When temperatures rise and kids are off from school, what are some of the best attractions to keep kids cool and busy? Aside from pools in and around the Nashville area, head over to some of the family-friendly water parks suitable for children, teens and adults.
Spend some quality time together splashing around in lazy rivers and water rides in one or more of the best water parks in Nashville today.
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
One of the best ways to make the most of the summer is to head down to one of fun water parks in or around the Nashville area. Check out the Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort located at 4001 Bell Road in Hermitage and along the shores of Percy Priest Lake. There are 8 water rides, a massive water treehouse, playground, wave pool and lazy river and much more at this affordable water park. Individual tickets, as well as season passes are available. Visit the water park, the treetop adventure park and more when staying the weekend at one of their lakeview cabins.
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
Rated the #1 water and amusement park in Townsend, head over for a tubing adventure on the Little River at Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing. A short trip to 205 Wears Valley Road in Townsend brings one to this spot serving the residents of Townsend, Nashville and surrounding areas. While rapids will be encountered, even thrill seekers as young as 2 can take part. White water rafting is also available through their sister company, USA Raft Smoky Mountains.
Need to cool off between different Nashville attractions? Children will enjoy a visit to Cumberland Park at 592 South First Street in Nashville. Open until 11 p.m., this attraction along the riverfront is an innovative play space incorporating water features alongside play structures and an outdoor amphitheater. Plan some time to picnic at the park as children enjoy mist features at The Scoops, and rain curtains and an interactive splash pad at The Hollow. This new budget-friendly attraction draws visitors and residents alike.
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari
Holiday World is an amusement park that is roughly three hours away from Nashville, Tennessee. It is an amusement park that is well-known for its water park called Splashin' Safari. The biggest reason why people are willing to travel 3 hours from Nashville to this amusement park and water park is because they offer free beverages and free sun tan lotions. There are lots of water rides scattered throughout the water park to enjoy. There are several kiddy pool areas if you happen to have little ones as well.
Nashville Shores Water Park
Nashville Shores is one of the local water parks that the people of Nashville really enjoy. The water park offers tons of summer fun for families to enjoy. Be sure to check out the pools, golf course, cabins, beach, concession stand, and riverboat during your stay at this exciting water park.
There are only two wave action pools in Tennessee and Wave Country is the more well-known option. While the wave pool is the reason people go to this water park, it is not the only attraction. You can also enjoy a concession stand, several water slides, and a toddler water area if you happen to have a little one with you.
Tiebreaker Family Aquatic Center
Found just 45 minutes north of Nashville, Tiebreaker Family Aquatic Center provides all kinds of fun for anyone looking for a watery thrill or even just to cool off in the glaring summer heat. This water park is perfect for weekend fun for anybody, even though it's a little smaller than many other water parks located in and around Nashville, Tennessee.
Within the park, children and adults can enjoy all types of activities, including:
- An Interactive Water Playground
- Two Water Slides
- A River Drift Area
- Lounge Area
- Snack Bar
- Water Basketball
- Party Table Area
- And More!
Families with younger children will have plenty of fun with the larger two water slides and the water playground. This park is also a great place for an event, such as a birthday celebration or any other type of celebration. You can even rent the facility during after-hour times for even more fun.
Water Parks, River Tubing and More in Music City
Remember that many of these water parks have specific rules for attendees. Swim diapers may need to be worn by the youngest children and modest clothing may be suggested for children and adults. Stay hydrated and seek out the shade when necessary to avoid heat exhaustion.
Come for the music in Nashville, Tennessee, but stay awhile to indulge in the many popular water attractions and entertainment options in the area. Water parks, river tubing, and free water features at Nashville parks are only some of the options for residents and visitors. Start exploring these exciting Nashville water park attractions as part of a memorable weekend in or near Music City.
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