Nashville, Tennessee’s prime attractions include the Grand Ole Opry, the fabled Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. But beyond the limelight, there are alternative Nashville experiences. Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores Mid-Town, East, North, and West Nashville neighborhoods, and kayaking on the Cumberland River. The antebellum town of Franklin, a half-hour drive from downtown with more than 30 live-music venues, also has an array of boutiques, antique shops and eateries. Franklin’s residents include several music stars such as Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Historic Rock Castle, built in 1783, is middle Tennessee’s oldest home. The historic plantation is preserved with period furnishings and offers home tours and annual festival events.
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