Summer at Gaylord Opryland


Filled with a variety of family-friendly events, Soundwaves at Gaylord Opryland, lush atrium gardens, poolside fun, and live music and entertainment, our resort is the perfect place to experience a never-ending childhood vacation.

Note: The content contained on this page was for the 2020 Summer Season.
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Delta Riverboat Cruise at Opryland

Delta Riverboat Cruises

The Delta Riverboat travels down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort's 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Take in the natural beauty while guides share facts about the resort's plants and fish and answer your questions about our Nashville resort and its many activities.

Or enjoy a private Romantic Cruise around the scenic Delta River in Gaylord Opryland Resort's Delta Atrium.  Ride includes two trips around the river while enjoying music, great photo opportunities and a one of a kind experience.

Location: Delta Riverboat Dock
Times: Daily, 11am-4pm Sun-Thurs and 11a-8pm Fri-Sat  
Price: Day Cruise - $11 Adults, $9 Children (4-11) | Romantic Cruise - $65 per cruise (2 adults, reservations required)

Summer Events


Exclusive SoundWaves Offers

Non-hotel guests who are Tennessee residents can purchase a one-day pass valid select weekdays (Mon-Thurs only). TN Residents can also save 25% on an overnight SoundWaves Experience Package.
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Wildlife Rescue, An Augmented Reality Experience

Through the magic of augmented reality, find and bring to life a host of endangered animals placed throughout our spacious gardens.    

Location: Throughout the Resort
Times: Daily, at leisure
Price:  Free

Animal Encounters

A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.

Location: Delta Atrium
Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm and 1:30pm
Price:  Free

Family Fun Zone

Join us for family fun activities such as Bingo, Craft Zone, Games, Trivia & more!

Location: Delta Atrium
Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm – 9pm
Price:  Free

Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Garden Tour

This fascinating history and horticulture lesson begins in the Magnolia Lobby, the grand original lobby of Opryland Hotel, which opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1977. Hear the story of how the 508-room hotel of the 70's evolved into the nearly 3,000-room picturesque resort that it is today on this guided tour.

Location: Begins at Magnolia Lobby Staircase
Times: 1pm, Thursday – Saturday (approx. 60-minutes)
Price: FREE

Journey Through Gaylord Opryland Scavenger Hunt

Discover the Resort’s unique landmarks and hidden treasures as you navigate the atriums.  Map your discoveries by checking off what you find.

Location: Throughout the Resort
Times: Daily, at Leisure 
Price:  Free

Scavenger Hunt booklets available at Delta Riverboat Dock and Cascades Lobby

Summer Fountain Shows

Marvel at our mesmerizing water shows with stunning choreographed water, music and light.

Location: Delta Fountain
Daily Times:
Hydrobeats, 7pm, 10pm
Aqua, 8pm
International Waters, 9pm
Price: FREE

Self-Guided Garden Tour / Musical Art Tour

Perfect for those with a green thumb, the Self-Guided Garden Tour is a great way to learn about the flora in the Resort atriums.

Colorful, vibrant paintings of musical icons by Christopher Joseph Gonzalez infuse classic pop art elements with realism portraiture - from Jimi Hendrix to Carrie Underwood.

Location: Delta Atrium
Times: Daily, at Leisure  
Price: FREE  

Music and Mimosas

Sit back, relax and enjoy live music with a mimosa in hand all while surrounded by the beautiful indoor gardens.  

Location: Falls Bar
Time: Saturdays & Sundays, 12p – 2p
Price: Varies by selection

Family Movies

Take in a movie on our big screens!  Choose between an adventure or family fun screening rooms.  

Location: Delta Island Meeting Rooms
Times: 10am, 2pm and 7pm
Price: FREE  
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