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Fun things to do in anderson

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours or Historic Seaport of Georgetown!

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Frankies Fun Park

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    (90 miles) Columbia

    Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of their mega mix of fun.

  • Mice on Main

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.

  • Greenville Airport Play Area

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    (29 miles) Greenville

    A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.

  • Childrens Garden at Linky Stone Park

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    (28 miles) Greenville

    An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.

  • Cherokee Fun Park

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    (77 miles) Cherokee

    If you fancy blazing around the corners of one of our state-of-the-art go-cart tracks, splashing and bumping friends in our gigantic playboat pool, or picking a slower pace by playing through one of ...

  • The Gatlinburg Space Needle

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    (97 miles) Gatlinburg

    The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation ...

  • Catawba Science Center

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    (113 miles) Hickory

    Changing lives and inspiring wonder through science and learning. Stunning planetarium, amazing, aquariums and interactive exhibits galore.

  • Knoxville Ice Bears

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    (124 miles) Knoxville

    Knoxville Ice Bears. Providing a family-friendly experience for families to enjoy in addition to the hockey game.

  • Ghost Town In The Sky

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    (75 miles) Maggie Valley

    Ghost Town offers rides fit for the youngest buckaroo to the bravest outlaw. Ghost Town also features staged gunfights, live music and shows, crafts, food and lots more fun.

  • Dollywood

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    (102 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in ...

  • Cool River Tubing Company

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    (63 miles) Helen

    Take a river tubing trip down the scenic Chattahoochee, or play all day on our wonderful waterslide. All of our tube trips include your tube, U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver, a shuttle ...

  • Helen Waterpark and Tubing

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    (64 miles) North Helen

    The Helen Ga, Waterpark is fun for all ages especially the little ones. Large slides that will take you around turns down long shoots and into a splash at the end of the ride. Have your picture ...

  • Flea Market Tubing

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    (64 miles) Helen

    offers 4 awesome tube water slides, 1,000 ft lazy river and spray pad plus dry climbing wall.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (26 miles) Simpsonville

    Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (41 miles) Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (36 miles) Greenville

    Slides include 2 bodies, 1 tube and a tadpole slide for smaller folk, with other features including a zero entry leisure pool and interactive splash pad.

  • Dollys Splash Country

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    (102 miles) Pigeon Forge

    For a unique summer vacation destination that's fun for the whole family, pack your bathing suit and take the plunge to Dollywood's Splash Country. This water adventure theme park combines the beauty ...

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (58 miles) Athens

    A well kept and popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife including many varieties of bears, deer, possums, turtles, otters, hawks, eagles and bobcats. They have a See ...

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (96 miles) Columbia

    From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (70 miles) Cleveland

    Family Friendly zoo with over 400 animals including Georgia's premier petting zoo with over 100 breeds of rare and miniature livestock. Join us for baby animals being born. take a ride on the camel ...

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (28 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (46 miles) Wellford

    Home to over 500 animals, many of which roam freely inside large natural enclosures or on man-made islands. Try not to miss the Outback Safari where you are driven through 80 acres of free-roaming ...

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (75 miles) Asheville

    The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (97 miles) Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Rainforrest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (106 miles) Sevierville

    Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this all indoor RainForest Zoo is open year round. Meet some of the most amazing live ...

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