Places To Visit

 Below are places I sincerely recommend checking out. As a disclaimer, I am not getting paid for any of these. My opinions only.

Tennessee

Frist Center – Nashville, Tennessee

Admission:

Adult – $12

Students – $9

Seniors – $9

Members – Free

http://fristcenter.org/

A place for both adults and children! I love it here. The parking lot is actually really easy to get in and out of. It’s just the amount of people to deal with, but that is downtown Nashville anyway. There will always have a large amount of traffic in big cities. I just find myself OK with all of it. The parking lot and the area is not bad at all considering the location. I can’t wait to go again. The parking lot showed easy access and was even close walking distance to the Frist Center. I was glad about that. Inside the building, it was actually easy to navigate. I didn’t feel lost at all. If you happen to feel lost at all, don’t worry, there are plenty of guides around to help, all of whom were very nice and helpful. That made it feel more special. This place is a definite spot for children. Your kids will not be bored whatsoever. The Martin Artquest gallery is all about keeping children entertained by learning about art hands-on! Both children and parents would enjoy the experience together!

The Parthenon – Nashville, Tennessee

Admission:

Adults – $6.00

Children (4-17) – $4.00

Seniors (Over 62) – $4.00

Members – Free

http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx

Extraordinary view at Centennial Park! 🙂 Even if you don’t go inside the Parthenon and see its excellent exhibits, there are still plenty of sites (free) to wander. Plenty of picture opportunities and memories to remember! Prices weren’t bad at all either for the self-guided tour and also the gift shop. If you are interested in history or even about some history of Nashville, this is a site to see!

Cheekwood Art and Gardens – Nashville, TN

Admission:

Adults – $16.00

Seniors (65+) – $14.00

College Students (with ID) – $12.00

Youth – $9.00

2 and under – Free

Members (with membership card and photo ID) – Free

Military Personnel (with current military ID) – 50% Discount

http://www.cheekwood.org/Home.aspx

Beautiful gardens. Beautiful museum. Beautiful. Can I keep on repeating Beautiful over a million times? Well, it’s part of the art community, and I know art is beautiful, so I guess I have my answer. Art and history – I am praising both those yet again. Magnificient! Children won’t be bored here also. There are fun activities for them to take part in as well. When I first went here, I actually thought it was going to be a tough route in a busy area. Nope. Quiet streets. Easy to get to. Very nice workers. I don’t want to spoil much for you. Let me know if there’s any questions you may need help finding answers to.

Hunter Museum of American Art – Chattanooga, TN

Adults – $15

Children and Youth, 17 and under: Free*

Members: Free

Admission is free for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and and Reserve.

*Up to five children admitted free with a paying adult. Additional children are $5 each.

http://www.huntermuseum.org/

It’s just a quick walk over from the aquarium. I was actually surprised how close they were! Ha! 🙂 If you want to get away or just a quick break from learning about all of the other artists from the rest of the world, well let’s take a look and learn about American artists. You name it, they have it! Well maybe, I’m not sure what you’re thinking of, but they do have a large collection so I’m sure they do have it :). Another place filled with helpful workers who truly love what they are doing. Another mansion which is also beautiful. There I go again with the word ‘beautiful’ again. Oh well, it’s true! :). The collections are all located in chronological order so that is extremely helpful.

Minnesota

Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Admission: General admission to the galleries are FREE every day and all day.

Tickets are ONLY required during major special exhibitions, select events, tours, classes, and films.

Memberships: Free to join

Can get discounted tickets, items, etc.

If you happen to get away from the excitement of the Mall of America, step into the art world here. This place is full of adventures that’s awaiting newcomers. You won’t be disappointed!

http://new.artsmia.org/

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Adults: $20

Seniors (65 and over): $18

Students (with valid ID): $14

Youth (13-18): $14

Children (12 and under): Free

Members: Free

Military!!! No, I didn’t forget about you. In face, every year the Philadelphia Museum of Art offers an exciting way to give back to our military members. Due to its participation with Blue Star Museums, all active-duty military personnel and their families offers free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. That’s cool!

Another fun and exciting fact about admission at this wonderful place: Pay What You Wish! Program. What does this mean? Well, they ask that it starts at a penny but just support them with however amount that you wish! But, there are a couple things to consider before you jump right in. This is only offered at select dates and times:

First Sunday of the Month at 10:00am-5:00pm

Every Wednesday from 5:00-8:45pm

You’re liking this place so far, aren’t you? Yeah, me too! 🙂 And, I haven’t talked much about it yet! Let’s do that shall we. OK. One word. Sculpture garden. Yep, you’re even more interested now. Who doesn’t like gardens?! 🙂

The museum has a lovely intake leading all the way back to the 1800s! That’s impressive. History and art: very exciting to see the growth.

What about the kids? Will children become bored here? Not at all! This museum is a very friendly and open community to children. In fact, they even offer tours (Example: Stroller Tour) to make it easier with children on specific dates (August 10, 2016). Don’t worry, they also have more programs for families that are permanent also.

Go check it out for yourself and let me know how it is 🙂 If you can’t get over there for a while, feel free to take a look at their website until you can 🙂

www.philamuseum.org

Enjoy! 🙂

City of Philadelpia Mural Arts Program

Adults: $32

Seniors: $30

Children (3-12): $28

Students with ID: $28

www.muralarts.org

What is it? It’s a Trolley Tour! The overall tour is two hours long. You would get to explore the largest outdoor art gallery and also getting to know the amazing mural collection in the city by going on a guided tour. Yes, I understand that the prices seem a bit high, but it still could be cool!