – April 14, 2014 for renovations.) Barbara Mandrell’s Tour Bus is available for touring for an additional $5.00 per person.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Enjoy ever-changing visual art from around the world and hands-on activities in our interactive ArtQuest Gallery. 2014 exhibitions include Norman Rockwell paintings, the art of Goya and Kandinsky, animation, realist and surrealist works from the Whitney, Dominican, and Franciscan art and more. Visit www.fristcenter.org for a complete exhibition schedule. Kids 18 and under always receive free admission.
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour - 615-871-6779
A must-see for everyone visiting Music City! Learn the fascinating story of the Grand Ole Opry with a tour of the Grand Ole Opry House. Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music. Tours are usually available every day (February – October) but please call in advance to confirm tour availability.
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
Open the windows of time at the home of America's 7th President, Andrew Jackson, and encounter the era, and people, that shaped a young nation's future. There's more than just a house on this 1830's farm. Discover the past through the new orientation film, exhibit gallery and museum, slave cabins, personal collection of the family and slaves, costumed interpreter-led mansion tours, horse-drawn wagon tours, and seasonal walking tours. Informative site-wide audio tours also available. Museum store also on site.
Hick Chick Tours - Reservations Required - 615-838-7105
Two tour options: 1) The Honky Tonk Pub Crawl is combined with a walking tour and will visit 4-5 pubs while seeing sights up close along the way. (approx. 3 hrs. and must be 21+ to participate); 2) The Nashville Comedy Tour is a bus tour that will have you learning and laughing from beginning to end. (approx. 2 hrs.) Availability is limited - you must make a reservation.
Historic RCA Studio B
Upgrade your Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum experience by adding on Historic RCA Studio B. As Music City's only studio tour, Studio B provides a glimpse into the heart of Nashville music making during one of its most exciting and classic periods. This studio is the birthplace of hits by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, and many more. (Requires a second Total Access ticket and can only be used in conjunction with the Museum.)
Music City Rollin' Jamboree - Reservations Required - 615-430-3109
There are city tours, and then there's the Music City Rollin' Jamboree. A country music, comedy sing-along tour on wheels that serves up Nashville's biggest sights, captures its rambunctious spirit, sings some of Music City's best songs, and shares some city secrets along the way. They will have you laughing and singing all throughout Music City on this 75 minute tour.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum showcases the music of all genres and the very instruments that some of history's greatest musicians used to record many classic hits. The museum will constantly add new exhibits from all genres of music for visitors to enjoy.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Do the Zoo! You can hang loose like the gibbons while you see animals from across the globe in natural habitats resembling the many environments of our world. Discover clouded leopards and red pandas along the Bamboo Trail, see elephants and giraffes wandering through African Savannahs, stroll through our new Kangaroo Kickabout, and explore the Unseen New World with some of the wildest things you've never seen. You can also monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym playground, take a spin on the Wild Animal Carousel, ride our Wilderness Express train, or be surrounded by more than 50 Australian parrots at Lorikeet Landing.
The Redneck Comedy Tour - Reservations Required - 615-316-0014
Ever Wonder? What country stars do when not on the radio, or in JAIL? Is Music Row actually HAUNTED? And how to know if you have "IT"? All this and more revealed in a 2-hour fun filled tour of Nashville's most famous and hstoric sites. Reservation required. Leave your name and cell phone number along with the date and time of the tour. You will get a call back to confirm. There is not a ticket booth at either location. Arrive 15 minutes early and look for the camouflage bus. No tours on Friday and Sunday.
Take a journey through entertainment history with a daytime tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry. Learn about the people and events that shaped the Ryman's past and present and step onto the historic stage to have your photo taken. Exhibits include Johnny & June at the Ryman, plus Grand Ole Opry 1940s through the 1970s.
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
Historic Travellers Rest is Nashville's premier Civil War site and was Hood's headquarters before the Battle of Nashville. Built by Judge John Overton in 1979, Travellers Rest is the oldest historic site open to the public in Nashville.
Get Nashville Attraction Discounts with the Total Access Pass!
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