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Step back into time as costumed docents take you on a guided tour of life as it was in the 1800s. Stroll through the lovely boxwood garden and view the plantation outbuildings. Special exhibits and events, such as "Celtic Music Festival" and "Heirloom Quilts" are scheduled throughout the year. The Peach Orchard Gift Shop offers a variety of mementos. Space is also available to rent for group gatherings.
The leader of the "Volunteer State" spends his days, away from the legislature, in this beautiful two-story brick mansion, set on ten acres of immaculately landscaped grounds. Country music fans will be interested to know that Governor's Residence is next door to the house of the late Minnie Pearl. Tours of the main floor are given three days a week and feature pictures and memorabilia of past Governors and other persons of influence in the history of Nashville.
Part of the Winston Cup circuit in NASCAR auto racing, the Nashville Speedway hosts two Winston contests, two Busch series races and one NASCAR Truck event. From April to November, professional stock car drivers compete for big money and points toward the NASCAR Championship. Amateur races take place on the weekends when the big boys aren't in town. Ticket prices vary depending on race length and class designation. Call for upcoming races and special events.
The city of Nashville boasts a unique and singular character that sets it apart from the other cities and towns in the United States. One of the reasons for this distinction is that the city's neighborhoods and areas are rooted deep in history and heritage. The Hillsboro Village, located a few miles southwest of the downtown area, is one such neighborhood that contributes immensely to the city's charm. The neighborhood started as a streetcar suburb, and gradually establishments like theaters, shops, restaurants, bars and more started sprouting up, increasing its popularity as an entertainment spot in the city. The attractions here are best discovered by foot, as the neighborhood is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in the city. The Hillsboro Village is also the venue for a plethora of community events, so plan a trip here when visiting Nashville.
The thrill of scientific discovery awaits you! Come explore over 150 interactive exhibits and programs for children and adults. View the heavens from the 40-foot Sudekum Planetarium. Climb seven interactive levels to the top of the Adventure Tower, and experience BodyQuest, an exciting tour through the human body. Special programs are offered for high school students on weekend nights.
Travel back in time in a fully restored 1950's passenger train. The passenger cars feature large picture windows, air conditioning and reclining seats. Themes like train robbery or murder mystery are a surprising part of the excursion. The museum houses a one-of-a-kind library of books on railroads and one of the largest collections of railroad artifacts in the world.