I was just speaking with a friend on Monday who is contemplating moving to Tennessee. I asked why, because I don’t know much about the great state of Tennessee. The extent of my knowledge is that Leigh Anne Tuohy will not wear that gaudy orange. So I thought I’d do some research and see what Nashville, Tennessee has to offer a traveler.
- Cathedral of the Incarnation: This beautiful cathedral is designed in an Italianate style. It is modeled after a Roman basilica where Constantine legalized Christianity in 312 AD.
- Parthenon: This place looks so fun! It is an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens and has a 42 foot statue Athena. The art museum houses work from American artists throughout the 19th and 20th century.
- Country Music Hall of Fame: To be honest, country music isn’t my favorite genre of music (Disney songs are my fav), but the Country Music Hall of Fame houses artifacts from America’s most famous artists. They include a Dolly Parton Gown, Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, Jason Aldean’s denim jacked, and Margo Price’s 1996 Gibson acoustic guitar.
- Johnny Cash Museum: Johnny Cash is one of the most famous musicians in the 20th century. Although his music style was country, rock ‘n’ roll, and bluegrass, all genres I don’t listen to, even I know who he is. This museum is dedicated to his life and legacy.
- Grand Ole Opry: The first time I saw the Grand Ole Opry was on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. It is said to be the most famous stage in country music. It looks like a beautiful theatre that has attracted tons of American musicians.
- Cheekwood Estate and Gardens: This is the home of the Cheek family from 1896. The Cheeks earned their fortune from owning the largest grocery chain in the southeast. The estate now has an art museum, Sigourney cheek literary garden, and a sculpture trail. This looks like a brilliant place to waste an afternoon with a good book and some sunshine.
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