Kentucky Down Under

Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Campground

Lost Creek Falls and Cave

Tennessee Aquarium

The River Discovery Center

Harmony Park Safari

Historic Huntsville Depot

Burritt on the Mountain

Monte Sano State Park

Huntsville Museum of Art

Alabama Constitution Village

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Day Trips from Nashville

Have a Saturday and want to get out of town and explore? Check out our suggestions for day trips – all tested by our families and 7 kids. The Nashville metro area is big, so to give you an idea of distances we have used the Tennessee State Capitol as a central starting point. All of these locations are within a 2 hour drive or less from the Capitol.

If you want to travel further or need an idea for a weekend away check out our road trip suggestions.

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South

Tennessee State Aquarium

Tennessee State Aquarium

Two hours south in beautiful Chattanooga, TN is the Tennessee State Aquarium - a great place to spend a day! We drove down on a Sunday and realized as we arrived that we had crossed into the Eastern time zone so it was an hour later. Make sure you factor the time...

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Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon

  If you go to Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon expecting a Disney-like experience, you are going to be disappointed.  Beech Bend is not Disney.  Heck, it's not even Six Flags.  But it is cheaper and closer than all those places and we always have tons of fun...

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The River Discovery Center

The River Discovery Center

In a previous life, before kids and before Nashville, I was a Third Mate in the Merchant Marines and worked on oil tankers. I have tried for years to explain what it was like to my kids but I'm not sure they fully understood. Then, we visited the River Discovery...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 29

Savage Gulf Day Hike

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wilderness Station
Murfreesboro
Sat 29

Meet Me At the Zoo : Spider-Man

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat 29

Main Street Festival

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Franklin Square
Franklin
Sat 29

Squarefest

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 29

Nashville Exotic Pet Expo

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM