Nashville Off The Beaten Path

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    Zanies Comedy Club

    by TravellerMel Written Jun 30, 2009

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    Came here tonight (6/30/09) for the Owen Benjamin Comedy Tour. The venue is "off the beaten path" in that it is not downtown, but rather out by the fairgrounds and Greer Stadium, but distance-wise only about 2 miles from downtown. Anyway, the venue is older, but nice by comedy-club standards. It was PACKED tonight, and the show was really good. By walking in the door, you agree to a 2 beverage/food item minimum - my cheese n chicken basket and LI Iced Tea set me back $20 - again, standard comedy club fare and prices. Overall, it was fun, and I will be back next month to see Henry Cho!

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    The Hermitage

    by Rabbityama Written Apr 14, 2006

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    The Hermitage is the home of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. The mansion that exists there today has remained the same since 1836. The original French wallpaper, chosen by Andrew Jackson, is still on the walls and in good condition. In order to enter the mansion, you must have a guided tour. No one is permitted to roam freely in the mansion. Outside however, in all of the other buildings, you may go inside and explore without a guide. Each building has information about it to read, if you want to learn the historical significance of the building and what it was used for. In the garden, you'll find Andrew Jackson's actual grave. He is buried beside his wife. The hermitage is a great historical trip for anyone interested in American history.

    (for information on prices, guides, etc. please visit the website I've listed below)

    The Mansion
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  • Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club

    by peach93 Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    I'm listing this club as "Off the Beaten Path" because it's a private club and being such I guess the average person can't just waltz in. It is located in the Gaylord Entertainment Complex in downtown Nashville across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Incidentally, the Gaylord Entertainment Complex also houses Nashville's NHL hockey team, The Predators, and this club is often used by members of the team, as well as its management and season ticket holders.

    I managed to end up here at a private Super Bowl Party during my stay in Nashville and I have to say that it's rather nice, so if you ever have the chance to go, go!

    Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club My Colleauge Joan and Me at Old No. 7
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    Don't forget the Ryman Auditorium!

    by maryinutopia Written Aug 8, 2004

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    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.

    This is where it all began!
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    Nashville Farmers Market

    by travelmad478 Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    It may not be a typical tourist sight, but this farmers market is worth a stop if you have time. There are several pavilions: a great vegetable market, a swap meet section, a gardening and nursery area, and an extremely impressive international food market that serves all of Nashville's immigrant communities.

    And no, I don't think the Spam truck is a permanent feature of the farmers market! But I couldn't help taking a picture of it...up north, we don't see this sort of thing very often.

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    Plantation

    by gkitzmil Written Jul 22, 2003

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    Belle Meade

    Known as the “Queen of the Tennessee Plantations,” this 1853 Greek Revival mansion was world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery. Today, tours of the mansion, grounds and colossal Carriage House include guides lavishly dressed in period costume.

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    The Hermitage

    by travelmad478 Updated Apr 5, 2003

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    The Hermitage is the preserved estate of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the US. It's located about twenty minutes outside Nashville (drive out I-40 north, get off at Old Hickory Blvd., and follow the signs to the Hermitage). At the site, you can get guided tours of Jackson's home, see the attached gardens and outbuildings, and take a nice walk around the plantation. There's a small museum where you can see items from the Jackson household and the era. Most of this is pretty standard stuff and not terribly fascinating unless you are a real presidential history buff. However, what I found most interesting was an archeological dig of the slave quarters area located in the fields behind the main house. Take the path leading back away from the house, and you'll run into a modest exhibit describing the ongoing excavations here. Finally, the lives of the workers who built and maintained this plantation are getting a bit of attention, after getting ignored for the last 180 years.

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    The Parthenon...It's an exact...

    by sargentjeff Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Parthenon...
    It's an exact replica of the Greek temple in Athens, only intact. Inside is the largest indoor sculpture in the United States. The goddess Athena holding Nike, the goddess of Victory. Athena stands 41'10' tall, and Nike is over 6' tall.

    I was very impressed by this structure and statue. I have been to Nashville several times before I found out about the place.
    As of June 2002 only limited viewing of the statue is available, as she is being Gilded in Gold leaf. Should be finished by October 2002.

    Located in Centennial Park downtown.

    http://www.nashville.gov/parthenon/index.htm

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    despite all the 'tourist'...

    by Tombanjo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    despite all the 'tourist' stuff, nasheville is a living, breathing music city... lots of cool, unknown history has gone down there... willie nelson's house burnt down and all he ran in to save was his guitar and colombian...

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    Break-dancin' for tips???

    by horsinround2 Written Jun 8, 2008

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    I haven't seen this since the 80's in California!!! But, there they were, right on the corner of 2nd Ave. and Commerce and drawing quite a crowd. I guess everything old really is new again!

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    Ashland City Library

    by pasqualeswife Updated Feb 12, 2005

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    Just 30 Miles NW of Nashville is the cute Mayberryesque little town of Ashland City. The library in Ashland City features murals in the childrens' section painted by none other than........me.

    Red Riding Hood
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    More Ashland City Library

    by pasqualeswife Updated Feb 12, 2005

    While in the library, take a look at Hansel and Gretel. You will also find Rip Van Winkle, Robin Hood, Huckleberry Finn and the Ingalls family from the Little House series.

    Hansel and Gretel
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  • Mt Olivet Cemetary

    by Aerin Written Jan 30, 2004

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    A huge old cemetery with graves dating back to the Civil War. Also has some very interesting and beautiful carvings, such as this one in a mausoleum.

    cemetery angel
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    • Architecture

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