Wow what a surprise Nashville turned out to be. We had an expectation of street lined with bars and lots of music but not much else.
They do have music row and the honky tonk district, yes we saw the bar where Keith Urban got his break, but there is so much more to Nashville. History culture, pretty parks and gardens all go with the music and the bar to make Nashville a very interesting place to visit.
We purchased on the Trolley tour (audio failed on trolley) and due to a false start became a bus tour our guide was sensational and gave us so much information. I wish I could remember all the facts he told us during this very informative and very the entertaining 2 hour tour. Thanks Kevin you were worth waiting for.
Some of what we learned:
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee I always thought Memphis was the capital. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities. It is most notably known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname “Music City”.
|Re-creation of Parthenon|
We destinations include Fort Nashborough being a reconstruction of the original settlement, the latter being a semi-restored Civil War battle fort; theTennessee State Museum; and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public.
Numerous music clubs and honky tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area encompassing Lower Broadway, Second Avenue, and Printer’s Alley, which is often referred to as “the District”
|The bells play on the hour|
|View up to Capitol Building|
|Keith Urban made his break
playing in the corner of this bar
|Home for the next 3 days|