Best Nashville Attractions for Families
Traveling to Music City with the family? There are a variety of family-friendly Nashville attractions the kids can enjoy as well. The great thing about visiting Nashville is that there’s truly something for everyone, including music lovers, history buffs, sports fans, and nature lovers. If you’re planning a trip to Music City soon, here are the five kid-friendly attractions in Nashville we recommend visiting while you’re here.
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1. Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
We may be biased, but we’re pretty big fans of our museum, and when it comes to family-friendly attractions, Musicians Hall of Fame offers an experience unlike other Nashville music museums.
Kids and adults alike enjoy our exhibits which feature historic artifacts from well-known artists as well as our karaoke bar, instrument room, and a recording booth where visitors have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to make music behind the scenes. If you’re looking for a truly interactive and engaging music experience in Nashville, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum offers the most family-friendly version around.
Stop by for a visit to learn more about how music is made, how your favorite genres got their start, and how cities like Nashville, Memphis, Detroit, Los Angeles, and even Atlanta have had an impact on the most well-known hits of the last few decades.
2. The Parthenon
The Parthenon is located in Nashville’s Centennial Park and is one of the city’s most unique attractions. Replicas of authentic Grecian statues depicting Greek gods and goddesses offer and opportunity for guests to learn more about classical architecture. Many guests also choose to stop by the Tennessee Art Museum which houses approximately 60 works of art by well-known 19th and 20th century artists
3. Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage
For history buffs and those who enjoy historic architecture, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage offers a unique Nashville experience for the whole family. From politics to slavery to social life in the 1800s, visitors have an opportunity to learn more about a variety of topics through interactive exhibits and tours. You can even enjoy a tour of the historic Hermitage plantation grounds in a traditional wagon.
Many guests also choose to take advantage of the nature trails located on the property. If you’re planning on making the most of your visit, we recommend setting aside 3-4 hours for tours and exhibits and a 45-minute walk around the expansive property. If you have a chance, we also recommend visiting during the holidays, when lights, decorations, and holiday cheer offer an even more exciting experience for children and adults.
4. Nashville Zoo
While in Music City with kids, a visit to the Nashville Zoo is a must. The Nashville Zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals as well as a zip line, aviary, train, petting zoo, Grassmere historic home, and more. The state-of-the-art exhibits and design, including their award-winning public restrooms, make the Nashville Zoo an attraction you won’t want to miss.
5. Adventure Science Center
Nashville’s Adventure Science Center offers an opportunity to have fun with the kids in a safe, interactive, and educational environment. Explore exhibits with virtual reality simulators, a plasma globe, science and space stations, and even a planetarium. With a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits as well as activities offered daily, there truly is always something new to see and do at the Adventure Science Center.