Melissa’s guidebook

Melissa

Melissa’s guidebook

Food scene
Since the early 1900s, Thomas Drugs of Cross Plains, Tennessee has served the town and the surrounding communities of Robertson and Sumner county as a full service drug store and soda fountain. Located in a 1915 building on Main Street (Highway 25E), and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thomas Drugs offers the most up-to-date computerized programs and record keeping for prescriptions; savings with generic drugs when possible; acceptance of all major insurance plans and credit cards; and a staff of pharmacists with a total of 68 years of experience. Thomas Drugs offers 24-hour emergency prescription service and emergency delivery service. The employees of Thomas Drugs are committed to your health needs and guarantee the utmost privacy. Thomas Drugs expanded its on-site services by adding a drive-through prescription window for even more customer convenience. The antique red benches under the front porch awning offer a comfortable place to sip your soda and watch the world pause at the four-way stop. The hometown doctor’s office in the same building is an indication that the proprietors of Thomas Drugs are committed to offering the best care and service one would expect without sacrificing the charm of the past.​ Copy and paste their link below: https://www.thomasdrugs.net/
Thomas Drugs
7802 Tennessee 25
Since the early 1900s, Thomas Drugs of Cross Plains, Tennessee has served the town and the surrounding communities of Robertson and Sumner county as a full service drug store and soda fountain. Located in a 1915 building on Main Street (Highway 25E), and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thomas Drugs offers the most up-to-date computerized programs and record keeping for prescriptions; savings with generic drugs when possible; acceptance of all major insurance plans and credit cards; and a staff of pharmacists with a total of 68 years of experience. Thomas Drugs offers 24-hour emergency prescription service and emergency delivery service. The employees of Thomas Drugs are committed to your health needs and guarantee the utmost privacy. Thomas Drugs expanded its on-site services by adding a drive-through prescription window for even more customer convenience. The antique red benches under the front porch awning offer a comfortable place to sip your soda and watch the world pause at the four-way stop. The hometown doctor’s office in the same building is an indication that the proprietors of Thomas Drugs are committed to offering the best care and service one would expect without sacrificing the charm of the past.​ Copy and paste their link below: https://www.thomasdrugs.net/
Great BBQ, both sweet BBQ sauce and vinegar based along with tasty sides like corn nuggets, fried okra, green beans, and slaw.
Southern Bell's BBQ Pit
7837 Tennessee 25
Great BBQ, both sweet BBQ sauce and vinegar based along with tasty sides like corn nuggets, fried okra, green beans, and slaw.
Great mexican restaurant and only about 10 minutes from The River House. However, its based out of an old small bank and therefore has limited seating (only about 6 tables inside) so its best to only get take out here, unless your a small group or call ahead.
Senor Fajita's
1209 East Church Street
Great mexican restaurant and only about 10 minutes from The River House. However, its based out of an old small bank and therefore has limited seating (only about 6 tables inside) so its best to only get take out here, unless your a small group or call ahead.
About a 20 minute drive but is the best of all the restaurants I have on this list in my opinion! This is a catering company who serves amazing "meat and three" type restaurant foods with equally amazing desserts. This is a must and some favorites include roast beef, salmon, chicken and vegetable casseroles, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and much more.
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Chef’s Market
900 Conference Drive
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About a 20 minute drive but is the best of all the restaurants I have on this list in my opinion! This is a catering company who serves amazing "meat and three" type restaurant foods with equally amazing desserts. This is a must and some favorites include roast beef, salmon, chicken and vegetable casseroles, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and much more.
Great food and drinks located in the Historic part of Springfield TN along the railroad tracks. This is a local favorite and is great to take your significant other to on a date and is roughly 15 minutes away from The River House. Across the street is a fun brewery with bar food, called BS Brew Works.
