Nashville May 22, 2018
7 Things Outsiders Would Never Ever Expect To See In Nashville
When you come to Nashville you expect a bit of a twang and a solid meat ‘n three. It’s where you show up for the biscuits and leave for home with a new love for home and country, where you experience southern hospitality in spades and hear the best music found both sides of the Mississippi. Still, no matter how many times you visit and how many hours you research, outsiders would never expect to see these seven things. Here’s a quick look at quirky Nashville:
7. Cronuts that you'd *think* belonged in NYC.
Five Daughters Bakery took the city by storm when it opened a few years ago and has since become a local and tourist hot spot.
6. A memorial to one of the deadliest train crashes in history.
You can find the quiet memorial to the accident at Dutchman's Curve tucked within McCabe Park in west Nashville. It honors the lives lost on that brutal July day in 1918 when the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway saw two trains collide.
5. A Parthenon...?
Nashville is actually well known as the, "Athens of the South" for its numerable institutions of higher learner, and the 1/12 scale version of the Parthenon is the only one of its kind in the world. You can find it in Centennial Park.
4. A festival that honors the grand ol' tomato.
The Nashville Tomato Festival is held in the high heat of every August and is one of the most popular and highly attended events in the city. It's a local paradise, offering a morning race for health nuts and all sorts of food vendors throughout the day for the less disciplined (that would be us).
3. The tomb of a President...who wasn't born in Tennessee.
President James K. Polk was born in North Carolina, but he made Tennessee his adopted home and its precisely where you can find his only standing home (other than the White House, of course) and his grave.
2. One of the best coffee shops on the planet - yes. The planet.
Barista Parlor has long been known as one of the best and most high brow coffee shops in Nashville, and has been lauded on both a city, national and WORLD level for its neat atmosphere and upscale experience.
1. An art deco bathroom that's won all sorts of awards.
The male restroom at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville is known for its gorgeous design and decor, and has won awards for its beautiful space. Hey ladies, you aren't out of luck - you can peek in as long as there's no one using it!
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