Dayle Fergusson 2017-01-13 00:49:37
Making the top 10 world destinations for travel (Lonely Planet), Nashville’s thriving economy and vibrant community is a hot spot for vacations, offering the best in music, food, culture and lifestyle. A cosmopolitan dining scene that focuses on local ingredients and new spins on regional recipes; the dynamic music, including country music—which is the heart and soul of Music City—and the world-class Music City Center, have all propelled Nashville to new heights of worldwide appeal. The Hermitage, Nashville Every week sees business start-ups, new construction, the next restaurant or gallery opening, and neighborhoods evolving with a focus on community, green spaces, healthy dining and local creativity. Take a walk through Tennessee history depicted in granite, fountains and living plantings at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Explore downtown highlights by pedal tavern, trolley, Segway, bike or bus. Downtown Nashville Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s birth at The Hermitage, home of the People’s President who rose from Revolutionary War orphan to war hero to president. Thrill to the music of country music legends at the Grand Ole Opry. Learn the checkered history of country music superstar at the George Jones Museum, or walk the line with the “Man in Black” at the Johnny Cash Museum. Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, Dickson Enjoy music in the vineyards while sipping the best vintage at Arrington Vineyards, Sumner Crest Winery, Amber Falls Winery & Cellars and Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is a Southern tradition, made right here. Tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery to learn the story. Learn the life of a 1930s tobacco farmer at Trousdale County Living History Museum. Follow the Civil War Trail through Sumner and Dickson counties, and in Franklin and Murfreesboro, walk the battlefields that echo their stories. Marvel at movies, live music, theatrical productions and more at The Franklin Theatre. Admire the pageantry and style of Tennessee Walking Horse breed at the National Walking Horse Celebration held in Shelbyville in late summer. Visit the “Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music” at the James D. Vaughan Museum in the heart of historic Lawrenceburg. Hike or bike Tennessee’s ever-expanding greenways that link outlying communities with award-winning Tennessee State Parks and downtown attractions. Take a “fitcation” in the Upper Cumberland, and test your skills rock climbing, hiking and kayaking, amidst the natural beauty of Middle Tennessee. Paddle the waters at Roaring River Recreation Area near Gainesboro or at Edgar Evins State Park in Silver Point. Or, get your heart pumping on a hike through Virgin Falls State Natural Area near Sparta. Want more Middle Tennessee? Find more music heritage, scenic beauty and unforgettable family experiences at tnvacation.com/middle-tennessee. FIND A DETAILED STATE MAP in the back of this guide. Visit us online at tnvacation.com. Share a picture on Instagram using #madeintn. Music City Roots, Franklin Watch the Video Explore wild rivers, lush hikes and small towns in Upper Cumberland. Tnvacation.com/ multimedia Loretta Lynn’s AMA National Motocross Championship, Hurricane Mills Middle Tennessee Welcome Centers [email: Welcome.email@example.com] I-65 Welcome Center Mitchellville/Robertson County I-65 Welcome Center Ardmore Giles County I-24 Welcome Center Clarksville/ Montgomery County I-40 Welcome Center Smith County
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