Nashville, Tennessee, has been dubbed the "Athens of the South" for its legendary musical and cultural life. Take our quiz and have a taste of Europe without having to leave the States.
How large is Nashville?
You don't think of urban sprawl when you think of Nashville, but actually, it’s the second most spread out metropolitan city in the United States, covering 533 square miles.
What river runs through Nashville?
Nashville is a low-lying city; the Cumberland River, which runs through it, is especially so.
What is the main thoroughfare through Nashville?
The main thoroughfare through Nashville is Broadway, which dead ends at the Cumberland River. A lot of streets downtown dead end suddenly or change names, so carry a map with you.
How many bridges does the Cumberland River have?
The Cumberland River has five main bridges: the Gateway Bridge, the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the Woodland Street Bridge, the Victory Memorial Bridge and the Jefferson Street Bridge.
What are the fastest routes to get around Nashville?
The Interstates are the fastest way to get around the city. There's the Interstate 40 (east and west), the Interstate 24 and 65 (north and south) and the inner Interstate 440 and 840.
What was Nashville ranked as?
In 2004, Nashville was ranked as the friendliest city in the United States. Thank goodness for Southern hospitality!
What are the temperature ranges in Nashville?
Nashville has four distinct seasons, with temperatures averaging a low 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 C) in January and a whopping 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 C) in July.
What is Tennessee's official state flower?
Spring sees Nashville's Centennial Park abloom with greenery, the state's official flower, the iris, and with daffodils and tulips.
What do you need to be cautious of in spring?
Spring is the season of sudden downpours and tornado warnings. If you hear a tornado warning or siren, do not wait out the storm, seek shelter immediately.
How much snow does Nashville get?
In the winter, Nashville gets between an inch (2.5 cm) and three inches of snow, which usually freezes into ice sheets on the road. The summers are very humid.
What is the best way to get around Nashville?
Because Nashville is so spread out, it is best to hire a car for the duration of your trip. You can rent one onsite at the Nashville International Airport.
How much does it cost to take a taxi in from the airport?
A taxi from the airport to downtown costs a flat rate of $22. In general, taxis start the meter at $4.5 and charge $2 per mile.
How much is a day pass on the Nashville Metro Transit Authority?
Nashville's bus service, the Nashville Metro Transit Authority, has an all day pass for $3.75, a bargain when compared to the $1.24 it costs for a single bus ride.
Where can you get discounted passes to Nashville's attractions?
For discounted entry to Nashville's major attractions, first visit the Nashville Convention and Visitor's Bureau at 501 Broadway.
How long does the tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum take?
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a $37 million facility, with more than 40,000 square feet of exhibition space. The three hour tour features one million artifacts, including Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac.
What does the Parthenon house?
The Parthenon, a replication of the famous Greek building, houses Nashville's art museum.
How long did it take to recreate the statue of Athena?
It took eight years, onsite, to recreate the 41-foot (11-meter) statue of the Greek goddess Athena.
What style is the mansion at the Bell Meade Plantation?
The mansion at the Bell Meade Plantation is Greek revival style, as is the State Capitol. Another historical house, the Belmont Mansion, is designed in the style of an Italian villa.
How many wax figures are there at the Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars?
There are 50 lifelike wax figures of famous music stars at the museum. Outside of the museum there is the Sidewalk of the Stars, with more than 250 hand and foot prints of celebrities.
Who was the original owner of the "King of the Cumberland" boat?
The "King of the Cumberland" riverboat, originally the General Jackson Showboat, offers Broadway style entertainment and three course dinners.
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