Day Trips from Nashville

Old Oct 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Day Trips from Nashville

Can you tell me is Lynchburg a good choice for a day trip from Nashville or is it too far?Any other recommended day trips? We've been to Franklin area.
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Old Oct 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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It is probably about an hour to hour and
a half from Nashville to Lynchburg. It a nice place to spend an afternoon. You
could go to Jack Daniels for the tour and look around in the shops around the
square. Miss Bobo's Boarding House is
a unique place for lunch-you need to make reservations ahead of time. There
are also several other restaurants around the square.
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Old Oct 13th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Lynchburg might be closer to 1 1/2-2 hours. How about Bell Buckle? Pretty scenery, nice antique shops and other little stores and you can have lunch at the Bell Buckle Cafe. Don't forget to have a moon pie.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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If you like the outdoors, here are a couple ideas for day trips from Nashville: Mammoth Cave in KY or Burgess Falls & Fall Creek Falls State Parks near Cookeville.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 06:13 AM
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If the Corvette Museum is of any interest, it's in Bowling Green on the way to Mammoth Cave.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 06:45 AM
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Thanks for all the great ideas! How about historical sites- Civil War , etc.
Plantations worth visiting?
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Lynchburg is a nice drive if the weather's good and the tour is fun. I'll second the recommendation for lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's if you can get in.

Loretta Lynn's Ranch & Museum in Hurricane Mills is another nice day trip.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Land Between the Lakes NRA is within 2 hours of Nashville. It includes "The Homeplace", an Elk and Bison Prairie, and a small planetarium. Beautiful area!
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Old Oct 16th, 2007, 04:33 PM
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Stones River National Battlefield is near Murfreesboro.
You say you have been to Franklin - have you been to the Carnton Mansion? There are a number of antebellum mansions on US 31 (Franklin Road) from Brentwood (south of Nashville) to Columbia, TN. Do some internet research on Maury County, TN historical sites. Some homes are privately owned, but some are open to the public. You can combine a pretty drive to Columbia, then west on 412 past several other old homes and churches, and then return to Nashville via the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Northeast of Nashville are Cragfont and Wynnwood, the latter a huge log home built in 1828. If you are in a Nashville book store, look for a book called "Majestic Middle Tennessee", it has pictures of hundreds of beautiful antebellum mansions in the area.
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Old Oct 16th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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If you decide on going near Murfreesboro, stop at Buster's Place on Broad St. for the world's best hamburger and now, smoke-free! It looks like a dump but the hamburgers are famous!
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for all the great ideas. I read there is a BBQ Cook -Off in Lynchburg on Oct. 27 . Anyone know if that will effect JD tours that day?
Bob_KY yes, we have been to Carnton--very moving. I take it you would reccommend Stones River?
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 06:03 PM
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We did a wonderful trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is full of Civil War history. It took us 7hrs to drive from Nashville to Vicksburg because we made so many stops along the way to read about the history of the area. In Natchaz we stayed at the Mommouth Plantation which you would love. See: http://www.monmouthplantation.com/
This would be an overnight trip and that first day's drive would be a long one and then take a different route home. You are only permitted 50mph on the Parkway,(it's actually a Historical Park.) You could also just drive to Vicksburg on the Parkway instead of going all the way to Natchaz and visit the Vicksburg Battlefield. also a National Park) which we found very interesting. However, I hated the fact that only Union soldiers were buried there, Confederate soldiers were buried in the city cemetery which we also visited.
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 06:08 PM
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It has been many years since I have been to Stones River, so I don't have a recommendation. I just mentioned it because it is the largest battlefield within an easy drive of Nashville.

The "best" battlefield in Tennessee, imo,is Shiloh, but that is way off the beaten path.
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Old Dec 27th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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Just a quick report--we did go to Lynchburg while in TN in Oct. It was the BBQ Cook Off weekend. Scenic drive from Nashville , and huge crowds in Lynchburg for the festival. Worth the trip, festival was fun and got to sample lots of different foods.
Also, spent one day walking around downtown Nashville- visited the TN State Musuem---huge and very interesting!
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