Known as one of the strongest research institutions in the southeast, Vanderbilt University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for its students to complete. Additionally, the school's athletic programs also participate in the Southeastern Conference.
Centennial Park is home to several diverse experiences, including a performing arts centre, historical monuments, a sunken garden, bandshell and a one-mile walking trail. Play volleyball at the sand courts, or paddleboat on the pond.
Visitors who have always wanted to go to Greece will enjoy the only full-size replica of the Parthenon in the world. The inside of this site features a museum with information about the purpose of the original building in Greece: the Centennial Fair.
Catch an insider's glimpse of life as a country music star at Fontanel Mansion. This 27,000 square foot log cabin, formerly owned by hall of famer Barbara Mandrell, offers guided tours and stunning architecture.
The Bluebird Café is a bar and club that features a variety of musical performances throughout the year. The location, which has a more intimate setting, has a seating capacity of only 85 seats, helping guests to feel like they are closer to the performing artists.
Located a few miles from Nashville is 904-acre Radnor Lake State Park where visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. The park includes trails for hiking, picnicking and watching the deer, owls, and other animals that call this park home.
Built in the 1820's, Belle Meade Plantation later became known as the greatest thoroughbred stud farm in the late 19th century. The mansion is beautifully preserved, and guests can enjoy tours and wine tasting from the on-site vineyard.
The Civil War hero Sam Davis is memorialized along with his family at the Sam Davis Home. Those who lived and labored on the farm are included in exhibits and displays as well, and regular tours are conducted daily which begin a short film about Sam.
1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna
, TN 37167
While the Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA in Smyrna is a fully operational manufacturing facility, the site also offers free tours to the public. It is best to arrange these tours in advance though.
983 Nissan Dr., Smyrna
, TN 37167
A complete selection of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and straw are available at the Walden Pumpkin Farm. In addition to picking out special produce during the harvest season, visitors can go on hay rides and enjoy pumpkin fudge.
8653 Rocky Fork Rd, Smyrna
, TN 37167
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