One of the most famous cities of Tennessee, Nashville is also the state capital. It's the biggest city in the state and sits in Davidson County. The Cumberland River flows through the city of Nashville, which has the 24th biggest population of any city in the United States. Nashville is found right in the middle of Tennessee and covers an area of 525.94 square miles. It has a population of over 690,000 people, with over 1.9 million in its surrounding metropolitan area. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Nashville

Nashville
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The city of Nashville was founded back in 1779 and named after Francis Nash, who was an army general during the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783. Nashville's key location in Tennessee and impressive transportation links helped it to grow very quickly, but it was one of the first big cities to fall to the Union during the American Civil War, which slowed progress down for a while. In the years that followed, new businesses were set up in Nashville and the city began to thrive once more.

In the modern era, Nashville is seen as a cultural and commercial hub for the state of Tennessee and is strongly associated with country music. Many country music groups and artists made their names in the city, which has even earned the nickname 'Music City' over time. The city is home to the world's longest running live radio show in the form of the Grand Ole Opry, as well as housing the Country Music Hall of Fame. Attractions and events unrelated to country music in Nashville include the various historic sites around the city, the annual film festival, the Tennessee Titans NFL team, and many green spaces for outdoor activities.

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2.Elevation of Nashville

Elevation of Nashville
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Elevation is an important geographical term related to the height of a location above or below the mean sea level of Earth. Elevation can be very important for a variety of uses, including architecture, and can also have a noticeable influence on an area's climate. The elevation of the city of Nashville is 597 feet (182 m), which is in line with many other big cities all around the United States. The nation's average elevation is 2,500 feet (760 m), but many of its biggest cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Houston are located at elevations of 500 feet (152 m) or lower.

The mean elevation of the state of Tennessee is quite low when compared to many other states. Tennessee has an average elevation of just 900 feet, which is several thousand feet lower than some of the highest states like Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. The highest point in the state of Tennessee is a mountain located among the Great Smoky range called Clingmans Dome, which is situated at an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 m). The state’s lowest point is part of the Mississippi River near the Mississippi border, which has been measured at an elevation of just 178 feet (54 m) above sea level. This means that Tennessee has an elevation span of 6,466 feet (1,971 m) between its highest and lowest points.

Major cities around Tennessee include Knoxville, which has an elevation of 886 feet (270 m), Memphis, which is situated at an elevation of 337 feet (103 m), Chattanooga, which has an elevation of 676 feet (206 m), and Clarksville, which is located at an elevation of 476 feet (145 m). The highest unincorporated community in Tennessee is called Trade and can be found in Johnson County at an elevation of 3,100 feet (955 m), while the highest incorporated town or city is Mountain City, which has an elevation of 2,418 feet (737 m).

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3.Climate and Things to Do in Nashville

Climate and Things to Do in Nashville
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The city of Nashville has a humid subtropical climate with very hot, wet summers and relatively mild winters. July is the hottest month of the year with average daily highs of 89°F (32°C), while the coldest month of the year in Nashville is January, which sees average lows of 28°F (-2°C). Some snow can fall in Nashville in the winter and the area sees over 47 inches of precipitation per year.

Nashville is a must-visit location for country music fans, with the Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, and many live shows and other key locations all around the city. History buffs will also find a lot to live in Nashville, including various museums and sites related to the Civil War in particular. Many museums, bars, galleries, live entertainment shows, and more can also be enjoyed in Tennessee's capital.

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Attraction Spotlight: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Cheekwood in Nashville is an art museum and botanical garden located on the historic, 55-acre Cheek estate. Originally the home of Leslie and Mable Cheek, the estate is a great example of the American Country Place Era. In 1960, Cheekwood was converted into a museum, and has since showcased stunning gardens, world-class art exhibitions, and a historic estate. Free tours of the art museum, temporary exhibits, and gardens are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Fine Art Permanent Collection at Cheekwood features sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings, with a focus on American art created from 1910 to 1970. There is a significant amount of artwork by a group of American artists known as "The Eight" from the early twentieth century. These artists created their own artistic society that aimed to portray what life was like at the turn of the century. These portrayals often presented harsh renderings of societal segregation and urban industrialization. "The Eight" included William Glackens, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson, Everett Shinn, and Robert Henri. Other notable artists featured in Cheekwood's collection include Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jamie Wyeth.

Cheekwood's Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail features a contemporary sculpture set within a woodland setting, not too commonly seen museum in America. The trail is about one mile in length, and displays fifteen sculptures by artists ranging from regional to international. Several of these sculptures were commissioned specifically for their location to emphasize the Cheekwood landscape's beauty. The Sculpture Trail can be found behind the Frist Learning Center.

One of Cheekwood's most beloved gardens is the Howe Garden. Visitors can see a state-of-the-art rain garden, the original Wildings garden, an endangered stinking cedar, and Mrs. Howe's Thatched Toolhouse. The Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden celebrates the life Sigourney Cheek. Offering visitors with a space for inspiration and solace, the garden features stunning views of the Tennessee hills. The garden's amphitheater setting was designed to host book and poetry readings for small groups. Designed in the 1920's the gardens surrounding the Georgian-style Cheekwood mansion contain extensive plantings of boxwood. The original Martin Boxwood Gardens feature a stone grotto, fountains, pools, and a wooded stream.

