Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
1501 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 255-9977
Fax: (615) 242-6127
Trinity Music City USA covers more than 30 acres in northern Hendersonville and includes a worship center, a Christian bookstore, an outdoor café, the Tennessee headquarters of Trinity Broadcast Network, and the former estate of legendary country musician Conway Twitty. Throughout the year, Trinity Music City hosts a variety of special Christian concerts and speaking events as well as regular worship services. From November to January, Trinity Music City explodes each evening into brilliant light with an extravagant display of more than a million Christmas lights. Visitors are able to drive through the complex and take in the beautiful light show. - Lynn-nore Chittom
The pages of an old Rolling Stones magazine that inspired him to purchase a home brewing kit, Yazoo Brewing Company is the brainchild of Linus Hall. He began this company when he was a cash-strapped college student. Over a decade later, in 2003, Hall's dream saw fruition in downtown Nashville where pints of Yazoo Pale Ale, Spring Wheat and Dos Perros are served to thirsty customers. The taproom features a dusty blackboard with the daily offerings and is complimented by a small controlled menu of artisan beer bread, cheese plates, chips and salsa.
Christ Church Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and is presided over by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. This beautiful and historic church dates back to the early 19th Century. Visitors are welcome throughout the week and after Sunday services to tour the church as a historical site. The church's broad spectrum of educational and prayer ministries meet the needs of members and guests of all ages. Through a program called Sacred Space for the City, Christ Church Cathedral offers the use of its facilities for spiritual, educational, artistic, civic, and outreach opportunities to the local Nashville community regardless of religious affiliation. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Cathedral of the Incarnation is the Catholic cathedral for the Diocese of Tennessee and presided over by the current Catholic bishop of the diocese. This historic building is over 100 years old and structured as a typical Roman basilica with various additions and changes added over the decades. Catholic educational formation classes are available on Sundays and throughout the week according to the church's calendar. The cathedral operates the Cathedral Day School as well as a variety of outreach ministries including partnerships for service to the homeless, pro-life missions, and counseling services. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Centrally located, the Nashville Public Library offers the residents of the city a treasure trove of books that span genres and ages. The building of the library itself is a symbol of architectural marvel. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, this building has won a national design competition, and it gracefully blends functionality with beauty. As the main location of the network of public libraries in the city, this branch is appointed with several facilities, including an art gallery, meeting rooms, study rooms, a computer classroom, and has Wireless Internet. Besides the massive collection of books, the library also plays host to a range of cultural events, like concerts, exhibitions and much more. For more information, do see the website.
The oldest print shop in America opened in 1879. For decades, Hatch Show Print was the leading poster printer for circuses, vaudeville shows and sporting events. Today, it is located in the Country Music Hall of Fame and is best known for creating images of Grand Ole Opry stars, thousands of which line the shop's walls. Modern-day artists employ the same techniques that have been used since the 15th century, including printing works on site.
Before you tour the Music City, you need a game plan. That's why this handy information center inside the Nashville Arena should be your first stop. The friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you plan activities in the city and provide you with maps to help you find your way around. Unsure about a certain tourist attraction or restaurant? This facility offers brochures and pamphlets on nearly every point of interest in the metro area, and the staff will be happy to make a dining recommendation.
Built in 1881, Ryman Auditorium is famous for its superb acoustics. Stars like Enrico Caruso and Charlie Chaplin graced its stage in the early 20th century. Home to the Grand Ole Opry radio show for more than 30 years; it gained popularity as "The Mother Church of Country Music." By day, you can view displays that depict its rich history. In the evening, enjoy live bluegrass, jazz, classical, country, and gospel performances. The auditorium is available for weddings, public meetings, corporate parties, theatrical productions, dinners and concerts.
Discover the stories behind the music as you view over 3,000 stage costumes, original song manuscripts and musical instruments at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Many of the personal items of music legends are on display including Elvis' solid gold Cadillac. Tour packages include a visit to the historical RCA Studio B and the Music Row walking tour. Allow at least two hours for exhibits and the tour.
As its name suggests, the Music City Walk of Fame is dedicated to prominent personalities and artists who have contributed to music industry. Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Steven Curtis Chapman and many other important musicians have their terrazzo star on the walk.
The Downtown Presbyterian Church is an extremely charming and historic church located in the city of Nashville. On entering this church one is awestruck by its amazing architecture and beauty. With beautifully colored pillars, wonderful wall designs, large dome and a massive seating area, this church is an architectural delight. The Presbyterian Church also encompasses a Fellowship Hall, A History Room, A Parlor and a Nursery within its premises. Wedding Ceremonies and Religious events are held here and it is definitely a place rich in history, making it worth a visit on a sight-seeing trip.
A commanding presence atop a hill in downtown Nashville, this is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. Built in the mid 1800's by noted architect William Strickland, this is a must-see for history buffs. Several areas, including the library and government chambers, have been restored to their 19th century appearance. For a spectacular view of the city, be sure to stand outside the building during the early evening hours. On weekdays, the staff offers guided tours on the hour. It is recommended that groups telephone ahead of time and make reservations.