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Nashville Willie's Music City Culinary Tour
"A comprehensive 'must-do' informative tour providing visitors with the answers to 'where to go?' and 'what to do?' In other words you will get the most bang for your buck!Gain first hand knowledge of Nashville's past and present. See the Ryman Auditorium Printer's Alley the Batman Building The Honky-Tonks on Broadway Jack's World Famous Bar-B-Q
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Nashville Willie's Historic City Walking Tour
"An entertaining and informative 90 minute walking tour of how Nashville became Nashville and the people that carved it into what is known as 'Music City USA'.  A visit to Lower Broadway's Honky-Tonk Row; including World Famous 'Tootsie's Orchid Loun the Famous Ryman's Alley.; Hank Williams; Elvis Presley; Patsy Cline; George Jones; Willie Nelson; Roger Miller.. 'Chug-a-Lug Chug-a-Lug'; The Man in Black: Johnny Cash; Kris Kristofferson and his hit song ..'Sunday Morning Comin' Down..written for Johnny Cash; and too many more for this listing. You might even coax  'NashvilleWillie'  to do a couple songs along t that hold the roots and secrets of country music.   Revisit the History inserts of where & when the North and South met for the Civil War's  Battle of Nashville back in 1864 known as one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War""This Tour is a 'Must-Do' for the newcomers to Nashville""... PS; don't forget to wear your favorite pair of Sneakers or Walking Shoes."""
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Live Nashville Walking Tour
"Start off at the center of Nashville's entertainment universe the corner of 5th and Broadway in front of Bridgestone Arena. See the oldest residence in the city of Nashville the legendary Ryman Auditorium original home of the Grand Ole Opry plus Tootsie's Orchid Lounge America's most famous honky tonk. Time-travel to the days before Prohibition and stop at Nashville's Silver Dollar Saloon on Broadway where drink
From $30.00

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The District

The District is an area that is being restored and protected due to its significant historical buildings such as 2nd Avenue, Broadway to Printer’s Alley. All these wonderful historical building are have all sorts of businesses. Loads of shops, pubs, cafe's, and restaurants. It was so much fun to walk and explore.

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Yaqui
Sep 14, 2012

broadway

many visitors come to nashville to party and listen to country and western music. broadway street between the river and 5 th ave n. is lined with bars that offer country and western music. broadway is a fun place to visit for nashville nightlife.

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doug48
Oct 02, 2010

Downtown ~ "The District"

I just love going downtown (known as "The District") for the afternoon! There are so many bars with different types of music at each one, lots of little shops to browse through, good places to eat, The Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame, Titan Stadium, Wildhorse Saloon, Hooters (for you guys), the visitor center (for discount coupons & maps), river park... and it's a great place to walk up & down those hills to get a bit of exercise.

Oh... and while you're standing on the street corner waiting for the pedestrian "walk" light ~~ that music you're hearing... it's not in your head. Many of the stop lights in and around downtown have speakers attached and have been set up to play music. They were originally installed as part of the tornado warning system, but some of Nashville's finest city workers got the brilliant idea to play Christmas music through them last year for fun. Their idea was a hit & now they're set up to play music all the time.

May 2010: In case anyone caught the blip on the news: yes, we had a severe flood here on May 1st & 2nd. It was a flood like no other and nothing like it has ever been seen before - hopefully it won't ever be seen again! The Cumberland River (the one that goes through downtown Nashville) rose to 52 feet above flood stage. Riverfront park, the train depot, and businesses all along 1st, 2nd, & 3rd streets filled with floodwater. It has been three weeks and there is still much to do all around Middle Tennessee... but, NASHVILLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. We have cleaned up and opened back up in record time. All of your reasons for visiting, everything you love about this city... it's all still here and it's open & wanting your business. So, go ahead, schedule that vacation, convention, or business trip - we need your money now more than ever! :)

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horsinround2
May 22, 2010

The District

The District covers about six blocks of Nasville's historic and famous nightlife areas on Broadway, 2nd Avenue, and Printers Alley. The area is famous for its live country music, numerous bars and restaurants, as well as its influence on country music. Besides song and dance, The District has several historical sites, primarily Ryman Auditorium and Fort Nashborough, alongside modern music venues such as the Nashville Convention Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Gaylord Entertainment Center, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall.

