Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.116 Safari/537.36 Nashville Kids Activities: Rocking Through Music City Nashville Kids Activities: Rocking Through Music City
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Country Music Hall of FameBathroomChanging tableStroller friendlyWheelchair friendlyRainy-day option

Boot CountryStroller friendlyRainy-day option

Savannah’s Candy KitchenStroller friendlyRainy-day option

Tootsie's Orchid LoungeBathroomRainy-day option

Grand Ole OpryBathroomStroller friendlyWheelchair friendlyFree parkingRainy-day option

WhatLiftsYou Wall Mural

nugget’s Advice

Prepare in advance
Prepare in advance

Grand Ole Opry show tickets and backstage tour tickets can be purchased in advance. Doing so will guarantee that you get the day/time that works best for your family.

Recommended day/time
Recommended day/time

Downtown Nashville becomes quite busy during major sporting events and concerts. Take note of local events to avoid crowds.

Save Money
Save Money

Discounts for the Country Music Hall of Fame can be found online.

About This Day

If you want your child to love country music like you do, there’s no better place to visit than “Music City,” aka Nashville. Live soulful music starts early and continues into the evening, spilling into the streets and out of seemingly every building. As parents, you’ll be glad to know Nashville kids activities are plentiful and quite memorable. Start your journey downtown at the Country Music Hall of Fame and learn about all the great musicians and music you’ll hear throughout the day. Next, take your nugget honky-tonkin’ at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Finally, head out to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, but not before you’ve had a chance to shop at Boot City and watch the model train run along the ceiling at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Your feet won’t stop tapping after all these fun things to do in Nashville for kids and parents!

 

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Country Music Hall of Fame
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Country Music Hall of Fame

222 5th Avenue South, Nashville
$$$
BathroomChanging tableStroller friendlyWheelchair friendlyRainy-day option
The museum tells the story of country music through its large collections of historical costumes, memorabilia, instruments, photographs and manuscripts that fill three floors. Starting from its roots up to modern times and the latest stars and trends, this fun museum is much more than just artifacts. Our nugget loved the interactive exhibits, such as designing your own stage gear and recording your own music. An awesome museum for any music fan to experience.
DIRECTIONS The Museum is located between 4th and 5th Avenue on Demonbreun Street, right in the heart of Downtown Nashville. You can drive or take the #61 bus, which stops at the corner.
TIP The memorabilia exhibits will most likely not interest young music fans, but the interactive touch screens on the 2nd floor as well as the activities on the 3rd floor are fun and worth the visit. Be sure to check the calendar for special family programming like arts-and-crafts and dance classes, all of which is included with paid admission.
Boot Country
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Boot Country

304 Broadway, Nashville
$$$
Stroller friendlyRainy-day option
After visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and seeing all the costumes and celebrity apparel on display, you'll be inspired to pick up a shiny new pair of cowboy boots! There is no better place to do this than Boot Country, a kickin' boutique store in downtown Nashville. A walk through this store is a must. You’ll find a large selection of cowboy boots for all ages, from classic styles, creative finds and unique designs - something for every boot-loving fan.
DIRECTIONS Boot Country is located about three blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s an easy walk.
TIP The store is known for its marketing “buy one get two free.” While this deal sounds incredible - note that their boots are of impeccable quality and the prices are not cheap.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
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Savannah’s Candy Kitchen

310 Broadway, Nashville
$$$
Stroller friendlyRainy-day option
From gourmet popcorn, baked goods, candy, ice cream and more - this place is a perfect pick-me-up spot while walking through downtown Nashville. This stop proved to be one of the most memorable things to do in Nashville for kids as our nugget loved watching the model train that runs along the ceiling, as well as the employees crafting the candy by hand.
DIRECTIONS Steps away from Boot Country!
TIP There are bins of candy everywhere! Watch little hands, as they may be tempted to grab.
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
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Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

424 Broadway, Nashville
$$$
BathroomRainy-day option
You will feel as if you have stepped back in history by visiting Tootsies. It is a true, historic Nashville honky-tonk. It remains the go-to live music venue on Broadway and is still highly significant to the Nashville music scene. The walls are covered, floor to ceiling, in photos and memories from previous music acts and customers. These include Mel Tillis, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson (who actually got his break at Tootsie's!). Visitors are encouraged to carve their names in the tables and to write them on the walls. There are three floors, each with its own live music stage. The roof offers incredible views of downtown. Tootsie’s serves food, but the venue has more of a dive bar feel than a restaurant. Children are allowed.
DIRECTIONS Continuing down Broadway, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is only a few blocks away from Savannah's Candy Kitchen. Can't miss it - it is the only building that is painted in their namesake’s light lavender color.
TIP Music begins when the doors open, at about 10 a.m., and continues until the early morning hours (around 2 a.m.). Best to visit with kids earlier in the day, or during the afternoon. Tootsie's is old and not the cleanest, but that is part of the charm. There are bathrooms, but they are as you would imagine. Maybe best to look elsewhere for a bathroom break.
Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville
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BathroomStroller friendlyWheelchair friendlyFree parkingRainy-day option
The Grand Ole Opry House is a legendary country-music stage and concert hall located a short drive from downtown Nashville. With weekly country music performances, the Grand Ole Opry hosts many notable and up-and-coming country music bands and artists. The Grand Ole Opry can be experienced many ways - from a headlining concert to a backstage tour, or just simply walking around the building and seeing the sights and larger-than-life guitars. The backstage one-hour tour has a discounted rate for children and includes a photo opportunity on the stage.
DIRECTIONS From downtown Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry is about 11 miles (about 18 kilometers) or a 20-minute drive.
TIP Grand Ole Opry show tickets and backstage tour tickets can be purchased in advance. Doing so will guarantee that you get the day/time that works best for your family. Headline concert prices vary.
WhatLiftsYou Wall Mural
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WhatLiftsYou Wall Mural

302 11th Avenue South, Nashville
FREE
Don't leave Nashville without getting your wings! For art fans, the musically themed Kelsey Montague mural in the Gulch district is a must-see. The mural is unique as it features two separate sets of wings next to each other, one of which is much smaller - perfect for little nuggets or furry friends.
DIRECTIONS The WhatLiftsYou Wings are located in The Gulch District - a short drive from The Grand Ole Opry, and downtown Nashville.
TIP If there are any hungry bellies, Juice Bar and Biscuit Love are just around the corner.

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