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 (for a list of participating attractions, see below or view a pdf to print at home) with an additional pass for free admission to the Parthenon and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a pass for 25% off any Gray Line of Tennessee Sightseeing tour and another pass that serves as a coupon for 10% off your purchase at the Music City Shop (Corner of 5th and Broadway) or Music City Marketplace (Corner of 4th and Commerce). (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 at the Music City Shop (Corner of 5th and Broadway) or Music City Market Place (Corner of 4th and Commerce).
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 any Gray Line of Tennessee Sightseeing 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 or at the Music City Market Place, on the corner of 4th and Commerce.
Do I need to purchase it in advance?
No, but you can if you want! We have five ways for you to purchase a Total Access Pass in advance. You have the Will Call option which allows you to purchase online and pick up your pass at the Visitor Information Center located at Bridgestone Arena. You can have the Total Access Pass shipped to you (must book at least 7 days before you arrive) after purchasing online. Another option is the Music City Experience which gets you the Total Access Pass with a t-shirt voucher. You can purchase the Music City Experience online and have the Total Access Pass shipped to you or you can pick it up at our Visitor Information Center located at Bridgestone Arena. Then we have the Total Access Pass Vacation Package option which pairs a Total Access Pass with reservations at a hotel of your choice. And you can always give us a call at 800-657-6910 to purchase your Total Access Pass in advance.
Can you mail it or have it delivered to my hotel?
Unfortunately, we cannot deliver the Total Access Pass to your hotel. 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?
Cruzzin Nashville (844-278-9946), Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours (echoesofnashville.com), The Famous Footsteps (ExperienceNashvilleTours.com), The Fontanel Mansion & Farm (615-724-1600), Hick Chick Tours (615-838-7105), Music City Rollin' Jamboree (615-430-3109), Redneck Comedy Bus Tour (615-316-0014), and The Sound Nashville Music Tour (615-454-1199) require advance reservations. You may call each attraction directly or go online 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
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President: 2 hours
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
The Delta River Company: 30 min
Echoes of Nashville: 1.5 hours
Famous Footsteps Walking Tour: 2 hours
Fontanel Mansion & Farm: 1.5-2 hours
Frist Center for the Visual Arts: 1-1.5 hours
George Jones Museum: 1-1.5 hours
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour: 1 hour
Hatch Show Print: 45min-1 hour Hick Chick Tours: 2-3 hours, depending on tour chosen
Historic RCA Studio B: 1 hour
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum: 45min-1 hour
The Johnny Cash Museum: 45 min-1 hour
Music City Rollin' Jamboree: 1.30 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
The Sound Nashville Music Tour: 90 minutes
How do I redeem my 25% off Gray Line of TN Sightseeing Tour coupon?
Present this coupon at the Gray Line ticket office located at 411 Broadway inside Paradise Park to receive 25% off any Gray Line of TN Sightseeing Tour. Offer valid during regular operating hours only and is subject to availability.
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 9 passes purchased by one person. Groups of 10 or more should contact attractions for group discounts.
