Recreation & Attractions
Tennessee is home to a vast assortment of magnificent attractions and
activities that draw visitors from all over. Discover more about each
area’s rich history by taking a walk through top-rated museums and
stunning historical sites. Take in the fresh air and scenic views at one
of Tennessee’s many top-notch parks or check out each area’s
recreational page to see all of the exciting outdoor activities you can
get into. If you are looking for something to do in the evening, why not
take in a show at one of Tennessee’s famous theatres? Please feel free
to explore the links provide below and discover the excitement that
Drakes Creek Activity Center
130 Cherokee Rd. North, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 822-0232
Drakes Creek Activity Center offers fun for the whole family! Enjoy playing a challenging round of golf on the 18 hole miniature golf course or trying your hand in one of their batting cages. If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, join in an exciting game of outdoor laser tag or aeroball. Drakes Creek Activity Center also offers an interactive game room, the best ice cream in town, birthday parties, a portable rock climbing wall, hot air balloon rides and so much more! Contact them today to find out what Drakes Creek Activity Center can do for your family, Church group, or team.
Hendersonville Department of Parks and Recreation
The Parks Department is located at City Hall
101 Maple Drive North, Hendersonville, TN. 37075
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (615) 822-3898 / (615) 822-1000 ext. 4654
Hendersonville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to provide residents within the community with a well-rounded, wholesome program of leisure time activities for their mental, physical, and social well being. Visitors and residents alike enjoy access to Hendersonville’s beautiful parks, well-maintained facilities, exciting recreational programs, and special events. Whether you’re looking for baseball, basketball, kickball, soccer, inline hockey, football, softball, volleyball, tennis or special needs athletic programs, Hendersonville Parks and Recreations has got you covered.
Historic Rock Castle
139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, Closed Monday
Phone: (615) 824-0502
Historic Rock Castle was one of the first permanently built homes in Tennessee and remains an important historic site. In addition for your opportunity to explore the house on a guided tour, the site includes a Gift Shop, Visitors Center, a meeting room, and a beautiful pavilion. Be sure to visit Historic Rock Castle on September 25th and 26th for the Daniel Smith Days, a two day period re-enactment and Colonial Fair taking place on site.
Hendersonville Circus World
90 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN, 37075
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm
Phone: (615) 824-5685
Fax: (615) 822-2780
Circus World is a world of fun for all ages! Enjoy bowling, roller skating, the Time Freak, GyroXTREME, laser tag, bumper cars, a soft play area for younger children, the redemption arcade, and bungee trampoline. If you get hungry, be sure to stop by Conway’s Bar and Grill. If you’re looking for some place to host your next party, Hendersonville’s own Circus World also offers affordable birthday parties, school events, and adult and corporate parties.
Steeple Players Theatre
260 West Main Street, Suite 204, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 826-6037
Steeple Players is a community-run, non-profit theatre that has offered family-oriented productions to local and surrounding communities for over a decade. Whether you’re interested in being in the spotlight, behind the scenes or in the audience, Steeple Players can help you achieve your goals. Steeple Players is a teaching theatre that welcomes volunteers and participants of all ages from residents of Sumner County and surrounding areas. Please either call or email Steeple Players Theatre for more information on how you can be involved. To purchase tickets, please visit their official website provided above.
World Champion Productions
143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Phone: (615) 264-1156
Discover the dancer within you with World Champion Productions! World
Champion Productions offers classes in Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dance
under the instruction of extensively trained full-time dancer teachers.
The mission of World Champion Productions is to empower members with
the ability to attain their highest personal best through the love of
Ballroom Dancing. Members of World Champion Productions grow as dancers
through a wide variety of experiences and opportunities which inspires
them to pass on their love of dancing. To find out more about what World
Champion Productions can do for you or to learn more about their
fantastic instructors, please contact them using the information
Brentwood Department of Parks and Recreation
1750 General George Patton Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 371-0080
Fax: (615) 371-2225
Brentwood Parks and Recreation Departments is one of the finest in the state of Tennessee. Both visitors and residents alike can enjoy one of Brentwood’s eight city parks or one of Brentwood’s quality facilities. Take a walk at Brentwood’s expansive 161 acre Crockett Park or hone your skills at the Tower Park practice fields. Feel free to visit the Martin Center of Senior Citizens Inc. for a variety of programs and activities for those 55 and older or try your hand at 18 holes of top notch golfing at the Old Natchez Country Club with its challenging signature hole.
Phone: (615) 371-0090
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm
Brentwood Library is the perfect place to study, pick up best sellers and take part in some exciting programs. Whether you’re looking to follow Alice on her adventure through Wonderland or pick up a thriller, Brentwood Library can help.
