BACKSTORY: In the Spring of 1985, I was a junior at Indiana University, and my friend Margie was a Music Major. On weekends, she would trek on down to Nashville, Tennessee, to perform in the show "For Me and My Gal" at the American Music Theatre at Opryland. The photos below are from that show, which was a salute to music from the Turn of the 20th Century and George M. Cohan. Included are a few shots of a gazebo inside the Opryland Hotel. My memories of the park itself are somewhat hazy; I spent most of my time there watching Margie's show...over...and over...and over. I do remember it being a very quaint and low-key place, with a beautiful carousel (also shown below).

The theme park, which opened in June 1972, was closed down in December 1997.