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Senior Trips

Each month, we offer day trips to places all throughout Middle Tennessee (and possibly beyond!). Trips are based out of the Enrichment Center (Franklin) and Longview Recreation Center (Spring Hill).  Please visit the Senior Policies page for more registration information.

The trips below are based out of the Enrichment Center (Franklin) only. Registration is REQUIRED for all trips.

Lunch Bunch  
Let's do lunch! We might try something new, hit some favorites, or find something off the beaten path. The cost of a lunch bunch outing is $3 for transportation. Lunch will always be Dutch Treat. Registration is REQUIRED.

January 16 (Olive Garden): 13077
February 13 (Connor's Steak & Seafood): 13078

The trips below are based out of the Enrichment Center (Franklin) only. Registration is REQUIRED for all trips.

Hiking Trips 
"Take a hike" with us! We will hit some local favorites and find some new places to walk and hike. Participants must be able to walk independently on different types of terrain. Some places we go may have easy and more difficult trails for seniors to choose from or we will stay together as a group. You will need to provide your own snacks and water for these outings. This outing is weather dependent and if we need to cancel the outing we will notify everyone as soon as possible. Meet in the lobby of the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 11am. Return times will vary. The cost of the hiking outing is $3 for transportation.  

January 23: Stillhouse Hollow Falls 13187*
*Please note: After the hike, we will be eating lunch (Dutch treat) at the Mount Pleasant Grille.
February 27: Long Hunter State Park 13176

Indoor Rock Climbing at the Ascent
Join us for a fun trip of rock climbing at The Ascent indoor rocking climbing gym in Murfreesboro! Interested, but unsure of your abilities? Discover what you can do on the rock wall where event the most inexperienced can reach new heights. Admission, climbing gear, and a belay lesson will be provided.
Trip Date: January 30
Cost: $23
Time: Depart at 1pm, Return time will vary
Online Registration Code: 13184 (Registration begins 11/1)

Extreme Escape Game
Join us on this fun and challenging trip right here in Franklin, TN! Be entertained and mesmerized as we work as a group to solve puzzles to finish the Escape game. Our theme is "The Grand Illusion" and it is sure to please! Come share the fun, laughter, and help us ESCAPE! Afterwards, lunch will be Dutch treat at Old Chicago Pizza.
Trip Date: February 15
Cost: $54 (Lunch is Dutch treat)
Time: Depart at 10am, Return time will vary
Online Registration Code: 13189 (Registration begins 11/1)

Transportation for the trips below are available to/from two locations: Enrichment Center (Franklin) and Longview Recreation Center (Spring Hill). Registration is REQUIRED for all trips.

State Capitol Building and Tennessee State Museum
Join us as we go on a guided tour of the Tennessee State Capitol Building which stands today much as it did when it first opened in 1859. The building is one of the oldest working Capitol Buildings in the United States and is home to the Tennessee General Assembly and the Governor’s Office. The grounds also hold statues of historic figures such as Alvin York, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and Sam Davis. The tombs of President James K. Polk and his wife are also located on Capitol Grounds. After our guided tour, we will visit the brand new Tennessee State Museum located on the northwest corner of the Bicentennial Mall. The facility just opened on October 4, 2018. The project was upwards of $120 million and holds 137,000 feet of exhibit/gallery space. We will grab lunch (Dutch treat) on the way home at Hattie B’s.
Trip Date: January 24
Cost: $12 (Lunch is Dutch treat)
Time: Enrichment Center (Franklin): Depart at 9:15am, Return at 3:30pm
         Longview (Spring Hill): Depart at 8:45am, Return at 4pm
Online Registration Code: 13485 (Registration begins 12/21)

Art Galleries at Fisk University and Monell's
The Carl Van Vechten Gallery housed in a late 19th century building was established in 1949. It shows changing exhibitions, temporary installations and permanent pieces from Fisk's collection. The Aaron Douglas Gallery located in the old campus library offers works from faculty, students and leading contemporary artist. Afterwards, we will feast on plates of southern classics and comfort foods at Monell's. In its original location in the Germantown area of Nashville, this 1905 Victorian style home is the perfect setting for serving meals family style.
Trip Date: February 20
Cost: $38 (All inclusive, including lunch!)
Time: Enrichment Center  (Franklin): Depart at 9am, Return at 2pm
         Longview (Spring Hill): Depart at 8:40am, Return at 2:30pm
Online Registration Code: 13320 (Registration begins 1/7)

