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The Events Section
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Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
By Staff Writer Kyle Dickerson
Go To Kyle's Page Here

Steam floated up from the path as we moved through the vegetation. Beneath the canopy’s shade the world dimmed, hidden from the harsh sun. Suddenly, the lush green fronds dipped into our path, causing pause in the group. There was no way to know what might be lurking in the trees beyond our sight. Somewhere in the distance the chatter of voices floated in through the humid, biting air. Cautiously, we pushed aside the fronds and eased forward. With each step, the voices grew louder. With the crunch of each fallen leaf, our approach was in danger of being made known. One last turn before the path opened to our destiny. One last frond covering our way. Slipping beneath, we pushed out into the open and the world that is the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

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Nashville Zoo At Grassmere - www.nashvillezoo.org
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville - (615) 833-1534

The Nashville Zoo has gone through many changes since its beginning in 1990. The largest of these changes came in 1996, when then Governor Phil Bredesen gave the zoo - located in Joelton at the time - the option of building a new facility on the Grassmere property. Donated by sisters Margaret and Elise Croft in 1964, the property first played host to the Grassmere Wildlife Park. While the Nashville Zoo was doing well in Joelton, its relocation to the Grassmere property offered the possibility of over 100 additional acres to be developed into exhibit space, along with a more convenient location for the community.

Since the construction of what is today the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, hundreds of thousands of patrons have walked its paths each year, enjoying the wonders it has to offer. From the African plains to the Bengal tiger enclosure to Gibbon Island, visitors are given the chance to observe an array of exotic animals from around the globe. Another unique feature of the Nashville Zoo is its one-of-a-kind Jungle Gym playground. With over 66,000 square feet of play area, it comes in as the largest community-built playground in the United States. Complete with slides, climbing nets, giant animal replicas, secret passages, and overlooking its own lagoon, this Jungle Gym is a child’s dreamland.

The Nashville Zoo also offers specialized programs for the community, such as the upcoming Deaf Day at the Zoo on June 11. Catering specifically to the deaf and deaf/blind community, Gate Communication will have sign language interpreters and guides at various exhibits throughout the park to help with educational presentations. Another event hosted by the Nashville Zoo is Zoofari Slumber, an overnight camping experience designed to give children ages 4-12 a unique outdoors adventure. Sleeping in tents on Festival Field, a short distance from the slumbering animals, campers will get to hear talks from the Animal Keepers, participate in zoo-related crafts, and even take part in some special animal presentations.

This is only a small glimpse into the wonderful world waiting for you at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Single visit admission is low and all donations help to keep the park conditioned and moving forward. Memberships are also available in varying levels and are recognized at numerous reciprocal zoos across the nation for free and reduced admission prices. For more information visit www.nashvillezoo.org We hope you take the time visit and benefit from the educational and emotional effect our world’s great animals can have on your life.



Uncle Dave Macon annual parade. Early member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.
Eagleville, TN Main Street Festival - Plus Interview with Mayor Sam Tune.

Nashville Events

June 2012 Nashville Events
Wednesday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 6
Jubilee Bridge Music Festival at Jubilee Singers Memorial Bridge in Nashville, TN
The Jubilee Bridge Music Festival is Music City's latest and most exciting celebration of culture and sound.

July 2012 Nashville Events
Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 4
4th of July Nashville, TN
Have yourself one grand old time by visiting Nashville, TN for the 4th of July this year.

September 2012 Nashville Events
Monday, September 3 - Monday, September 3
Labor Day Weekend in Nashville, TN
Enjoy the last weekend of the summer in the exciting city of Nashville.

October 2012 Nashville Events
Sunday, October 7 - Monday, October 8
Opry's Birthday Bash Weekend

November 2012 Nashville Events
Sunday, November 11 - Sunday, November 11
Veterans Day in Nashville, TN
Nashville, Tennessee is well-known for having one of the best Veterans' Day parades in the South.

Thursday, November 22 - Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving in Nashville, TN
Thanksgiving brings warm, homey thoughts of lavish dinners, family and friends and football.

December 2012 Nashville Events
Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25
Christmas in Nashville, TN
Feel like doing something a little different this year for the Holiday Season?

January 2013 Nashville Events
Tuesday, January 1 - Saturday, January 1
New Years Day in Nashville, TN
Those looking for more than the usual New Year's celebrations need look no further than Nashville.

Tuesday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 1
New Years Day in Nashville, TN
Those looking for more than the usual New Year's celebrations need look no further than Nashville.

February 2013 Nashville Events
Thursday, February 14 - Thursday, February 14
Valentine's Day in Nashville, TN
A trip to Nashville is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the country music lover in your life.

May 2013 Nashville Events
Monday, May 27 - Monday, May 27
Memorial Day in Nashville, TN
Head off for a getaway to Music City, USA to kick off your summer on a Memorial Day weekend trip to Nashville, TN.

