Things to Do in Tennessee with Kids

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Things to Do in Tennessee with Kids

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  • Quilt Shop Chauffeur
    Schertz, TX63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an iconic show and must for any "old school" country music fan. Artists each play a few songs. If the Opry is on your must do list, you can pull the trigger and get tickets well in advace to assure a better seat. However, the lineup is in development over a period of time, so you can keep an eye out for preferred lineup if your nights are flexible. We went two nights. I was so excited to experience the Opry! Both nights the artists ranged from great to not so great IMO. Mostly really good. We got tickets for a 2nd night a few weeks before and still got decent balcony seats on the side(ish). Seats are bench style, which can make for tight fit. I booked the front row of the balcony, but that was uncomfortable with very tight leg room. Other balcony seats are more comfortable. View is decent from balcony. Parking tip: you can park for free at the mall across the street. We got there early and had dinner at the mall, which was OK. There don't seem to be any great places to eat with walking distance. If you park at mall, after the show head away from opry house across the parking lot which will minimize post show traffic.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • MTMHampshire
    554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Park is beautifully kept. I think we were lucky as it was very quiet so no queues - I suspect a lucky time between spring break and the car rally. There are lots of fast thrilling rides and kiddie rides. I think it lacks much in between. In Disney you have low intensity rides that adults can enjoy but that is a gap here. We left a few hours before the park closed because we had run out of things that appealed (not big ride enthusiasts) and shows ended around 5pm.

    The shows are good - I expected the Dolly show to be a film but it was a full production and most enjoyable. The gospel singers were also very good.

    The cinnamon bread is amazing - try it!
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Abigail R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter was pinched by a bird while trying to feed it, and she couldn’t stop crying. The wonderful woman working at the front of the exhibit let her hold and play with Jack Jack, and she was completely turned around. All the staff was lovely, and the birds are glorious, really.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Amanda W
    Somerset, PA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been to 3 titanic museums and I have to say this one isn’t the best but it was still great. I felt more rushed at this location vs the other 2 locations (Orlando and Las Vegas). This also was a self guided tour and Orlando offers a guided tour with more information. This museum still had a lot of interesting things to see and read and I’m glad we went.
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • MTMHampshire
    554 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum has a huge amount to see and to see everything will take a long time. However, with 1.5 - 2 hours you can see a lot and get a good overview. If you don’t have time it is worth going there to see the location and from the outside you can see the balcony where MLK was shot. I would have liked a map or way of knowing where you were in the museum as you are not really clear where you are in relation to the full set of exhibits.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • dakotaballen
    London, KY2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Aquarium was predictably crowded; however, by purchasing our tickets online, the process was notably more efficient. I highly recommend reviewing the scheduled events to plan your visit strategically and fully immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Among the events we attended, the penguin parade stood out as particularly popular, captivating visitors with the charming sight of the penguins. Children especially delighted in this experience. The scuba divers in the dive shows were engaging, interacting with the audience through gestures like blowing kisses and offering high-fives, enhancing the overall experience. The shark lagoon was a highlight for my 3-year-old, necessitating multiple visits before we could tear him away from the mesmerizing exhibit. The pricing at the food court is reasonable compared to other local dining options. To explore the aquarium thoroughly without feeling rushed, I recommend allocating 3-4 hours. The layout of the aquarium is well-spaced and efficiently organized, ensuring a seamless visit.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Scott Morehead
    Norfolk, VA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tram ride when we arrived was much appreciated after walking all day. The dozens of unique shops were very nice. You must do the flying ride, after just doing Universal studios last summer this was a better quality ride. We had some sugar free ice cream and watched the dancing water fountain show with music. A great family place.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Endo91
    Springfield, IL45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place was slammed for a Wednesday so parking took us…20 minutes of driving around downtown to find a lot that wasn’t full. It’s not expensive(14.50 for the whole day) and the phone app is easy. I felt the river museum out classed the aquarium. Love the set up, you start at the top and walk down the whole museum…excellent idea! We got there at noon and closed the place. We paid for the IMAX blue whale show. I don’t know what wizardry Tennessee does with their popcorn but it awesome! Blue whale show is informative, not super liberal, and we enjoyed it. You have to get tickets, for all 3 (IMAX River exibit and aquarium) at the building across from the aquarium, my wife kept saying I think we get tickets over there nah I know what I’m doing then we get to the ticket guy at the aquarium and he’s you get tickets over there. Eat the crow ya big dummy…listen to your wife!! Its worth the visit
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • LoveVirginia
    Washington DC, DC229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gardens are very beautiful and have a nice sound of running water falls. There are ground paths and upper level walkways. It is nice to see at night and day. There are not many places to sit in the gardens but it is a great walk.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • LoveVirginia
    Washington DC, DC229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful estate, both the mansion and the grounds are great. We spend about an hour in the house listening to the historical interpreters and then 2 hours walking around the grounds. The garden and family cemetery is very cute and the large fields are great and have long views. You need to reserve a ticket since the mansion entrance is timed. Lots of visitors.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Tiffanyjim
    Marion, IA1,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great experience! We had so much fun! You park at the bottom in Gatlinburg and take the lift up. Nice places to relax and enjoy the views and a nice fire pit to gather around. A nice gift shop to check out and then of course the Sky Bridge with incredible views! We spent a couple hours walking around and enjoying ourselves. Have to do this once in Gatlinburg!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Florida-Pete52
    uk151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but very interesting and informative battlefield park, Rangers give talks at certain times of the day. Spectacular views over the surrounding area.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Kim D
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went at night, which was recommended. Coaster felt a lot faster, since it was dark and we could only see what was lit up. Everyone really enjoyed it! Would definitely do again!
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Lockie H
    Asheville, NC726 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the Ruby Falls nighttime lantern tour. Certainly a worthwhile thing to do. I was worried it would be a little touristy/cheesy, because we have taken several cave tours before, but we have taken them in countries, like Mexico and Nicaragua and Belize, where we are actually go into a cave with a guide, and you pay a few dollars to somebody and they bring you in (and it may or may not be the safest situation) and it is either somebody’s private property or a very off-the-beaten-path situation, often only accessible by boat and very remote.