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These are the participating attractions:
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Learn, explore, and discover together at Adventure Science Center! Experience a day in the life of an astronaut in Space Chase, battle germs in BodyQuest’s laser target gallery, and climb the seven levels of the Adventure Tower for a spectacular view of the Nashville skyline. Don’t forget to pick up tickets to a show in the Sudekum Planetarium, too! Approx. length of tour: 2-2.5 hours - self guided / 30 min-1 hr for Planetarium show (Planetarium Show is additional cost)
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Visit the home of America’s 7th President, Andrew Jackson, and encounter the era and people that shaped young America’s Future. Discover our nation’s history on 1,120 acres of farmland. Experience the past through the new, state of the art exhibit “Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm”, museum, costumed interpreter-led mansion tours, horse-drawn wagon tours, and enchanting seasonal walking tours. Informative site-wide digital audio tours also available. Museum store on site. Approx. length of tour: 2 hours - partially-guided
Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
At Belle Meade Plantation you can tour, shop, wine, and dine! A beautiful Greek Revival mansion, one of the largest estates in Nashville, covering 5,400 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, winery, and restaurant are open daily. Approx length of tour: 1.5-2 hours - guided
1700 Acklen Avenue
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. Approx. length of tour: 1.25 hours - guided
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
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 wonderland of trees, Santa, real reindeer, and one million twinkling lights during Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone! Approx. length of tour: 2 hours Gardens - self-guided / 45 min-1 hour Museum Tour - self-guided
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 Fifth Avenue South
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the definitive home of America’s music, safeguarding more than two million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more. Approx. length of tour: 2.5-3 hours - self-guided
Experience Nashville the native way via our open air limo style golf carts. Turn up the music, relax and enjoy your private guided tour through music city. Allow us to add some checkmarks to your bucket list by exploring places such as local history sites, Honky Tonk highway, music row, museums, food, and shopping destinations. Reservations required and all passengers must be 4 years of age and older. Cruzzin Nashville will pick up at your preferred location in Downtown Nashville.
The Delta Riverboat Company
Gaylord Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Drive
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. Approx. length of tour: 30 min - guided
Echoes of Nashville
Begins at: 501 Broadway
What was Nashville like before it became Music City? Did you know Nashville is one of the most historic cities in the South? Dating back nearly 200 years, Nashville’s history spans the Civil War, prohibition, women’s suffrage and civil rights. Break away from lower Broadway and join one of our local historians for a fascinating walk through Nashville’s past to learn the real stories behind the myths and legends. Find out that truth really is stranger than fiction. You’ll learn how Nashville went from the Athens of the South to Music City. If you are a history lover that truly wants to experience the cities you visit, then we are your tour. Reserve your ticket at echoesofnashville.com. Echoes of Nashville is about a 1.5 mile loop and typically takes about 1.5 hours - guided.
The “Famous Footsteps” (Walking Tour) - Reservations Required
Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Tom Ryman are just a few of the people who have made their mark on the historical city of Nashville. On this tour we walk paths along lower Broadway, learning about the people (and places) that helped make it “Music City”. Guided tour distance is approximately 6 blocks and typically takes 2 hours. Tours are made by reservation. A calendar of available days and times is at experiencenashvilletours.com. Tour distance is approximately 6 blocks and typically takes 2 hours - guided.
Fontanel Mansion - Reservations Required
4125 Whites Creek Pike
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. The mansion is open daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Approx. length of tour: 1.5-2 hours - guided
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Enjoy ever-changing exhibitions from around the world and hands-on activities in our interactive ArtQuest Gallery. 2017 exhibitions include Buddhist art; video installation; photography by Irving Penn; contemporary American Art; Australian aboriginal art; works by American masters such as John Singer Sargent and Georgia O’Keeffe; “soundsuits” and sculptures by Nick Cave; and much more. Visit fristcenter.org for a complete exhibition schedule. Approx. length of tour: 1-1.5 hours - self-guided
George Jones Museum
128 2nd Avenue North
Referred to as the greatest country music singer of all time, George Jones lives on in the George Jones Entertainment Complex and Museum. Four levels with great food, live entertainment, museum/gift shop and a rooftop bar on the river. Museum is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Restaurant and Rooftop Bar are open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Approx. length of tour: 1-1.5 hours - self-guided
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour
2804 Opryland Drive
