Middle Tennessee is filled with fun things to do for families with kids of all ages. From Gallatin to Murfreesboro, Franklin to Pleasant View, here are some of the best local venues for family day trips in the Nashville metro area.

Adventure Science Center

Located near the heart of Nashville, the Adventure Science Center offers hands-on exploration for kids and parents alike. Your family will love the immersive experience offered by the museum, with exhibits such as the Max Flight full motion simulator and the Innovation Incubator — the center’s high-tech makerspace. Looking for even more fun? Make sure to check out the on-site planetarium for a look into the stars and beyond.

Belle Meade

Tennessee’s history is diverse and complex, with plantations as a large part of that history. It’s important for families to recognize and learn about the people who make up our shared past, and one of the best places to do that is Belle Meade. Dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s history, architecture, hospitality, and equestrian legacy, Belle Meade offers historic tours, family tours, food & wine pairing, bourbon tasting, and more. Guests can explore the history and beauty of the grounds, or take advantage of tours to hear stories by the land’s former owners and enslaved peoples.

Centennial Park & Parthenon

Located in the heart of Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, is the 132-acre Centennial Park. This massive outdoor space features a mile-long walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, a sunken garden, a steam locomotive, a fighter plane, and the Parthenon, a replica of the ancient Greek monument, built in 1897. One new feature of the park is a partnership between Metro Parks and The Nature Conservancy, which offers a video tour of sorts, featuring Nashville music artists talking and singing about trees.

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

Looking for an action-packed way to spend the day? Make sure to check out Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort. This complex offers a waterpark, treetop adventure park, lake rentals, and much more. Younger children can test their bravery and strength in the kids-only course, while older kids can enjoy two ropes courses and two giant zip line tracks. Need more than one afternoon for all the fun and adrenaline-filled adventure? The park also offers RV sites and cabins, standing as a great getaway location that’s not too far away.

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