The A-Game Sportsplex, located 17 miles south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee has facilities for hockey, ice-skating, basketball and volleyball, as well as a fitness center and laser tag. Franklin is the country seat for Williamson County and for a small town it sure has lots of things to keep you busy. If your team is visiting the A-Game Sportsplex, then you will need some downtime activities for everyone as well as places to eat. Here are some activity and restaurant suggestions to make your trip even better!

Things to Do

Battle of Franklin Trust and Winstead Hill

One of the bloodiest battles and the last of the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin Trust took place in November 1864 and proved to be one of the worst early defeats for the Confederate Army. Tourists can visit several historic sites that witnessed the action of warfare. Two houses, the Carter House and the Lotz House, were used as bunkers during the battle. Both suffered damage during the fighting, and both have been preserved to show off their 19th-century décor. Just outside the city, you can also visit the Carnton Plantation, which served as a key battlefield. Touring these locations truly brings the history of this horrific war to life.

Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill is where General Hood’s troops formed on before the Battle of Franklin Trust. A memorial dedicated to the Army of Tennessee is located on Winstead Hill today. At Winstead Hill’s overlook you’ll find a large military map as well as memorials to the Confederate generals who died in the battle in 1864. The park features open spaces, trails, shady trees, restrooms, and a 61-acre battlefield often used for Civil War reenactments. 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064; 4023 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064

Goofballs Family Fun Center

As the area’s coolest family entertainment center, Goofballs Family Fun Center is packed with 12,000 square feet of exciting activities that the whole family can enjoy. Goofballs features numerous attractions, including miniature bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, and a designated room in which toddlers can safely play. 1113 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

Timberland Park

Timberland Park sits on 72 acres just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. The park, which features an interpretive center, offers visitors hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation. A trail meanders thru the woods past a picnic area to an overlook pavilion. Other trails takes hikers up and down the property. Franklin, TN 37064

Lucky Ladd Farms

Another attraction near the A-Game Sportsplex is Lucky Ladd Farms. It is the largest petting zoo and family-fun park in Tennessee. Families from all over adore this award-winning, 60-acre farm because of its many unique attractions. At Lucky Ladd Farms you and your team can enjoy acre upon acre of playgrounds; hands-on animal encounters; giant slides; pony, wagon, and tractor train rides; a splash pad; scenic nature trails; educational exhibits; and more. If you’re looking for a way to fill your day with good old-fashioned fun, Lucky Ladd Farms is where you need to go! Not to be missed, the Homegrown Country Store offers local gourmet goodies, unique farm toys, and the best sweet tea this side of the mighty Mississippi. 4374 Rocky Glade Rd, Eagleville, TN 37060

Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin is where historic preservation and modern sophistication meet. This oasis of Southern hospitality is comprised of a 16-block National Register district that features award-winning shops, gift and book stores, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. There is something here for everyone! Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064

AMC– Thoroughbred 20

AMC Thoroughbred 20 is Franklin’s most luxurious movie theater. They showcase 20 screens, including their premiere Big D and IMAX auditoriums. The movie multiplex shows primarily first-run Hollywood movies in all digital video and sound and features discount matinees and a variety of other promotions. 633 Frazier Dr, Franklin, TN 37067

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Places to Eat

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is more than just a restaurant; it’s a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Their mission’ is to provide patrons with delicious food in a whimsical and imaginative environment. The Mellow Mushroom chain brand of restaurants got its start all the way back in the 1970’s. The idea back then, which is the same as it is now, was to make the most craveable slice of pizza on the planet. Have they accomplished that? Take everyone to Mellow Mushroom during your visit to the A-Game Sportsplex and see for yourself! 317 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

Merridee’s Breadbasket

Located in the heart of downtown Franklin right near the A-Game Sportsplex, Merridee’s Breadbasket is a renowned bakery and restaurant that has won numerous awards and been spotlighted in magazines and on TV. All of their recipes are made from scratch every day and you will find mouthwatering pastries, muffins, sweet breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more at the bakery counter. The restaurant is known for its country-chic vibe and its array of tasty breakfast and lunch options, which continue the tradition established by Merridee Erickson who founded the restaurant back in 1981. 110 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

A local Tennessee chain with a location in Franklin close to the A-Game Sportsplex, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant is committed to providing old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Modeled after a general store, the restaurant functions as a community kitchen. It serves downhome barbecue classics like pulled pork sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, and chicken and waffles, and the menu is sure to appeal to most appetites. The atmosphere is also jovial, with a large stage in the center of the restaurant hosting live music from local performers. 500 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219

Judge Bean’s BBQ

Just up the road from the A-Game Sportsplex in Brentwood, you’’ll find a local wonder: –Judge Bean’’s BBQ. When you come to Judge Bean’s, they want you to feel at home as you enjoy good, home-cooked food straight off the pit, with side dishes that will make your mouth water. That’s a tall order, but it’s a promise that they do their best to make good on every day they open the doors. A lot of folks say they have their own vibe. And that’s true. They’’re not your typical barbecue joint. –They’’re far better! 7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027

Enjoying the area’’s attractions with your teammates after playing at A-Game Sportsplex in Franklin is a bonding experience, and it promises a good, fun time while you’re in this part of Tennessee.