The Cumberland River
The Cumberland River flows 688 miles from Kentucky, through Tennessee, back into Kentucky before draining into the Ohio. The river features 68-foot Cumberland Falls, one of the largest falls in the eastern US. Lake Cumberland is the deepest lake in either the Tennessee and Cumberland river valleys.
In Nashville, there are numerous recreational opportunities on the Cumberland River. The General Jackson Showboat and the The Music City Queen both offer cruises and charter opportunities.
"Country with a Kick"
If you have never been to Nashville aka Music City, USA this is the place for you! Featuring live music nightly and free line dance lessons, you'll have tons of fun. They also have three floors with about eight bars. Casual.
CRACKER BARREL RESTAURAN
We had our breakfast at this location every morning while in Nashville, and some dinners. The staff were extremely friendly, and the cost of our breakfast was approx. $5. each and the plate was full. A variety of their menu items were very delicious. And they had no problems seating the 12 persons in our party even when the place was near capacity, they just pushed together tables and made us feel welcome. HASH BROWN CASSEROLE was delicious, also the biscuits and steak and gravy.
A Few In the Downtown Area For Choice
Hard Rock Café-Nashville always has people standing out in front, but I have never been inspired to go in though its popular place around the world. With so many other very unique places to eat, I would always choose some where else, but they are located at 100 Broadway 615-742-9900, basically open 11am-10pm Sun through Thursday, then until 12am on Friday and saturdays. If you want memoribilia T-shirts, mugs, glasses, etc. you can visit there shops inside. That might be the only reason I would go. Oh well, they give a good coupon from most local hotels, with presenting a special card you receive a free souvenir with any $20 purchase inside, dinner/lunch or other items. This place is also having a good location in that it is very near the stadium for Nashville football team, with lots of big screen TV´s inside to watch a game and tailgate if you want.
Also in the immediate area for different choices for dinner, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Ichiban Japanese Restaurant, The Wild Horse Saloon, which is like combination place to get something to eat, entertain and souvenir place, El Rey Mexican Restaurant, Sbarro´s Italian Eatery, and many more. Its an walking area, with much to see, people, restaurants, bars and lounges. In the day, it is many people all around, and at night it come alive with neon.
Bicentennial Mall State Park
This place is awesome, and most importantly...FREE! The day was extremly hot and the kids (even the big ones) enjoyed playing in the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains. The 31 vertical fountains shoot water into the air without warning making them both exciting and refreshing. Along the west side of the park the history of Tennesee is displayed on a 1400 ft. granite wall (timeline). One of the highlights along the wall includes the fabulous WWII 'floating' globe which you can turn, stop, and spin again in your own direction, with some effort. At the north end of the park you will find the bell towers with 95 bells. At the top of every hour, the bells play 'Tennessee Songs' to represent Tennessee's musical heritage. We also found the east side of the park quite interesting with plants and trees from all parts of the state.