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Depot Bar & Grill
1007 S Main St
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Great food and drinks located in the Historic part of Springfield TN along the railroad tracks. This is a local favorite and is great to take your significant other to on a date and is roughly 15 minutes away from The River House. Across the street is a fun brewery with bar food, called BS Brew Works.
A fun brewery, with bar food located in Springfield TN. Its roughly 20 minutes from The River House.
BS Brew Works
1010 South Main Street
A fun brewery, with bar food located in Springfield TN. Its roughly 20 minutes from The River House.
Delicious food and great drinks. Great setting to take your significant other on a date. They also have good bands on some weekend nights. Alot of history here as well.
Brickyard Cafe
205 West Cedar Street
Delicious food and great drinks. Great setting to take your significant other on a date. They also have good bands on some weekend nights. Alot of history here as well.
One of my personal favorites for great, unique or normal pizzas and great local beers all brewed in Tennessee. Has seating outside so you can bring your pets, and fun for trivia! They have another location in White House (White House Pizza and Pub) and Gallatin TN (Prince Street Pizza).
Portland Pizza & Pub
819 North Broadway
One of my personal favorites for great, unique or normal pizzas and great local beers all brewed in Tennessee. Has seating outside so you can bring your pets, and fun for trivia! They have another location in White House (White House Pizza and Pub) and Gallatin TN (Prince Street Pizza).
Same ownership and type scene as Portland Pizza and roughly the same distance from The River House. Both are great with awesome pizza and local TN beers.
White House Pizza & Pub
Same ownership and type scene as Portland Pizza and roughly the same distance from The River House. Both are great with awesome pizza and local TN beers.
Grocery Stores
Closest grocery store to get the basics from. Only 5 minutes from the River House, located right in Cross Plains.
Piggly Wiggly
7838 TN-25
Closest grocery store to get the basics from. Only 5 minutes from the River House, located right in Cross Plains.
Closest Walmart, about 18 minutes from River House. The next closest Walmart would be in Springfield, TN at 20 minutes away.
Walmart Supercenter
1550 Nashville Rd
Closest Walmart, about 18 minutes from River House. The next closest Walmart would be in Springfield, TN at 20 minutes away.
Closest Kroger around at about 20 minutes away. Has a Starbucks inside.
Kroger
2600 Memorial Blvd
Closest Kroger around at about 20 minutes away. Has a Starbucks inside.
Roughly 20 minutes from The River House.
Walmart, Springfield TN
3360 Tom Austin Highway
Roughly 20 minutes from The River House.
Sightseeing
If your new to visiting TN, you have to go here! Its all about Country Music, naturally..
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Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South
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If your new to visiting TN, you have to go here! Its all about Country Music, naturally..
Another fun, family favorite if you enjoy country music. They have concerts almost every night for a fair price and a gift shop inside.
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Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
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Another fun, family favorite if you enjoy country music. They have concerts almost every night for a fair price and a gift shop inside.
A beautiful hotel and convention center to just walk around inside, and awesome place to take pictures together as a couple or a family. There are options of good restaurants inside as well.
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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
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A beautiful hotel and convention center to just walk around inside, and awesome place to take pictures together as a couple or a family. There are options of good restaurants inside as well.
The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by architect William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
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Parthénon de Nashville
2500 West End Avenue
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The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by architect William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a zoological garden and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles southeast of Downtown Nashville. As of 2014, the zoo was middle Tennessee's top paid attraction and contained 6,230 individual animals, encompassing 339 species. The zoo's site is approximately 188 acres in size. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
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Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
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The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a zoological garden and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles southeast of Downtown Nashville. As of 2014, the zoo was middle Tennessee's top paid attraction and contained 6,230 individual animals, encompassing 339 species. The zoo's site is approximately 188 acres in size. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Centennial Park is a large urban park located approximately two miles west of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, across West End Avenue from the campus of Vanderbilt University. The 21st-century headquarters campus of the Hospital Corporation of America was developed adjacent to the park.
