Nashville February 03, 2019
by Meghan Kraft 7 Places To Take Your Kids So They Instantly Fall In Love With Nashville
Nashville has long been known as one of the most kid-friendly cities in the United States. It’s located in the heart of the south, which means most would expect nothing less. With all sorts of affordable museums, state parks and local experiences in your tool belt, you parents are bound to have a successful vacation with a couple of happy little ones in tow. If you’re looking for great places to take kids in Nashville, these seven spots are bound to find you a winner.
7. Take your little ones to the Tennessee History Museum.
The new location of the Tennessee history museum makes room for expanded exhibits and educational experiences. You'll have the chance to explore the history of our great state of Tennessee, and the best part? Admission is completely free. (1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd)
6. Indulge in the Bicentennial Park summertime splash pad.
Bicentennial Park is a beautiful spot to wonder if you're looking to burn off some energy, but during the summertime, the park's fountains are great for little ones to use for cooling off in the intense southern humidity. (600 James Robertson Pkwy)
5. Give them a true adventure at the Adventure Science Center.
Nashville's Adventure Science Center was designed to ignite a love of science in the minds of children. It's a popular field trip spot, and boasts a 63-foot dome that houses the Sudekum Planetarium. (800 Fort Negley Blvd)
4. Introduce them to the animals at the acclaimed Nashville Zoo.
The Nashville Zoo has been voted the city's, "Favorite Place to Hang Out Outside," and we can't agree more. The beautifully designed zoo is great for young children and is easy on a stroller (and parents!), with all sorts of events hosted throughout the year. (3777 Nolensville Pike)
3. Watch their jaws drop in awe as you cross the Pedestrian Bridge.
A walk across the Pedestrian Bridge to downtown Nashville is sure to ignite a sense of awe in your kids as you cross high above the Cumberland River. A popular running spot and photo op for tourists, it's a highly-trafficked area that makes for a fun experience. Pro tip: park for free at Nissan Stadium before hoofin' it across the bridge into downtown. Maybe even stop for an ice cream at the acclaimed Mike's Ice Cream on 2nd Avenue to end your night on a sweet note.
2. Learn a bit about Nashville history at Fort Negley.
This 63-acre historic is located right outside of downtown Nashville and offers an up-close-and-personal look at Nashville's role during the Civil War. It's a great way to learn about the city's speckled past and use the southern region as a teaching tool. Make sure to stop by the visitor's center if you're looking for educational materials as well. (1100 Fort Negley Blvd)
1. Go all-American with tickets to a Nashville Sounds game.
The brand-new Tennessee Park just outside of downtown Nashville opened in 2015, and it has been serving up all sorts of sweet family experiences since. You can indulge in a couple of seats behind home plate or perhaps buy a budget friendly handful for family-friendly lawn seating. If you have sports-obsessed kids, this is a fun way to experience the heart of the city. (19 Junior Gilliam Way)
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