Nashville may be known as the Music City, but there's no shortage of things to do outside. If you love to be outside, you'll love living in Nashville. After you relocate to Nashville, you'll want to get outside and discover what the city has to offer.

From water parks to bike trails to zipline adventures to picnics in the park to baseball, you'll find plenty of things to do outside in Nashville. Here are ten of the top choices.


Enjoy incredible zipline tours at Adventureworks. This tour company has two locations in Nashville with one found 20 minutes from downtown and the other about 45 minutes from downtown. You get to enjoy the forest as you challenge yourself on a court above the trees.

The zipline tours also include swimming bridges, hanging vines and cargo nets. Whether you want to bring a group for team building or go on your own, you can have all kinds of fun at Adventureworks in Nashville.

Nashville Shores

A massive 385-acre family recreation destination, Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort offers an incredible place to enjoy outdoors. It's found on J. Percy Priest Lake and offers several options. You can bring your RV or travel trailer to the campground and enjoy all of the following activities:

  • Zip line courses

  • Aerial rope courses

  • An incredible water park

  • Camping

  • Boating

  • Volleyball

  • Horseshoes

  • And More!

The marina has 310 slips and there are 20 group event sites throughout the resort. The water park is the main draw with a huge wave pool, a massive lazy river, a huge water treehouse and sprayground, several waterslides, three pools, Kayunga Beach and more. You can even take a free lake cruise on the Nashville Shoreliner.

Lucky Ladd Farms

More than 100 friendly animals are found at Luck Ladd Farms. Take the kids and enjoy a massive petting farm with all kinds of fun to enjoy. It's an award-winning attraction with playgrounds, animal encounters, pony rides, educational exhibits, nature trails and so much more. You can shop in the country store, as well.

Nashville Zoo

Known as one of the best outdoor attractions in the city of Nashville, the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere offers plenty to enjoy. You can ride the Soaring Eagle zip line, explore the many animal habitats or even take in the historic home.

Bring the family and check out the Sumatran tiger exhibit or the Andean bear exhibit. You can visit the rhinoceros, leopards, giraffe and so much more at the zoo. It's ranked as one of the top ten Zoos and Aquariums in the nation by Charity Navigator.

Nashville Sounds Baseball Game

An outdoor event you won't want to miss, a Nashville Sounds game is plenty of fun. The team is the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and they play at First Tennessee Park, which is a new, state-of-the-art facility in North Nashville.

The team plays 71 games at home each year with plenty of family-friendly fun to enjoy. See up-and-coming stars play before they make it big in the majors!

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Beautiful botanical gardens, Cheekwood covers 55 acres and includes an art museum. This is a great outdoor place to visit with plenty of beauty throughout. Take in the amazing gardens and when you need to get out of the sun, head to the museum to enjoy wonderful art exhibits.

Soar Adventure Tower

If you're looking for adventure, the Soar Adventure Tower is for you. This attraction offers a unique tower with four levels and more than 110 climbing elements. You can enjoy it as an adult or as a kid.

You won't have to stand in long lines to get your turn, either. Instead, just change direction and create your experience the way you want. You can master any of the elements by doing them over and over again and the tower even includes plenty of musically themed elements. You can also enjoy the 18-hole miniature golf course here.

Treetop Adventure Park

Found at Nashville Shores, Treetop Adventure Park is one of the best places for ziplining and adventure. Enjoy 10 zip lines, ladders, Tarzan jumps, suspension bridges and so much more adventure here.


Want to enjoy golf without heading to the golf course? TopGolf offers a great way to enjoy plenty of golf without playing an actual round at an actual course. You will hit towards targets, score points and compete. They also serve drinks and food for all to enjoy.

Nashville B-Cycle

A bike-sharing option allowing you to hit the bike trails or get around town, Nashville B-Cycle allows you to get outside anytime you want. You can get a membership or pay to ride just when you prefer. It's a great choice and operates from 5am to 10pm daily.

If you want to get outside in Nashville, these are the ten best outdoor attractions you will find. There are several other great outdoor options throughout the area to discover, as well.

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