2500 West End Avenue Centennial Park Nashville, TN 37203 +1 615 862 8431
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns encircle the building. The largest bronze doors in the world, weighing 7.5 tons each, stand at the East and West entrances. Featured is Athena Parthenos, the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. Sculptures and friezes are modeled from Elgin Marbles at the British Museum in London. There are also four art galleries. While the prices are reasonable, you can avail discounts for groups of ten or more with a reservation.
Madison Creek Farms covers 38 acres of farmland just north of Nashville in the rolling countryside of Sumner County. The farm specializes in both floral production as well as vegetables, herbs and eggs. The farm market is open to the public on weekends, and guests can purchase fresh flowers, organically grown vegetables and herbs, free-range eggs and a variety of homemade goods from the FarmHouse Kitchen including pies, jams and pickles. Madison Creek Farms also includes a large kids play area, a petting zoo and seasonal offerings such as pumpkins. Local residents should check out the farm's Crop Share Association for delicious seasonal produce. - Lynn-nore Chittom
The Nashboro Golf Course is considered by many to be the most classic golf course in the Nashville area. Located amidst the hills and wooded area of southeast Nashville, the tree lined fairways offer beautiful color throughout the spring, summer and fall. The rates at the Nashboro Golf Course are some of the best in Middle Tennessee, with a reasonable nine hole anytime fare and a daytime full course fare at a rate that can't be beat. The course also offers a discounted twilight rate. Be sure to call the club or check the website for new specials and promotions. -Lynn-nore Chittom
This two towered castle looks like it was dropped here from medieval Europe. Located just south of Nashville on the outskirts of the hamlet of Triune, this castle is only open to public during the yearly Renaissance Fair. Initial construction began in 1980, though the castle's owner began drawing up plans when he was in high school, and still continues today (currently the edifice consists of two peaked towers and a building connecting, but ultimately the master plans call for four towers).
5700 Main Street Spring Hill, TN 37174-2408 +1 913 486 9037
Rippavilla Plantation was the 19th-century home of the Cheairs family. The estate house has been restored to its antebellum appearance and includes many family antiques and period pieces. Tours are available for the home and grounds, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. In the fall, the plantation's star attraction is it's ten-acre corn maze which includes over three miles of paths and educational information. The design of the corn maze is different each fall. Rippavilla Plantation is also available for weddings and special events. - Lynn-nore Chittom
119 Third Avenue South Nashville, TN 37201 +1 615 256 1777
Having the largest and most comprehensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the late legend, the Johnny Cash Museum is true gem of the downtown Nashville area. The legendary country super star and entertainers life can be seen through the many photos, hand written song lyrics, costumes, awards and musical instruments lovingly displayed throughout the buildings raw brick and motor space. Catch his booming voice as he croons out "Folsom Prison Blues" in one of the many interactive displays. Whether you're a country music fan or not, a visit to this museum will leave you with a newfound respect for one of the music industry's greatest legends.
Once the former location of Nashville's publishing and printing industry, Printers Alley has now become the city's epicenter for nightlife. A sign, extending across Church Street, marks the entrance to this brick-paved, bar-lined alleyway. Neon signage lights up the evenings, beckoning customers. From restaurants to live music bars, Printers Alley is filled with unique and interesting nightlife gems and is even known to be a prime spot where great musicians have performed and gotten their big breaks.
910 Division Street Nashville, TN 37203 +1 615 891 4649
From the pages of an old Rolling Stones magazine for a home brewing kit, Yazoo Brewing Company is the brainchild of Linus Hall while he was a cash strapped college student. Now over a decade later, Hall's dream has taken fruition in downtown Nashville where pints of Yazoo Pale Ale, Spring Wheat and Dos Perros are served to thirsty customers. The taproom features a dusty blackboard with the daily offerings and is complimented by a small controlled menu of artisan beer bread, cheese plates, chips and salsa.
First Lutheran Nashville is located in the heart of Music City. In addition to a full range of Christian religious educational programs designed for children, youth, adults and seniors, First Lutheran also reaches out to the needs of the community surrounding the church facilities. By partnering with local ministries which focus on specific needs such as homelessness, hunger, incarceration and illness, the members of this Nashville church are able to better assist those with the greatest needs. During the summer, First Lutheran Nashville continues its education programs with a vacation bible school. Check the church's website for specific dates and events. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Christ Church Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and is presided over by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. This beautiful and historic church dates back to the early 19th Century. Visitors are welcome throughout the week and after Sunday services to tour the church as a historical site. The church's broad spectrum of educational and prayer ministries meet the needs of members and guests of all ages. Through a program called Sacred Space for the City, Christ Church Cathedral offers the use of its facilities for spiritual, educational, artistic, civic, and outreach opportunities to the local Nashville community regardless of religious affiliation. -Lynn-nore Chittom
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