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 but please call in advance to confirm tour availability. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour - guided
Hatch Show Print
224 5th Ave. South
For much of the twentieth century, Hatch Show Print’s vibrant posters served as a leading advertising medium for Southern entertainment, and included work for many members of the Grand Ole Opry such as Bill Monroe and Minnie Pearl, and for rock & roll icons such as Elvis and Chuck Berry. Take the guided tour through the history of Hatch Show Print, learn about letterpress printing, and print your own commemorative poster to take home with you! Approx. length of tour: 45min-1 hour - guided
Hick Chick Tours - Reservations Required
154 2nd Avenue North (Dick’s Last Resort)
Hick Chick Tours offers The Honky Tonk Pub Crawl, which is a walking tour and pub crawl combined. You’ll visit four-five pubs while seeing sights up close, learning stories of Music City's past, and laughing all along the way (approximately three hours and must be 21+ to participate). Yes, men can come, too! Availability is limited; you must make a reservation online, and your credit card will not be charged when using this pass unless you don’t show up for the tour. www.hickchicktours.com Approx. length of tour: 2-3 hours, depending on tour - guided
Historic RCA Studio B
222 Fifth Avenue South
Upgrade your Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum experience by adding a tour of Historic RCA Studio B. As Music City’s only studio tour, Studio B provides a glimpse into the heart of the Nashville Sound during one of its most exciting and classic periods. This legendary studio spawned hits by Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, and others. Requires a second Total Access ticket and can only be used in conjunction with the museum. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour - guided
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Parkway
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 1799, Travellers Rest is the oldest historic site open to the public in Nashville. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Overton home and serving as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore and experience Nashville’s historic past. Approx. length of tour: 45min-1 hour - guided
Jack Daniel Distillery/Dry County Tour
182 Lynchburg Highway
Lynchburg, TN 37352
Would you like to walk through our hallowed hollow and learn something about Mr. Jack’s distillery without partaking of his smooth-sipping whiskey? The Dry County tour is perfect for you and teetotalers of all ages. It may be whiskey-free but it’s certainly overflowing with distillery stories. See firsthand how our Tennessee whiskey is carefully crafted all while learning a bit about our founder – Mr. Jack. Tours offered Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT, every 15 minutes.
The Johnny Cash Museum
119 Third Avenue South
Take a walk through the man in black’s amazing life featuring the world’s largest collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and more. Don't miss the new Legends of Sun Records exhibit featuring rare artifacts from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. Approx. length of tour: 45 min-1 hour - self-guided
Lucky Ladd Farms
4374 Rock Glade Road
Eagleville, TN 37060 615-274-3786
Tennessee’s Largest Petting Farm & AG-Venture Fun Park - Families love this award-winning 60-acre farm park for its inventive attractions that appeal to all ages, acres of playgrounds, exciting hands-on animal encounters, pony rides, nature trails, educational exhibits and more to fill your day with good old-fashioned fun. Home to over 100 friendly animals and exotic livestock. Not to be missed, the homegrown country store is stocked full of local gourmet goodies, unique farm toys and the best sweet tea this side of the mighty Mississippi; making this a welcoming stop even for a short visit. A must do for families exploring the area. General operating days/hours: Open April through October, Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday’s in October. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations required. Check facebook.com/LuckyLaddFarms for weather related closings.
515 Opry Mills Dr.
The world-famous family friendly wax attraction will provide an interactive experience, allowing you to step into immersive iconic scenes and musical performances that cannot be found anywhere else. The Soundtrack of America takes you through America’s musical past and present, celebrating the most iconic musical talents from Nashville and beyond. Touch, see and photograph the figures of your favorite country, pop, rock, jazz and blues artist in brilliantly themed interactive settings.
Music City Double Decker & Trolley Hop On/Off Tour
411 Broadway / inside Paradise Park
Hop aboard a Nashville tour above the rest! Enjoy a fully narrated tour of Music City and/or hop off to experience 15 unique stops featuring over 100 points of interest. Reservations are not required.
Music City Rollin' Jamboree - Reservations Required
330 Commerce Street
There are city tours, and then there’s the Music City Rollin’ Jamboree. A bawdy, comedy-filled, sing-along tour on wheels that serves up a few of Nashville’s sights, sings some of its greatest songs and shares quirky city secrets along the way. They will have you laughing and singing all throughout Music City on this 90 minute tour. Tours run Tuesday - Saturday and reservations are required; must be 21+ to take this tour. Alcohol is allowed (no glass and no open cups). Approx. length of tour: 1.30 hours - guided
PLEASE NOTE: The bus leaves from 330 Commerce Street at 11:30am and 1:30pm ONLY. Alcohol is allowed (no glass, no open cups), MUST BE 21 TO RIDE.
