Nashville, Tennessee is a great city to visit with your kids.  Nashville is known as “Music City” and there are many family friendly music based activities but there are also plenty of other activities to keep them entertain.  Check out my top 5 family friendly activities to do in Nashville.

  1. Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

The Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour offers fun for the whole family.  The custom-built theater is filled with music and special effects led by hosts Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Visitors get to walk on the same stage as the legends and hear the stories from behind the curtains and may even get a sneak peak at the dressing rooms used by the famous musical artists.  Both adults and children will enjoy this backstage experience.

  1. Nashville Adventure Science Center

The Nashville Adventure Science Center has activities for both adults and children.  The planetarium offers a variety of shows for budding astronomers.  Visitors can learn about tsunamis, earthquakes, light and sound with hands on exhibits.  Kids will enjoy climbing the Adventure Tower and investigating physics, health and energy.  Visitors can spend time outside exploring the rain garden and murals.

  1. SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord Opryland Resort is a Marriott Hotel.  The atrium with its gardens, rivers, and waterfalls is a great place to relax for a few hours.  For those looking for a little more excitement the Gaylord Opryland Resort is also home to SoundWaves and indoor/outdoor upscale waterpark. The waterpark has 11 slides, pools, a lazy river, splashpads, and many play areas.  The indoor portion is open year-round and the outdoor portion is open during the summer months.  Both adults and kids will enjoy the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

  1. Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park is located on the banks of the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville.  The 6.5 acre park offers plenty of fun for children and adults.  The splash pad, rock climbing wall and “the Hollow” give kids plenty of options to run around and burn off some energy.  The amphitheater and the Gravel Explorer Trail that winds through fields filled with butterflies offer fun for the entire family.  And if you get tired of the park, head over the pedestrian bridge right into the Lower Broadway part of Nashville.

Cumberland Park in Nashville, Tennessee is great for family-friendly activities.

Cumberland Park

  1. Centennial Park

Centennial Park offers unique features that cannot be found elsewhere.  “If Trees Could Sing” features trees that have custom signs with QR codes and web addresses so families can watch 18 videos of Nashville music artists talking about why trees are important and how to take care of them.  Additionally, Centennial Park features a full size replica of the Parthenon and other historical monuments.  For those who want more activity there is a walking trail, volleyball courts, and an arts activity center.

Centennial Park in Nashville has a lot of family-friendly activities to enjoy.

Centennial Park in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee offers many family friendly activities.  Plan your Nashville vacation for any time of year!

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