Nashville – Music City

Come and see the show that made country music famous, The Grand Ole’ Opry. The shows are every Friday and Saturday plus Tuesdays in March through December. Visitors to Music City will also find a city full of culture and history, natural beauty and pure Southern charm. It will leave a good impression on all who visit (www.opry.com).

The General Jackson is the largest paddlewheel riverboat in the country! Four massive decks and a beautiful two-story Victorian theater offer a wide variety of entertainment options. Fun-filled lunch and dinner cruises feature delicious Southern menus and the best in live country music. Discover Tennessee’s rich history as you cruise the winding Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville (generaljackson.com).

You can also visit the ancestral home of the eleventh president James K. Polk. The home has the original furnishings. New this year in spring 2009 is the Polk Presidental Hall Museum (www.jamespolk.com).

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the home to thousands of priceless artifacts that tell the story of America’s music. (www.countrymusichalloffame.com). Discover some of the Opry’s greatest stars at the Grand Ole’ Opry Museum. Call ahead as the museum closes occassionally for events.

Tour the area known as Music Row and see RCA’s Historic Studio B, where Elvis recorded more than 200 hits. It is Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio known as the cradle of the Nashville sound (www.countrymusichalloffame.com).

At the Music Valley Wax Museum, they have more than fifty country music stars dressed in authentic costumes (www.musicvalleyattractions.com).

I’ve never seen a shopping mall as big as Opry Mills Mall! It is the ultimate shopping adventure and family entertainment. They offer two hundred of the best names in retail (www.oprymills.com).

At the Jack Daniel Distillery you can tour the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. to see first hand the special whisky-making process. Mr. Jack perfected it back in 1866 (www.jackdaniels.com).

If you are a big Titans fan like I am then the L.P. football field is the place to go to watch the Tennessee Titans play! (www.titansonline.com)

I am confident that everyone in the family can find something interesting to see or do in Nashville.

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