How better to learn about Middle Tennessee than to find out from fellow Aggies what they like? We asked our members to tell us what they liked to do in the area. Here are some of the answers we received.
We moved here about 1.5 years ago. We took the Music City Trolley Hop On/Off Tour when we were checking out Nashville. We loved it, and have since taken all of our visitors on it.
It goes around downtown Nashville, and as the name implies, you can get on/off at about seven different stops. The next trolley comes around about every 30 minutes. It’s a very convenient way to get around and see many of the wonderful sights and attractions of Nashville.
The tour is narrated with a knowledgeable and entertaining driver. You will learn many interesting facts and information about Nashville
The ticket is good for 24-
hours, meaning that you can also use it the next day.
– Samantha Ozan ‘92
I’m sure you get quite a number of recommendations for “The Country Music Hall of Fame,” but a sometimes overlooked gem there is the lunch room (now a lunch counter). I make it a point to eat there every time I have “visiting firemen” to entertain with something showing off Nashville.
The food is first class and moderately priced, especially for a downtown location. It’s definitely not a “tourist trap” and has a nice selection of southern and typical Tennessee selections on the menu. My favorites are a fried green tomato sandwich or pulled barbecue pork on a bun both with curly fired potatoes. (That pork has gotta be something for this ol’ Texan to even mention it in the same document as “barbecue” which is a synonym for beef where I come from.)
A bonus is a troubadour roving for requests and heard over the intercom. He sings just about any country and western song you’ve ever heard accompanied by his guitar. I’ve yet to request one he doesn’t know, and that goes back quite a ways.
– Frank Eichman, FTAB ’56
I love (and regularly use) the website Nashville Guru. They have visitor information and guides along with a calendar of events, happy hours, restaurants and shopping by neighborhood, etc. Might be a useful website for people to browse!
– Kathryn West ‘11
I highly recommend the restaurant Dickies- 100% Texan! Their BBQ is great and down-home.
It’s located in Coolsprings. They also have catering. The owner is super friendly and talks to all of his customers. I get the pulled pork sandwich and brisket. My Fiancé gets the ribs, spicy sausage & pulled pork plate.
– Carmen Ernst
8113 Moores Lane, Ste 1900
Brentwood, TN 37027
My personal favorite places include:
McNamara’s Irish Pub
Percy Priest Lake
Country Music Hall of Fame
Walk of Fame
Johnny Cash Museum
Musician’s Hall of Fame
Grand Ole Opry
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
– Denise Mattox ‘03