We started our day at the Tennessee State Museum which although not a large museum is not tiny either and better yet it is FREE. It follows the history of Tennessee from the prehistoric era to the Civil War and right into the early 20th century. And until 4 September they have a special exhibit of Egyptian Relics, Replicas & Revivals which happens to be the first thing we are studying in History this year. We spent a little over 1.5 hrs there - I think we could have spent more time but some of my children don't like reading all the information.
This is what happens to children who do not behave in the museum.
From there we went to lunch at the Spaghetti Factory and then stopped by the Wild Horse Saloon. There was live music and we went upstairs to shoot pool, play foosball, air hockey and even tabletop shuffleboard (all for free).
We then walked to the river to see the a reconstruction of Fort Nashborough and also happened upon some races on the river.
We then drove to Centennial Park to see the Parthenon. We had free admission thanks to their participation in the Blue Stars Museum program.
On our way home we stopped to buy our $1 dream - we always buy a lottery ticket when we go to Tennessee.