Best Activities in Nashville

Check out the top Activities in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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179 local reviews
Centennial Park, Nashville
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Talitha
The park derives its name from the Centennial Exposition in 1896 to celebrate the state of Tennessee's 100th b…
Dana
Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre …
Kate
This park is a fantastic place to drive through, walk, rent a bike, or just sit in the garden on a swing under…
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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179 local reviews
Centennial Park, Nashville
Talitha
Talitha
The park derives its name from the Centennial Exposition in 1896 to celebrate the state of Tennessee's 100th birthday. Originally constructe…
Dana
Dana
Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic Parthenon…
Kate
Kate
This park is a fantastic place to drive through, walk, rent a bike, or just sit in the garden on a swing under a tree. They have a small po…
2. Frist Art Museum
2. Frist Art Museum
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313 local reviews
919 Broadway, Nashville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 615-244-3340
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Kimberly
Frist Center for the Visual Arts has an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent …
Jason
The building is amazing! The art exhibits are always changing and great! Sometimes there is live music or ot…
Steven
Frist is an excellent institution with many events and activities that appeal to a wide array of interests and…
2. Frist Art Museum
2. Frist Art Museum
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313 local reviews
919 Broadway, Nashville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 615-244-3340
Kimberly
Kimberly
Frist Center for the Visual Arts has an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent Art Deco building every 6 to 8…
Jason
Jason
The building is amazing! The art exhibits are always changing and great! Sometimes there is live music or other events. Plus they have sp…
Steven
Steven
Frist is an excellent institution with many events and activities that appeal to a wide array of interests and cultural needs. Check it out …
3. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
3. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
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255 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-356-8000
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Darlene
This is one of my favorite spots in Nash. There are a lot of activities for children. The gardens and the man…
Laurie
Beautiful botanical gardens just 3 miles from The Blue Door. Do not miss the tulips in bloom March - April. Lo…
Joshua
Great botanical guardians with great activities and sights for kids. Regularly scheduled exhibits that will b…
3. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
3. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
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255 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-356-8000
Darlene
Darlene
This is one of my favorite spots in Nash. There are a lot of activities for children. The gardens and the mansion is so beautiful and there…
Laurie
Laurie
Beautiful botanical gardens just 3 miles from The Blue Door. Do not miss the tulips in bloom March - April. Lots of fun weekend activities a…
Joshua
Joshua
Great botanical guardians with great activities and sights for kids. Regularly scheduled exhibits that will blow you away!
4. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
4. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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489 local reviews
222 5th Ave S, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-416-2001
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Susan
Living history of country music! A great way to spend your day before heading out for evening activities. For …
Isabeau And Shaun
One of the best daytime activities in Nashville! Check out unique exhibits about country music’s history and t…
Jacqueline
Very educational! I loved checking it out with my husband. Plus lots of fun activities, like recording a song …
4. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
4. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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489 local reviews
222 5th Ave S, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-416-2001
Susan
Susan
Living history of country music! A great way to spend your day before heading out for evening activities. For utmost enjoyment, spend the ex…
Isabeau And Shaun
Isabeau And Shaun
One of the best daytime activities in Nashville! Check out unique exhibits about country music’s history and the way through today! Be sure …
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Very educational! I loved checking it out with my husband. Plus lots of fun activities, like recording a song in a mini studio (mostly for k…
5. Adventure Science Center
5. Adventure Science Center
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64 local reviews
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 615-862-5160
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Julie
This museum like activity center is geared toward kids and is a great place to spend a rainy day. Kids will lo…
Viktoriya
The Adventure Science Center is an incredible hands-on science museum that's fun for kids and adults. There's …
Deborah
This is an awesome place to take the kids!! They have tons of hands-on activities throughout as well as a plan…
5. Adventure Science Center
5. Adventure Science Center
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64 local reviews
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 615-862-5160
Julie
Julie
This museum like activity center is geared toward kids and is a great place to spend a rainy day. Kids will love discovering all things scie…
Viktoriya
Viktoriya
The Adventure Science Center is an incredible hands-on science museum that's fun for kids and adults. There's even activities for toddlers/y…
Deborah
Deborah
This is an awesome place to take the kids!! They have tons of hands-on activities throughout as well as a planetarium! There is a Subway ins…
6. The Candle Bar
6. The Candle Bar
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4 local reviews
2934 Sidco Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
(615) 630-7135
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Samantha + Paul
Beautiful candle store run by Paddywax Candles. Gorgeous gift shop and you can reserve a time online to make y…
Eryn
This is a fun group activity to do - candle pouring and BYOB (or wine). There's an east nashville location now…
6. The Candle Bar
6. The Candle Bar
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4 local reviews
2934 Sidco Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
(615) 630-7135
Samantha + Paul
Samantha + Paul
Beautiful candle store run by Paddywax Candles. Gorgeous gift shop and you can reserve a time online to make your own candle at their Candle…
Eryn
Eryn
This is a fun group activity to do - candle pouring and BYOB (or wine). There's an east nashville location now!
