I went to the Kentucky/Tennessee area in the month of August. I took a week to see some of the sites that have been on my bucket list for a while.
I left Pa. on Sunday at around 8 am and headed down to Lexington, Kentucky my first stop was Kentucky Horse Park. It took about 8 1/2 hours to get there and I arrived there around dinnertime. I then checked into a motel with the idea to go to Kentucky Horse Park the next day. This was basically a travel day.
Kentucky Horse Park–
I first went for a Horse Drawn Trolley Tour of the facility. I then went on a 35 minute guided trail ride ($25).
Have lunch a late lunch and then drive 2 hours to Nashville, Tenn. It took about 3 and 1/2 hours. I would stay in Nashville for about three to four days. I have listed the places I visited as suggestions to add to your itinerary.
Sites in Nashville that I saw:
Country Music Hall of Fame — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world’s most extensive musical collections.
Belle Meade Plantation — Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion that is now operated as a museum, together with outbuildings on its 30 acres of property. In the late 19th century, the plantation encompassed roughly 5,400 acres. A winery and visitors’ center have been constructed on the property.
Parthenon — The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
I would stay at the local Best Western Suites. The following is the information for the hotel I stayed at.