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“What a Bargain!”

Tennessee State Museum
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Ranked #22 of 245 things to do in Nashville
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000-sq.-ft. of permanent exhibits and a 10,000-sq.-ft. changing exhibition hall where temporary exhibits are on view. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric humans and continue through the early 1900s with special sections on Native American Indians, explorers, pioneers, the Antebellum age, the Civil War, and the beginning of a new century. The State Museum is open every day except Mondays, and admission is free.
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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“What a Bargain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

I have been meaning to visit the TN State Museum for a couple years now, being a resident of Nashville. I finally had a friend visiting and showed him around town, stopping here. It's hard to critique the TN State Museum without considering the fact that it's FREE. It's done very well and perfect for people who love history and relics. It's definitely wirth checking out, and the staff is so friendly.

Visited November 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Educational and FREE!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

anytime a museum with a lot of history is free, it is automatic a 5...two floors of history and right downtown.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great TN History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

It is a wide variety of TN history including that of US president Andrew Jackson.

It has great displays, artifacts, and a spacious venue

Visited November 2013
Thank kelly m
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good collection of artifacts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Went here with friends primarily to view civil war displays. Our friends really liked the vast collections. I really liked how much of the items were found locally. It's free entry and we parked in the Music City Garage.
The had great activities for kids and you need about 3-4 hours to get around everything.

1 Thank Chris R
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Warren, Indiana
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We have never visited a state museum (except our own) on a vacation. But after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we felt we needed to include this attraction. We were not disappointed. It's unbelievable that it is free. We spent 3 1/2 hours there! Another plus is that everyone we encountered who works there was very helpful. They encouraged us to visit the Military Branch Museum (from Spanish-American War to WWII) located in the War Memorial Building across the street as well as the state capitol. Don't miss this!

Visited October 2013
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