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This Amazing America: Nashville, Tennessee

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In 1938, Greyhound published the booklet This Amazing America highlighting some of the great things you can do when you travel. Today, we call these Hound Gems. Here’s a look back at what we thought you should visit then with a few more of our favorite attractions.


We’re again taking a step off the beaten path to explore the more unusual attractions Greyhound can take you to. This time, we are visiting Nashville, Tennessee.

  • In our 1938 This Amazing America travel guide, we told readers about the reproduction of the Greek Parthenon. Originally built in 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition, the temporary building was created from plaster and wood. It was later rebuilt with marble floors when it was found to be too expensive to demolish (and very popular with visitors).
  • It isn’t every day you get a chance to walk through the halls of a President’s home. The Hermitage mansion, home of President Andrew Jackson, sits on 1,120 acres and features the President’s home, gardens and a museum.
  • Belle Meade Plantation dates back to the 1700s, and features costumed guides who will show you around the Greek-Revival mansion. You can also visit the many other historic buildings on the grounds, and your tour will end with a free wine tasting.

What are your must-sees in the Music City? Tell us in the comments below!

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