Memphis and Nashville

Jun 26th, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Memphis and Nashville

We are going to the Smokies with our kids (11,9,6) this summer and thought we would stop in Memphis and Nashville, each for a day, on our way. Are there any "must see" places with kids in these 2 cities?
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Jun 26th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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I don't know whether this is the sort of thing you had in mind. But we made a point of staying in Nashville a few years back because I wanted to take our kids to see the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home. Our youngest was the age of your oldest at the time, the older one was 15.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Worth staying at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville if you can get a reasonable rate. Your kids will enjoy the atrium, the restaurants in the hotel are fine. I believe there is a paddleboat ride that departs from the hotel. If you are in town on Saturday night, the Grand Ole Opry is an enjoyable show at a very modest price.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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I'd say that Graceland is a must see in Memphis, though not much fun for your kids. Same with Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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In Memphis I would take the kids to the zoo to see the pandas, to the Civil Rights Museum and to the Peabody to see the ducks (skip this if pressed for time).
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Jun 26th, 2007, 11:49 AM
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I have to second the Opryland Hotel. It is a destination in itself for kids that age. I have taken my kids almost yearly since they were about 5. You can walk for hours there! They also have installed a very nice and large indoor pool and fitness room. If they tire of that, it's attached to a large mall with a Rainforest Cafe.
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Jun 27th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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Has anyone been to the Country Music Hall of Fame? Is this something that would be entertaining for kids?
I think we'll try the Memphis zoo. The Opryland Hotel is full. Thanks for your help! Anywhere else fun?
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Jun 27th, 2007, 08:51 AM
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"Has anyone been to the Country Music Hall of Fame? Is this something that would be entertaining for kids?"

I thought the Country Music Hall of Fame was great, but I suspect your kids will not get the same thrill I did reading Hank Williams' second grade report card (even at 8 years of age Hank was a bit tardy).
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Jun 27th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Even if the Opryland Hotel is full (and I would keep checking; they have many early convention exits) it's still a great place to take kids for several hours. They have miles of indoor trails through the plants, etc. and a food court for lunch.
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