Nashville -

  Getting In
  Attractions
  Dining & Drink
  Lodging

Get around

By bus
Nashville MTA
, 615 862-5969 - Operates routes throughout downtown and the surrounding area. $1.25 for an adult local fare, with no transfers allowed. An all-day pass for an adult is $3.75.

By car
 
 Access Car Rental, 615 777-1210, 2730 Lebanon Pike. Located north of the airport.
  Advantage Car Rental, 615 777-1477, 646 Thompson Lane.
  Avis Rent a Car, 1-800-331-1212 - National company with several locations including airport and downtown.
  Dollar Rent a Car, 1-800-800-3665 - National company located at the airport.
  Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 1-800-261-7331 - National company with several locations including airport and downtown.
  Hertz Rent a Car, 1-800-654-3131 - National company with several locations including airport and downtown.
  Payless Car Rental, 615 884-2773, 583 Donelson Pike. Located just outside the airport's northern perimeter.
  Premier Car Rental, 615 252-8000, 407 Murfreesboro Pike. Located halfway between downtown and the airport.
  Thrifty Car Rental, 1-800-847-4389 - A national car rental company with multiple locations in Nashville, including the airport and downtown.

Shopping

Major shopping malls include:

  100 Oaks Mall - I-65 near exit 78. (Unfortunately there are few tenants inside, only the "destination" stores on the outside and the perimeter)
  Coolsprings Galleria - located in city of Franklin, I-65 exit 69.
  Hickory Hollow Mall - I-24 exit 59.
  Mall at Green Hills
  Opry Mills - former location of Opryland Theme Park, includes a giant 3D IMAX theater.
  Rivergate Mall

Links

Nashville - official municipal web site

Nashville is a city in Davidson County of the American state of Tennessee and is sometimes called the "Country Music Capital of the World" or more often "Music City"; however, in recent years, Nashville has done much to escape its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce.

Activities

  Adventure Science Center - Formerly the Cumberland Science Museum, it's been remodeled recently. You should be able to get in for under ten bucks, and they have a lot of interesting exhibits which change every few weeks.
  Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Avenue N, 615 862-8480 - Featuring year-round ice skating as well as two pools and a fitness room. Ice skating admission is $6 with skate rentals available for $2. Memberships are available. Call or check online for the schedules, as they vary from month to month. The Sportsplex is also a practice location for the Nashville Predators professional hockey team.
  General Jackson Showboat, 2800 Opryland Dr, 615 458-3900 - Get a meal and a show on this classically styled 300 foot long paddlewheel boat. Midday cruises, including buffet and show, $38.95 plus tax for adults and $21.95 for kids 4-11. Dinner cruises range from $44.95 to $74.95 for adults and $27.95 to $42.95 for kids. Shows and schedules vary throughout the year.
  Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd, 615 833-1534 - Displaying many animals and hosting activities for the family, including a large playground with two-story netting that you can swing onto (off a rope), or just jump and roll around on. The zoo is getting bigger and better every day. Two recent additions include an aviary where you can feed lorikeets nectar by hand, and an amazing hand-carved wooden carousel. Admission from April through October is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors (65+), and $7 for children (3-12) and the hours are from 9a-6p. From November through March, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children with hours of 9a-4p. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for safety.

Sports

  Nashville Predators - The local NHL hockey team plays their home games at the Gaylord Entertainment Center, The GEC, which is located on Broadway in the heart of downtown. In May of 1998 the Predators were named the 27th franchise in league history and their first playoff game came in 2004. The GEC, combined with the Predator's fans, is considered to be the loudest in the NHL. Tickets start at $10 and are available through Ticketmaster.
  Nashville Sounds, 615 242-4371 - The local minor league baseball team currently plays in Greer Stadium, but talks about a brand new stadium are ongoing. General admission tickets are $6 and reserved seats are $10.
  Tennessee Titans - The local NFL football team plays their home games at The Coliseum, (formerly Adelphia Coliseum), which is located across the river from downtown (it's big, you'll see it). Once the Houston Oilers, the team was reborn as the Tennessee Titans in 1999.

Education

  Aquinas College, 4210 Harding Rd, 615 297-7545 - A private Catholic school with liberal arts and science curriculum.
  Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd, 615 460-6000 - A private university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 65 different studies.
  Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N, 615 329-8500 - Fisk University has a long history. It is a liberal arts college that was founded in 1866 to educate freed slaves and has since then seen many distinguished graduates.
  Free Will Baptist Bible College, 3606 West End Ave, 800-76-FWBBC, 615 844-5000 - Founded in 1942, FWBBC now enrolls around 350 students per year and offers them a number of degree programs.
  Lipscomb University
  Nashville State Technical Community College.
  Strayer University.
  Tennessee State University, 3500 John A Merritt Blvd, 615 963-5000.
  Trevecca Nazarene University.
  Vanderbilt University.

Media

Newspaper
  The Tennessean - The main daily newspaper.
  All The Rage - A free weekly entertainment guide for Nashville.
  Nashville Scene - Nashville's oldest and largest weekly, now run by the Village Voice - Excellent entertainment news and reliable features, plus useful special issues (Annual Manual, Dining Guide, You're So Nashville If..., College Guide, Best of Nashville, etc.).

Radio
  88.7 WAY-FM. Christian Hit music.
  90.3 WPLN. Nashville Public Radio featuring National Public Radio programming as well as classical music.
  91.1 WRVU. Vanderbilt college radio.
  97.9 WSIX. "Big 98", offering country music.
  99.7 WTN. Talk radio.
  100.1 WRLT. "Lighting 100". Alternative adult radio.
  101.1 WUBT. "The Beat". R&B and Hip-Hop.
  102.5 WQZQ. "The Party". Top 40 pop music.
  104.5 - "The Zone". Sports and Talk radio.
  105.1 WVRY. "Solid Gospel". Gospel music.
  105.9. "The Rock". Classic rock from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.
  107.5. "The River". Various popular choice - rap, rock, pop, and hip-hop.

Get out

  Fall Creek Falls - a spectacular waterfall located on the rim of the Cumberland plateau, several hours outside of Nashville
  Jack Daniels Distillery Located an 1.5 hours away in Lynchburg, TN, the distillery still makes Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky the way Mr. Daniels did. Tours are available, but don't expect a tasting; the distillery is located in a dry county! (The lemonade given out the tour's end, however, is held in high esteem.)
  Memphis (Tennessee)

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