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More than music in Nashville
This may surprise you, but Nashville isn’t just the home of that world-famous twang. A vibrant university culture that includes Vanderbilt, publishing industry, museums, and rich historical landmarks await visitors of this influential city. But most roads eventually lead back to the music. Country, Contemporary Christian pop and rock, and other genres call Nashville home. Country music especially has made this city a popular tourist attraction. Popular stops include the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, which once was the site of the Grand Ole Opry, Belcourt Theater, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Arena. One of the top draws is the annual CMA Music Festival. There’s also plenty of shopping opportunities here, including the Opry Mills mega-shopping mall. If history interests you, pay a visit to the Tennessee State Museum, or The Hermitage, a former plantation and home to President Andrew Jackson that’s open to the public and located about 12 miles from Nashville. There’s also Fort Nashborough, a reconstruction of the original settlement here. The Civil War is represented by sites related to the Battle of Nashville, the nearby Battle of Franklin, and the Battle of Stones River. Antebellum plantation houses are also part of the history of this area. Make sure to also visit the Lane Motor Museum with more than 150 unique cars and motorcycles, and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. There’s plenty to do for families as well. Bring the kids to A Cowboy Town where they can have some Old West fun, or to the Adventure Science Center. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts features family-friendly art exhibits, and the Nashville Zoo is always a delight.

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Subway Sandwiches & Salads 5 star(s)
“Very clean and very nice store. best in nashville”

Norman Couser's Country Cooking 5 star(s)
“Awesome Country cooking at it's finest. I have eaten there on several occasions and have always been pleased! Not only is the meat and three good, but the hand pattied Cheeseburger and the buttermilk battered onion rings... ”

Swagruha Fine Indian Cuisine 5 star(s)
“Best Indian restaurant in Nashville! Soooooo cheap and tasty.”

Istanbul Restaurant 5 star(s)
“the best hot tea i have ever tasted! nice staff and wonderful food in generous sized servings. we go there regularly and have never been disappointed.”

Shoneys Restaurant 1 star(s)
“I would like to preface this by saying I love Shoney's, in particular the Shoney's in Nashville, TN, at White Bridge Road. My parents met here, twenty five years ago when my mom was a server and my dad was a dishwasher. ... ”

Travel Centers of America 4 star(s)
“These people are very friendly, the food was amazing and all you can eat! The manager comes around and talks with you which is something I havent seen in a long time. The white chicken chili soup is the best I have ever ... ”

Cancun Mexican Restaurant 3 star(s)
“They had good food but not very spicy at all. Their salsa was pretty lousy without spice of any kind and was even a tad sweet. The service was fine but not great. I was seated near Rose Mary's preschooler and they made n... ”

Tequila's Mexican Restaurant 5 star(s)
“My family and I have been going to Tequila at least once a week for the past two years. Luis, his wife and all his staff are super friendly. It doesn't take long and they know you by name and remember your favorite foo... ”

Burger King 4 star(s)
“i have been to this Burger King on Nolensville Rd as long as i can remeber and just in the past maybe year some of the people that are working there including the manager isn't very nice,very unhelpful.As a matter of fac... ”

New China Restaurant 4 star(s)
“The Mai Fun is AWESOME ... Thanks ! You can get it with Tofu”