This area was the focus of our visit to Nashville, and it really seemed to be where all the action in the city was centered, except for a lively area near Vanderbilt University. We wandered around all three main streets of the district and a few of the side streets, stopping at a couple of bars on 2nd Avenue.

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Jun 11, 2009
 
 
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The Bellsouth Building


Nest unordinary attraction of Nashville along with its Parthenon is Bellsouth building, or the Batman Building, outstands among other skyscrappers of Nashville and turns this city into a modern one. The building is 33 stores tall, built in 1991-1994 by design of Earl Swensson Associates.

This building was intended to look like a telephone at the top. And the decorative bridge that supports the company’s logo does in some way resemble the receiver of a telephone in its cradle. But the addition of a pair of illuminated spires ruins the image creating an image turning it into Batman.

At the time of its completion, this was the tallest building in Tennessee.

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OlenaKyiv
Jun 26, 2007

Centennial Park


In 1902 the 130 acre Centennial Park site was purchased by the City, making it the first private land in Nashville to be converted to a park. For over 20 years it remained Nashville's largest public park.

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Jun 26, 2007

Centennial Park


A park with famouse replica of Parthenon and favorite place for many residents of Nashville for their walks, jogging,, picknicks, and fishing. The park was once a part of a 640 acre farm, purchased in 1783 for 50 cents an acre by pioneers John and Ann Robertson Cockrill.

It was used as a staging and assembly area during the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and had become a race course and fairgrounds before serving as the site of the 1897 Centennial Exposition celebrating Tennessee's first 100 years of statehood.

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Jun 26, 2007

Explore Downtown and "The District"

Downtown’s old warehouse district on the riverfront has now become a major dining and entertainment hub anchored by a plethora of destination restaurants (including Hard Rock Café) and lively night clubs. Here, you'll also find numerous souvenir shops catering to everything that is synonymous with Nashville. Directly across the river is Adelphia Coliseum, home field of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. "The District" is walkable from many Downtown hotels. Downtown as a whole appears to be relatively safe based on the number of tourists seen walking around.

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Sep 08, 2005

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"Nashville~"
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"Nashville - Music City USA"
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The District

There's so much, but really, wandering through the city is my personal favorite. Downtown, known locally as the District has erupted with restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops, all in historic 19th century architecture. I know the Europeans are laughing, but a hundred years is old for us Americans.
The architecture, the vibe. In the summer, every Thursday night, there is a free concert at Riverfront Park, right on the Cumberland river: Dancing in the District. This is Nashville, so there is always one guarantee: the music is TREMENDOUS!

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DrewV
Aug 24, 2002

City Skyline

The downtown area is vibrant and continues to grow, with more and more high rise buildings added. It is, however, a state capital, so are state looking.

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Jun 19, 2015

Things to Do Near The District

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Hatch Show

Hatch Show Print is a 129-year-old letterpress print shop, and a partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The shop is small, "admission" is free. You can just walk in, view the...
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Ryman Auditorium

The original home of the Grand Ole Opry, if these walls could talk they would have some amazing stories. This performance hall originally built as a church in 1892 still host concerts and other...
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Country Music Hall of Fame

This museum of Country Music in downtown Nashville, is full of interactive exhibits on the greatest artists of country music. The exhibits go all the way from the present day to the beginnings and...
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Antique Archaeology

This place is a little hidden Gem! Off the beaten path of the hustle and bustle of the Big City of Nashville... The building they're in is an old Automobile Plant from 1907 so what better place to...
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Parthenon

On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014...Went to the Parthenon with Tony, Matt, Janie, Lora, Ethan and Dakota. The guys and Janie stayed in the van, but Lora and I walked around with Ethan and Dakota. We had...
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Grand Ole Opry

This is the temple of Country music. having relocated from its original location downtown at the Ryman auditorium, this performance hall, now at the Opry Mills shopping center has live shows every...
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Getting to The District

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178 Second Avenue, N. Suite 402, Nashville, TN 37201

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