Well, I just returned from a week in Nashville with the family, and my concerns were just confirmed; there's not really much to do there. We went to the Parthenon, but that was a big snore. The Nashville Zoo was above-average good, as zoo's go. The Hermitage was fine, as historical places go, but not really great for the kiddos. It's fairly pretty and green away from the city, but the weather was so dang hot and humid, it made any type of outdoor activity un-fun. I wanted to see at least one Civil War site, so we went to the Carnton Plantation in Franklin. The site was OK, but Franklin sure has nice houses. We also visited the Opryland hotel/resort and that's pretty neat, especially for the kids.
We did drink heavily, but it was only water, since we'd get dehydrated so quickly. We didn't get out to the Loveless Cafe or Pancake Pantry, since the breakfast was free at the hotel, but did manage to try a Cracker Barrel (decent) and had dinner at Steamboat Bill's (pretty good). I guess the positives I took were that traffic was bearable and Nashville has a good radio station (Jack FM).
Also, we rented a Dodge Charger to get around, and it's a shame what Chrysler has done to that once proud Charger name.