Brentwood Skate Center
402 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: (615) 373-8611
Skate Information: (615) 373-1827
The Brentwood Skate Center is a great way for kids and adults to have fun while getting exercise. Rated in USA Today’s “Top 10 Places to Skate”, Brentwood Skate Center provides skaters a safe and fun place to exercise and socialize. The Center provides supervise child care during daytime sessions, as well as great music and elaborate lighting.
1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood, TN 37027
Discover beautiful Crockett Park! At over 164 acres, Crockett Park is Brentwood’s largest park. Enjoy green spaces, facilities and top athletic fields, as well as the historic Cool Springs House, the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater, and numerous events and activities annually. The park contains eight fields, eight baseball/softball diamonds, seven lighted tennis courts, open meadows, playground and much more. Whether you’re looking to play on a 9-hole disc golf course built by the Leadership Brentwood program or enjoy a variety of trails dedicated to hiking, biking, and running, Crockett Park has got you covered.
Towne Centre Theatre
136 Frierson St., Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 221-1173
Ticket Line: (615) 221-1174
Dedicated to preserving the arts, the Town Centre Theatre and its resident company of the Towne Centre Players invites you to come see what all they have to offer. The Towne Centre Theatre provides educational lessons, outreach programs, and encourages appreciation for all interested participants.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 373 4897
Fax: (615) 371-3904
The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory inspires young and old alike through
activities, camps, teacher workshops, Open House Telescope Nights,
special lectures with world-class discoverers, physic experiments and
solar telescopes. The goal of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is to
expand awareness about our amazing universe and to awe visitors and
residents alike. Discover what our universe has to offer by taking a
trip to the fantastic Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-4:30pm
Cheeckwood Botanical Gardens is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. The estates grounds offer such mesmerizing sights as the reflection pool, Japanese garden and their nature sanctuary and the museum offers national traveling exhibitions. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, Cheekwood is known for their fine-dining and mouth-watering fares.
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Founded in 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is an iconic landmark for country music fanatics, artist and critics. Guests are invited to listen and learn as musical history comes to life through historic video clips and dynamic exhibits. The Country Music Hall of Fame also offers superb on-site dinging and a fabulous museum to commemorate artists from Patsy Cline to Hank Williams.
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 871-6779
Considered the top attraction in Music City, The Grand Ole Opry has been nicknamed “country’s most famous stage” and “home of American music”. Enjoy world-famous entertainment for all ages, a behind-the-scenes look at this famous show on the Opry tours, and a backstage glimpse into new and old country history. If you’re hungry, be sure to grab a bite to eat that the Opry Backstage Grill.
4580 Rachel's Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076-1331
Hours: Apr – Oct: 8:30am-5pm, Oct – Mar: 9am-4:30pm
Explore the former home of President Andrew Jackson, Hermitage. Hermitage is a nationally recognized landmark that offers visitors the opportunity to see a day in the life of plantation living. Learn about the history of slavery, the role of women, and the war as you tour the mansion and its expansive grounds. During the holidays, guests can learn the origins of many of the Jackson family Christmas traditions.
Metro Parks and Recreation Department
511 Oman Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 862-8400
Fax: (615) 862-8414
The Metro Parks and Recreation Department offers visitors and residents alike over 11,000 acres of land for passive and active recreation activities. Enjoy senior programs, special population programs, cultural arts classes, dog parks, a variety of trails, nature programs, sports leagues, art galleries, and much more. Whether you’re 8 or 80, the Metro Parks and Recreation Department has something for you! The mission of the Metro Parks and Recreation Department is to provide every citizen of Nashville and Davidson County with an equal opportunity for safe recreational and cultural activities within a network of parks and greenways that preserves and protects the region's natural resources.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Rd, Nashville, TN 37211
Hours: Mar – Oct: 9am-6pm, Oct – Mar: 9am-4pm
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a fantastic attraction for all ages. Discover an impressive variety of animals from around the world, including African elephants, a Bengal Tiger, hippopotamus, meerkats, cheetahs, and a wide variety of birds and reptiles. In addition to animals, the Nashville Zoo boasts the world’s largest volunteer-constructed playground with a 30-foot tree house, tunnels and slides, a koi pond, a waterfall, and water play areas. Come out and explore for yourself!
Gallatin Department of Leisure Services
210 Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin TN 37066
Phone: (615) 451-5911
Fax: (615) 451-5908
Message Line: (615) 451-5915
The Gallatin Department of Leisure Services provides fitness areas, meeting rooms, a double gym, indoor pool, and racquetball courts for residents’ use. Gallatin’s parks include Clearview, Thompson, Municipal, and Triple Creek. Whether you’re looking to skate with some friends at the Thompson skate park or enjoy swimming, Gallatin’s Department of Leisure Services has got you covered. To find out more information, please use the contact information provided above.
