Things to do in ALBEMARLE with kids

Lighthouses, battleships, wildlife, thrilling roller coasters, pirates…and ghosts? Seem like a place your kids will love? Best get to North Carolina pretty quickly then!

This incredible state has SO much to do for kids…here’s why!  How about climbing aboard the historic Battleship USS North Carolina? Kids can experience true history (AND search for those ghosts at the same time!).  There is farm fun with places like Winterpast Farm and Hill Ridge Farms - or perhaps they want some of the BIGGER animals with North Carolina Zoo and the rehabilitative Aloha Safari Zoo.

The whole family can get their big thrills at Tweetsie Railroad or Ghost Town In The Sky (only for those brave outlaws) - oh yes, the pirates! North Carolina Maritime Museums can take kids back to the times of Blackbeard!

There are incredible gem fun with Gold City Gem Mine, and underground adventure at Linville Caverns, and even a swamp! Dismal Swamp State Park will introduce kids to this geological wonder.

We did tell you that North Carolina had great places to visit with kids…now the hard part. What to do first!

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  • Morrow Mountain State Park

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    (7 miles) Albemarle

    Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills ...

  • Reed Gold Mine

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    (15 miles) Midland

    History and GOLD at this site that was the FIRST documented location where gold was discovered in the USA!

  • Tiger World

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    (21 miles) Rockwell

    Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours ...

  • Dan Nicholas Park

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    (21 miles) Salisbury

    Come for the wildlife park, stay for the aquarium, the mini golf, the boats, the petting barn, the gem mine - a beautiful park in North Carolina for the whole family!

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    (23 miles) Kannapolis

    A fun recreation park with swimming, water slides, kiddie pools and mini golf. Cool family fun in West Virginia.

  • Romp n Roll

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    (24 miles) Harrisburg

    Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.

  • Bounce City

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    (26 miles) Salisbury

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 13 years, with inflatables, parties, toys and safe playtime fun! Great North Carolina fun

  • The N.C Transportation Museum

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    (26 miles) Spencer

    57 family friendly acres of transportation history at the North Carolina Transportation Museum - fun and educational!

  • Lowes Motor Speedway

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    (26 miles) Concord

    Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

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    (28 miles) Concord

    SEA LIFE unmasked at the new 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at Concord Mills! With over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks and feedings there is always more to "sea" ...

  • NASCAR Speedpark

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    (28 miles) Concord

    5 Exciting Tracks - NASCAR Reactor Simulators - Miniature Golf - Kiddie Rides - Indoor Rock Climbing Wall ; Kids Play Area - Speed Bumpers Bumper Boats - Lazer Tag Arena, Arcade. NASCAR Retail Store

  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

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    (29 miles) Charlotte

    Over 700 protected acres of nature and forest, with hiking trails, Reedy Creek Park, and a nature center with live animals and exhibits!

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (32 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Boones Cave Park

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    (34 miles) Lexington

    Explore the cave and hiking trails spotting wildlife and flowers, visit a 170ft tall tree, plus fish, swim, canoe or kayak.

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (34 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!

  • Discovery Place KIDS

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    (35 miles) Huntersville

    Fun exhibits themed around a small town which let kids play, learn and build confidence all in the one fun Discovery Place KIDS in North Carolina!

  • ImaginOn

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    (36 miles) Charlotte

    Family fun with children's theatre, a super fun library and revolving hands-on exhibitions. Great kids fun in Charlotte!

  • Discovery Place

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    (36 miles) Charlotte

    A great hands-on experience for any child looking for adventure. The Science Centre and Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!

  • Rays Splash Planet

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    (37 miles) Charlotte

    Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas, with a one of a kind waterpark filled with water fun. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Charlotte Nature Museum

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    (37 miles) Charlotte

    A fun nature museum with a focus on those little ones 3 to 7 years, with live animals, nature trails, and hands-on exhibits in North Carolina!

  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (38 miles) Rockingham

    Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!

  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    (39 miles) Huntersville

    Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.

  • Zootastic Park

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    (42 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!

  • Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

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    (43 miles) Archdale

    During Maize Adventure kids ages 4 and up love to pan for gems at our Gem Dig, ride the cow trains, jump on our two giant jumping pillows, ride out tram rides, and hop on our rodeo horses and pick ...

  • Carowinds

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    (44 miles) Charlotte

    Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages - great North Carolina adventures to be had!

  • US National Whitewater Center

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    (45 miles) Charlotte

    The ultimate outdoor adventure with 700 acres in Charlotte for whitewater rafting, kayaking and ropes courses, to relaxing with live music and food!

  • Lake Norman State Park

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    (46 miles) Troutman

    At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman.

  • Tanglewood Park

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    (46 miles) Clemmons

    An amazing county park with a fishing lake, gardens, BMX race course, trails, riding stables, a golf course, and MORE!

  • Piedmont Environmental Center

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    (47 miles) High Point

    Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres

  • Iredell Museum Kids At Play

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    (47 miles) Statesville

    Offers 1700 sq. ft. play space featuring interactive exhibits, programmes, events and classes based around science and creativity. Plus dress up days, storytelling, arts and crafts and demonstrations.

  • Clay Escape Paint Your Own Pottery

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    (48 miles) Fort Mill

    Bring the family for some wholesome fun - with more than 700 different bisque items and no hourly fees. No appointment needed. Open every day. Kids Camps offered. Great for baby or bridal showers, ...

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Point

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    (50 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.

  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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    (50 miles) Southern Pines

    The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms is Weymouth ...

  • Triad ECO Adventures

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    (50 miles) Winston-Salem

    Take a tour of Winston-Salem in style with Triad ECO Adventures, with Segway Tours and paddle-board lessons!

  • Friendly Acres Family Farm

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    (50 miles) High Point

    We are a family oriented farm that offers friendly farm animals for petting, outdoor areas for picnics, birthday parties, reunions, etc. Umbrella covered tables, a play area for kids and a pond are ...