Music City Fun in the Sun
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp contacts:
Laurel Bennett, Director of Tourism Sales
615-259-4790 / Laurel@visitmusiccity.com
Amy Spear, Senior Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4716 / Amy@visitmusiccity.com
LouAnna Smith, Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4758 / LouAnna@visitmusiccity.com
Arrive into Nashville. Check into your hotel.
Go wild at Nashville Zoo with this afternoon package designed to unleash the beast in every student. Explore Nashville’s number one family attraction and, after the Zoo closes, stay for a unique after-hours adventure. The Zoo staff can create an outing with everything from carousel rides, to field games, to a romp on their enormous Jungle Gym playground. Your group can even get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s inhabitants. Afternoon Zoolite is the perfect way to end your fun-filled day in Music City!
Begin your day at Adventureworks (locations in both Kingston Springs, TN, located 25 minutes west of Nashville, and at Fontanel, located in Whites Creek, TN, just 15 minutes northwest of downtown Nashville). Zipping is a thrilling adventure with a bird’s eye view! Families, friends, and groups of all kinds love soaring through the trees in our 40-acre forest nestled in a scenic bend of the Harpeth River. Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system. Guides point out native trees, plants, and wildlife. After Zipping, your group will continue the adventure with a challenging, team-building ropes course. Courses include the Low Course Challenge, High Course Challenge, The Great Rescue, and Climb Jump Swing.
The Treetop Adventure Park is an aerial adventure course set in the beautiful woods of Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort featuring 100 exciting and challenging obstacles including suspended bridges, 10 zip lines, cargo nets, ladders, Tarzan jumps, and many other thrilling elements. Come on your own, bring a group, or the whole family for a unique bonding experience. Take a journey and explore the outdoors like never before.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at Nashville Shores.
After a morning in the trees, spend the rest of the afternoon in the water! Nashville Shores features more than a million gallons of fun. Experience the all-new Kowabunga Beach, a massive, four-story water treehouse and sprayground. Brave the waves in Breaker Bay, an ocean-sized wave pool and don't miss Castaway Creek, Tennessee's widest lazy river - an incredible 17 feet wide. Blast at speeds of 35 mph down the exhilarating Music City Racer or plunge down thrilling water slides like The Big Scream. This is an all-day, all-you-can-play water fun for everyone!
Take them out to the ballgame at Greer Stadium for an action-packed night of Nashville Sounds baseball!
Be a Star for a Day! The star treatment is what Nashville does best, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum brings it all together in this very unique package offering. Your group begins with a personally guided tour of Historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, where music legends recorded timeless songs. They’ll be inspired during their own recording session directed by a sound engineer right where Elvis himself stood to record over 200 songs. Then it’s off to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, where they can hear rare recordings of country’s legendary performers, see behind-the-scenes films by today’s stars, along with costumes, instruments, and personal treasures from country music’s past and present.
After the excitement of touring and performing, your group will enjoy a home-style barbeque buffet and line-dancing lessons at the famous Wildhorse Saloon. We delight them one more time by playing their “latest hit” over the Wildhorse's sound system.
Explore the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. There, you will tour Tennessee via a 200-foot granite map of the state, a walkway featuring the 95 counties, 31 fountains representing the major rivers of Tennessee, and an extraordinary wall depicting the history of the state. The park also includes the 95 Bell Carillon, the World War II Memorial, Court of Three Stars, a 2,000-seat amphitheater, and a visitor center. Rangers may be seen reenacting characters in Tennessee's history such as David Crockett, Alvin C. York, and soldiers of Tennessee's past wars.
Learn why Nashville is known as “the Athens of the South” at the world’s only full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Nashville’s Parthenon stands in Centennial Park and features both the city’s art museum and Athena Parthenos. At almost 42 feet in height, Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
Dinner at B.B. Kings, Dick’s Last Resort, Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville, or Puckett’s on 5th.
Explore downtown Nashville on a Nashville Ghost Tour with a variety of tours to suit your educational group needs including topics such as Nashville history, local legends, and ghost stories. Student groups will enjoy a new and unique way to learn about Music City’s colorful past.
Experience the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest running live radio show. As the home of country music, the Opry offers an incredible mix of talent to create an American experience like no other!
Depart for home.