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Vanderbilt University Introduction

One of the top universities in the U.S., Vanderbilt University is a leading private research institution in the heart of Nashville. Founded in 1873 by Methodist Bishop Holland N. McTyeire with a gift from Cornelius Vanderbilt, the university is set on a sprawling 330-acre campus featuring rolling lawns, sculpture, architecture, and a national arboretum. It offers a range of undergraduate programs in liberal arts and the sciences, including engineering, music, education, and human development. It's a venerable center for research, medicine, business, and law. The university has produced notable alumni including six Nobel Laureates and former Vice President Al Gore.

Hotels near Vanderbilt University

There’s a wide variety of hotels near Vanderbilt University, several of them right on campus. Most are well-known chains or upscale 4-star hotels with pools, restaurants, and bars. A good (if pricey) selection of 3- and 4-star hotels also populates downtown Nashville. You’ll find budget options and motels on the outskirts of town and near the airport. The best time to visit for a bargain is during the low season from November to March aside from the holidays. Summer is peak festival time with large crowds of tourists and hot, humid weather.

Where to stay near Vanderbilt University

Music Row is a collection of streets southwest of downtown. Next to the university, it boasts most of Nashville’s major record labels, plus gospel and contemporary Christian studios. Downtown, a dynamic hub of live music, great food, and elegant hotels, is the city’s heart, featuring The Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as Ryman Auditorium and the Johnny Cash Museum along the famed Honkey Tonk Highway. It also includes the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the state capitol, and the Nashville Convention Center. Eight miles from downtown, the Green Hills neighborhood offers a posh mall and the famous Bluebird Cafe.

Things to see near Vanderbilt University

Take a stroll in one of Nashville’s popular green spaces, Centennial Park, just a few blocks from the university. The centrepiece of the park is the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original, complete with a 42-foot statue of Athena. The Country Music Hall of Fame is located on the west bank of the Cumberland River, about a 30-minute walk away in Downtown. In the same area you’ll find the historic Ryman Auditorium, Music City Walk of Fame Park, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. About 3 miles away in Green Hills, discover the famous Bluebird Café, a Nashville institution.

How to get to Vanderbilt University

Accessible via I-40, I-440, and I-65, Vanderbilt University is easy to reach from central parts of Nashville as well as the surrounding areas. If you're driving, you’ll find ample parking both at the university and downtown. The Nashville MTA bus runs throughout the city with stops at Vanderbilt University and at Nashville International Airport. A bus service called Music City Circuit provides free transportation in Downtown. The Music City Star regional rail service runs from Lebanon in the east of town to Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. There are plenty of taxis available, and many hotels offer free shuttle service.

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