Are you looking to keep the kids happy and busy while staying in Nashville? Aside from entertainment for the adults, there is plenty for children and teens to do in the area. Nashville is home to plenty of family-friendly attractions offering opportunities for spending quality time together. From music, to sports, to theater and outdoor activities, children will be hard pressed to be bored in Music City. Nashville residents and visitors will have difficulty choosing from among the many available and affordable options.
Explore the best kid-friendly attractions for children, teens and families in and around Nashville today.
Music City Attractions
Children of any age can appreciate music and there is no better place than Nashville to have them explore the music scene and learn more about their favorite genre or musician. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a kid-friendly attraction located in downtown Nashville on 222 5th Avenue South. Explore countless recordings, 2.5 million priceless artifacts, musical instruments and stage costumes among the many items stored at this home of America's music. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 9 to 5am.
Kids interested in the making of music, from songwriting to music production and engineering will enjoy the interactive Grammy Museum Gallery at the Musicians Hall of Fame. Located at 401 Gay Street, it is close to both the State Capitol and Riverfront Park, making it easy for families to learn more about the history of Tennessee as well as allowing children space to play when little ones get antsy. Other music-related family-friendly options include:
- Fontanel Mansion
- General Jackson Showboat
- The George Jones
- The Grand Old Opry
- Madame Tussauds Nashville
- Nashville Studio Tour
Young children may enjoy the Nashville Children's Theatre on 25 Middleton Road, among other theaters and events catering to music for children. It is easy to find something for everyone in Music City.
Wear Them Out
There is so much to do outdoors which makes most of Nashville a playground for kids and the young at heart. Check out the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Adventureworks or the Lost River Cave & Valley, among the many outdoor attractions. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere on 3777 Nolensville Pike is home to Masai Giraffe, Carribean Flamingos, Red Pandas and many other animals, as well offering children a Jungle Gym, the Soaring Eagle zip line and an opportunity to tour the Grassmere Historic Home. Other local Nashville attractions include:
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
- Bike the Greenway
- Lucky Ladd Farms, Inc.
- Nashville Paddle Co.
- The Parthenon
- SOAR Adventure Tower
This is all in addition to the many free and low-cost activities and special events that occur in and around Nashville, making it easy to find ways to entertain kids and adults alike.
Create Your Own Adventure in Music City
Nashville, Tennessee is a popular destination, and as such offers many activities for those exploring the area. Families who need to wind down may choose to lunch or play in one of the many parks of Nashville, including The Warner Parks in West Nashville, Centennial Park featuring The Parthenon or Eastland Park in East Nashville which hosts special events and has a number of playgrounds. Many of these parks are free or low-cost are easily accessible.
With the musical attractions, historical appeal and outdoor activity, it is no wonder that Nashville continues to draw visitors annually. Start exploring these fun suggestions and make the most of a free day or weekend in Music City.
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