In the 1800s—long before Starbucks dominated every street corner—Joel Cheek developed a blend of coffee and sold it at what would be the brand’s eponymous Maxwell House hotel. In 1928, Cheek’s cousin Leslie used his coffee-empire cash to build a limestone mansion and formal gardens in West Nashville. Today, the 55-acre property is a breathtaking attraction thanks to the impressive mansion, art museum and series of gardens sprawling throughout the land. Adults $14, seniors $12, college students $10, ages 3-17 $7, ages 2 and under free. Military discounts with current ID. Open T-Su.