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Travelling to Tennessee in May

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:50 am

Not sure if this is the right place for this request, if the mods feel there is a better one, please move it.

My son (37) and I (65) are flying from the UK to Tennessee for 10 days in mid May, flights all booked and paid for. We're both into music, I'm interested in the Civil War, and we are prepared to do some touristy stuff, so Nashville, Memphis (Beale St and Graceland), Lynchburg and Murfreesboro are already on the list.

A few questions:-

1. Any recommendations for accommodation for the first few days in Nashville. We'd prefer to avoid the 'concrete palaces' and find somewhere a little more real?

2. There is an American base/listening station near where I live in the UK (Menwith Hill), and speaking to a couple of people from there in a local pub last night they warned us to be very careful where we go in Memphis. Can any locals elaborate on this please?

3. Are there any 'must see' places you recommend, either in Tenn or bordering states? We will be hiring a car so mobility isn't an issue, but neither do we want to spend all day behind the wheel.

4. Any recommendations for Guy Fieri type food joints, we are both big fans of 'Diners, Drive Ins and Dives'?

Looking forward to your replies, thanks in advance,

Jonno
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Re: Travelling to Tennessee in May

PostAuthor: CX Rancher » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Nashville:
One of my favorite dives is gone but there is a strip of restaurants in the 1500 Demonbreun St area.
I think that there is an odd Children's Park bronze sculpture nearby I think everyone wears a fig leaf.

Lane Motor Museum
Johnny Cash Museum
Grand Ole Opry House
Centennial Park "The Parthenon" Full scale replica.

Nearby:
Mamouth Cave Kentucky
Corvette Museum - Bowling Green Kentucky

I'm not local to there but these are some of the places I'd go back to besides Music Row. Its all rather touristy and pricey but its interesting.

I don't know Memphis at all except they have mindful traffic cops about.
Meeman-Shelby State Forest Park north of Memphis looks cool.
Graceland

I moved this to Travel and Leisure and left a shadow copy for more exposure.
If things go as planned I'll be 'nearby' at the end of May. I'll at least wave!
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