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Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue
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Centennial Park is a large urban park located approximately two miles west of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, across West End Avenue from the campus of Vanderbilt University. The 21st-century headquarters campus of the Hospital Corporation of America was developed adjacent to the park.
Great to visit to walk around and shop or to visit tons of country style bars with country music by small or big time artists that you can hear as you walk down the streets. If you don't like country music, there are bars and restuarants of all types on broadway! Located roughly about 40 minutes from The River House.
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Music Row
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Great to visit to walk around and shop or to visit tons of country style bars with country music by small or big time artists that you can hear as you walk down the streets. If you don't like country music, there are bars and restuarants of all types on broadway! Located roughly about 40 minutes from The River House.
Mammoth Cave National Park is an American national park in west-central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the official name of the system has been the Mammoth–Flint Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941, a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.
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Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave National Park is an American national park in west-central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the official name of the system has been the Mammoth–Flint Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941, a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.
The National Corvette Museum showcases the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been in production since 1953. It is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, off Interstate 65's Exit 28. It was constructed in 1994, and opened to the public in September of that year.
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National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive
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The National Corvette Museum showcases the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been in production since 1953. It is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, off Interstate 65's Exit 28. It was constructed in 1994, and opened to the public in September of that year.
Part theme park, part Biblical recreation, Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky offers its visitors with a chance to explore Noah’s Ark – at least, a replica of it which has been constructed using the exact measurements as in the Book of Genesis. The 51-feet-high, 85-feet-wide, and 510-feet-long ark allows access to three decks that, together, form the nation’s largest timber edifice. Aboard the ark is an animatronic representation of Noah and his family, several animals that are now considered non-existent, plaques describing how each animal has evolved into the species we see today, and other such representations. Some liberties with the names of the women figurines have been added. Personal residences, common living area, a kitchen, and a food storage area is also displayed among the exhibition. There are plans to expand the park, however, for now, the theme park offers a zip-line, a café, and a petting zoo in addition to the Ark.
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Ark Encounter
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Part theme park, part Biblical recreation, Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky offers its visitors with a chance to explore Noah’s Ark – at least, a replica of it which has been constructed using the exact measurements as in the Book of Genesis. The 51-feet-high, 85-feet-wide, and 510-feet-long ark allows access to three decks that, together, form the nation’s largest timber edifice. Aboard the ark is an animatronic representation of Noah and his family, several animals that are now considered non-existent, plaques describing how each animal has evolved into the species we see today, and other such representations. Some liberties with the names of the women figurines have been added. Personal residences, common living area, a kitchen, and a food storage area is also displayed among the exhibition. There are plans to expand the park, however, for now, the theme park offers a zip-line, a café, and a petting zoo in addition to the Ark.
Heres a link to all the Bourbon Distilleries on the "Bourbon Trail": https://kybourbontrail.com/map/ Visit the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, and experience the two centuries of history, heritage and craftsmanship of America’s #1 bourbon. Nestled in the rolling foothills of Kentucky, the distillery offers something for everyone – picturesque views, history and, of course, world-famous Jim Beam® Bourbon. You will see the bourbon-making process firsthand and witness what goes into creating an authentic liquid legend. You will have an up-close and personal look into the long lineage of the First Family of Bourbon, their business, and its impact on Kentucky and the bourbon industry. You will come as a friend and leave as family.
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Jim Beam American Stillhouse
526 Happy Hollow Road
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Heres a link to all the Bourbon Distilleries on the "Bourbon Trail": https://kybourbontrail.com/map/ Visit the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, and experience the two centuries of history, heritage and craftsmanship of America’s #1 bourbon. Nestled in the rolling foothills of Kentucky, the distillery offers something for everyone – picturesque views, history and, of course, world-famous Jim Beam® Bourbon. You will see the bourbon-making process firsthand and witness what goes into creating an authentic liquid legend. You will have an up-close and personal look into the long lineage of the First Family of Bourbon, their business, and its impact on Kentucky and the bourbon industry. You will come as a friend and leave as family.
