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Historical and Quirky Facts about Nashville

  • Nashville has a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. There is even a 42-foot statue of Athena. The Parthenon Website
  • Tennessee Capitol is one of the oldest working capitols in the United States.
  • The Grand Ole Opry is the longest running radio broadcast for nearly 100 years.
  • Did you know most of Tennessee including Nashville is in the Central Time Zone? The Eastern majority side of Tennessee is actually Eastern Time Zone. Check your clocks if you are taking a day trip!
  • Ryman Auditorium is where Johnny Cash met June Carter backstage and is often called the Mother Church of country music.
  • Hot Chicken was invented in Nashville. Check out these restaurants to try the best hot chicken in town.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame has the world’s largest collection of Country Music Artifacts. Around 2.5 million objects to be name a few.