Riders must arrive: 15 minutes early to claim your seat.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
417 4th Ave. N.
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 Grammy Museum Gallery is an 8,500 square foot interactive music space that allows guests the unique experience of performing on stage and interacting with every aspect of the music industry. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour - self-guided
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
4001 Bell Road
Hermitage TN 37076
Located on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores Waterpark features more than 1 million gallons of summer fun. Experience an unforgettable adventure on their newest attraction, the Big Kahuna, a five-story, family raft ride. Brave the waves in a gigantic wave pool, plunge down thrilling waterslides, or play, slide, and splash in Kowabunga Beach, a massive water treehouse and sprayground. If you want to chill instead of big thrills, float down the huge lazy river, soak up some rays on the beautiful beach, or take a leisurely lake cruise on the Nashville Shoreliner. There is all-day, all-you-can-play for everyone. Valid Monday – Thursday only
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
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 white rhinos, giraffes, and zebra wandering through African Savannahs, and explore the Unseen New World with some of the wildest things you’ve never seen. Have hands on fun and kick it with our red kangaroos in the Kangaroo Kickabout or take a selfie with a goat, alpaca, or Galapagos tortoise at Critter Encounters. 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. Approx. length of tour: 3-4 hours - self-guided
Old Town Trolley Tour
From the hunter-gatherers making their home along the Cumberland and the lone French fur trader establishing a trading post, to the initial hearty settlers of Fort Nashborough and the first musician to step off a bus onto Broadway with nothing but a guitar and a dream—Nashville has been the hook on which the brave and entrepreneurial have hung their hopes and aspirations. Their success inspires others to hone their chops and journey to Music City in search of their own big hit. As we weave our way through this rich and vibrant city learning about, and paying tribute to its legends and pioneers, you won’t help but feel inspired, too! Come see the best with our unique brand of Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.
Patsy Cline Museum
119 Third Ave. S.
Explore the life and legend of country music's top female entertainer of all time. Rare, never before seen artifacts are presented in an interactive, state-of-the-art setting.
The Redneck Comedy Tour - Reservations Required
11am tours – Meets behind Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike
2-4pm tours – Meets at Whiskey Bent Saloon, 306 Broadway
Ever wonder what country stars do when not on the radio? Is Music Row actually haunted? All of this and more is revealed in a two-hour fun-filled tour of Nashville’s most famous and historic sites: Sunday - Friday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Schedules vary seasonally and reservations must be made by phone no more than 7 days prior to the requested tour date. Leave your name and cell phone number along with the date and time of the tour you’d like to book, and 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. Passes are collected upon boarding the bus. Approx. length of tour: 2 hours - guided
116 Fifth Avenue North
Take a journey through entertainment history with a daytime tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry. Be immersed in the Ryman’s magical history during the one-of-a-kind “Soul of Nashville” theater experience and enjoy five new exhibits complete with videos hosted by stars including Nicole Kidman, Charles Esten and Trisha Yearwood. Approx. length of tour: 45 min-1 hour - self-guided
The Sound Nashville Music Tour
128 2nd Ave. North (in front of the George Jones Museum)
Explore Nashville with both your eyes and your ears! Ride along with a real Nashville songwriter and get pumped up with a hilarious tour guide who will be telling one of a kind music stories all while putting the riders on center stage to help write a hit Nashville song that’s unique to their tour. See downtown, the Gulch, Music Row, West End and all of the places that relate to Nashville’s music reputation. Tuesday – Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations required: www.thesoundmusictour.com – enter promo code TOTALACCESS and bring physical ticket for admission. Approx. length of tour: 90 minutes
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