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City Population601,222

Elevation597 ft.

Sales TaxTennessee's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; Nashville's sales tax can be up to an additional 2.25 percent, and the city has a 6 percent lodging tax, plus $2 city tax per night.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(615) 862-8600

HospitalsNashville General Hospital at Meharry, (615) 341-4000; Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, (615) 284-5555; Saint Thomas West Hospital, (615) 222-2111; TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, (615) 781-4000; TriStar Summit Medical Center, (615) 316-3000; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, (615) 322-5000.

Visitor Information Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation 501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203. Phone:(615)259-4747 or (866)830-4440

Air TravelFor tourists with airline flights, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 15 minutes from downtown. Gaylord Opryland offers commuter shuttle service from the airport, and most major hotels provide airport courtesy cars and/or shuttle service.

Rental CarsHertz, (615) 275-2600 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

BusesThe Greyhound bus terminal is at 709 5th Ave. S.; phone (615) 255-3556 or (800) 231-2222.

TaxisCab fare is $3 to start and $2 per mile; a $25 flat fee is charged for transportation between the airport and downtown. Cabs are not easy to hail outside downtown, but they can be ordered by phone. The major cab company is Yellow, (615) 256-0101.

Public TransportationMetropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has more than 50 city routes, including an airport connection. Exact change is required. The fare is $1.70; $1.00 (ages 5-19); 85c (ages 65+ and riders with disabilities). Buses generally run daily 6:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m., depending upon the route. For information phone (615) 862-5950.

The Music City Circuit offers free bus service downtown. The Blue Circuit runs north to south between Bicentennial Capitol Mall and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Green Circuit runs east to west from Riverfront Station to the Gulch. Both routes operate daily.

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Nashville, TN

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Travel Information

City Population

601,222

Elevation

597 ft.

Sales Tax

Tennessee's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; Nashville's sales tax can be up to an additional 2.25 percent, and the city has a 6 percent lodging tax, plus $2 city tax per night.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(615) 862-8600

Hospitals

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, (615) 341-4000; Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, (615) 284-5555; Saint Thomas West Hospital, (615) 222-2111; TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, (615) 781-4000; TriStar Summit Medical Center, (615) 316-3000; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, (615) 322-5000.

Visitor Information

501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203. Phone:(615)259-4747 or (866)830-4440

Air Travel

For tourists with airline flights,

Rental Cars

Hertz, (615) 275-2600 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Buses

The Greyhound bus terminal is at 709 5th Ave. S.; phone (615) 255-3556 or (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

Cab fare is $3 to start and $2 per mile; a $25 flat fee is charged for transportation between the airport and downtown. Cabs are not easy to hail outside downtown, but they can be ordered by phone. The major cab company is Yellow, (615) 256-0101.

Public Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has more than 50 city routes, including an airport connection. Exact change is required. The fare is $1.70; $1.00 (ages 5-19); 85c (ages 65+ and riders with disabilities). Buses generally run daily 6:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m., depending upon the route. For information phone (615) 862-5950.

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