Family Fun in September

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 September is just a bittersweet month, isn't it? The kids are back in school. YAY!!! The pools are starting to close for the season. BOO!!!Here are a few ideas to keep the family fun going this month.Celebrate fall at the Nashville Zoo Harvest Days. (September 27 & 28) The weather is just about perfect for a trip to the drive-in.  The Stardust Drive-In Theatre is open on weekends through November.   Don't forget to pack some blankets to keep warm after the sun goes … [Read more...]

Weekend Events

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There is lots to do this weekend both in and around Nashville.  Make some plans for weekend fun!   Friday August 29 Frist Friday ConcertShakespeare in the ParkShake, Rattle and RollCosmic Bounce NightFriday Night Sk8Lawnchair TheaterFriday Night Skate PartyJump-N-Jam  Saturday August 30 Sweet Corn Spectacular at Lucky Ladd Shakespeare in the ParkBicycle Tour of Stones River Battlefield15th Annual Grape Stomp!Farmer's Market - … [Read more...]

Budweiser Brewery Tours – St. Louis, MO


I am willing to admit that a tour of a brewery may not be the first thing you associate with 'Family Fun in St Louis', but hear me out before you plan a trip.The Budweiser Brewery Tour in St Louis, MO has very little to do with beer.  This tour is really about the history of manufacturing in America and how a small local company became one of the top five brands in the WORLD. (Click on the photos to see the full gallery)On a personal note, let me say this.  I am not a beer drinker.  I … [Read more...]

Fort Nashborough

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Located downtown on 1st Avenue is a re-creation of Fort Nashborough, which was originally built in 1779. If you are downtown it is definitely worth a walk through. We visited the day we took the Music City Star downtown after we enjoyed the music on Second Avenue from the street.(Click on the photos to see the full sized gallery)There is a sign in front for handicap (stroller) access around the side of the fort but when we visited the gate was locked. Several nice people helped me … [Read more...]

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

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 The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere was established in 1996 when the Zoo relocated from Joelton, TN. The Zoo sits on roughly 200 acres so be prepared to walk. All of the paths are stroller friendly and if you don't have one you can rent them at the information desk just inside the main entrance. If you are heading out on any of the trails be prepared and visit the bathrooms before you set out.When you enter the Zoo you go through a very shaded area, lots of trees into an area called Zoo … [Read more...]

Tennessee Titans and LP Field

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Buy discounted tickets for the Jacksonville game on Oct. 12 at the bottom!Founded by Bud Adams, one of the founding fathers of the American Football League in 1959, the Tennessee Titans moved to Nashville from Houston in 1997. For the first two years the team operated as the Tennessee Oilers. In 1999, the team changed names to the Tennessee Titans which brought the relocated team its most recent AFC Championship and appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.If you didn't live in Nashville prior to … [Read more...]

Sanders Ferry Park – Hendersonville


Sanders Ferry Park is located in Hendersonville, TN.  The park offers fantastic views of Old Hickory Lake.  The scenery alone is worth a trip. (Click on the photos to see the full gallery)Sanders Ferry Park has 7 picnic shelters with grills and tables to accommodate up to 50 people apiece.  There is also 1 large shelter that will seat up to 250 people.  This is a great option for family reunions or other big gatherings.  You can find information on how to reserve the shelters at this … [Read more...]

Lanes Trains & Automobiles

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 Lanes Trains & Automobiles (hereafter referred to as LT&A)  is a family fun center located in Murfreesboro, TN.When you walk through the front door, you will pass through the game area first.  Just keep walking until you see the information desk on your left.  This is where you will purchase your bowling, wristbands or game cards.The bowling area is clean and modern.  There are 24 lanes for bowling. Each set of 2 lanes has seating for up to 18 people.  There are … [Read more...]