Traveller’s Rest Plantation and Museum

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Traveller's Rest is the perfect place to practice being a hometown tourist.  This historic home is located in South Nashville.  I have lived in Middle Tennessee for 4 decades and I had never visited before.   It was worth the wait.Traveller's Rest was built by John Overton in 1799.   Overton was a judge and a good friend to Andrew Jackson.  The original house was only two rooms.(Click on the photos to see the full sized gallery)John Overton originally called the house … [Read more...]

Cowboy Town

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  Cowboy Town is only 20 minutes north of downtown but you feel like you have been transported 100 miles into the country 150 years ago. Once you get off the highway there are signs to direct you but make sure you take a look at a map before you leave or use GPS. This place is out in the country. We arrived a few minutes after opening and once we turned onto the property we were directed where to park. This is mainly an outdoor adventure so be sure to bring sun screen and bug … [Read more...]

Weekend Events

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There is lots to do this weekend both in and around Nashville.  Make some plans for weekend fun!   Friday July 25 Nashville Sounds BaseballShake, Rattle and RollDive In Movie - Nashville ShoresCosmic Bounce NightFriday Night Sk8Tales at TwilightLawnchair TheaterFriday Night Skate PartyJump-N-JamMovies Under the Stars - Murfreesboro  Saturday July 26 Tennessee Titans Open PracticeSplash Day!Back to School Jam at Rivergate … [Read more...]

2014 Tennessee Titans Public Training Camp Practice

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 If you have a large family (like mine!)  then maybe attending an NFL football game is just a bit out of your budget.  But do not despair! You can still take the family to see our Tennessee Titans for FREE!!!Fans of the Titans can get their first glimpse of the 2014 squad on Saturday, July 26, the first of 8 total training camp practices that will be free for the public to attend.  Training camp is the only time of the year that practices are open to the general public.A few … [Read more...]

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon

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If you go to Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon expecting a Disney-like experience, you are going to be disappointed.  Beech Bend is not Disney.  Heck, it's not even Six Flags.  But it is cheaper and closer than all those places and we always have tons of fun when we go!(Click on the photos to see the full gallery)Located in Bowling Green, KY, Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon is no more than a 2 hour drive from most places in Middle Tennessee.  Since they usually open at 10AM, this … [Read more...]

Cumberland River Cruises

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 Cumberland River Cruises, located off Highway 109 in Wilson County just before you cross the bridge into Gallatin, is a great outing for families or an idea for date night.There are several tours to choose from depending on what you want to see - homes of country music stars, nature, sunset or during the summer a special morning kids' cruise including some time to swim (special pricing for this extra long adventure). We decided to try a sunset cruise and had dinner at the … [Read more...]