The Japanese garden at Cheekwood, Shomu-en or Pine-Mist garden, is a place of meditation and quiet. The gate is always open as a welcoming sign, with the gate's lantern a symbol of enlightenment. Shomu-en is divided into four parts. The crooked path, or roji, slows visitors' progress and fosters observation. Past another gate is a dark bamboo forest, inviting guests to turn their mind inward. Passing through the third gate leads to a grassy courtyard with maples, gingkos, and a carved basin. Up the wide steps, inside a pavilion, is a large body of water, symbolized by raked gravel. Surrounded by stunted pines, the water contains islands of granite. A stream flowing down the mountainside completes the peaceful scene.

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, Phone: 615-356-8000

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Attraction Spotlight: Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Opened to the public in 2001, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has played host to an amazing range of artwork from both the region and around the world. The center is not like most traditional museums, and has become a magnet for the quickly growing visual arts scene in Nashville. New art exhibitions are displayed every six to eight weeks in its stunning art deco building, offering something exciting and new no matter how frequent visitors visit the spacious galleries. The Frist Center is open every day of the week.

Created to be a family-friendly place to visit, one of the most popular areas in the Frist Center is the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. This colorful and innovative space is filled with the sounds of guests learning through creating art. There are many activities in ArtQuest for visitors of all ages. ArtQuest teaches guests through art activities, and there are many activities for visitors of all ages. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff are available to assist visitors with thirty interactive stations, whether its creating a colorful sculpture, painting a watercolor, or making a print. ArtQuest is free for adults with admission to the gallery, and is always free for guests age eighteen and under.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts also includes a wonderful gift shop. An amazing array of books, art prints, pottery, stunning jewelry, blown glass, clothing, art supplies, and educational materials made by local and regional artisans can be found in the gift shop. Items in the shop vary greatly in price, so there is something for all budgets. The selection of items often changes, as a large amount of the gift shop's merchandise is related to the current exhibitions. The Frist Center Café offers a variety of delicious sandwiches, salad, homemade soups, and desserts. This make the café a popular place to gather for lunch, afternoon snacks, or even dinner when the Frist Center stays open later on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Among the several tours offered at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts are the Walk-Up Tours led by docents at the museum. These guided, informal tours are available Monday to Friday afternoons, as well as on some weekends. No reservation is required for the walk-up tour, only admission to the gallery is needed. All tours at the center start at the Information Desk, which is located just past the entrance to the galleries.

Another tour offered to visitors is the Architecture Tour. This tour provides information about the architecture of the Frist Center, such as when the center was built, who designed the building, and even information about gallery floors among several other aspects of the popular museum. The tour, led by one of the center's engaging docents, takes guests through the Frist Center as they learn more about the amazing landmark building. The Architecture Tour is available every Saturday afternoon and is free to join. For the first tour of each month, there is an ASL interpreter available.

919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, Phone: 615-244-3340

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Venue Spotlight: OZ Arts Nashville

Located in West Nashville, OZ Arts Nashville is a contemporary art center that can be hired for memorable celebrations such as weddings. Located in the former headquarters of CAO Cigars, OZ Arts features a stunning lounge with retractable glass doors that open onto a broad patio with a large fire pit and spectacular city views. Infinity Events & Catering provides award-winning catering services, and the lounge boasts a 360º glass and cedar space that is perfect for intimate gatherings. Tailor-made services include state-of-the-art equipment, professional wait staff, and an event planning team.

Amenities & Facilities

OZ Arts Nashville features several well-appointed spaces that can accommodate a variety of different size events. The Grand Salon is a vast space with high ceilings, innovative lighting, and retractable 360-degree glass doors that open onto a patio with a romantic fire pit and spectacular scenic views. The Boardroom ideal for meetings and corporate events and features a 70” flat screen television and Apple TV for interactive presentations, a state-of-the-art smoke eater and can host up to 14 guests. The Patio & Sculpture Garden features a peaceful Zen Garden with tropical foliage, a romantic fire pit area, and stunning views, making it a perfect place for intimate ceremonies and cocktail parties under the stars.

Services

Exclusive services available with the rental of the venue include the set-up and clean-up of the venue, lighting and sound equipment, liability insurance, and a professional team of event planning and managers to take care of every detail.

Catering

OZ Arts Nashville uses event planning and design company, Infinity Events & Catering for catering and beverage services. Helmed by Executive Chef Tabor Luckey, Infinity Events & Catering prepares gourmet cuisine using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and products. Guests can choose from a variety of catering packages, ranging from buffet stations to plated dinners, along with a selection of beverage packages such as open bars and butler-served drinks, all of which is served by professional wait staff.

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir, Nashville, TN 37209, Phone: 615-350-7200

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