Don't forget the Ryman Auditorium!
Ryman is the site of the original Grand Ol' Opry! For you people who are over 49...you'll remember it on TV...when TV was young! I've never been to a show there but I know that they have totally renovated it and there's going to be a show that is only $10 for all tickets. Check out the website!
It's located at: -----116 Fifth Avenue North
Boxoffice Hours-----9:00 am - 4:00 pm - 7 days a week.
Food and Free Entertainment!
The Dixieland Delight, on Broadway Street, is hard to miss, since there is a large ice cream cone statue outside of it. Although you can buy many desserts, like ice cream and chocolates, they also sell simple meals, like hot dogs, nachos, various deli sandwiches, pretzels, and burgers. The prices are quite low, and the food is good. It may not sound very exciting, but the great thing about Dixieland Delight, is the area in the front of the store where musicians come to sing! While you sit and enjoy your food or ice cream, you can also listen to the entertainers sing and play instruments. Usually they'll take requests, and the music genre is country, so you'll get a true taste of Nashville! If you like what you hear, there is a tip jar for the musician, so leave them a dollar or two! It's definitely worth it!
Situated directly across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe and quite close to the river, this is actually a micro-brewery that serves food and drink. The atmosphere was that of a sports bar.
Gay it up
We visited the Gaylord Opryland resort and found an assortment of odd things.
For instance, Pam Tillis threw us a Christmas party while we were there. During the winter, Gaylord hosts ICE! shows at their exhibits. Also, they were lynching giraffes it seemed.
Statue of President Andrew Jackson
This statue of President Andrew Jackson is located on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. It is not a tomb for him, he is actually buried in nearby Hermitage at his plantation by the same name.
Free to walk around the grounds and see this statue.