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Restored atrium of Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville; credit GOR

 

NASHVILLE GENERAL ATTRACTIONS


Nashville, TN

Printers Alley
DESCRIPTION: A lively collection night clubs and restaurants located in an old alley that used to have a large number of printing companies; today it hosts Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar to name just a few; takes its name from Nashville's early printing and publishing industry, then located in the immediate area; it also became the center of the city's nightlife and serviced the hotels, restaurants, and saloons fronting on Fourth Avenue, which was known as the Men's Quarter in the late nineteenth century; nightclubs opened here in the 1940s; without the Country Music business, Nashville could have possibly been known as one of the largest Printing Capitols of the World; as late as the 1960's, Nashville was home to over 36 Printing Companies
ADDRESS: 211 Printers Alley  MAP
PARKING: plenty of garage parking nearby
PHONE: 615-401-6100
WEBSITE: http://www.theprintersalley.com

Tennessee State Capitol
DESCRIPTION: Stands today much as it did when completed in 1859; the location of many civil rights marches outside, it is more pleasant to view inside now that African Americans also serve in the state legislature; Several areas, including the first floor hallway, library and Supreme Court chamber, have been restored to their 19th-century appearance; a permanent Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit highlights Tennessee as a primary battlefield of more than 400 battles and Tennessean Andrew Johnson became the country's 17th president in 1865 after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated; he is the infamous President who terminated the "40 Acres & Mule to former slaves" Field Order immediately after Lincoln was killed; in conflict with the U.S. Congress over reinstallment of southern states, Johnson was the first president to be impeached
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: guided tours Mon-Fri 9a-4p; closed holidays
ADDRESS: Charlotte Ave between 6th and 7th Streets  MAP
PARKING: paid lots nearby and street parking
WEBSITE: http://www.tnmuseum.org

Nashville Farmers’ Market
DESCRIPTION: You can tell a lot about a place just by looking at how they shop for fresh produce, fish and meat; a long time favorite, even for tourists; the first phase of the renovation of the interior Market House is underway to update the interior and enhance food presentation and seating
ADDRESS: 900 Eighth Avenue North  MAP

PARKING: paid lots nearby and street parking
PHONE: 615-880-2001
WEBSITE: http://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Music City Walk of Fame
DESCRIPTION: A landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to the musical heritage of Nashville and contributed to the world
through song or industry collaboration; inductions are held in November to coincide with the Country Music Awards and in April during Grammy Music Award Week

ADMISSION: Free

ADDRESS: Country Music Hall of Fame sidewalks  MAP

PARKING: paid lots nearby and street parking

WEBSITE: http://www.visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame

Hard Rock Café
DESCRIPTION: Located in The District of downtown Nashville and housed in the site of Nashville's first brothel, the HRC building stretches half a block long; many enjoy the outdoor patio during nice weather

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu 11a-10p, Fri-Sat 11a-12a

ADDRESS: 100 Broadway  MAP

PARKING: nearby lots and on street

PHONE: 615-742-9900

WEBSITE: http://www.hardrock.com

Gaylord Opryland Resort
DESCRIPTION: Under majestic, climate-controlled glass atriums, you'll be surrounded by nine acres of lush indoor gardens, winding rivers and pathways where you can unwind, shop, dine, and be entertained; highlights include a 44-foot waterfall, laser-light and fountain shows, and tours aboard Delta Flatboats inside the hotel; experience the nearby Grand Ole Opry®, enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise; you may have heard about the 2010 Nashville flood dealing a harsh blow to the this resort; in fact, 71 million gallons of water had to be pumped out before it could be restored by up to 1300 people per day; the owners took the opportunity to rework the lobby into an elegant garden room and remove non-structural columns and other obstruction to view the atrium styled after a Victorian garden; there plenty of other nips and tucks to make this an even bigger must-visit

ADMISSION: Free to tour

ADDRESS: 2800 Opryland Drive  MAP

PARKING: free on premises

PHONE: 888-777-6779

WEBSITE: http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordopryland

 

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