Gallatin Farmers’ Market
160 Franklin Street, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-5692
Whether you’re a local farmer looking to sell your fresh produce or a visitor looking for the freshest in fruits, vegetables, and plants, the Gallatin Farmers’ Market can help! The Gallatin Farmers’ Market is made up of growers who offer a wide array of quality farm products for sale on a regular basis. For more information on hours of operation, please call the market using the phone number provided above.
Long Hollow Golf Course
1080 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 451-3120
Fax: (615) 451-5917
Long Hollow Golf Course and Clubhouse is a premier golfing destination. Enjoy playing a round on a well-conditioned 18 hole course or take lessons from certified instructors. If you’re looking to take a refreshing break, come in to the Long Hollow Clubhouse and enjoy appetizing food, beverages, and a wide array of golf-related merchandise. Long Hollow also offers a variety of golf tournaments throughout the year. To find out more, please contact them using the information provided above.
NCG Gallatin Inc
1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin
Come and see the newest box office thrillers at NCG Gallatin! Whether you’re looking to spend a romantic evening with a loved one or a night out with friends, NCG Gallatin can help! Buy your tickets online or at the box office and be sure to grab a refreshing drink at their concession stand.
146 N Water Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 230-0884
The Palace Theatre is a historical landmark, having been founded in 1913 as a community theatre. Today, the Palace Theatre acts as a weekend movie theatre, as well as a fantastic place to host your lecture, recital, concerts and a variety of other rental opportunities. To find out more about Palace Theatre’s rich history and to see movie listings, please visit their official website.
Sumer County Museum
183 West Main Street, Gallatin
Sumer County Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation,
study and exhibit of objects and artifacts that illustrate the study of
man and nature in Sumer County. The Sumer County Museum offers 9,500
square feet of artifacts ranging from the prehistoric age to present day
computer age. Enjoy viewing many artifacts from the early pioneer days,
the War between the States, the world wars, and modern items from all
around the county. The Museum disseminates knowledge and stimulates
interest through materials, publications, information services and
otherwise, by holding meetings, and by arranging special programs.
1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 9 am-5 pm, Sunday: Noon-5 pm
The Carter House is a must see for any Civil War buff. Learn about the impact of the Civil War upon a widower and his children from an engaging historian and see for yourself the site of the Battle of Franklin in the side yard. The Cater House is dedicated to the preservation, coordination, and presentation of the story of the Battle of Franklin for both visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Located across from the Lotz House Museum, the Carter House offers a truly unique glimpse into the Civil War.
1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday Noon-6pm
Phone: (615) 771-2128
CoolSprings Galleria is a premier shopping center in Franklin, Tennessee providing shoppers with over 150 specialty stores including Belk, MacAuthority, Macy’s, and Lenscrafters. In addition to covering all of your shopping needs, CoolSprings Galleria offers a wide array of fine dining experiences from J. Alexander’s and the Macaroni Grill to Logan’s and Stoney River. To find out more about what the Galleria has to offer you, please visit their official website or call them using the information provided above.
419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 538-2076
Since its beginning in the summer of 1937, the Franklin Theatre has been serving up delights for all of Franklin’s residents. Moviegoers enjoy taking part in the time-old tradition of movie going, while eating fresh popcorn and delighting in romances and action adventures on the big screen. Today, Franklin Theatre offers live music in addition to the time honored tradition of film. Stop by this historic landmark and take in all that the Franklin Theatre has to offer.
Lotz House Museum
1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, Tennessee 37064
Phone: (615) 790-7190 –
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am–5 pm, Sunday 1–4pm, or by appointment
Discover Franklin’s role in the Civil War and the effect it had on Franklin’s residents by taking a guided tour through the Lotz House Museum. Visitors enjoy learning about the rich history of the house, as well as the heritage of its historic furnishings, fine art, antiques, and the Lotz family history.
Old Natchez Country Club
115 Gardengate Drive, Franklin, TN 37069
Phone: (615) 373.3200
Fax: (615) 373.3226
Enjoy luxury at its finest with the Old Natchez Country Club. The club, founded in 1975, offers members exclusive access to a challenging 18-hole private course. In addition to golf, members can take advantage of Old Natchez County Club’s 6 clay tennis courts, private dining, a junior Olympic swimming pool, a state of the art fitness room, pro shop, and much more. Please use the information provided above to find out more about what the Old Natchez Country Club can do for you.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department
1120 Hillsboro Road Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5719