Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Like most old cities (built before piped water was common) it’s on the banks of the Cumberland River. Chartered as a city in 1806, Nashville developed as a river trade depot and manufacturing site for middle Tennessee and became the political center of the state. Its commercial importance was further augmented by the advent of the railroads in the 1850s. The city became known for the many educational institutes that were founded there and was given the nickname “Athens of the South.” Nashville’s economy and population grew rapidly in the first decades of the 20th century, and it was also during that time that the city emerged as the center of American traditional and country music the city later came to be know as the city of Music.
Living up to its nickname Nashville will have live music playing somewhere and its not only country songs you will find performances of blues pop and other Genres. People in Nashville are friendly. ( its true ) people love to help and give travel advice so don’t be shy to travel alone if your friends cant make it. You will make new friends in Nashville.
Nashville has some of the best restaurants around. If you’re looking for a place to try locally made Southern comfort food Nashville is the place to be.
* Country Music hall of fame, a must see for any music lover
* Tennessee state museum
* The Parthenon in Nashville (full size replica of the one in Greece)
* The capitol building (its one of the oldest working ones )
* Fort Nash borough was were the town first began to take its shape
* Lane Motor Museum (for car lovers)
* Percy Warner Park and the Edwin Warner Park to enjoy the great outdoors
* Percy Priest Lake is a manmade lake that is 42 miles long and has various water activities
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