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Day Trips from Nashville

Find a New Place to Explore within a Two Hour Drive
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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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Castle of Chaos – Pigeon Forge

Castle of Chaos – Pigeon Forge

On our recent trip to Pigeon Forge we were absolutely amazed by all of the unique buildings that line both sides of the Parkway. However, none caught our attention quite like the massive castle at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center! My kids knew immediately...

EarlyWorks Children’s Museum

EarlyWorks Children’s Museum

A short 2 hour drive south of Nashville in Huntsville, AL you will find enough family fun for a weekend, but its close enough for a day trip too. Before you head to the attraction you plan to visit make sure to stop at the Huntsville Visitors' Center for information...

Tennessee State Aquarium

Tennessee State Aquarium

Two hours south of Nashville in beautiful Chattanooga, TN is the Tennessee State Aquarium which is 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...

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