Cheekwood- Nashville's Home of Art and Garden
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville TN 37205
615 - 356-8000
The Cheek family donated the 55 acres of Cheekwood to Nashville in 1957. By 1960, the center had opened its doors to the public. Today, visitors can stroll around the gardens, walk around the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, and enjoy the artwork on display in the mansion.
Cumberland Museum And Science Center
800 Ridley Blvd.
Nashville TN 37203
615 - 259-6099
Back in 1944, thanks to the foresight of Sgt. John Ripley Forbes, a Children's Museum was established in Nashville. Sgt. Forbes' was to have a place where a child's imagination could run free. Today, the Cumberland Museum and Science Center is THE fun destination for kids from across the mid-South!
Grand Old Golf
2444 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Take a break from museums and surprise the kids with a visit to Grand Old Golf. With its three miniature golf courses, bumper boats and a game room, the entire family will enjoy a relaxing diversion.
Nashville Speedway USA
625 Smith Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
See the weekly races live at this 15,000-seat stadium.
Nashville Toy Museum
2613 McGavock Pike # B
After a tour through the Grand Ole Opry, treat the family to some fun time at the Toy Museum. The main attraction here is the train collection consisting of trains from 19th century Europe, long before America started to produce them! In addition to delighting the train lover, visitors will discover china dolls, doll houses and even classic model ships.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Road
The Nashville Zoo is an exceptional zoo that takes the time to educate its visitors about the animals and their environments. Of special interest is the "Unseen World" exhibit, which is home to over 250 insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. Find out how the name came about - it may surprise you!
7115 South Springs Drive
Franklin, TN 37067-1616
Need a day just for fun? Here's the place! Recreation World offers video games, hitting balls at the batting cages, rollerblading at the RollerDome, driving go-carts and bumper cars, and miniature golf! Everybody will have a great time here.
Red Grooms Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel
Nashville, TN 37203
Red Grooms has magnificently carved the history of Nashville into this brand new carousel. Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson are just two of the figures that are portrayed here.