World-Class Experiences

Things to Do

Dive into family-friendly excitement at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. With SoundWaves, our indoor/outdoor resort water attraction, a revitalizing spa, and family-friendly activities, our resort offers the perfect escape.

Splash into Fun

SoundWaves

Endless fun awaits at SoundWaves*, our upscale resort water attraction. The ultimate destination for sun-soaked fun and relaxation, SoundWaves promises aquatic adventures for the whole family. Zoom down thrilling slides, race your friends, explore the kids' play structure, float along the lazy river, relax in a cabana, and more. It's all here at SoundWaves. *The only guaranteed way to experience SoundWaves is by purchasing the SoundWaves Experience Package. Room-only reservations do not include admission to SoundWaves.

SoundWaves, Interior

Activities

Sounds of America Fireworks Spectacular

Kick off your weekend with a bang! Stake out a spot on the Magnolia Lawn for a dazzling fireworks display. Also enjoy live entertainment, novelties, and food and drinks. Our Sounds of America Fireworks Spectacular will be featured on select summer evenings. Dates: June 7, 14 | July 12, 19, 26 | Aug. 2, 16 | Sept. 1. Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m.

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SoundWaves At Gaylord Opryland
SoundWaves At Gaylord Opryland
Adventure Ahead

Activities For All Ages

Explore our carefully curated array of leisure activities designed to provide extraordinary moments that go beyond the ordinary. Plan your itinerary with our selection of exceptional experiences, many of which are included in your resort fee.

Scavenger Hunt

The Hunt for Hidden Treasure

In this fun-filled scavenger hunt, you'll explore Gaylord Opryland's atriums to find several hidden gems. Presented by LIFEWTR.

Delta Riverboat Co.

Delta Riverboat Rides

Take a ride on the Delta Riverboat and travel down a scenic river winding through a 4.5-acre indoor garden.

Aqua Atrium & Fountain Shows

Extraordinary Atrium Light & Fountain Shows

Experience Gaylord Opryland's complimentary nightly fountain and light shows in our beautiful atrium or from your balcony in select atrium-view guest rooms. Marvel at our synchronized water, music, and lights in these two not-to-be-missed spectacles. Nightly shows at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Silent Disco

Cascades Pool Party

Join DJ Tyrus for music, games, and fun at the Cascades outdoor resort pool. Complimentary for overnight resort guests. Presented by LIFEWTR. Fridays, 3 - 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.

Wildlife Rescue at Gaylord Opryland

Wildlife Rescue - Presented by bubly™

Take a virtual safari through Gaylord Opryland! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. A smartphone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this Augmented Reality experience.

Garden Conservatory

Atrium Garden Private Group Tour

In this private 45-minute guided tour, you'll discover resort history and explore diverse plants in our stunning nine-acre garden atriums. Minimum 15 people in group required. Reservations 7 days in advance required. Contact Lauren McDaniel at Lauren.McDaniel@gaylordhotels.com to book your private group tour.

Activities

General Jackson Showboat

Enjoy a delightful Southern meal, a world-class live musical show, a cruise down the Cumberland River, and the best views of the Nashville skyline aboard our 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat, one of the largest in the country. Midday lunch and evening dinner cruises available.

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Unwrap the Joy of the Season

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Enjoy festive holiday events like ICE! and our Christmas light show, and join in classic activities like ice tubing, gingerbread decorating, and photos with Santa at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Amenities and Enhancements

SoundWaves Cabanas

Upgrade your SoundWaves* experience and relax in the comfort of one of our private cabanas. Indoor and outdoor cabanas are available for daily rental by resort guests who have pre-purchased a SoundWaves experience. Cabanas include seating for up to six guests, four bottles of water, a mini refrigerator, a ceiling fan, a big-screen television, a safe, and access to a server who will bring menu orders to the cabana. *The only guaranteed way to experience SoundWaves is by purchasing the SoundWaves Experience Package. Room-only reservations do not include admission to SoundWaves.

Cabana Rentals At SoundWaves

Wellness

Relâche Spa and Fitness Center

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at Relâche Spa at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Our services blend essential oil aromatherapy and diverse massage techniques to melt tension away. Exercise and physically de-stress at The Relâche Fitness Center with a full range of cardio and strength equipment for a total workout.

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Amenities and Enhancements

Gaylord Springs Golf Links

Carved from the banks of the Cumberland River, our Scottish links-style, par-72 layout offers an 18-hole golf course bordered by limestone bluffs and enhanced by federally protected wetlands in Nashville. Gaylords Springs is cashless throughout your experience.

Gaylord Springs Golf
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Relâche Spa

Our European-inspired spa, The Relâche Spa, soothes the senses and the soul. Choose from massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, salon services and more.

Shuttle & Transportation Services
The resort offers shuttle service to the airport, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Wildhorse Downtown Nashville, Opry Mills Mall, General Jackson Showboat, and Gaylord Springs Golf Links. Sedan & Limousine Service also available. For schedule and fees, call 1-615-871-6169 or ext. 16169 from hotel.
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Gaylord Springs Golf Links

Gaylord Springs Golf Links

Carved from the banks of the Cumberland River, our Scottish links-style, par-72 layout offers an 18-hole golf course bordered by limestone bluffs and enhanced by federally protected wetlands. Gaylords Springs is cashless throughout your experience.

Gaylord Opryland Relâche Spa Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Stay with your fitness routine even when you travel and enjoy a nice workout at our Fitness Center.

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Swimming

Cascades Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

Indoor

Cascades Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Outdoor

Lifeguard on Duty

An Iconic Nashville Landmark

Grand Ole Opry

The show that made country music famous continues with star-packed performances featuring a wide array of chart-toppers, newcomers and living legends. Book your tickets for a night at the Opry and add a room at Gaylord Opryland Resort based on availability during checkout.

Stage

Convenient Shuttles to Get You There

Transportation Services

The Resort offers a complimentary complex shuttle daily (hours may vary) that stops at the Opry Mills Mall in front of the Macaroni Grill, The Inn at Opryland and the Cascades Canopy at the Resort. This shuttle runs on a continuous loop.

Gaylord Opryland Shuttle Service

Frequently Asked Questions