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Hendersonville is a city in Sumner County of the American state of Tennessee. It is a well-known suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, and has been the home of many country music stars, including Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.

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By car[edit]

Hendersonville is accessible from I-65 (north–south) via TN-386 ("Vietnam Veterans Blvd"). Highway TN-31E (east–west) bisects the city and is also known as "Nashville Pike" and "Johnny Cash Parkway".

Get around[edit]

Map of Hendersonville (Tennessee)

By car[edit]

Car is your best bet. The average speed on highways ranges from 55–70 mph, while city streets are generally 40–50 mph unless otherwise posted.

Several major national car rental agencies operate in Hendersonville. Ridesharing and taxis are also available.


Free parking lots are located around businesses.

By foot[edit]

While going on foot is a viable option in certain areas, it is otherwise not recommended due to the spread-out nature of the city. However, an able-bodied person could traverse on foot in decent weather. Sidewalks generally run the length of the city and are prevalent in developed areas, but they become sparse when reaching the city outskirts.


Rock Castle
  • 1 Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 E Main St, +1 615 824-3855. This cemetery is the burial site of several county music legends, including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, as well as "Mother" Maybelle Carter, Helen Carter, and Anita Carter of the Carter Family. Hendersonville Memory Gardens on Wikipedia
  • 2 Monthaven, 1017 Antebellum Cir, +1 615 822-0789. Tu–Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1–5PM. Built around 1860, the historic 2-story mansion is home to the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, which rotates exhibits throughout the year and offers paid art classes and camps. Free. Monthaven on Wikipedia
  • 3 Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Ln, +1 615 824-0502, . Tu–Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1–5PM. One of the first stone buildings in Tennessee, a 2-story limestone mansion built by the Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Smith. Costumed guides conduct tours detailing the history of Daniel Smith and his descendants, as well as the inner workings of the mansion and period-era living conditions. Also available for weddings and private events. Adults $9–10, children (5–12) $8. Rock Castle (Hendersonville, Tennessee) on Wikipedia


Due to its status as the City by The Lake, most recreational activities in Hendersonville are focused on boating, swimming, and fishing on Old Hickory Lake, which weaves around most of the town. However, a number of excellent golf courses are in or nearby, as well as several local parks and indoor options for family fun.


  • 1 Adventure Alley, 460 W Main St, +1 615 590-4386. M Th 10AM-8PM, F noon–10PM, Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 1–9PM. Formerly known as the Holder Family Fun Center, the facility offers 36 bowling lanes, a go-kart track, laser tag, bumper cars, an 18-hole glow mini golf course, rock climbing, roller skating, and an arcade with redemption counter. Prices vary.
  • 2 Strike & Spare Family Fun Center, 90 Volunteer Dr, +1 615 824-5685. M–Th 10AM-9PM, F Sa 10AM-11PM, Su noon–9PM. The center offers 34 bowling lanes, bungee jumping, laser tag, roller skating, a virtual reality roller coaster, bumper cars, and a soft play area. Prices vary.


Old Hickory Lake
  • 4 Drakes Creek Park, 131 Conway Twitty Ln. Centrally located, Drakes Creek Park has walking trails, playground areas, shelters and picnic tables (with and without grills), restroom facilities, sand volleyball courts, basketball goals, baseball and softball fields, and soccer fields.
  • 5 Memorial Park, 151 E Main St. Located across Main St from Drakes Creek Park, Memorial Park features playground areas, walking trails, tennis courts, shetlers and picnic tables with grills, restrooms, a multipurpose athletic field, and a dog park with two separate areas for small and larger dogs.
  • 6 Sanders Ferry Park, 513 Sanders Ferry Rd. Located on Old Hickory Lake, amenities include seven picnic shelters, separate picnic tables with grills, two playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course, basketball goals, a fishing pier, and restroom facilities.
  • 7 Veterans Park, 144 Scotch St. Near the Streets of Indian Lake. Offerings include bike trails, inline hockey rinks, a skate park, playgrounds, walking trails, shelters and picnic areas, and restroom facilities.


The Streets of Indian Lake
  • 1 Rivergate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy (in Goodlettsville), +1 615 859-3458. M–Th 11AM–7PM, F 11AM–8PM, Sa 10AM–8PM, Su noon–6PM. Located in nearby Goodlettsville, the mall is anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, and Macy's and includes some 70 shops plus a food court. Rivergate Mall (Q7338204) on Wikidata Rivergate Mall on Wikipedia
  • 2 The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd, +1 866 704-3000. A shopping complex with both locally-owned and chain retailers, entertainment, and restaurants. Offerings include Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Lane Bryant, Maru Iyagi Sushi & Grill, Regal Streets of Indian Lake & IMAX Cinema, and Sam's Sports Grill. Special events are often held on the Plaza. It is the site of the Hendersonville Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1:30pm in mid-May through mid-September.


  • 1 Café Rakka, 71A New Shackle Island Rd, +1 615 824-6264. M–Sa 11AM–8PM. Authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine made fresh daily.
  • 2 Center Point Barbecue, 1212 W Main St, +1 615 824-9330. Tu–Sa 10AM–8PM, Su 10AM–3PM. Excellent BBQ. Serves chicken and pork sandwiches, platters, and fantastic ribs. The restaurant is full of interesting 20th century memorabilia. Mandatory for any stay in Hendersonville.
  • 3 Demos' Restaurant, 161 Indian Lake Blvd, +1 615 824-9097. Su–Tu 11AM–10PM, F–Sa 11AM–11PM. Known for their steak and spaghetti, Demos' offers a wide variety of other dishes including salads, soups, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood.
  • 4 Music City Diner, 102 Glen Oak Blvd #210, +1 615 265-8686. M–Su 7AM–3PM. Open for breakfast and dinner, they have numerous waffle and pancake options as well as diner staples such as burgers, country fried steak, and sandwiches.


  • 1 Holiday Inn Express, 615 E Main St, +1 615 824-0022. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. A hotel on the north-eastern outskirts of Hendersonville, beside Trinity Broadcast Network. There is a small exercise room on the first floor and an outdoor pool. A continental breakfast is included in your stay. There's free Wi-Fi internet throughout the entire hotel, a business center, and meeting rooms. The hotel is handicap accessible. Pets are not allowed, and this is a completely non-smoking hotel. $151 per night for a single room, and up.
  • 2 Hyatt Place, 330 E Main St, +1 615 826-4301. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Located near Drakes Creek and Memorial Parks, this hotel offers Wi-Fi, breakfast, a pool, a fitness center, and meeting space. It is a non-smoking facility. Pets are welcome. $169 per night for a single room, and up.

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