Our picks for the top 10 things to do in Nashville Tennessee with kids….
Nashville Tennessee – Home of the Grand Ole Opry, located in the center of Tennessee is the homeplace of country music!
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, so there are all of the government buildings dotted throughout the downtown area, but you will also find many things to do if you are a visitor to the city. Here is our list of the Top 10 Nashville things to do….
These activities are absolutely in no particular order, they are just my top 10 activity choices to do in Nashville Tennessee with kids.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
If you are a country music fan, then this is something that you will want to see…. Elvis Presley’s Cadilliac, Minnie Pearl’s dress… it’s just a good way to get a great background and education in country music. Your kids may have heard of some of the people in the exhibits – if so, it will be a fun way for them to explore. Bottom line is… you are in Nashville Tennessee with kids… you have to see the Country Music Hall of Fame! [more info]
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Adventure Science Museum
We love taking our kids to interactive museums in the larger cities that we visit. The Adventure Science Museum in Nashville teaches kids about science through many interactive exhibits. This is a really cool addition to your trip to Nashville if you have kids under the age of 12…. there are many hands on, and interactive activities from the digestive system, the brain, the solar system, etc… fun with mazes, space adventures, and parachute drops add to the fun of the museum. Give yourselves at least three hours to enjoy the museum [more info]
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This is a quick, free stop – worth it especially if you have any Duke’s of Hazard fans in your family! You can see the General Lee, sit in it and take a photo for $5. Fun for the kids if they are fans…. I don’t know about you, but it seems like every family has a devout Dukes of Hazard fan…. my family’s fan is my little brother… he could never get enough! I don’t know, but this one could turn out to be one of the most fun things to do in Nashville Tennessee with kids…. [more info]
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Lane Motor Museum
A collection of rare and one-of-a-kind prototypes that were never put into production. Spending 1 to 2 hours in the Lane Motor Museum will give you plenty of time to explore this small, but well-organized museum that is home to the largest collection of European cars in the US. Kids should enjoy this tour as there is an exhibit of miniature cars as well as a great collection of real motor cars. [more info]
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The Hermitage – Home of President Andrew Jackson
We always like to include a little history into any trip as well as museums. The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings.. ao you can imagine that it will be something to see! You will get to tour the main house, slave quarters as well as the gardens. The Hermitage has been extremely well preserved, the the history of the 7th president of the United States is well presented. The mansion has never left the Jackson family, so almost everything in the house is authentic. There is a Wagon Tour that is optional, but provides a nice way to tour the property – especially on hot days…. what a great treat for younger kids! [more info]
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The State Capitol
To build on the historical aspect of a vacation in a state capitol, the state capitol building should be on your list of places to visit and things to do while in Nashville Tennessee with kids. there are statues of several historical figures on the grounds, plus the graves of President Polk and his wife. The State Museum is just around the corner and it has a little gift shop. [more info]
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Segway of Nashville Tour
If you have older kids (age 14 minimum age), you might consider this tour of Nashville – The tour guides are very knowledgeable of Nashville and its history, and very helpful in learning the nuances of riding a segway! It is a little pricy, but if it is your “treat” for the vacation, you may be able to swing it. The tour will last for about 2.5 hours and will cover major sites around downtown Nashville including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Teenagers will definitely love this tour! [more info]
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A bicycle tour is another type of tour that I always like to recommend. A bike tour is usually very slow moving and leisurely, so you won’t have to worry about wearing yourself out. This guided tours start from underneath the Pedestrian Bridge in the heart of downtown and cruise the sites between Midtown and Downtown. [more info]
Nashville Ghost Tours
Another tour that I always like to recommend, especially if you have older children, is a ghost tour. A ghost tour always has great tour guides… intermingling a little history along with some really good stories. The tours are informative and well-researched and also a lot of fun. [more info]
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Walkin Nashville – Music City Legends Tour
A great tour option is always a walking tour. This walking tour will not only show you downtown Nashville, but will also this 90-minute walking tour tells the real story of how Nashville came to be called Music City.Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated journalist and musician, Bill DeMain…. You’ll see Printer’s Alley, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Hatch Show Print. [more info]
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Enjoy your time in Nashville!!!