I’m always searching for rainy day & hot day alternatives to stay indoors with the fam without sacrificing our fun. On a recent visit to Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, we encountered a fun spot off the beaten path where we spent hours immersed in nothing but vintage vehicles. *Hosted – I’d like to thank Lane Motor Museum for inviting us out for this experience
Sometimes you have to switch it up a bit and do something more interesting than the same ole popcorn and a movie with the kids.
Tire them out with something fun and educational like a trip to Lane Motor Museum.
Here are 7 good reasons to ditch the movies for the motor museum.
What You Can Expect
1. Over 150 unique vehicles
Lane Motor Museum has so much to see. There’s a nice variety of microcars, amphibious vehicles, military vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, prototypes, one-of-a-kind vehicles, and motorcycles.
You’re not allowed to touch any of the exhibits but you can pose until your heart’s content and take in all of the beauty and ingenuity of the vehicles.
They have interesting things to see from floor to ceiling. So don’t forget to look up!
2. Kids play area
Smaller kids (and big kid parents) will have a ball playing with toy cars, play fuel stations, activity tables and more. I even got down on the floor and chased my kids around on a self-powered trike. They thought it was funny but I was just having some big girl fun.
3. Clean and spacious bathrooms
I don’t’ care where you go to have fun with your kids. Bathrooms are always important and cleanliness is always a factor in whether or not I’ll bring my family back for another visit. So when I encounter bathrooms that are super clean, like the ones at the motor museum, I tell people about them.
So, pee in peace party people.
4. Snack Area/Vending
When you feel it’s time for a little break there’s a nice vending machine area to sit down and have a drink or snack in.
5. Vault tours
We missed the vault tour on our visit but it’s something that I’m looking forward to seeing on our next trip to the motor museum.
I’d actually like to take this tour without my kids so that I can take my time learning about the cars and seeing how they maintain them. I think it would be hard to keep both of my kid’s attention during that part.
6. Gift Shop
There’s a nice little gift shop in the lobby area before you head inside to the exhibit floor. They have a lot of car memorabilia, books about cars and model cars to choose from.
7. Photo opp in a vintage car
Taking a picture in this vintage car was one of our favorite highlights. The museum even has a camera stand placed in front of the car in case you want to set your timer to snap your pic. Or, you can simply ask a stranger to take it for you.
We had a really good time visiting Lane Motor Museum. I’m looking forward to ditching the fam and coming back to do the vault tour on my own lol.
Admission – $12 for adults. Seniors are $8. Ages 6 -17 is $3 and all kids under 5 are FREE.
Parking – Free
Location – 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37210
I took so many pics and have so much video footage that it’s impossible to stuff it all in this post. So expect to see more on my social spots and in future posts. If you have any questions about our experience, the museum or whatever, leave a comment!
What are some of your favorite spots to have fun indoors?