Belmont Mansion
Built in 1853 and the largest Antebellum home in Tennessee, The Belmont Mansion is a must see for anyone interested in Tennessee history, Civil War, architecture, and art. Lunch TBA after our tour.
Trip Date: March 26
Cost: $32 (Lunch is Dutch Treat)
Time: Enrichment Center (Franklin): Depart at 9:30, Return at 2:30
         Longview (Spring Hill): Depart at 9:00, Return at 3:00
Online Registration Code: 13991 (Registration begins 2/25)

Storytellers Museum & Hideaway Farm
Join us as we visit Storytellers Museum and Hideaway Farm. The property and farmhouse was owned by Johnny Cash for over 30 years. At the museum, we will get to browse historic memorabilia from Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl and others, as well as a car collection, including Johnny's one of a kind "One Piece at a Time" car. Then, we will be treated with a live country music performance before wandering through the farmhouse that Johnny Cash once called "the center of my universe". After our tour, we will stop for lunch at Jefferson's in nearby Fairview, TN.
Trip Date: April 30
Cost: $30 (Lunch is Dutch Treat)
Time: Enrichment Center (Franklin) Depart 9:45, Return 2:00
         Longview (Spring Hill) Depart 9:15, Return 2:30
Online Registration Code: 13977 (Registration begins 3/25)

Tennessee Safari Zoo
The Tennessee Safari Park is located on a century farm owned by the Conley Family since 1858, called Hillcrest. Today you can drive through 5.5 miles of roads taking you amongst animals from around the world and stroll through the 20 acre zoo area to encounter primates, exotic birds, tapirs, foxes, cranes, and much more! After our bus tour and stroll through the zoo, we'll stop at a local favorite "TN-Q" for lunch.
Trip Date: May 30
Cost: $32 (Lunch is Dutch Treat)
Time: Enrichment Center (Franklin) Depart 8:30, Return 4:30
         Longview (Spring Hill) Depart 8:00am, Return 5:00
Online Registration Code: 13970 (Registration begins 5/1)

The trips below are based out of the Longview Recreation Center (Spring Hill) only. Registration is REQUIRED for all trips.

Lunch Bunch 
Let's do lunch! We might try something new, hit some favorites, or find something off the beaten path. The cost of a lunch bunch outing is $3 for transportation. Lunch will always be Dutch

January 4 (The Southern): 13317
February 1 (First Watch): 13318

Salsa & Spirits Tour
We are back on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail! This time our distillery adventures will be combined with lunch at different well-liked taco shops in the area! Each distillery tour includes a tasting.

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery & Taco Mamacita
Charles Nelson was distilling whiskey before the Civil War and had established a great business in Nashville before prohibition closed the distillery. 100 years later his 3 great grandsons revived the family business.  Taco Mamacita is fresh-mex at it’s finest.
Trip Date: January 18
Cost: $18 (Lunch is Dutch treat)
Time: 10:15am-2:45pm
Online Registration Code: 13328 (Registration begins 12/3)

Nashville Craft & Mojo Taco
Nashville Craft opened in 2016 with a focus on local and regional ingredients. Former DNA lab director Bruce Boeko has put his science background to work in a new setting. Mojo Taco, located in The Factory in Franklin is a fresh innovative taco shop with a Tennessee twist.
Trip Date: February 26
Cost: $18
Time: 10:15am-2:45pm
Online Registration Code: 13329 (Registration begins 1/7)

Arrington Vineyards
A gorgeous hillside winery located in Arrington, TN. We will tour the production facility, view the grounds and taste 5 different wines. Lunch TBA.
Trip Date: March 19
Cost: $38
Time: 11:00am-3:30pm
Online Registration Code: 13979 (Registration begins 2/11)

Big Creek Winery
Located in the Wales  community of Giles County, TN, Big Creek is known not only for grapes, but fruit wines as well. We will enjoy a tour and tasting. We will have lunch at Hickory House, Pulaski, TN.
Trip Date: April 16
Cost: $25
Time: 10:00-3:30
Online Registration Code: 13980 (Registration begins 3/11)

Amber Falls Winery
Hidden in the rolling hills of Hampshire, TN, Amber Falls produces some of the regions best premier wines. We will have lunch at the Mt. Pleasant Grille
Trip Date: May 9
Cost: $25
Time: 10:00-3:30
Online Registration Code: 13982 (Registration begins 4/1)

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