Pre-Trip Fun for Nashville, Tennessee
"Gone With the Wind" -- Though it doesn't take place in Nashville, the classic drama's depiction of plantation life can provide some context when visiting sites like Belle Meade and the Hermitage. (Teens)
Classic Fried Catfish -- For a twist on the tired fish stick, try this southern staple.
Hush Puppies -- Not exactly healthfun, but a fun, delicious side you'll find at most Nashville restaurants.
"Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton -- An uplifting tale about strength and family drawn from the lyrics of Parton's autobiographical song. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country Western Music" by Holly George-Warren and Laura Levine -- Give kids an overview of Nashville's impact on music with these picture-book profiles of country's biggest stars and sounds. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Music Row Dogs and Nashville Cats: Country Stars and their Pets" by Karen Will Rogers and Laura Lacy -- Young or old, famous or a fan, we can all relate to cute, furry things. (All Ages)
Cardboard Box Guitar --- Celebrate Music City with this easy-to-make instrument young musicians can personalize.
Trash Can Drum --- Kids of any age can keep the beat (earplugs not included).