Whether you’re traveling by air domestically or internationally, the process has never been easier or more accessible. These days, there are countless airlines operating in thousands of different airports and destinations all over the globe. A journey from one side of the world to the other can be completed in a matter of hours, and the power of flight is bringing people together and helping us all explore new places and experience new cultures in ways that simply were not possible many years ago. As you travel, you may notice that every airport has its own name, but also its own three letter identifier. This is an airport code, and every code is unique. The airport code BNA is used for Nashville International Airport. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.BNA Airport Code
2.History of Airport Code BNA
3.Statistics for Airport Code BNA
4.Parking at BNA
6.Hotels at BNA
BNA Airport Code (Nashville International Airport)
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Attraction Spotlight: Tennessee State Museum
Located in Nashville, TN, the Tennessee State Museum showcases the state history of Tennessee from pre-colonial indigenous cultures to the 20th century. Its focus on 19th-century events makes it one of the premiere American resources for Civil War memorabilia, with notable holdings of uniforms, weapons, and battle flags.
Inspiration for the museum can be traced back to 1817, when portrait artist Ralph E. W. Earl presented a collection of city memorabilia in Nashville’s public square, although an official museum was not commissioned for another century. After World War I, the Tennessee General Assembly authorized the creation of a state museum to house war memorabilia and other existing state collections. The Tennessee State Museum opened in 1937, originally housed in the city’s War Memorial Building. Since 1981, it has occupied three floors of the James K. Polk building. The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission, a citizens’ interest group, oversees all museum operations.
In August 2013, the State Building Commission approved plans for the construction of a new building for the museum, although no official location or opening date has been set.
The museum’s 60,000 feet of exhibition space houses six permanent exhibits as well as a number of rotating special exhibits.
The First Tennesseans exhibit pays homage to the area’s indigenous cultures, with artifacts dating back as far as 15,000 years. Focus is given to items from the Paleolithic, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods as well as to the history of modern Native American tribes of the region such as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. Of note is a 10,000-year-old fossil display of a mastodon native to the area as well as a shaman’s steatite medicine tube, a ceremonial Dover flint blade, and the Thruston and Hutcherson pictographs, which are among the most important prehistoric religious art holdings found in the state.
The Frontier exhibit brings Tennessee’s colonial era to life with artifacts from early Spanish, French, and English settlers. Reproductions of a frontier cabin, a grist mill, and a woodworking shop immerse visitors in the culture of early settlers’ daily lives, while an original dugout canoe and Conestoga wagon showcase the era’s transportation. Artifacts from notable early settlers include a musket owned by Daniel Boone and a desk owned by William Patton, believed to be the finest known piece of early preserved Tennessee furniture.
Age of Jackson celebrates the life and career of the Nashville resident and seventh American president. A life-sized portrait of Jackson that was featured in the original 1817 public square museum is still displayed in this exhibit today. Other items in the collection include personal possessions such as Jackson’s 1829 inaugural hat and a reconstruction of a middle-class farmer’s cabin typical of the era of Jackson’s presidency.
The Antebellum exhibit depicts the growing industry of pre-Civil-War era Tennessee, with a full-scale model recreation of the business facades of a Clarksville street. Visitors can wander through an 1850s parlor model and see displays of Tennessee-produced artisan goods such as silver, firearms, and quilts. The inequality of the era’s prosperity is highlighted with an exhibit on African American slaves, who comprised more than a fourth of the state’s population at the time.
The Civil War and Reconstruction depicts the divided nature of Tennesseans’ attitudes toward the Civil War, as many East Tennesseans continued to support the Union even after the state’s decision to secede in 1861. Preserved uniforms from both Union and Confederate soldiers from the region are on display, along with a collection of artillery shells, a cast-iron Confederate cannon, and the original flag from the Confederate ship C.S.S. Alabama.
Tennessee’s post-Civil War reconstruction and continuing legacy is documented in The New South, with exhibits highlighting the social and economic progress of the turn of the century. Artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement are on display, including three preserved Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association banners and an 1898 quilt made by the Chattanooga Chapter of the Women’s Temperance Union. Artifacts preserved from the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897 include a chair made by famed New Yorkers R. H. Macy and Company, and the Decker Pottery Collection holds what is perhaps the largest existing collection of Tennessee pottery from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In addition to the main museum at the Polk Building, a museum extension, the Military Branch Museum, is still housed at the original War Memorial Building location, with exhibits highlighting America’s involvement in the international conflicts of the 20th century.
The museum shares its James K. Polk Building with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, which has fostered a collaborative partnership between the two organizations. In 2016, a tour stop of the Broadway hit Motown the Musical was presented at the TPAC, which inspired the multimedia collaboration I Have A Voice, incorporating elements of the museum’s permanent display on the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Digital archives of the special exhibit can be found on the museum’s website.
505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243
Venue Spotlight: Spring Haven Mansion
The historic Spring Haven Mansion is a beautiful plantation home in Hendersonville that presents an attractive destination for weddings and receptions. Ideal for all types of celebrations from ceremonies and receptions to bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, Spring Haven Mansion, offers all-inclusive packages, which include table décor and linens, floral arrangements, award-winning catering, a customized cake, valet and shuttle services, and a professional event planning team. Facilities at the historic plantation Spring Haven range include a stunning three-acre property with a barn, log cabin, smokehouse, and spring house, along with a patio, screened-in porch, and a burbling creek.
