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Going Out in Nashville on a College Budget

1. The Frist Art Gallery (Cost: Free)

The Frist allows college students in for free on Thursday and Friday nights from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a student ID! They also give out coupons for parking which lower the cost for leaving your car in their lot.

2. Nashville Farmer’s Market (Cost: Free)

The farmer’s market is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is located near Bicentennial Mall State Park. The farmer’s market has a variety of merchants and is so fun to walk around and look at everything that is being sold! It’s also a stop on the Music City Circulator Blue Circuit bus which is free as well.

3. Love Circle (Cost: Free)

Love Circle is a hill that overlooks the city. It’s beautiful to go at night and look at downtown while it’s all lit up and you can see everyone driving around.  Parking here is free as well, so bring a blanket and a friend and go look at the stars!

4. Music City Walk of Fame (Cost: Free)

Located on 4th avenue, this park is a hidden gem. You can walk along the path and see stars for different artists such as Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley. The Country Music Hall of Fame is right nearby if you’d like to walk through that as well!

5. Visit the State Capitol (Cost: Free)

The Tennessee State Capitol is a museum covering the history of Tennessee. It has free admission and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5p.m. It has permanent exhibits as well as rotating ones and has a former U.S. President buried on the grounds.

6. Tour Olive & Sinclair (Cost: $5)

Olive & Sinclair is an artisan chocolate company in East Nashville. For $5, you can tour their factory and sample their sweets! Each tour lasts about 30-45 minutes. They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5, so call and book your tour today!

7. Ice Skating (Cost: $6-8)

Centennial Sportsplex has public skating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Bring your roommates and a jacket and have fun!

8. Roller Skating (Cost: $9-12)

The cost changes depending on which day you go, but roller skating is so fun! This skate center is in Brentwood and is open to people of all ages. Just remember to bring your socks!

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Rachelle is a junior at Belmont University. She is studying music therapy and has a minor in psychology and hopes to work in hospice someday. Along with writing, she enjoys reading, learning new musical instruments, and spending time with friends. 
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