Summertime is a great time to create new memories as a family. Middle Tennessee offers an abundance of free activities for your family to enjoy this summer. Take a look at our top picks!
Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro
50-acre community park whose facilities include a large picnic shelter, kids’ castle playground and lage open play space.
Old Fort Park is located at 1025 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro
Crockett Park, Brentwood
Covering 164 acres, this is the city’s largest park. It features 2 playgrounds, large grassy areas, natural trails, a paved trail and the historic Cool Springs house.
Crockett Park is located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood
Pinkerton Park, Franklin
Pinkerton is one of the most popular parks in Franklin for a reason. Both the north and west sides of the park have rivers, a one-mile walking trail, small children’s playground and the locally famous Tinkerbell playground.
Pinkerton Park is located at 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin
Radnor Lake State Park
Open from 6:00 a.m. to 20 minutes after sunset all year round, Radnor will offer a beautiful, serene experience right in the middle of Nashville. This 1,368-acre park provides hiking trails, interpretive canoe floats (only a $2.00 registration charge) and various events throughout the year.
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The Opryland Hotel
Take a stroll through the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Popular among tourists, it is also a local favorite. It is a city within walls and provides experiences such as 9-acres of indoor gardens (with waterfalls), dancing fountains, an indoor boat ride and seasonal activities.
Opryland Hotel is located at 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville.
The Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State Museum is located at 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville
Walk Downtown Franklin
Enjoy the historic Downtown Franklin area. Walk the quaint streets as you enjoy the many galleries, boutiques, eateries and notable local favorites (such as the Franklin Theatre).
Stones River National Cemetery
Located in Murfreesboro, this cemetery is the final resting place of Union soldiers. Learn Civil War history as you walk the grounds and gaze at different monuments that bring honor to these soldiers.
Stones River National Cemetery is located at 2552 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro.
Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village is a walkable time capsule that displays what life was like in Tennessee during the 19th century. Experience a grist mill, school house, general store and other facets of pioneer life.
Cannonsburg Pioneer Village is located at 312 S Front St, Murfreesboro
Let kids experience the many sights and sounds of Nashville’s Broadway! With music in almost every venue, stores to browse and beautiful sights like the Cumberland river – Broadway will make for a fun and memorable time.
A Nashville staple. Enjoy gazing at the Nashville Parthenon as your little ones play on the playground or run across the many open acres that make up this beautiful park.
Centennial Park is located at 2500 West End Ave, Nashville.