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.
Top-Rated Water Parks in Nashville
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.
Another water park suitable for children 12 and up is the Wave Country Water Park located at 2320 Two Rivers Parkway in Nashville. Snap a shot of friends and family as they drop from the 40 foot tower and take on the speed slides. This family-friendly attraction has one of Nashville's only wave-action swimming pools. Speed slides, water flumes, a kiddie pool and children's playground are included in the price of admission.
Only 45 minutes away is the Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Kids can enjoy their relaxing river drift area, interactive water playground and water slides. Use their inflated floats and unwind at this water park recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Nashville River Tubing and Free Parks
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.
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.
Water Parks, River Tubing and More in Music City
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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