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.






Tennessee State Aquarium

Tennessee State Aquarium

Two hours south of Nashville 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...

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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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Lost River Cave – Bowling Green, KY

Lost River Cave – Bowling Green, KY

Lost River Cave is a really interesting place for outdoor family fun.  Located in Bowling Green, KY, this destination is less than a 90 minute drive from most areas in Middle Tennessee.  It is a perfect distance for a day trip.  But remember, there is lots to do in...

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Mon 11

Dinner and a Movie Monday, “White Christmas”

December 11, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mon 11

A Camerata Christmas

December 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

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Tue 12

Storytime @ Mt Juliet Library

December 12, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mt Juliet Library
Mount Juliet
Tue 12

Once Upon A Storytime – LaVergne

December 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM