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Things to do in Donelson, Old Hickory

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Concert Hall
“the Grand ole opry is simply a world-famous attraction, something the whole family can enjoy.”
  • 229 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“if you're looking for the best local shopping experience Opry Mills Mall is the place to go.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a large shopping center with food, arcades, Grand Ole Opry, Opryland, sporting goods and entertainment. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is a uniquely designed private boutique hotel with indoor entertainment center. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pub
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“Live Irish music on the weekends. Has an upstairs bar with dartboards - great place to hang out”
  • 54 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Amazing river cruise down the Cumberland River with live music and performances with great food and drinks to compliment!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Where to go if you’re feeling like Broadway, but don’t want to be on Broadway. Great music all day, room to sit, and a good floor to dance on. Close to Opryland.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Keep in mind - you can't buy liquor in groceries stores or wine on Sunday! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cinema
“The closest "blockbuster" cinema (and IMAX theater) to East Nashville. Located inside Opry Mills Mall.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Donelson Neighborhood gem 10 min from the airport. It is a versatile place with delicious sandwiches, coffee, salads, and tacos. They also have a full bar. In addition, you will find funky interior design, a collection of board games, and live evening music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Opryland Hotel is beautiful inside with many places to eat, drink and play at the waterpark. The hotel is always nice to walk around this upscale resort with a sprawling atriums - best time of year is at the holidays with all the lights.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the closest local parks. It features really nice rolling hills, picnic areas (with pavilions), and a fairly empty disc golf course. Its low key place to relax, if you don't feel like heading into the city.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a local taproom with some delicious food as well. The taps are always rotating out and it mostly local breweries represented. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Two streets over, you'll find Nectar Urban Cantina. Amazing outdoor patio on a pretty day for margaritas, tacos and nachos. They also have a cafe with healthy quick to-go options if you're in a hurry. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“This is one of our closest hot chicken places, and while it's not the most famous hot chicken restaurant, it has beat out many more well known hot chicken spots in taste tests held by the Tennessean news paper.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Casual, family-run eatery with pleasant decor & an American menu of classic meat & seafood dishes. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Live Irish music on the weekends. Has an upstairs bar with dartboards - great place to hang out”
  • 54 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Amazing river cruise down the Cumberland River with live music and performances with great food and drinks to compliment!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Where to go if you’re feeling like Broadway, but don’t want to be on Broadway. Great music all day, room to sit, and a good floor to dance on. Close to Opryland.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Donelson Neighborhood gem 10 min from the airport. It is a versatile place with delicious sandwiches, coffee, salads, and tacos. They also have a full bar. In addition, you will find funky interior design, a collection of board games, and live evening music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a local taproom with some delicious food as well. The taps are always rotating out and it mostly local breweries represented. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Two streets over, you'll find Nectar Urban Cantina. Amazing outdoor patio on a pretty day for margaritas, tacos and nachos. They also have a cafe with healthy quick to-go options if you're in a hurry. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“This is one of our closest hot chicken places, and while it's not the most famous hot chicken restaurant, it has beat out many more well known hot chicken spots in taste tests held by the Tennessean news paper.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Club
“Casual, family-run eatery with pleasant decor & an American menu of classic meat & seafood dishes. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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