Sleep Inn & Suites
2689 Highwood Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 220-2260
Fax: (615) 220-2109
Luscious veggies fresh off the vine, to your table, and all the homegrown fun you can have is what awaits you at Walden Farms. Grab grandma and the kids and head for a hayride, frolic in the petting zoo and taste the delectable flavors of a real farm. Walden Farms has it all. Pumpkins, corn, gourds and a whole variety of farm fresh goodies are available for purchase. The selection of snacks are as fresh as the produce. Try the pumpkin fudge for a surprising treat. There simply is nothing like a day at the farm for lasting family memories.
Music City Alpacas is a lovely alpaca farm located southeast of the city of Nashville near Smyrna, La Vergne and Antioch. This family-operated farm is home to 28 alpacas, some of which have received blue ribbons in regional alpaca shows. Music City Alpacas breeds, raises, and sells alpacas and alpaca yarn. Photos of animals and yarn made from the warm wool are available for purchase on the farm's website. Music City Alpacas welcomes visitors, but does not keep regular public hours, so alpaca enthusiasts should call ahead to schedule a visit. Music City Alpacas is also available to show an alpaca at schools, clubs and other groups. Animal lovers of all ages will enjoy a visit to Music City Alpacas. -Lynn-nore Chittom
The Wat Lao Buddhist Temple adds a touch of diversity to the cultural landscape of Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Enveloped in an aura of peace and serenity, the temple is a fine place to meditate and restore inner balance. The monks follow and preach the teachings of Theravada Buddhism and offer traditional worship services, Lao language lessons and festive celebrations. The temple itself is work of art, and an embodiment of everything the religion stands for.
The Stones River National Cemetery was established in 1864, and came to be the final resting place of over 6,850 Union Soldiers, most of whom were relocated here within the following year. Visit the cemetery and pay homage to the brave men and women who selflessly scarified their lives in the service of their country. Most of the soldiers burried here lost their lives between 1862-1863 during the Battle of Stones River.
This two towered castle looks like it was dropped here from medieval Europe. Located just south of Nashville on the outskirts of the hamlet of Triune, this castle is only open to public during the yearly Renaissance Fair. Initial construction began in 1980, though the castle's owner began drawing up plans when he was in high school, and still continues today (currently the edifice consists of two peaked towers and a building connecting, but ultimately the master plans call for four towers).
The Hazen Brigade Monument is a stoic reminder if the hefty cost of war and price of freedom. This Civil War monument is the oldest of its kind to have survived over the years, and still stands at its original location within the Stones River National Cemetery. The monument is a testament and a homage to those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their country.
The renowned Samuel Crockett House is also famously referred as the Forge Seat. The structure depicts a rare Hall-parlor plan and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was home to the Crockett family and continues to occupy historic significance even today.
The city of Brentwood, Williams County in Tennessee is home to a Native American archaeological site called the Fewkes Group Archaeological Site. Famously also regarded as the Boiling Springs Site, it comprises of the remains of a Mississippian culture complex and village that dates back to 1050. The features five mounds, of which some are used for burials, while the largest one was a ceremonial mound. At present, apart from the prehistoric civilization remains, the area also features the Boiling Spring Academy, a schoolhouse that originated in 1823.
The Owen-Primm House is a Greek Revival house which belonged to Jabez Owen, a prominent doctor. Originally built in 1806, the house has undergone several alterations. Because of its rich history and period architecture it was put up in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Like all the Masjids in the world Salahadden Center and Mosque of Nashville, also hold prayer services five times a day. They have a Friday evening lecture service on the Koran separately for women and men. Friday services are held in English and Kurdish. Sunday school and Summer schools are held for children while there are many youth programs held as well. Apart from festivals and rituals being held in the Mosque, family counseling is alos an important part of the Salahadden Center and Mosque of Nashville.
This 200-acre walk-through zoological park is home to the rare and beautiful. You'll encounter cougars, black bears, Bengal tigers, zebras, cheetahs and playful river otters. Kids can even go a bit wild on the Jungle Gym playground. The Croft Center, named for the sisters who left the estate to Grassmere, houses the Unseen New World exhibit and a variety of reptiles. There is also a working farm exhibit and petting zoo.
Step back into time as costumed docents take you on a guided tour of life as it was in the 1800s. Stroll through the lovely boxwood garden and view the plantation outbuildings. Special exhibits and events, such as "Celtic Music Festival" and "Heirloom Quilts" are scheduled throughout the year. The Peach Orchard Gift Shop offers a variety of mementos. Space is also available to rent for group gatherings.