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“Family Fun in Nashville”

Tennessee State Museum
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Ranked #28 of 253 things to do in Nashville
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000-sq.-ft. of permanent exhibits and a 10,000-sq.-ft. changing exhibition hall where temporary exhibits are on view. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric humans and continue through the early 1900s with special sections on Native American Indians, explorers, pioneers, the Antebellum age, the Civil War, and the beginning of a new century. The State Museum is open every day except Mondays, and admission is free.
Orange Beach, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Family Fun in Nashville”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

There were 3 stories to explore. They had areas for kids to stop and build things, read a book and interact with attractions.
We liked the, "What would pack on a Wagon" display. If you like history, museums they this would be a good place to spend some time.
Be prepared to pay about $10 bucks to park.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Kimberlylq1969
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a Bargain!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I have been meaning to visit the TN State Museum for a couple years now, being a resident of Nashville. I finally had a friend visiting and showed him around town, stopping here. It's hard to critique the TN State Museum without considering the fact that it's FREE. It's done very well and perfect for people who love history and relics. It's definitely wirth checking out, and the staff is so friendly.

Visited November 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Educational and FREE!!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

anytime a museum with a lot of history is free, it is automatic a 5...two floors of history and right downtown.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great TN History”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

It is a wide variety of TN history including that of US president Andrew Jackson.

It has great displays, artifacts, and a spacious venue

Visited November 2013
Thank kelly m
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good collection of artifacts”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Went here with friends primarily to view civil war displays. Our friends really liked the vast collections. I really liked how much of the items were found locally. It's free entry and we parked in the Music City Garage.
The had great activities for kids and you need about 3-4 hours to get around everything.

1 Thank Chris R
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