Indoor Fun

Nashville and Middle Tennessee have some great places for indoor family fun, perfect to escape the rain, cold or heat. While we think Nashville is perfect, the weather doesn’t always cooperate to enjoy outside. Check out some of the area museums, indoor playgrounds, family fun centers and more! Have a favorite we haven’t been to? Be sure to Contact Us and let us know – we’d love to add it and share more places to explore in the area.

If you are looking for fun places to visit near you, you can see indoor fun locations divided out by county.

Indoor Playgrounds

There is a wide variety of indoor playgrounds and places to jump and run all over Middle Tennessee. Some are in malls, some in churches, some with a fee and some are free but they are all fun! Here’s a great list of playgrounds to start with and then below are full stories of places we have visited.

Bowling and Family Fun Centers

Before you head out to bowl, make sure you register for the summer fun Kids Bowl Free program, then check out this list of every place we know of to go bowling in Middle Tennessee. Plus, you can get more details in the articles below about the bowling alleys we have visited.

Skating Rinks

Sign up for the year-round Kids Skate Free program for free skate times and then find a skating rink near you on this giant list of places to skate in Middle Tennessee. Then check out more details on the rinks we’ve visited below.

Roller Skating Rinks

Ice Skating Rinks

Arts and Crafts

Experience Restaurants and Stores

Museums and Historical Homes

Science and Nature Centers

Music and Theatre

More Ideas for Indoor Fun…

Ideas for Fun at Home

Have several days to play? Check out our 5-day staycation plans for preschoolers, school-aged kids and teens!

The Parthenon – Nashville

Located in Centennial Park, The Parthenon is one of Nashville’s most famous landmarks.  It is a full scale model of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was built in…

Brushfire Pottery Studio

Brushfire Pottery Studio is located in the Hillsboro area of  Nashville, TN. This is a paint your own pottery place perfect for the entire family. When you arrive the first step…

Tennessee State Library and Archives

The Tennessee State Library opened to the public in it’s new 165,000 square foot building in April. Home to more than 360,000 books and journals, plus 50,330 cassettes of legislative…

The Loveless Cafe

The Loveless Cafe is almost synonymous with Nashville. It is one of the places that really define the city – and it’s more than just a restaurant. Situated on the West…

Skate Center West

Skate Center West is a roller skating rink located in Murfreesboro, TN.  It is a large sunken rink with no handrails.  (I think handrails must be a thing of the…

Donelson Bowl

Donelson Bowl is very proud of its history – it is the oldest bowling alley in Nashville opening in December of 1959. When you and your family just want to…

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