Nashville is located in heart of Tennessee, with an estimated population of 679,341. The average temperate in the summer is about 86 degrees and in the winter about 30 degrees. In Tennessee there are warm summers with mild winters. However the climate may vary by location in the state. Tennessee became a member of the United States in 1796 being the 16th to join. Tennessee is 112 miles wide and 432 miles long.
When most people think of Nashville Tennessee they think of BBQ, music, and festivals. If your looking for a taste of the south you may be interested in checking out Slow and Low BBQ Bistro. Located downtown Slow and Low BBQ Bistro is a favorite for locals. With delicious meats its hard not to love! They also offer a taste of southern style with brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and homemade sauces! If are not in the mood for BBQ maybe Boston style-seafood from Battered and Fried would suit your taste better. Also located downtown Battered and Fried offers Boston style-seafood with a southern twist! They also take pride in sharing Japanese style sushi. As i mentioned before music is very popular especially country, jazz, and rock n roll. Bessie Smith was a famous African American blues singer in the 1930's. People often referred to her as the greatest singer of her era. Tina Turner or known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll was an American music legend. Tine was known as "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stones Magazine. The last huge part of Nashville's culture is festivals. One of the largest festivals is Celebrate Nashville. Which celebrates all of the new cultures in Nashville through music, dance, food, activities, and crafts.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has many kids friendly activities such as Critter Encounters, Jungle Gym, Kangaroo Kick about, Lorikeet landing shell station, zip line, carousel, and Wilderness Express. They also have Grassmere historic home which was built in 1810 and is the center of almost everyone's trip.
- On July 9th 101 people were killed and 171 injured in a train wreck which is known as the Great Train Wreck of 1918.
- The Belle Meade Plantation was built in 1807 which consists of 30 remaining acres that consists of a winery, visitors center, the Harding cabin, dairy, carriage house, stable, mausoleum, and reconstructed slave quarters.
- In 1881 Iroquois, a horse from the Belle Meade Plantation became the first American horse to win the English derby.
- The Iroquois steeplechase has been apart of Nashville since Spring 1941. The race attracts more than 25,000 spectators each year. Now what is steeple chasing you maybe be asking, the best horses along with their jockey race over hurdles on a turf track. All money raised goes to children hospital; $10 million+ has been raised.
- In 1916 the "Fire of the century" all started with a boy burning a ball of yarn and a strong gust on wind. The fire destroyed more than 500 homes leaving 2,500 people homeless.