Most of us, if not all of us, have sweet experiences and memories stored up from our time at the zoo as children. It was a magical thing to see lions and tigers and bears, slurp up ice cream cones on our way to the petting zoo, or shiver our way through a reptile show. It’s such an exciting experience to find yourself smack dab in the middle of the animal kingdom. Here in Tennessee, though, it’s not just limited to the daytime. One of our favorite annual events is the Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo. Read on to learn how you can stay overnight here with the animals!

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Check out some more of the Zzzoofari Slumber fun here:

If you’re looking for more fun experiences in Tennessee for kids and family, you should check out this pick-your-own peach farm, right in the heart of the South.

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Out and About in Tennessee

Where can we find museums in Nashville?

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features scores of exhibits dedicated to Nashville's and the country’s music history.
  • The Lane Motor Museum is a treasure trove of antique European automobiles.
  • The Tennessee State Museum is dedicated to state history and features a wide array of exhibits and memorabilia.

Read on to learn about some of the other wonderful museums in Nashville.

Where can we find hiking trails in Nashville?

  • The Percy Warner Paved Trail is a city-favorite loop trail extending just under 6 miles.
  • The Rogers Walk Trail is an easy 2.4-mile-long loop route.
  • The Two Rivers Greenway Trail is over 23 miles long and great for hiking and biking.

Read on to learn about some of the many other exciting hiking trails in Nashville.

Where can we find historic Civil War sites in Nashville?

  • Shy's Hill played a key role in the Battle of Nashville as it is where the Union forces defeated the Confederate army.
  • Fort Negley was built by Union troops after they commandeered the city in victory in 1862.
  • The Travellers Rest Historic House Museum was the headquarters of Confederate General John Bell Hood during the Battle of Nashville.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fascinating historic Civil War sites in Nashville.