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Old 04-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Nashville highlights?

I decided to take a week or so for a mental health break from work, so we decided to head to Pigeon Forge and Nashville for a few days each in a couple weeks. I've been to Nashville on business a couple years ago but really didn't have much time to explore.

Appreciate hearing about any suggested "must see" highlights for the Me and the Mrs.


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Old 04-25-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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Joopy,

Nashville is one of the nicest cities we have visited, love it there. The Grand ole Opry is pretty much a must, and the General Jackson Showboat is a real good bet. We had some kid named Tyler as the openning act for us in '07, that's a long shot now. The Showboat had a great act and we did the lunch cruise. Another must is to visit the Honky-tonks on Broadway. Most are free, play for tips and are usually very good. So you never know where they may end up.

Bob

PS we prefer to stay outside the city and drive in. There are some nice COE parks about a half hour or so from the city. The parks close by use up a lot of money better spent in the Honky-tonks.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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I agree with Bob but will add the following.

Make sure you visit the Ryman Auditorium for either the tour or a show or both. You should definitely go to the Loveless Cafe for a good down home cooking. I would suggest a tour of Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage for a bit of history. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a winner and if you're a country music fan, a must see.

While doing the Opry don't forget to do Opry Mills shopping center which has just reopened after the flood and of course the Opryland Hotel is worth a visit as it is quite a place.

The Bluebird Cafe is a venue for songwriters and is fun and different. Belle Meade Plantation was a great and we were lucky to have a fantastic tour guide. If you have the time, visit the Parthenon.

We've stayed several times outside of town a few miles at the Nashville Country RV Park and find it to be acceptable. It is certainly less expensive than most commercial parks and is close enough to downtown to make it convenient.
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I also have some interest in this subject for a trip in the planning. What are some of the places to park the rig for a night or two to drive in and enjoy the sights?
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We also liked Nashville Country RV Park. We were there 2 weeks ago. Small sites in some parts of the park. When we were there they had entertainment and dinner$ on Thursday night, so try and get a site across from the pavillion. Family owned. Have fun!
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We are currently in Two Rivers campground on Music Valley Road and have been here for two weeks.... Leave in the AM and start south to Texas....

Have really enjoyed our stay here.... Close to everything and nice large sites.... Camping World is next door which is great for those needed supplies.... Eating places close by as well....
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Thanks for all the good suggestions The Opry and Broadway Bars will certainly be on the list. Time permitting, Ryman, Parthenon, Opry Mills, Plantation, Hermitage..... darn, out of time ....back to work

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If you make plans far enough in advance, you might be able to reserve a seat on the NashTrash Tour. It's a 90 minute tour of downtown Nashville on a Pink Bus. You'll laugh yourself silly for all 90 minutes!

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25 minutes to the west of Nashville is Montgomery Bell State Park. Campground us nice and sometimes in the evenings local bluegrass band comes and plays.

Pancake pantry is a good place for breakfast. Expect a crowd and expect to see some music stars there as the meals are great.

If into history, visit Franklin and see where the bloodiest hours of the civil war took place. Its just south of nadhville.
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If you make plans far enough in advance, you might be able to reserve a seat on the NashTrash Tour. It's a 90 minute tour of downtown Nashville on a Pink Bus. You'll laugh yourself silly for all 90 minutes!

Welcome to NashTrash Tours!
Thanks, Squanto. Just so happens they have seats availble the Thursday we're there. Must be very popular.....pretty much sold out between now and June!
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RV Park Reviews :: Nashville, Tennessee ( TN ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

Don't stay on Music Dr.......(to commercial)

http://rvparkreviews.com/regions/Ten...rsonville.html

RV Park Reviews :: Mt Juliet, Tennessee ( TN ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews
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Suggestion for Nashville

We just spend afew days in Nashville...stayed at KOA...overpriced, but very convenient. Did Grand Ole Opry on Saturday and liked it. Check out Opry Mills shopping center...it's unbelievable big. Our highlight, however, was a 3 hour tour by Tommy's Tours....he's very knowledgeable and VERY FUNNY!!
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Don't forget to try The Loveless Cafe, 8400 Highway 100, west of Nashville near the entrance to the Natchez Trace. Hop on the Trace and drive several miles, you will be glad you did.
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