6 Reasons to Spend Summer at SoundWaves and Gaylord Opryland


This summer Gaylord Opryland is hosting their annual Summer of More! Although we are nearing the end of July, there is still plenty of time to enjoy summer and make a trip to Nashville! Gaylord Opryland is great to visit for families because you don’t even have to leave the resort. They have everything you need from activities, shows, food, and a water park! The best part is it’s only a short 2.5 hour drive away.

Delta Atrium Light & Fountain Shows

Marvel at our mesmerizing water shows, complete with stunning choreographed water, music, and lights.


Hours of Operation:
May 19 – September 4, 2023
Nightly: Aqua, 7 p.m.; Fantasy & Folklore, 8 p.m.; Hydrobeats, 9 p.m.

Gaylord Opryland Fountains

Adventure Kids: Hidden Treasure Hide & Sea-k

Set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt to search for clues throughout Gaylord Opryland’s atriums. Following a long-lost pirate map, wander through our nine acres of flowers and splashy summer colors to uncover the hidden gems in this interactive treasure quest.

The kids really enjoyed this one! They love a good scavenger hunt, and this one was fun because they were finding clues all over the resort. Find all the treasure and turn in your booklet for your very own treasure to take home!

Scavenger HuntScavenger Summer Hunt
$14.99 per person

Hours of Operation:
May 19 – September 4, 2023
Daily at your leisure

(1) Scavenger Hunt booklet
(1) Prize

Adventure Kids: Join the Club

Young guests are invited to join Bella the Blue Tick Hound, Brody the Black Bear, and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, in a new interactive show to learn, imagine, explore, and discover the wonders of summer. 


Hours of Operation:
May 20 – September 2, 2023
Saturdays, 3:30 PM

Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, presented by LIFEWTR

Join us at the all-new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse and let your inner artist come to life while creating delightful, seasonally inspired crafts. Let your imagination soar, making unforgettable memories you’ll treasure forever.

Adventure Club CraftsPrice:
$10.99 all ages, plus tax

Hours of Operation:
May 19 – September 3, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays, 4 – 8 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; July 3 – 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Your choice of:
(1) Canvas
(1) Small ceramic vase

Know Before You Go:

Tickets must be purchased in advance, online. No box office on-site.

Tickets are non-refundable. 

Located in Delta Atrium 

Additional fees for parking are not included in admission and charges may apply.


Lost Treasure Flatboat Voyage

Delta RiverboatDelta Riverboat RideLegend has it that long ago, rare and priceless gems were lost in the waters of the Cumberland River, never to be seen again. Climb aboard our flatboat and look for clues to help us find the loot!

Delta Riverboat RideDelta Riverboat RideDelta Riverboat RidePrice:
$19.99+tax per person (ages 4 & older)
Ages 3 and under FREE with paid admission

Hours of Operation:
May 19 – September 4, 2023 
Daily 5-9:30 PM.

Admission to Lost Treasure Flatboat Voyage Ride

Know Before You Go:

Tickets Must be purchased in advance, online. No Box Office on-site.

Children 3 and under are free with a paid admission.

All Sales are subject to sales tax and processing fees unless otherwise noted.

Please ensure you arrive 5-10 minutes before cruise time for boarding. The boat will leave the dock promptly at the scheduled time.

Delta Boat ride experience is approximately 12-14 minutes in length.

Boarding begins promptly at time reserved.

Located in Delta Atrium.

Additional fees for parking are not included in admission and charges may apply.

Tickets are non-refundable.


SoundWaves OutdoorsThe adventure continues at SoundWaves with seasonal outdoor features. Recreation zones for adults, young children and families include looping drop and body slides, 4-lane mat racer, a multi-level kids play structure, wave pool and more. Seasonal outdoor attractions will be open in 2023 select dates from May 20 through Labor Day (some September weekends after Labor Day may have outside open if weather permits).

SoundWavesSoundWaves Indoors
SoundWaves is fun for kids and adults of all ages! From the wave pool, smaller kid areas, slides, and family rides…SoundWaves has something for everyone. 

We still have time to enjoy summer, so make it the best summer yet and make that drive 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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