WHO: Mom Reporter Kristi and kids Wesley (3), Audrey (8) and Cobyn (11)
WHAT: Madame Tussauds Nashville (515 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville)
WHEN: Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
TICKETS: Online tickets are $19 ages 13 and older, $14 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger. Price is more if bought at the door.
After school on a recent Friday, we took the kids to experience Madame Tussauds Nashville wax museum at Opry Mills. If you have never been, or would like to go again, now is the perfect time for a visit. They are offing Tennessee resident discounted tickets for $10 through the end of March with your Tennessee ID. This was our first time so I wasn’t quite sure how the kids would like it, but we were pleasantly surprised by how much fun we all had! The museum is very hands-on with several interactive displays and plenty of Instagramable opportunities. Where else can you sing on the Opry stage with Reba McEntire or dance with Justin Timberlake?
We all loved the variety of older and newer artists to ensure we all got to see some of our favorites. Cobyn got to duel on the piano with Jerry Lee Lewis, Audrey took a selfie with Taylor Swift and Wesley recorded a song with Patsy Cline! We were able to travel back in time with Elvis and see Miley Cyrus come in on a wrecking ball in the same place. My husband and I were impressed with how incredibly real the wax statues look, and Darius Rucker — via video — gave us a visual presentation on how they are all created.
The museum was much larger than I thought from looking at it on the outside. However, it was easily walkable for all of us, so I did not need the stroller I had brought for Wesley. They have plenty of photo props so prepare to have enough storage space on your camera for all the pictures you’ll want to take. Be sure to pay attention to the music playing in each section that matches each of the musicians in the room. Also check out their costumes — some were donated to the museum by the artists themselves which makes the experience feel even more authentic. Overall we all had a fun time as we were transported to our favorite Nashville Tourist attractions all under one roof!
Photo at top: Audrey and Kristi grab the props and rock out with Keith Urban.