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8 Indoor Tennessee Attractions to Explore this Winter

Escape the winter months by exploring these indoor Tennessee attractions that include rock climbing, space and learning fascinating history.

Tennessee offers a variety of places to escape the colder months. From rock climbing to exploring space, being awed by artifacts and music, your winter vacation will be filled with endless fun. Follow along for some energetic, interesting Tennessee attractions to explore this winter.

West Tennessee

Urban Air Trampoline Park – Cordova

Urban Air Trampoline Park, Cordova, Tennessee
Urban Air Trampoline Park

Get some serious air at the Urban Air Trampoline Park to burn some energy flipping and bouncing through courses, climbing walls and playing Ultimate Dodgeball. Have fun at the Slam Dunk Zone, The DROPZONE, the APEX, tumble track and much more. There’s also an arcade, cafe and indoor ropes course.

National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
National Civil Rights Museum (Photo Credit: Lisa Waddell Buser)

More than 40 new films and 260 historic pieces the National Civil Rights Museum guides visitors through 500 years of history from slavery to the start of the Civil Rights Movement and the events that inspired the world to stand up for equality. The Lorraine Motel’s Rooms 306 and 307 have been preserved and tell the story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last hours April 4, 1968.

Discovery Park of America – Union City

Inside Discovery Park of America, Union City, Tennessee (David Coleman Photography)
Inside Discovery Park of America (Photo credit: David Coleman Photography)

Discovery Park of America is a world-class attraction in rural Union City, Tennessee. Home to more than 70,000 square feet of galleries covering subjects like history, art, science and nature, Discovery Park has indoor and outdoor activities. Fun is around every corner form the dinosaurs and the 60-foot replica of a human body with a 30-foot slide to the Tower Room and a theater simulation of the 1811-12 earthquakes of the region. 

Middle Tennessee


Historic Lairdland Farm House and Civil War Museum – Cornersville

Built in 1831, the Lairdland Farm House has pieces from the Civil War and early 1900s. Visitors can tour the home and see its seven fireplaces, the kitchen and dining room in the basement and two upstairs bedrooms with American Empire and Victorian furniture. 

Adventure Science Center – Nashville

Adventure Science Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Adventure Science Center

Hands-on science exhibits keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. Nanoscience, physics and vortexes are explored with interactive elements. Learn the science behind space through the Star Walk, an imaginary galaxy, and see what it’s like to walk on the moon with Moon Walker. Have a full-dome, immersive outer space experience by catching a show at the Sudekum Planetarium. 

Music City Indoor Karting – Nashville

Music City Indoor Karting, Nashville, Tennessee
Music City Indoor Karting (Photo credit: Music City Indoor Karting)

Race friends and family for bragging rights by taking a drive around the go-kart track. The quarter-mile track inside the 77,000 square-ft. facility is fast-paced fun for kids and adults. The karts can reach up to 40 mph but speed limits are available for younger drivers. After a few races, keep the energy up with Blacklight Mini-Golf, a ride on the mechanical bull and the MeltDown challenge course.  

East Tennessee


High Point Climbing and Fitness – Chattanooga 

High Point Climbing and Fitness, Chattanooga, Tennessee
High Point Climbing and Fitness

Get some exercise at this indoor climbing facility with sport climbing, bouldering, auto belays and the new Kid Zone, which includes 3,000 square ft. of climbing fun including 15 auto belays and a 10-foot kid’s boulder area. Climbing classes are available and recommended for beginners, which covers climbing technique and practice. Lesson admission is $27 for adults and $20 for children 10 years old and younger. 

Knoxville Museum of Art – Knoxville

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
Knoxville Museum of Art

A day of art and culture can be spent at Knoxville’s Museum of Art that hosts nationally-known artistic works. Take a few moments to fully enjoy Cycle of Life, a Richard Jolley installation which is one of the largest glass-and-steel artwork in the world. Also, the Thorne Rooms, created in the 1930s and 1940s are some of the most well-known miniatures in the U.S. and are inspired by Europe’s museums, historic homes and castles. Keep an eye out for touring artwork taking place in early 2018. 

Titanic Museum – Pigeon Forge

Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Explore the Titanic Museum Attraction to learn the stories of the passengers and crew members who sailed the Titanic. Each guest can choose a passenger and discover their fate in the Titanic Memorial Room. Touch a real iceberg, experience sloping decks and feel 28-degree water. You’ll be awed at the $4.5 million worth of artifacts and the $1 million replica of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. 

Tennessee Attractions the Whole Family will Enjoy

Plan a trip to Tennessee with these attractions in mind. From outdoor leisure activities to museums, there’s fun to be had for every person in your family.

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