• Pretending You're at the Parthenon in Greece: Nashville's lovely Centennial Park, in the West End, offers everything you could want in a city park -- playgrounds, picnic areas, gorgeous shade trees -- and, believe it or not, a replica of Greece's famed Parthenon. Admire the amazing architectural detail for free, or go tour the art galleries inside, for a nominal fee.
  • Getting That Old-Time Religion at Cowboy Church, Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Dr. (tel. 615/859-1001): If you're looking for a down-home dose of gospel-music ministry, make it to the Cowboy Church on time. The old-timey, nondenominational services kick off Sundays at 10am sharp. Come as you are, or don your best Stetson and bolo tie. Either way, you'll fit right in with the eclectic, all-ages congregation of locals and tourists alike, who pack the pews every week for a patriotic praise-and-worship service.

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