National Parks / Natural World in MURFREESBORO with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Murfreesboro has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Murfreesboro, Tennessee offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Murfreesboro itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Wilderness Station

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    (6 miles) Murfreesboro

    Explore this fun outdoor education and recreation facility, with back country hiking, campfire programs and educational activities! Tennessee nature is calling!

  • Warner Parks Nature Center

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    (33 miles) Nashville

    The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Bill Purcell, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place ...

  • Russell Cave National Monument

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    (68 miles) Bridgeport

    Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    (80 miles) Huntsville

    The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.

  • Rock City Gardens

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    (84 miles) Lookout Mountain

    One of the south’s oldest and most popular natural attractions featuring the Enchanted Trail with a Swing-A-Long Bridge and Fairyland Caverns, as well as many festivals and events throughout the ...

  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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    (89 miles) Fort Oglethorpe

    In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nations first, was created in 1890 to ...

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  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (31 miles) Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (39 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • Customs House Museum

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    (72 miles) Clarksville

    Over 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events surrounding art, science and history.

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    (78 miles) Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    (78 miles) Huntsville

    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (79 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • Huntsville Art League

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    (80 miles) Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (80 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • Creative Discovery Museum

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    A fun, interactive and hands-on children's museum in Chattanooga, with attractions perfect for kids to learn, play and get creative!

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (99 miles) Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    (12 miles) Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

  • Nashville Zoo

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    (26 miles) Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Tennessee Aquarium

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Explore one of the most popular aquariums in the USA, with creatures from all over the world, an IMAX 3D Theater, a boat trip, and so much more!

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    (83 miles) Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures

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    (26 miles) Franklin

    Experience the thrill of seeing Tennessee from the air with incredible Hot Air Balloon adventures in Middle Tennessee!

  • North Alabama Railroad Museum

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    (74 miles) Huntsville

    A facility dedicated to the preservation of railroad history. Take the free self-guided tour and discover an array of exhibits, expert-led tours also available, as is a ride on one of the historic ...

  • Incline Railway Lookout Mountain

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    (83 miles) Chattanooga

    Amazing adventures to be had in this scenic Tennessee spot - with this fun incline railway to take you up on Lookout Mountain

  • Tennessee Valley Railroad

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    (86 miles) Chattanooga

    The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is proud to offer a wide variety of rides to suit your needs. For a quick trip, our Missionary Ridge Local takes only 55 minutes but packs all sorts of ...

  • Lake Winnepesaukah

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    (88 miles) Chattanooga

    Kiddie rides, 14 story free fall, roller coasters...it must be the South's favorite family amusement park - Lake Winnie!

  • Nashville Shores

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    (25 miles) Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Wave Country

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    (29 miles) Nashville

    A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (93 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Chattanooga Riverboat Company

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    The pride of the South is ready to entertain family members of ALL ages with the Southern Belle Riverboat! Cruise along the Tennessee River and experience sightseeing and delicious meals!

  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.

  • Ruby Falls

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Anticipation builds, the temperature drops, a cool fresh breeze surrounds you as you are immersed in darkness. There is the thunderous sound of water splashing directly in front of you, and you feel ...

  • The Monkey's Treehouse

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    (25 miles) Brentwood

    The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!

  • Glow Galaxay

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    (26 miles) Franklin

    Out of this world open play and birthday parties in Franklin with this fun glow in the dark indoor play area with inflatables, mini golf, and sports!

  • BounceU Nashville

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    (27 miles) Nashville

    Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!