An April 1993 trip
to Nashville by kmclark
Quote: A break from the tundra of New England brought us to the fun music wonderland that is Nashville...a great place to visit, listen and learn.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 16, 2003
Ramada Inn Downtown
840 James Robertson Parkway
Well, the performance was televised -- yup, we saw it while prepping at Shonie’s for the Midnight Jamboree, and the finale was, you bet, my little tiny girl letting go with her unbeatable Yankee holler!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 26, 2003
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Further on in our Nashville visit, we had our picture taken on an old "Hee Haw" set after the Grand Ole Opry show with a Canadian gal we met on tour at Twitty City (so you know this isn't current since he passed shortly after our trip at the age of 59.
On an abutting street is "Gilly's", which my daughter thought must be "a fish place" since she'd never heard of Mickey. See what I mean? But it was surely a wonderful visit and the tour/building awesome! There's history here for the country buff, for sure.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 16, 2003
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
The Parthenon is the world's only full scale reproduction of the Grecian temple and was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exhibition of 1897 of temporary materials. However, the populace liked it so much, they couldn't tear it down and are replacing each part with more durable materials with huge bronze doors at each end weighing 15 tons apiece. It stands very majestically in lovely Centennial Park.
Inside is a statue of Athena which is over 30' tall and very impressive. There was an art exhibition which didn't do too much for us (too modern for my taste), but the gift shop was outstanding offering replicas of several ancient Grecian sculptures and a nice variety of art books. It would have been impossible to leave there emptyhanded.