I thoroughly enjoyed walking around the hotel. With it's "river" and waterfalls, shops and eateries it's hard to believe it's a hotel. You can spend a quite a few hours just walking around taking in all the sights.
Opryland Hotel (Gaylord) either stay at or visit this hotel.
This place has to be the eighth wonder of the world. It has 9 acres of indoor gardens, and little paths around it all and the waterfalls are amazing. A large glass dome over the hotel, you can see the stars at night when looking up from your balcony and see all the gardens and entertainment below you. Alot of places to shop and beverage bars with entertainment. The highlight was a gentleman playing a piano/organ and the large water fountains moving to the music with colored lights - it was spectacular. There is also a river running through this complex and you can even go for a boat ride. THIS IS A MUST SEE.
See the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (formerly Opryland Hotel)
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Walking through the main garden area alone is worth the visit. You will be impressed. It stands out strongly in my mind, and it's been 10 years since I've seen it.
Hotel next to Grand Ole Opry. Very Expensive to stay in --- $200 or more. But it is worth a walkthrough. The place is huge with large indoor courtyards with shops and restaurants.