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Old 07-19-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Default Atriums at Opryland - worth a visit?

Hello All,

Travelling through Nashville for just a few hours. I'm coming into Nashville one evening and will take the wife out to some live music locations.

The next day, I need to be on the road by noon or so.

That gives me 3 hours or so to spend on a Saturday morning in Nashville. I'll be with a couple of kids (5 and 15) and a mother in law (70+) so not a ton of flexibility.

The Atriums at Opryland Hotel seemed interesting just to go and look at and wander around it.

Worth it? Waste of time? Alternative suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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Neat hotel...but I would skip it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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I love the atriums. I haven't been back since the floods, but I think they are cool and worth the visit if you have the time.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:40 AM
 
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I love going to the Opryland Hotel to just wander around. And since you have kids and a senior citizen with you, it's probably the one place where they'll all be impressed. I take out of town guests to the Opryland Hotel all the time, it's always a good time. The indoor waterfalls, cascades, synchronized fountains, and lazy river are all pretty cool.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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Is it still an issue to find free parking, though?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I also think it's worth a visit. They are quite impressive. Free parking is available at Opry Mills (back lot facing the movie theatre) then you can walk over. To see everything will require quite a bit of walking though. I believe you can rent wheelchairs in the main lobby if mobility is an issue.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Is your plan to see live music the night before and maybe the hotel the morning you leave?

I think it would be worth it, but it is on the far eastern side of town. It sort of depends on where you're heading when you leave.

You can still park free on the hotel side of Opry Mills mall ans walk over. But the hotel is MASSIVE. Can your mother-in-law get around OK?

I think it would be a good compromise for all ages in your group.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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If it's a hot day, then it might be nice to be inside in the a/c. They DO have wheelchairs you can borrow at the hotel entrance. There IS a charge for parking. As I recall, you CAN park over by the shops and walk? They really 'stick' you for parking though. Everyone complains around the holidays when they do their Christmas decorations. I don't mind paying for parking but $20???

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Parking at Opryland Hotel is $20.00* per day for overnight self-parking and $26.00* per day for overnight valet parking. Guests with a handicapped placard or license plate may use valet parking for the self-parking price.
  • $20.00* per day self parking/overnight
    • 0-20 minutes: Complimentary
  • $25.00* per day valet parking
    • 0-20 minutes: Complimentary
    • 20 minutes – 1 hr: $18.00*
    • 1 hr – 2 hrs: $20.00*
    • 2 hrs – more: $25.00* (Normal Charges Apply)
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I agree that parking at the northern end of the mall and walking over is the thing to do. The only thing I dislike about that walk, though, is that it takes you across what used to be the Grizzly River Rampage from the old Opryland theme park which reminds me again how angry I was when they tore down the park to build a mall. grrrrr
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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That's a long hike for a 70 yr old from the shopping center to the hotel. I wouldn't make my Mother do it.
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