3431 Percy Priest Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 391-5959
Fax: (615) 391-5952
Cool down at Nashville's hottest water theme park. Ride the 700-foot Tennessee Twisters water slide. Enjoy three pools, miniature golf, boat and jet ski rentals, picnic areas, and sandy beaches. Season passes and group rates available. Extra fees for some activities like miniature golf, boat rentals and camping.
This serene 42 mile long, 14,000 acre lake was created thanks to the J. Percy Priest Dam, completed in 1968. A convenient 15 minute drive from downtown Nashville makes this lake popular among outdoor enthusiasts. The vast array of recreational activities include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, horse back riding and much, much more. With marinas located around the lake, boaters will find easy access to the water.
Two Rivers Golf Course is one of Nashville's oldest and features fast greens and open fairways. Popular with novice and experienced golfers, the par 72 course offers a fair amount of challenge. Tee times are available as early as 7am, and while a reservation is not required, it is highly encouraged. Foursomes are also encouraged, and standard course attire of collars, cuffs and soft spikes is requested.
When the mercury rises and the temperature makes you sizzle under the collar, head for Wave Country. It features a number of water slides and a wave machine that creates surf up to four-feet high. There is no better way to cool off on a hot day. The park also has picnic areas and additional recreation space for kids to toss a baseball or Frisbee when the water fun is finished. Admission: $8 for 13 and older, $7 for 12 and younger, 4 and under is free. Free parking. Rental Floats $4.
The Nashboro Golf Course is considered by many to be the most classic golf course in the Nashville area. Located amidst the hills and wooded area of southeast Nashville, the tree lined fairways offer beautiful color throughout the spring, summer and fall. The rates at the Nashboro Golf Course are some of the best in Middle Tennessee, with a reasonable nine hole anytime fare and a daytime full course fare at a rate that can't be beat. The course also offers a discounted twilight rate. Be sure to call the club or check the website for new specials and promotions. -Lynn-nore Chittom
When you grow tired of big city stresses, spend an afternoon riding through the hills, creeks and meadows just 30 miles northeast of Nashville. At Juro Stables, novices can take a lesson before beginning their ride, and all tours include an experienced guide. Whether you choose to take the lead or follow a guide, you will lose yourself in nature's tranquil beauty. Adventurous riders can choose to keep their horses overnight and sleep under the stars. Call for hours and tour schedules.
Choose from 14 spectacular Music City tours! Country music fans will have a hard time deciding between the Grand Ole Opry Shuffle, Music Valley Live and Home of the Stars. Interested in more than country music? Try the Best of Nashville, Jack Daniels Country or Historical tour by Gray Line Tours. If you're looking for daytime romance, board the General Jackson for a leisurely lunch and sightseeing cruise.
The Historic Edgefield district, known for its Victorian houses and artists' bungalows, is home to one of the city's oldest parks. Sloping terrain, tiny Lake Sevier and old trees provide peaceful seclusion at the Shelby Park and Golf Course. Come in the daytime for a picnic or to feed the ducks. Trails are available for rollerblading and cycling in addition to softball, tennis court and playground facilities to keep you entertained. The adjacent 72-par Bermuda greens golf course is open to public throughout the week.
About 20 miles southeast of Nashville lies Long Hunter State Park, one of the area's most popular parks. If you are a true nature lover or a scientist, you will marvel at the rich bio-diversity and a chance to see rare plants and animals. Enjoy a day hiking one of nineteen trails or try your hand at catching the "big one" on Percy Priest Lake. After the sun goes down, enjoy spending the evening under the stars at one of the wooded campsites. The park also plays host to the Annual Tennessee State PowWow & Fall Festival. This park is open daily from 7 a.m. onwards.
Travel back in time in a fully restored 1950's passenger train. The passenger cars feature large picture windows, air conditioning and reclining seats. Themes like train robbery or murder mystery are a surprising part of the excursion. The museum houses a one-of-a-kind library of books on railroads and one of the largest collections of railroad artifacts in the world.
"Roughing it" has never been so enjoyable. Nashville KOA Campground takes the camping experience to a new level, with a chapel service on site, a 750-seat theater offering country music shows each weekend and a miniature golf course for the kids. This campground offers space for dozens of tents and also rents cabins and RVs.
Vacations are great, but the price of hotels and resorts can wreak havoc with your budget. Why not take all the comforts of home with you? Park your mobile home away from home at this full service camping center called Chad's Camping Center. Or, if you'd prefer, you can rent a fantastic trailer or camper. You will also find all the other camping gear you need—tents, gas stoves and more are available at reasonable prices.