Historic Places to Sightsee
Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion that is now operated as an attraction, museum, winery, and onsite restaurant together with outbuildings on its 30 acres of property. In the late 19th century, the site encompassed roughly 5,400 acres.
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Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
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Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion that is now operated as an attraction, museum, winery, and onsite restaurant together with outbuildings on its 30 acres of property. In the late 19th century, the site encompassed roughly 5,400 acres.
The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000+ acre site relied completely on the labor of enslaved African American men, women and children and was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place. Jackson only lived at the property occasionally until he retired from public life in 1837. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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The Hermitage
4580 Rachels Lane
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The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000+ acre site relied completely on the labor of enslaved African American men, women and children and was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place. Jackson only lived at the property occasionally until he retired from public life in 1837. It is a National Historic Landmark.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre historic estate on the western edge of Nashville, Tennessee that houses the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Formerly the residence of Nashville's Cheek family, the 30,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion was opened as a botanical garden and art museum in 1960.
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Cheekwood
1200 Forrest Park Dr
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Cheekwood is a 55-acre historic estate on the western edge of Nashville, Tennessee that houses the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Formerly the residence of Nashville's Cheek family, the 30,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion was opened as a botanical garden and art museum in 1960.
Fort Nashborough, also known as Fort Bluff, Bluff Station, French Lick Fort, Cumberland River Fort and other names, was the stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River valley, as a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The fort was not a military garrison. The log stockade was square in shape and covered 2 acres. It contained 20 log cabins and was protection for the settlers against wild animals and Indians. James Robertson and John Donelson are considered the founders, and colloquially, the "founders of Tennessee". The fort was abandoned in 1794, but the settlement, now the town of Nashville, became the capital of the new state of Tennessee in 1796.
Fort Nashborough
170 1st Ave N
Fort Nashborough, also known as Fort Bluff, Bluff Station, French Lick Fort, Cumberland River Fort and other names, was the stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River valley, as a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The fort was not a military garrison. The log stockade was square in shape and covered 2 acres. It contained 20 log cabins and was protection for the settlers against wild animals and Indians. James Robertson and John Donelson are considered the founders, and colloquially, the "founders of Tennessee". The fort was abandoned in 1794, but the settlement, now the town of Nashville, became the capital of the new state of Tennessee in 1796.
Carnton is a historic home and museum in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. The sprawling farm and its buildings played an important role during and immediately after the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War. It is managed by the non-profit organization The Battle of Franklin Trust.
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Carnton Plantation
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Carnton is a historic home and museum in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. The sprawling farm and its buildings played an important role during and immediately after the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War. It is managed by the non-profit organization The Battle of Franklin Trust.
Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live-performance venue located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee. It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was later designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its pivotal role in the popularization of country music.
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Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North
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Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live-performance venue located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee. It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was later designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its pivotal role in the popularization of country music.
Kid Stuff
Just had their grand opening in May 2021!! Its an all inclusive playground for kids, a baseball field, and pedal park.
Gallatin Miracle Park
1333 Touchdown Drive
Just had their grand opening in May 2021!! Its an all inclusive playground for kids, a baseball field, and pedal park.
Nashville Shores is a 385-acre family recreation destination located on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN, just past the airport off I-40. It is comprised of a first-class water park, RV campground, lake view cabins, aerial adventure park with 5 ropes courses and zip lines, a 310-slip marina, boat rental business, and other attractions.The water park currently includes a giant wave pool, Tennessee’s widest lazy river, Kowabunga Beach, a massive water treehouse and sprayground, multiple waterslides, three pools and a beach. For those who prefer staying dry, Nashville Shores offers free lake cruises onboard the Nashville Shoreliner, volleyball, horseshoes and much more.
