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Looking for something fun to do near Brentwood, Tennessee?
Following are some things you might want to consider…
Brentwood, TN Things To Do
There’s obviously a lot to see & do in and around Brentwood TN, but here are some of the most popular attractions in the area:
- Dyer Observatory
- Brentwood Public Library
- Deerwood Arboretum & Nature Center
- Radnor Lake
- Belle Meade Plantation
- Ellington Agricultural Center
- Brentwood City Parks
- YMCA at Maryland Farms
Stay up-to-date by checking this Brentwood Calendar of Events page. For nearby events in Franklin and Nashville check here.
Worth The Short Drive From Brentwood…
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring (Murfreesboro) – the best children’s museum in Middle Tennessee! It’s definitely worth the drive to Murfreesboro with your kids.
Percy Warner Park (Nashville) – whether you drive, walk, or run through the park, it’s definitely worth passing through. You can also enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnic spots and play areas.
Monkey’s Treehouse (Bellevue) – a real tree house, a rubber mulch sandbox, an art center, a full-size play kitchen, a dress-up theater, various play stations, and a soft toddler area for the under-3 crowd.
The Zoo At Grassmere (Nashville) – with so much to see and do, kids of all ages will enjoy the Zoo. And the membership prices are so affordable, it paid for itself with our family of 5 after just two visits!
Traveller’s Rest (Nashville) – built in 1799, it’s one of the only colonial-style homes you can tour in Nashville. If you like Traditional Home and Country Living magazines, you will enjoy studying Travellers Rest’s style. It’s one of the few historic homes I could actually live in without redecorating!
Farmer’s Markets – there are 3 great ones near Brentwood to choose from (Franklin, Nashville, and East Nashville).
Percy Priest Lake (Nashville) – it’s the best swimming beach in the area. The Anderson Road Recreation Area is also worth a stop.
Gentry’s Farm (Franklin) – it’s an annual tradition for most families in middle Tennessee to visit Gentry’s during Halloween season, as well as a few other times of the year.
Nashville Shores (Nashville) – the perfect combination of slides, pools, and sandy beaches. Plus there’s all kinds of floating fun for families including cruises, kayaks, paddle boats, jet skis, and pontoon boats.
Beech Bend Park (Bowling Green, KY) – it’s the closest amusement park to Middle Tennessee. After our weekend trip, we think Beech Bend Park is definitely worth the hour-long drive from Brentwood!
Tennessee State Museum (Nashville) – it’s a free museum located at the bottom of TPAC in downtown Nashville. Its gift shop is full of attractive products, well above the average souvenir shop in terms of quality.
Adventure Science Center (Nashville) – The Adventure Science Center is the only childrens museum inside Nashville. They have lots of fun activities for the entire family year-round.
Green Hills Mall & More (Nashville) – Green Hills is the area of Nashville just northwest of Brentwood. There are plenty of kid-friendly places to visit, in addition to the mall and lots of fun restaurants.
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We moved from Florida to Tennessee in 2001. All signs point to the fact that we will probably retire here — by choice. We L O V E Nashville! Our favorite places to live are just <em>south</em> of Music City — we've had houses in Brentwood, Franklin, and Spring Hill. (And we have properties in Leipers Fork, Cookeville, and Lewisburg.) This is where I share my best tips for moving your family to Brentwood, Tennessee. When I'm not out & about enjoying the Nashville area, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).