 

 



GRAND OLE OPRY
GRAND OLE OPRY TICKETS
2802 OPRYLAND DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37214  
(615) 871-OPRY

RYMAN AUDITORIUM
116 5TH AVE N. NASHVILLE, TN 37219 (615) 254-1445


CADILLAC RANCH ROCK N COUNTRY BAR & GRILL
305 BROADWAY NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 742-9078


BLUEBIRD CAFE

4104 HILLSBORO PIKE, NASHVILLE, TN 37215  (615) 383-1461


WILDHORSE SALOON
120 2ND AVE N, NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 251-1000


BUFFALO BILLIARDS

154 SECOND AVE N. NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 313-7665

BOURBON STREET BLUES & BOOGIE BAR
220 PRINTERS ALLEY, NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 242-5837

CENTENNIAL PARK PARTHENON
2600 WEST END AVE, NASHVILLE
(615) 862-8431


3RD & LINDSLEY BAR & GRILL

816 3RD AVE S. NASHVILLE, TN 37210 (615) 259-9891

OPRYLAND USA INC-MUSIC CITY QUEEN RIVERBOAT
(SHOWTUNES - COUNTRY)
RIVERFRONT PARK, NASHVILLE, TN (615) 889-6611

STATION INN
(BLUEGRASS)
402 12th AVE S NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 255-3307

TOOTSIE'S ORCHID LOUNGE
422 BROADWAY, NASHVILLE, TN 37203  (615) 726-0463


THE STAGE ON BROADWAY

412 BROADWAY NASHVILLE,
TN 37203  (615) 726-0504

THE FIDDLE & STEEL GUITAR BAR
210 PRINTERS ALLEY NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 251-9002

THE GIBSON BLUEGRASS SHOWCASE
161 OPRY MILLS DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37214 (615) 514-2233

LEGENDS CORNER
428 BRAODWAY NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 248-6334

THE SUTLER
2608 FRANKLIN ROAD NASHVILLE, TN (615) 297-9195

FAMILY WASH
2038 GREENWOOD AVE NASHVILLE, TN 37206  (615) 226-6070

MERE BULLES
5201 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37207 (615) 467-1945

EXIT/IN
2208 ELLISTON PLACE NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 321-4400


GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION

128 SECOND AVE N NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 251-9593

BELCOURT THEATRE
2102 BELCOURT AVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37212  (615) 383-9140

BB KINGS BLUES CLUB
152 2ND AVE N, NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 256-2727


F. SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB

2210 CRESTMOOR ROAD NASHVILLE, TN 37215 (615) 269-5861

HARD ROCK CAFÉ NASHVILLE
100 BROADWAY NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 742-9900


RIPPY'S SMOKIN' BAR & GRILL

429 BROADWAY NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 244-7477

THE END
2219 ELLISTON PLACE NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 321-4457

NASHVILLE PALACE
2400 MUSIC VALLEY DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37214 (615) 248-6334

THE SOMMET CENTER
501 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
(615) 770-2000


THE TRACE RESTAURANT

2000 BELCORT AVE NASHVILLE, TN 37212  (615) 385-2200

BEAN CENTRAL
2817 WEST END AVE NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 327-1159

SAPPHIRE
230 FRANKLIN ROAD -THE FACTORY AT FRANKLIN- FRANKLIN, TN 37064 (615) 599-4995

BOARDWALK CAFÉ
4114 NOLENSVILLE ROAD NASHVILLE, TN 37211 (615) 832-5104

THE NASHVILLE PALACE
2400 MUSIC VALLEY DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37214 (615) 885-1540

RIVERFRONT PARK
THE BEGINNING OF BROADWAY
BY THE CUMBERLAND RIVER


THE SUTLER

2608 FRANKLIN ROAD NASHVILLE, TN 37204 (615) 297-9195

THE BASEMENT
1604 EIGHT AVE S NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 254-1604

CANTINA RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB
CUMMINGS STATION 209 10TH AVE S NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 259-4875

ALLEYCAT LOUNGE
1008 WOODLAND STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37206 (615) 262-5888

ALLEYGATORS UNDERGROUND LOUNGE
207 3RD AVE N NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 255-8840

THE BASEMENT
1604 8TH AVE S, NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-1604

BEYOND THE EDGE
112 S 11TH STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37206  (615) 266-3343

BLUE SKY COURT
410 4TH AVE S, NASHVILLE, TN 37201  (615) 242-6033

BLUESBORO RHYTHM & BLUES CO
217 2ND AVE S, NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 250-7832

BOURBON STREET BLUES & BOOGIE BAR
220 PRINTERS ALLEY NASHVILLE, TN 32701  (615) 2482-5897

TWO DOORS DOWN
1524 DEMONBREUM STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 780-0020

THE MUSE
835 4TH AVE S, NASHVILLE, TN 37201 (615) 251-0190

THE MERCY LOUNGE
1 CANNERY ROW NASHVILLE, TN 37201( 615) 251-3020

HAIR OF THE DOG
1831 12TH AVE S. NASHVILLE, TN 37203  (615) 386-3311

RIPPY'S SMOKIN' BAR & GRILL
429 BROADWAY NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 244-7477