Things to do in ASHLAND with kids

Kentucky is more than just the Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Derby (although they do play a large part in the state’s character!). 

This music loving state filled with incredible countryside has so many fun and diverse things to do with kids, that the biggest problem will be working out how long to stay for!

Did you know that Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world? It sure does, with Mammoth Caves!

Kids can go back in time to the Old West at Guntown Mountain, and with 52 state parks like the 10,000 acre Green River Lake State Park and playful Land Between The Lakes, there is never an excuse not to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Kentucky is a great place to learn about the incredible history of the state, such as Kentucky Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum, and if kids really did want to experience those famous horses, they don’t have to wait for the derby! They can enjoy activities such as Horse Farm Tours and Kentucky Horsepark, with their famous working horse farm.

Why the long face? Better change that by heading to this Bluegrass State!

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  • The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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    Ashland

    History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and ...

  • Camden Park

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    (8 miles) Huntington

    A charming theme park in West Virginia, and a mini theme park just for those under 48" too!

  • Museum of Radio and Technology

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    (10 miles) Hungtington

    Ideal for those kids who just LOVE radios and gadgets, this museum has a huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for them to enjoy.

  • Pump Up the Fun

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    (19 miles) Huntington

    Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.

  • Beech Fork State Park

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    (20 miles) Barboursville

    Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the southwestern section of West Virginia.

  • Casey Jones Home And Railroad Museum

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    (34 miles) Jackson

    Visit the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum located in Casey Jones Village and relive the life, and legend. Climb aboard the 130 ton replica of engine #382 and ring the bell just like Casey did. ...

  • Waves Of Fun

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    (35 miles) Hurricane

    A great day of water fun in West Virginia with this family waterpark - the perfect way to stay cool over summer with the kids!

  • Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater

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    (44 miles) Saint Albans

    The Theater with its bright purple walls , colorful "tree stage,"and cozy gift shop provide an environment that children of any age can come and dream in.

  • Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

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    (48 miles) Lenore

    Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia.

  • South Charleston Museum

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    (52 miles) South Charleston

    The South Charleston Museum strives to create a casual learning experience that will appeal to all ages and interests. The purpose of this community museum is to promote the social, educational, and ...

  • Chief Logan State Park

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    (53 miles) Logan

    This 4,000-acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park features a 25-site campground, outdoor amphitheater, and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy miles ...

  • Kanawha Valley

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    (53 miles) Charleston

    Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest's close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. A playground attracts families ...

  • Daniel Boone National Forest

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    (54 miles) Morehead

    One of the most visited national forests in the entire state of Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest has all sorts of adventures from camping, rock climbing to boating!

  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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    (55 miles) Charleston

    An interactive world of music, theater, art and science for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Longs Retreat Family Resort

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    (56 miles) Latham

    An RV park with a great waterpark and fun activities! Perfect for a stay, or even just a day visit!

  • Starlight Family Fun Center

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    (56 miles) Ripley

    Starlight Family Fun Center is an indoor rink and open year round. Open for skating sessions and available for birthday parties.

  • ExploreWV GeoChallenge

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    (60 miles) Charleston

    Get out and see the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia with the fun activity of geocaching! ExploreWV will set up groups to give you an excellent and adventurous day out!

  • National Underground Railroad Museum

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    (62 miles) Maysville

    A museum dedicated to telling the story of America's bid to rid itself of slavery.

  • Triple Crown Family Fun Center

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    (63 miles) Chillicothe

    Active kids will love this fun center in Ohio, with soccer training, inflatables, water park, arcade, and PIZZA!

  • Hocking Hills State Park

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    (66 miles) Logan

    Wildlife, waterfalls, caves, nature, and ghosts! Picturesque wilderness for the nature loving family to explore on foot or by bike.

  • Paradise Breeze

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    (67 miles) Maysville

    Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!

  • Wayne National Forest

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    (69 miles) Nelsonville

    A beautiful Ohio forest which features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season.

  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

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    (71 miles) Nelsonville

    The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment for the education and entertainment of the general public.

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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    (75 miles) Slade

    There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest ...

  • Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

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    (79 miles) Parkersburg

    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. ...

  • Oil and Gas Museum

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    (79 miles) Parkersburg

    Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and ...

  • Burr Oak State Park

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    (80 miles) Gloucester

    Over 25 miles for nature loving families to spend the day in, with stunning scenic hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, a 500ft. sandy beach, fishing areas, a public shelter plus campground.

  • Adventure Quest Inflatables

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    (81 miles) Parkersburg

    We offer the cheapest, cleanest inflatables for all of your event needs! We do all day rentals, and this includes setup and delivery.

  • Mystery Hole

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    (87 miles) Ansted

    This believe-it-or-not astounding experience has intrigued many people both young and old over the years. Many come time and time again just curious to know if they really did see what they thought ...

  • Hatfield McCoy Trails

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    (88 miles) Pineville

    This trail system is known for its breathtaking scenic views and is part of the enormous Hatfield and McCoy Trail system. They welcome ATV, UTV and dirt bike riders to come and explore together!

  • Adventures On The Gorge

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    (89 miles) Lansing

    A West Virginia adventure in the incredibly outdoors, with whitewater rafting, zip line, and canopy tours!

  • Slate Run Historical Farm

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    (89 miles) Winchester

    A living history museum set in the 1880s, with costumed characters going about their daily lives for the time, and plenty of animals to see!

  • New River Gorge Adventure Center

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    (89 miles) Lansing

    A place for your family vacation in West Virginia. Rafting for kids as young as 6, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing for children as young as 8, and biking for those 10 and up. You and your ...

  • Bluestone National Scenic River

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    (89 miles) Glen Jean

    Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape that provides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety of plants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile ...

  • Gauley River Recreation Center

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    (89 miles) Glen Jean

    The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.