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Nashville in a Day (or two)

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An August 2005 trip to Nashville by MilwVon

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Quote: Once again, I used my timeshare ownership for a week attending a major conference, this time in Nashville. While I was in "class" for 5 days, I did get out some.

Nashville in a Day (or two)

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This area has so much history and is, of course, known for its musical roots. MUSIC CITY USA is not advertising jargon! You can find great live music throughout this warm, friendly Southern city. Regardless of your reason for being in Nashville, you must take the time out of your busy schedule to get downtown to the Broadway area of Nashville. There you will find dozens of honkey-tonks, bars, and restaurants. If you don't know how to country dance, worry not. You can go to the Wildhorse Saloon and take lessons nightly. I would also highly recommend dining downtown and taking in some fantastic barbeque!Quick Tips: At the Fairfield Resort, they have tons of information and some limited c...Read More

Wildhorse Saloon

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This is the hot spot in Nashville, or so they say. It is a large, multi-floor building with a big stage and dance floor. The main level (ground floor) has three bars, tables for dining, and a pool table. This is also where the stage and dance floor are. Upstairs is primarily a dining area.The food was good and reasonably priced. I had the "two step," which was around $14.95 and too much food to consume in one sitting. It was a platter with barbeque pulled pork and barbeque sliced beef, accompanied by beans and coleslaw. A side of corn bread was also available without charge.Early in the evening, there were several people learning to line dance. The entertainment (32 below on th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2005

Wildhorse Saloon
120 2nd Ave. North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 902-8200

Jack Daniel's Distillery

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Attraction | "The Jack Daniel Distillery"

Jack Daniel's Distillery Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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While in Nashville, you are about 75 miles from the world-famous Jack Daniel Distillery (http://www.jackdaniels.com/). As the oldest registered distillery (1866), you can really get a sense of the history during this walking tour. The distillery has also been registered as a National Historic Site. There is a guide who will walk you through the entire process of making whiskey. Even if you are a teetotaler, I believe you'll have an appreciation of the exacting process that goes into making Jack Daniel's whiskey. At the end of the tour, there will be (nonalcoholic) lemonade awaiting you. You will also be able to buy special commemorative bottles of Jack Daniels at very competitive p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2005

Jack Daniel's Distillery
Highway 55
Nashville, Tennessee 37352
(931) 759-4221

Day Trip to Lynchburg, TN

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I took the Grayline bus tour to the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, on my one free day in Nashville. In addition to the distillery tour (see separate journal entry), we had time to spend in "downtown" Lynchburg. With a population of less than 400, Lynchburg is a very small rural community that really caters to the tourist trade in the area. You will want to walk the entire town square (approximately 20 shops) and dine at one of the fine local cafés. I choose the Caboose BBQ Café (http://www.bbqcaboose.com/), which was outstanding. While I was there, Senator Bill Frist also dropped in for lunch. That was pretty cool! I heard others mention going to Miss Bobo's, although I think y...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:I was there for a conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. While literally across the street and down a block, it really is not within walking distance. Opry Mills is also in this area and within a 5-minute car ride.Best Things About the Resort:There were the activities hosted and sponsored by the resort. Every day there was something going on, from ice-cream socials to old-fashioned backyard cookouts. Resort Experience:I had a one-bedroom deluxe unit, which worked well since I had a coworker join me for 4 days during the week. The unit was well furnished and included a Jacuzzi tub as well as a shower. We were on t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2005

Fairfield Nashville
2415 McGavock Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 871-4666