Opry Mills is located on the former Opryland Park grounds between Two Rivers Parkway and McGavock Pike and borders the Cumberland River. The site is approximately seven miles from downtown Nashville.
Constructed in 2000, Opry Mills was built on the site of the old Opryland USA theme park, within walking distance from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and next door to the Grand Ole Opry.
Opry Mills features the best names in manufacturers' and retail outlets including Bass Pro Shop, Liz Claibourne, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5TH, Gap Outlet, Kirkland's Outlet, Gibson Guitars and Old Navy; high quality entertainment venues and themed restaurants including Regal Cinemas (and IMAX Theater), Dave & Buster's, Johnny Rockets, and The Aquarium.
What to buy: Opry Mills has many "outlet" type stores, and an awesome first class movie theatre.
What to pay: I bought a $79 pair of Liz Claibourne shoes for $15.99 and a $14.99 Christmas candy dish for $6.99.
Address: 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN
Directions: Briley Pkwy (towards Opryland), exit Opry Mills Drive.
Phone: (615) 514-1000Related to:
Shopping at it's best. I love this shopping location because there is everything for anybody. I love all the store choices and the parking lot is very large. All the stores are very large so there is plenty of room to move around and not be too crowded.
I try to shop at this location as much as possible. It is the closest to my home if I cut through the neighborhoods off Hillmont or Woodmont...and I love the larger homes, they are so beautiful.
Some of my favorites stores are located in this plaza and there are some really good restaurant choices for you. I also want to check out the bowling alley over there, I haven't been there yet...can't wait to try it out..
I love this shopping center and it is located near a historical site, the two story log cabin that belonged to the Robertson family that started Nashville. A great site to check out and there is a little park to eat a picnic lunch..enjoy!!!
Address: 6716 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 352-5313
Gibson guitars are made here and you can tour the store and see some of the manufacturing steps in progress......I found it very interesting.
Of course you can also try out the instruments or go to the in-store bar and listen to the performers up on a stage.
Phone: 615 514-2200
Opry Mills is a huge mall located in Opryland. Over 200 stores can be found here, which means there is a lot of selection! For clothing, there is no end to the amount of stores and variety of items to choose from! Some of the most unique things within Opry Mills are the Rainforest Cafe and the Aquarium Restaurant. The Aquarium Restaurant offers a variety of seafood, and the dining area is completely surrounded by an aquarium of fish, so you feel like you're underwater. Meals are about $20.00, so it's quite expensive. The Rainforest Cafe is a recreation of a jungle, in which you may dine. Of course, if you are short on cash, the food court is a great alternative, with a wide variety of stores, like Subway or Chinese food.
(With 200 stores, it would be unreasonable for me to name them all here, so please visit the website I've provided for a complete list of shops, special events, etc.)
What to buy: Although there is a lot greater selection, it's still a typical mall. You can find a wide variety of clothing, Tower records is filled with CDs and DVDs, and a lot of knick-knack stores and special interest stores are scattered about for people who like to find interesting or unusual items!
What to pay: The mall is so big, you have to shop around. Prices vary, especially if you're shopping for clothing.
Address: 433 Opry Mills Drive
Website: http://www.oprymills.comRelated to:
This huge mall is located next to the Grand Ole Opry and the Opryland Hotel and Conference Center. There is likely nothing that you can't find in this place as it has an enormous food court, an aquarium, and every concievable chain store known to mankind within its walls. It's also got a 20 screeen movie theatre where I went to see the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" because how many people will ever be able to say that they saw that film across the street from the Opry? Not many! : )
Directions: Next to the Grand Ole Opry.Add to your Trip Planner
I love Betsey Johnson, I really do. The funny thing is that I have been wearing it for years and when I actually lived in Nashville and went to University I was made fun of because nobody had ever heard of her and they thought the clothes were weird. Now that there is a store in Nashville everyone is wearing it.
Betsey isn't for everyone. She can range from funky to the extreme and everything in the middle. Some of can be ballerina inspired while some of looks downright dominatrix. I prefer the dresses with the lace and frou frou flowers, but I think you can safely say that none of it really goes in the corporate world.
What to pay: Anywhere from $40 for a shirt to $200 and up for a dress. Occasionally she has good sales.
Directions: Green Hills Mall
This is one of a chain of Mills outlet malls. Others include Grapevine Mills near Dallas, Texas and Concord (pronounced KON-Kord not "conquered") Mills in concord, North Carolina. Everything from Bass Pro Shops to Burlington Coat Factory. This place has it all.
What to buy: Anything you want.
Address: Nashville, Tennessee
Directions: Located Adjacent to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ol' Opry right off Interstate 40 in Nashville.Related to:
Opry Mills is basically one big mall. And I do mean big. I think they have a couple of hundred stores. They include the Black Lion, the Apple Barn, GAP, Banana Republic, Barnes and Noble, Bass Pro Shops, and Kirklands.
For restaurants they have the Alabama Grill, the Aquarium, the Rain Forest Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Chili's, TGIFridays, and a bunch of other stuff. There really is something for everyone there.
Directions: It is located between Two Rivers Parkway and McGavock Pike and borders the Cumberland River, within walking distance from the Opryland Hotel Convention Center
and next door to the Grand Ole Opry. Approximately 7 miles
northeast of downtown Nashville.
Website: http://www.oprymills.comAdd to your Trip Planner
This mall has 200 retailers with specialty shops like Bass Pro Shops, The Gibson Bluegrass Showcase (guitars), Harry & David, Build-A-Bear. and many more. Eat at the Rainforest Cafe, Alabama Grill, Cajun Grill, Johnny Rockets, or more than a dozen others. http://www.oprymills.com/index2.html
They call this "shoppertainment!"
What to buy: don't forget Boot Country for you "country" fans
What to pay: this has a real variety. Go and just look or take your gold credit card!
Address: Opry Mills Drive, off Briley Parkway
Directions: From Downtown Nashville - Follow I40 East towards Knoxville to Exit #215, Briley Parkway North. Take Exit #11, Opry Mills Drive.
From Nashville International Airport - Follow I40 West to Exit #215, Briley Parkway North. Take Exit #11, Opry Mills Drive.