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A September 2008 trip to Nashville by Traveling Jen

Barrells of Jack Photo, Lynchburg, Tennessee More Photos
Quote: By day... we ventured to see the sights: GrandOle Opry, The Countryside, Jack Daniel's Distillery, The Nashville Zoo, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Carnton Plantation & Carter House. By night... we walked downtown for dinner, drinks & live music. In 4 days we had enough fun & laughs to last all year.

Sheraton Nashville Downtown

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Hotel | "Sheraton Nashville Downtown... Location... Location... Location"

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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We Stayed at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. The location couldn’t have been better… only 4 blocks from downtown. The room was a good size. We had a King sized bed with a nightstand on either side of the bed, a large entertainment center that included several good sized drawers, a desk, a sofa, a coffee table and an end table next to the sofa. We also had a full sized closet and an average sized bathroom. There was a supplied coffee maker that made one cup at a time (my only complaint.. ONE CUP, are you kidding, I could easily drink a pot of coffee myself in the morning). There was a small stain on the carpet, but otherwise, it was very clean. The Furnishings were a very attractive dark wood. My favo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2008

Sheraton Nashville Downtown
623 UNION ST
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
1-615-259-2000

Big River Grill and Brewing

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Restaurant | "The Best Burger & Salad Ever!"

Big River Grill and Brewing Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Our first meal in Nashville, the Patriot’s were playing their second game of the season… our main concern was a TV to watch the game. We walked around downtown Nashville and found the Big River Grille & Brewery. We sat right beside a TV… the waitress had some trouble finding the channel the game was on… finally, success. We got a couple orders of Louisiana Fried Shrimp (Hand breaded and fried, served with Cocktail Sauce and Cajun Remoulade) $9.99. You’d think we hadn’t eaten in years, we gobbled those shrimp up in about 3 minutes. For my meal: Gorgonzola Pear Salad with Hazelnut Crusted Chicken in Balsamic Vinaigrette $9.99, and a Mushroom Swiss Burger $8.99. I had ordered the salad in place of fr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 1, 2008

Big River Grill and Brewing
111 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 251-4677

Jack Daniel's Distillery

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Attraction | "Being a Non-Whiskey Drinker…you Must Believe When I Say…What-a-Blast!"

Barrells of Jack Photo, Lynchburg, Tennessee
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As I have already said… the drive to Lynchburg is a scenic experience in itself. It took about an hour and 20 minutes to drive from downtown Nashville to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Let me just say, the grounds are beautiful and the distillery buildings are momentous. Tree barks had turned black from the distillery process. I know it sounds bizarre… but it was beautiful to see black trees with vibrant green leaves growing on them. Very strange… but, no alcohol is served on the premises (Lynchburg is a dry town). Not that it really mattered to me (as stated earlier)… not a whiskey drinker. Expecting to pay between $10 and $15 a ticket for the tour, I was unbelievably surprised that it was FREE!! Our...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2008

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

Tennessee Hills Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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One of my favorite parts of the trip was driving through the country. Aside from every other building being a church (the locals call Nashville the belt buckle of the Bible belt), there are Farmhouses everywhere. I became enthralled with the barns and the beautiful landscape. Everywhere the eye could see were huge barns… bigger than most of the houses, cattle & horses. Then the most amazing trees… that you could just picture yourself underneath one with a picnic lunch just gazing out at the lush green countryside. Words can hardly describe… hopefully my photos will do this beautiful part of the country some justice.

Nashville after Dark

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Downtown Nashville Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Let me just say… I’m not a big Country Music fan. However, I still can appreciate good musical talent. On any given night, you can stroll down 2nd Street and Broadway Streets and find the music pouring out of countless bars, all live music. It’s like shopping for your own entertainment, pick the one that sounds the best, and go in. Most of the bars/clubs don’t have a cover charge. The only one we went into that did have one was BB Kings (we got there early enough to avoid it though). If you’re a smoker, you’re sure to find a club that has great music and still allows smoking (completely up to the proprietor). As soon as the sun goes down, the neon lights go on. Just looking up and down the streets is ...Read More