Nashville family-friendly city tours 2022 with PuppetCityTours? Puppet City Tours is the new hot Nashville attraction, a guided walking tour in Nashville with puppetry and storytelling for tourists and locals. It is owned and operated by Joshua Sellers and Casey Peavey and with experienced local tour guides and professional puppeteers. Recently they launched a new walking tour that is family-friendly in downtown Nashville. The tour is led by a puppet and is one of a kind. There are many options for family activities for tourists such as the zoo or museums, but there is no walking tour that is family inclusive – fun for grade school children and adults alike. Read even more details at family-friendly Nashville tours with puppets.
Nashville artist Zoe Teets masterfully crafts every life-sized puppet used on tours. Each puppet has its own personality, backstory and voice to help create a fully immersive experience for our guests. By the end of the tour, you’ll believe the puppets are as real as the puppeteers!
Sellers and Peavey met as fellow tour guides and started to notice a gap in Nashville’s tourism scene. So they decided to create a brand new tour experience that would give visitors of all ages a chance to learn about and enjoy Music City’s electric downtown. Joshua Sellers earned his Masters degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University before touring as a children’s theater actor and puppeteer for ten years. Casey Peavey comes from a background in business management and a successful sales career in real estate and telecommunications.
Other Nashville attractions that can be visited during the Nashville family-friendly city tours : The Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, is still being used to host broadcasts of the famous radio show. Originally opened in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, the Ryman offers superior acoustics for regular performances of classical and bluegrass music, musical theater, and television shows. The Ryman is often referred to as the “Carnegie Hall of the South.” Located just off Honky Tonk Row, the auditorium features a museum with exhibits related to its rich musical past. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Try your hand at cutting a record of your own in the Air Castle Studio. Fun backstage tours are available, but book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Built in 1845, the Belle Meade Mansion is designed in the Greek-Revival style and surrounded by what remains of the former antebellum plantation. During the two-day Civil War Battle of Nashville in 1864, Union and Confederate forces fought on the front yard of the mansion. Evidence of gunfire can still be seen in its tall stone columns. Guided tours are available, including one that’s devoted to telling the history of the estate from the perspective of the slaves forced to work and live here. Attend one of the culinary experiences and seasonal programs offered at Belle Meade. Explore the plantation stables, gardens, and grounds. If time allows, be sure to grab a bite to eat at the on-site Harding House Restaurant, a popular spot for lunch or dinner. Belle Meade Historic Site is nine miles from downtown. Read even more details at https://www.puppetcitytours.com/.