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Dating back to circa 1825, the historic plantation home features a range of beautiful sites and venues around the three-acre property that can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a large barn, a cozy log cabin, a smokehouse and springhouse, a lovely screened in porch and patio and a gurgling creek, which runs through the gardens.
The Parlor and Dining Room can accommodate up to 60 guests for formal seated dinners or rehearsals or up to 100 guests for a cocktail or standing reception. The rooms can be used together with the porches to create more substantial spaces if required.
The Front Lawn is a beautifully manicured outdoor space that can accommodate up to 200 guests for receptions and ceremonies. This space is often combined with the Back and Spring Lawns or the front porches to create a larger reception space. The Back and Spring Lawns can also be used for elegant outdoor functions and can be tented in inclement weather, along with several beautiful porches, patios and covered areas that can also be used for reception areas or gathering spaces for up to 200 guests.
Built in 1800, the historic Cabin can be used as an overnight retreat for the bridal party the night before the wedding, or as a bridal dressing room before the event.
The Spring Haven Mansion offers several wedding packages for a variety of budgets and tastes, ranging from all-inclusive to customized packages.
Spring Haven Packages include an array of amenities and services such as the use of a wedding and reception space of choice, a bridal and groom suite for getting ready, tables and chairs, an event manager for the duration of the function, the use of a state-of-the-art sound system on the front lawn or back reception area, and a professional wedding coordinator for the rehearsal and day of event.
Other services might include a professional wedding photographer, valet parking services, a leather-bound wedding album, a customized wedding cake, floral packages, tailor-made bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, catering and beverage services, cake-cutting services, and music and entertainment.
The Spring Haven Mansion offers a variety of catering packages that might include buffet stations, appetizers, butler-passed hors-d’oeuvres, and formal plated dinners, along with professional wait staff and bartenders.
1 Spring Haven Ct, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Phone: 615-826-9702
Attraction Spotlight: Adventure Science Center
In the Southern city of Nashville lies the Adventure Science Center, a hub for discovery and learning. The museum offers a world of interactive exhibits that teach guests about science, nature, and technology. Each year, more than 300,000 people visit the center to open their minds to the world of science. The center was once a planetarium, which first opened in 1952 and eventually became today's Adventure Science Center. It is housed in a large building that is 44,000 square feet in size and located on top of a hill, offering beautiful panoramic views of the city. The organization strives to provide a wide range of science programs to visitors to allow people to explore and absorb the dynamic sphere of science.
Within the museum, there are over 175 interactive exhibitions that cover all areas of science, such as physics, biology, earth science, astronomy, energy, and space. Along with these displays is the Sudekum Planetarium, which encourages learning through digital projections that present the solar system and display millions of stars. However, the planetarium also has educational purposes other than teaching solely about the solar system, showing programs in science, culture, and history through state-of-the-art digital technology, whereby viewers can even travel around the world to the Galapagos Islands, ancient Egypt, and prehistoric oceans.
In addition to the Sudekum Planetarium, there are other permanent exhibitions at the Adventure Science Center, including the Adventure Tour, Bee Keeping, Blue Max, Body Quest, Dino Rumble, Galactic Gardens, Innovation Incubator, Nano, Physics of Lights, Plasma Globe, Space Chase, and Vapor Vortex. The exhibit Dino Rumble takes visitors back in time using displays and models to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Physics of Light allows children to play with light and optics, and there is even an area where you can make your own spectroscope. Bee Keeping is an exhibit that teaches guests about nature through a glass-enclosed beehive. Visitors can examine how bees communicate and function in their different roles to support their colony. These lasting interactive displays allow guests to creatively learn about science.
The Adventure Science Center has a number of travelling exhibitions that rotate through the museum, allowing visitors to learn something new at each visit. Some of these changing displays include Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, Tinkering Garage, and Math Moves. These displays all educate and foster creativity on the different aspects of science, from nature and geography through engineering and building to learning about math. All of the permanent and temporary attractions in the museum encourage the public to have fun and innovative learning experiences with science.
At the Adventure Science Center there are ways to continue learning other than by merely visiting the permanent displays. Different events are constantly held at the science center and some of these award-winning programs include various workshops, lectures, daily science demonstrations, and camps. There are other special events, such as Yoga Under the Stars, CODE IT: Spirograph Engraving Lab, Family Science Lab - Researchers, and the Music City Solar Eclipse Festival. Yoga takes place in the Sudekum Planetarium, which broadcasts 6.5 million dazzling stars during the session. The Family Science Lab has rotating monthly topics on such subjects as electricity and circuits, allowing families to learn the science behind various aspects of daily life. CODE IT teaches the basics of the programming language Python to create an engraved spirograph while using a laser cutter. These events teach visitors about specific areas of science and help foster a greater understanding of the world of science.
There are a number of on-going programs that the center offers for visitors to learn more about science, including everything from field trips and workshops to STEM professional development. These are hands-on classes that teach participants about science and award them with a Certificate of Completion that can be used towards professional development credit. Outside the museum, the Science in Motion vehicle brings science to students in schools and libraries within 100 miles of Nashville. With in-house and travelling modes of teaching science, the Adventure Science Center is dedicated to educating and motivating visitors to conduct explorations into the subject of science, while providing a deeper understanding of the world surrounding us.
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone: 615-862-5160