5 Reasons to Visit Gaylord Opryland This Spring


Nashville is a quick trip from our home of Knoxville, and it has so much to offer the whole family. One of our favorite places to visit is Gaylord Opryland. This spring they launched a new festival called Once Upon a Spring with all kinds of activities to keep the kids busy. Not to mention you have SoundWaves, an indoor waterpark, right there!

This new Once Upon a Spring runs daily from March 12th to May 16th, 2021, so plenty of time to take a drive and visit for a weekend!

Spring It On Gaylord Opryland


Get ready to Spring It On with an itinerary full of family-friendly seasonal escapes in Nashville! With our Once Upon A Spring events and activities, including an all-new interactive live show called “Paint Me A Fairytale,” Spring-inspired scavenger hunts, art activities, cookie decorating, live entertainment, and more, we are ready to help you celebrate the season. All events have been thoughtfully designed with social distancing in mind and our enhanced Commitment to Clean protocols.

Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt

The Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt was a big hit with my crew! They loved reading the clues and following the path to find the next one. The scavenger hunt is fun for all ages!

Spring It On Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt
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Completed Scavenger Hunt

Search high and low for clues throughout the resort to solve the scavenger hunt puzzles and receive a prize.

Dates: Daily at your leisure, March 12 – May 16, 2021
Location: Pick up Delta Riverboat Dock during operating hours
Price: $12 inclusive per booklet

Paint Me A Fairytale (Live Stage Show)

This show is great for those who love fairytales. They share all the classic favorites that even adults will enjoy!

Bursts of color and flashes of magic bring classic fairytales to life in this interactive storytelling adventure. Be drawn to the magic as Mother Goose herself paints to life some of your storybook favorites, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & The Beanstalk and The Princess and the Pea.

Dates: Friday – Sunday, March 12 – May 16, 2021
Location: Water’s Edge in the Delta atrium
Price: $15 Inclusive (per person)

Sunshine and Sprinkles Cookie Decorating

Who doesn’t love cookie decorating? You can decorate at the Water’s Edge in the Delta atrium or you can take back to your room for a treat later!

Decorate delicious spring-themed cookies to enjoy now or later.

Dates: Daily, March 12 – May 16, 2021
Location: Water’s Edge in the Delta atrium
Price: $10 Inclusive (per kit)

Spring Delta Riverboat Ride

The Delta Riverboat Ride is a family favorite as the tour guide tells about the history of the water, and all the plants. The plant life at Gaylord Opryland is quite impressive and will make you feel like you are lost in a forest. We went at night this time, and it was so fun to see all the bright lights.

Delta Riverboat Gaylord
Delta Lights

Dates: Daily, March 12 – May 16, 2021
Location: Delta Riverboats
Price: Adult (age 12 and older): $14 Inclusive
Child (age 4-11): $12 Inclusive
Ages 3 and under FREE

General Jackson Showboat

General Jackson
General Jackson Showboat
General Jackson Nashville
General Jackson Music Show

Our kids always look forward to a trip to Gaylord Opryland, and the best thing is you really don’t even have to leave the resort. They have everything you need for the family to have a great time.

So what are you waiting for? Make your next weekend trip to Gaylord Opryland!

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Over 20 years ago, I moved to Knoxville and fell in love with the city that has now truly become my home. Shortly after moving here, I married my college sweetheart, and when not working we set out to travel as much as we could. After working as a financial manager for six years, I welcomed my first son in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later we added another baby boy to make us a family of four. In June 2016, we welcomed our third son. I founded Knoxville Moms in November 2013 which began my career as a work-from-home mom, and it grew to the expansion of Chattanooga Moms in March 2016. We welcomed our first girl in November 2017 making us a family of six and adding a little pink in our house. In June 2021, I became the co-owner of the Atlanta Mom website, and in March 2022 I became the owner of the Nashville Moms parenting website. When I’m not chasing the kids or stepping on Legos, you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about my toes in the sand. I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy providing local resources for families in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville.


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