7. Centennial Park
7. Centennial Park
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191 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 615-862-8400
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Damani
I love to take my kids to this park. It is situated in the heart of the city and close to home. It has a trail…
Keny And Sarah
By far the largest park in the downtown area with some of the best features. There are tons of communal activ…
Kirsten
Features a 1-mile loop, lots of space for activities and/or lounging under the sun, and a full-size replica of…
7. Centennial Park
7. Centennial Park
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191 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 615-862-8400
Damani
Damani
I love to take my kids to this park. It is situated in the heart of the city and close to home. It has a trail that circles the park and usu…
Keny And Sarah
Keny And Sarah
By far the largest park in the downtown area with some of the best features. There are tons of communal activities from yoga to Shakespeare…
Kirsten
Kirsten
Features a 1-mile loop, lots of space for activities and/or lounging under the sun, and a full-size replica of the Parthenon (from a World F…
8. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
8. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
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113 local reviews
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Joel
The hotel is a big biosphere and is definitely worth a visit. 2 Rivers Park is just around the way and has di…
Junior
This place is a must see! You don't have to be booked in their hotel to visit their indoor garden. Very beauti…
Allie
Perfect for a rainy day activity! Great shopping at the Opry Mills Outlet Mall as well!
8. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
8. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
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113 local reviews
Joel
Joel
The hotel is a big biosphere and is definitely worth a visit. 2 Rivers Park is just around the way and has disc golf, skate park, water par…
Junior
Junior
This place is a must see! You don't have to be booked in their hotel to visit their indoor garden. Very beautiful and lots of other activiti…
Allie
Allie
Perfect for a rainy day activity! Great shopping at the Opry Mills Outlet Mall as well!
9. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
9. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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272 local reviews
1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 615-862-8539
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Alan
Environmental education facility with natural history exhibits, gardens, trails & free bike rentals. The 960-a…
Jessa And Jordan
The Greenway itself offers walking/jogging routes and paved bike trails (info and maps at greenwaysfornashvill…
Erin
This park is so beautiful with miles of greenspace for walking, running and biking. There's a nature center wi…
9. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
9. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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272 local reviews
1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 615-862-8539
Alan
Alan
Environmental education facility with natural history exhibits, gardens, trails & free bike rentals. The 960-acre Shelby Bottoms Greenway an…
Jessa And Jordan
Jessa And Jordan
The Greenway itself offers walking/jogging routes and paved bike trails (info and maps at greenwaysfornashville.org). Tucked away in Shelby …
Erin
Erin
This park is so beautiful with miles of greenspace for walking, running and biking. There's a nature center with activities throughout the y…
10. The Escape Game Nashville
10. The Escape Game Nashville
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17 local reviews
510 E Iris Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 615-647-8229
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Scott
I love Escape game, it is not just for kids. Perfect for a group activity.
Randy
Fun and engaging group activity.
Nicole
Fun group activity for 1hr
10. The Escape Game Nashville
10. The Escape Game Nashville
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17 local reviews
510 E Iris Dr, Nashville
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 615-647-8229
Scott
Scott
I love Escape game, it is not just for kids. Perfect for a group activity.
Randy
Randy
Fun and engaging group activity.
Nicole
Nicole
Fun group activity for 1hr
11. Nashville Sounds
11. Nashville Sounds
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51 local reviews
19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-690-4487
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Alex
Everyone knows about the pro sports teams, but the Sounds are another classic activity to see in Nashville. Ch…
Matt
Catch a minor league baseball game. The stadium also has many cool areas and activities during the games, othe…
11. Nashville Sounds
11. Nashville Sounds
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51 local reviews
19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 615-690-4487
Alex
Alex
Everyone knows about the pro sports teams, but the Sounds are another classic activity to see in Nashville. Cheap tickets and a good way to …
Matt
Matt
Catch a minor league baseball game. The stadium also has many cool areas and activities during the games, other than just sitting and watchi…
12. Percy Priest Lake
12. Percy Priest Lake
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57 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
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Lucie
42 mile long lake, perfect for picnics with the family, fishing, and hiking. With its convenient location, a s…
Juan
Recreational activities at the lake include, boating, camping, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, wildlif…
Krunoslav
Also you can have walking and running activities.
12. Percy Priest Lake
12. Percy Priest Lake
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57 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
Lucie
Lucie
42 mile long lake, perfect for picnics with the family, fishing, and hiking. With its convenient location, a short 15-minute drive from Down…
Juan
Juan
Recreational activities at the lake include, boating, camping, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, wildlife watching, swimming, sailing,…
Krunoslav
Krunoslav
Also you can have walking and running activities.