    This was not that type of tour!

    So, we prepared ourselves for it to be highly touristy, since it was something that had been around for decades (I remember touring Ruby as a child). Our expectation was that the guide would be a little bit goofy, and that the experience would have a lot of displays and maybe be catered more for younger children. We were pleasantly surprised when this felt very much like an actual cave tour. Not cheesy at all. The guy had clearly done this… a lot… and he had his well-worn sayings and jokes that I'm sure he recycled over and over again. But the cave itself was fascinating. And the element of touring it at night with just our lanterns on added a little specialness to it. The lanterns were battery operated, and I thought those two would be a little silly, but they were lovely as well. There were two modes, a brighter mode, and a dimmer mode. We were in a larger group, which is what I feared, maybe 15 of us. But if we kept close to the guide, we could hear what he was saying. He stopped periodically to point out various formations. But this did not feel like the type of kid tours I took growing up as a child, that patiently explained stalactite versus a stalagmite. It was definitely geared toward an older audience, which we were, and he spent more time talking about the history of the cave, and the discovery of the cave than I thought he would. Which was actually really educational.

    When we arrived at the Falls itself, it was really beautiful. They did a great job of hoisting a lantern to the top of the falls, and so that it lit it up, and then slowly bringing the lantern down so that it would illuminate the faces of the people standing near the falls, so we could get photos. And the guide took turns taking everybody’s photographs while he staged this. That was really delightful. He recognized the fact that most people did want their photos taken. And arranging a photo-op was really sweet. We spent a lot of time at the falls. I could not help wanting to swim!, Which I know we could not. In other countries, of course, you would be able to swim. Was it touristy? Yes? Just the sheer amount of people there made it touristy. And our guide (who clearly conducted many tours a day over many years) felt like he knew that he was supposed to do this for a tourist crowd. But overall, again, hearing about the history was really pleasant! A nice way to spend an evening!
    4 out of 5 stars!
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Tracy G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chase was very knowledgeable and friendly! Lots to see and learn! Definitely worth the trip! One of the biggest and easiest caves we’ve toured!
    Written 16 April 2024
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