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Nashville Shores
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Nashville Shores is a 385-acre family recreation destination located on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN, just past the airport off I-40. It is comprised of a first-class water park, RV campground, lake view cabins, aerial adventure park with 5 ropes courses and zip lines, a 310-slip marina, boat rental business, and other attractions.The water park currently includes a giant wave pool, Tennessee’s widest lazy river, Kowabunga Beach, a massive water treehouse and sprayground, multiple waterslides, three pools and a beach. For those who prefer staying dry, Nashville Shores offers free lake cruises onboard the Nashville Shoreliner, volleyball, horseshoes and much more.
Fun, small park for kids with replicas of dinosaurs. Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is not only one of three similar amusement parks to exist in the United States, but, it is also titled the “best exit” by one of the most popular magazines in the world. An outdoor museum, Dinosaur World is home to over 100 life-like dinosaurs, each with a detailed explanation of their type and characteristic. A giant T-rex that stands along I-65 welcomes you to the Dinosaur World where you can walk along the designated trail and learn all about dinos. You can also spot (artificial) dinosaur eggs and raptor claws among other creatures at the park. There are a fossil digs and a playground for the kids to enjoy, and a souvenir shop sells themed toys, fossils, educational games, books, and a selection of eggs.
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Dinosaur World
711 Mammoth Cave Road
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Fun, small park for kids with replicas of dinosaurs. Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is not only one of three similar amusement parks to exist in the United States, but, it is also titled the “best exit” by one of the most popular magazines in the world. An outdoor museum, Dinosaur World is home to over 100 life-like dinosaurs, each with a detailed explanation of their type and characteristic. A giant T-rex that stands along I-65 welcomes you to the Dinosaur World where you can walk along the designated trail and learn all about dinos. You can also spot (artificial) dinosaur eggs and raptor claws among other creatures at the park. There are a fossil digs and a playground for the kids to enjoy, and a souvenir shop sells themed toys, fossils, educational games, books, and a selection of eggs.
Casino/Horse Race Track
Located right off the I-65, The Mint is home to more than 1,000 gaming machines, live music and entertainment, year-round simulcasting, charity bingo and classic dining options. Now Open 24 Hours Thursday-Sunday, beginning at 9AM on Thursday.
The Mint Gaming Hall
5629 Nashville Road
Located right off the I-65, The Mint is home to more than 1,000 gaming machines, live music and entertainment, year-round simulcasting, charity bingo and classic dining options. Now Open 24 Hours Thursday-Sunday, beginning at 9AM on Thursday.
City/town information
Tourist Website: https://www.bing.com/travelguide?q=Nashville&l2sid=e2accb9d-ccea-5b7c-7bbc-0db831476d61&form=TRGUML&qpvt=nashville+tn Nashville has evolved over the years and has become a city of a lot of things for a lot of different people. It's a popular weekend getaway for those based on the East Coast and in the Midwest. It's a foodie retreat for those who love affordable Southern cooking and international fusion cuisine. And it's a fun bachelor and bachelorette spot for friends looking to bond before taking the big leap into marriage. But Nashville at its core is a haven for country music fans. The bars lining Broadway (plus the famous Bluebird Cafe) host some of the most talented undiscovered artists in the country. In fact, Nashville is where many musicians including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt were discovered or launched their careers.
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Nashville
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Tourist Website: https://www.bing.com/travelguide?q=Nashville&l2sid=e2accb9d-ccea-5b7c-7bbc-0db831476d61&form=TRGUML&qpvt=nashville+tn Nashville has evolved over the years and has become a city of a lot of things for a lot of different people. It's a popular weekend getaway for those based on the East Coast and in the Midwest. It's a foodie retreat for those who love affordable Southern cooking and international fusion cuisine. And it's a fun bachelor and bachelorette spot for friends looking to bond before taking the big leap into marriage. But Nashville at its core is a haven for country music fans. The bars lining Broadway (plus the famous Bluebird Cafe) host some of the most talented undiscovered artists in the country. In fact, Nashville is where many musicians including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt were discovered or launched their careers.