Your Summer of a Lifetime in Nashville

Lauren Voges

June 30, 2021

The sun’s out, the streets are buzzing, and you’re putting together your itinerary for this summer in Nashville. Marvel-filled museums, eye-popping cityscapes and fun-packed activities await you. How will you choose what to do? Enter: Tiqets’ summer must-sees in Nashville. This hand-picked selection of Nashville’s top museums & attractions has something for every kind of traveler. See for yourself!

Adventure Science Center

For the curious mind 

Why you’ll love it: A feast for scientific minds young and old! With over 175 interactive exhibits tackling biology, physics, mind, air and space, energy and Earth science, Nashville’s Adventure Science Center is a family outing that everyone will remember. Play a piano by walking on it, see what’s really inside you with an X-ray machine, discover what you’d weigh if you set foot on a different planet, and so much more!

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

For the animal fans

Why you’ll love it: It’s home to almost 3,000 animals, representing over 350 different species! Watch monkeys swinging, hear birds singing, and see crocodiles swimming at one of Nashville’s top attractions: the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Kids in tow? Drop your little ones off at the 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym for a day of running, swinging and climbing, while you take a break – or go back to coo at the meerkats one more time.

National Museum of African American Music

For the music lovers 

Why you’ll love it: A unique opportunity to discover the history of African American music across generations. Discover the importance of African American music in shaping the American soundscape in this incredible museum. Start in the Roots Theatre where you’ll learn about West- and Central-African musical traditions and find out how these traditions helped to shape African American music. From there, travel all the way through jazz and into post-war R&B. 

Madame Tussauds Nashville

For the starstruck souls 

Why you’ll love it: It’s the newest Madame Tussauds and an ode to the music scene. If you’ve always dreamt of rubbing shoulders with music greats like Ozzy Osbourne, Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Billie Holliday and Bob Dylan, you’re in luck. Okay, so they’re not the real people – but you might be able to fool a few friends into believing you hung out with Katy Perry that one time. 

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