Middle Tennessee

Cumberland Caverns Cumberland Caverns- Located near McMinnville in central Tennessee. Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee’s largest show cave and offers daily walking tours, several adventure tours and spelunking trips. There are 27 miles of mapped passages and it is a United States National Natural Landmark. It has many of the largest underground rooms in America and some of the most spectacular formations. On the walking tour you will see a waterfall, gleaming pools, and unique stone formations. If you want to get dirty and maybe spend a night in the cave, sign up for one of the adventure tours.

Belmont Mansion - Take a tour of this beautiful Victorian mansion, home to Adalicia Acken, one of the wealthiest women in 19th-century America.

Hands on Science Center - Established in 1995 as a place to encourage local children's excitement, understanding and overall interest in science and mathematics. Since then it has more than doubled in size and continues to grow to this day.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children's Museum - A community-inspired museum creating memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Special features include live entertainment, an enormous two-story wall displays every gold and platinum record ever to make the country charts, the Ford Theater, a full service restaurant and a 5,500 square foot museum shop.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions.

General Jackson Show Boat - 300 foot paddlewheel riverboat is one of the largest showboats in the country. It boasts four massive decks with a beautiful two-story Victorian Theater located in the center of the boat where live music shows are performed. Both midday and evening cruises offer a variety of entertainment options throughout the year.

President James K. Polk Home and Museum - The only remaining residence of James K. Polk except the White House, the ca. 1816 home was built by Polk's father Samuel, and is one of the best examples of Federal style architecture remaining in Tennessee. Today it houses over 1000 objects that belonged to President and Mrs. Polk including furniture, paintings, china, and silver.

Nashville Shores Waterpark - Located on 385 acres with more than 2,500 feet of white sandy beaches and three miles of lakefront area, Nashville Shores features a wide variety of activities for the whole family.

Grand Ole Opry - The show that made country music famous. Emanating from Nashville since 1925, the Opry showcases a country music mix featuring traditional country, today's chart-topping hits, bluegrass, Americana, and more performed by new stars, superstars, and legends of the genre.

Ryman Auditorium - Musicians ranging from Roy Acuff to Hank Williams to Trisha Yearwood have performed on the Ryman stage, making it a historical as well as a current day icon for people everywhere.

Strike and Spare Family Entertainment - A family entertainment complex combining the best of bowling, games, food, drink and entertainment into the ideal destination for family fun.

Belle Meade Plantation - Experience a 1853 mansion restored to its elegance of the Victorian era, 1890 carriage house and stable displaying antique carriages, 1790 log cabin, one of the oldest houses in Tennessee, and tour guides in period costume .

Cumberland County Playhouse - A performing arts Theater featuring shows and concerts. The Playhouse draws professionals from across the country and volunteers from a dozen Tennessee counties.

The Cookeville Depot Museum - Houses many Tennessee Central artifacts as well as an HO scale replica of what Cookeville's Westside looked like in the summer of 1955.

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - Nashville's first professional theater in-the-round, that provides Broadway-type entertainment as well as a buffet all year.

Drakes Creek Activity Center - Providing family fun for everyone with Miniature Golf, Outdoor Laser Tag, 9 Batting Cages, Aeroball, and Great Party Packages. You can even schedule a hot air balloon ride.

Go USA Fun Park - The track is nearly a quarter-mile long, and with 20 Karts, there's more than enough to race all of your friends and family. The miniature golf course features 18 holes of challenging putt putt. Also features batting cages, a driving range, and plenty of arcade games.

The Parthenon in Nashville - Stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere - Featuring wildlife from across the globe, including the Unseen New World, Grassmere Historic Farm, and other select species representing Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Also, the Jungle Gym Playground including more than 66,000 square feet of play area with a pond, cargo netting, slides, climbers and more.

Opry Mills - At 1.2 million square feet, Opry Mills combines the best names in retail with the hottest experiences in entertainment in one of the most well-known locations in the world.

Scarritt-Bennett Center - A not-for-profit conference, retreat and educational center committed to empowerment through cross-cultural understanding, education, creativity and spiritual renewal. It is located in the heart of Nashville on ten tree-filled acres.

Tennessee State Museum - You can find it all at the Tennessee State Museum, Military Branch and State Capitol -- art, history, textiles, crafts and culture. One of the largest museums in the nation with interpretive exhibits beginning 15,000 years ago with prehistoric people and continuing through the early 1900s, special displays of furniture, silver, weapons, quilts, and paintings.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Presents a series of Broadway shows and special engagements, and administers a comprehensive education program. TPAC is also home to five resident performing arts organizations.

Towne Centre Theatre - Come and enjoy high quality Theater with six different shows every year. Towne Centre Players provides high quality theatre, as well as educational opportunities and outreach programs for all ages.

Thunder Alley Family Entertainment Center - The ultimate entertainment experience, Thunder Alley offers stylish cosmic bowling and a thumping sound system, as well as a full service snack bar serving lane-side food and drinks , glow-in-the-dark putt-putt, batting cages, arcade room, and a sports bar.