National Parks / Natural World in AUGUSTA with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Augusta has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Augusta, Georgia offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Augusta itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Magnolia Springs State Park

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    (41 miles) Millen

    Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal clear springs flowing 7 million gallons of water per day and the beautiful boardwalk which spans the cool water. During warmer months, visitors ...

  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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    (72 miles) Comer

    Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River.

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    (80 miles) Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

  • Carolina Children's Garden

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    (80 miles) Columbia

    Kids can explore 2 acres of themed gardens created to inspire creative play!

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!

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  • Morris Museum of Art

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    (2 miles) Augusta

    The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly ...

  • The Museum

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    (50 miles) Greenwood

    The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the ...

  • EdVenture Childrens Museum

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    (66 miles) Columbia

    Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.

  • South Carolina State Museum

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    (66 miles) Columbia

    Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills ...

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (85 miles) Athens

    With free admission, this Museum of Art is a great place for the family to enjoy a cultural and artistic day out in Georgia! With kids activities and hands-on exhibits, it's a fun way to spend the ...

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    (85 miles) Royston

    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players ever, and now kids can learn all about his life and achievements at this Georgia museum all about him!

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    (98 miles) Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (65 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!

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (85 miles) Athens

    A charming zoo filled with non-releasable native Georgia wildlife, perfect for that animal-tastic day out filled with learning and experiences. Free admission too!

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (97 miles) Greenville

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

  • South Carolina Railroad Museum Inc

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    (80 miles) Winnsboro

    Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum. There's something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. And best of all, you can ...

  • Splash In The Boro

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    (72 miles) Statesboro

    Water Slides - Our 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an exciting plunge into a common pool!

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (89 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Hoppy Feet Fun Center

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    (12 miles) Grovetown

    We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.

  • Funzone for Kids

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    (64 miles) Irmo

    If your kids would enjoy gliding down an 18' Double Slide, racing through a 35' Obstacle Course, or challenging one another in our 5-in-1 Sports Combo, then Funzone is the place for you.

  • Monkey Joes

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    (96 miles) Greenville

    Active and playful kids up to 12 years can enjoy this indoor play center in Greenville, with fun inflatables and activities!

  • Red Wing Rollerway

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    (4 miles) Augusta

    A classic family friendly rollerskating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages for a variety of sesison types.

  • Durhamtown Off Road Park

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    (58 miles) Union Point

    At Durhamtown you can ride your Dirt Bike, ATV, Side x Sides on over 100 Miles of One Way Trails. We have 9 Tracks, including a Pee Wee Track, a Super Cross Track, MX Tracks, a Dirt Drag Strip and ...

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (65 miles) Columbia

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

  • Skateland

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    (80 miles) Elgin

    Skateland offers skating sessions designed with the younger skater in mind. SoftPlay available for ages 10 and under. SoftPlay is our indoor playground, with ball pits, tunnels and slides--a ...

  • Trailhead Climbing and Outdoor Center

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    (84 miles) Anderson

    A great family friendly environment for learning to climb or for improving your climbing abilities as a family in South Carolina. They also do parties!

  • Climbin High

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    (85 miles) Fountain Inn

    2,000 vertical square feet of fun to challenge all ages and skill levels - special child sessions available. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Aerofit

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    (89 miles) Athens

    16 interconnected trampolines plus wall siders for a great fun cardiovascular workout whilst bouncing through every dimension imaginable.

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (95 miles) Greenville

    Fun for those active kids in Greenville with a fun house, bumper boats, driving tracks, laser tag and so much more!

  • Funopolis Family Fun Center

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    (98 miles) Commerce

    Attractions galore at this Georgia family fun center - with go karts, a climbing wall, laser tag, mini golf...just to name a few! Great fun for all ages.

  • The National Science Center

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    (3 miles) Augusta

    The only science center dedicated to exciting students across the nation about math, science, and technology. Here, math and science are not lifeless, boring subjects to be approached with ...

  • Augusta Museum of History

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    (3 miles) Augusta

    Through the use of theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of people and create characters that present history in an innovative and engaging manner.

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (78 miles) Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site that introduces you to the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. A fascinating day out in South Carolina.

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    (96 miles) Camden

    A museum in the oldest existing inland town in South Carolina, that will fill your day with Camden history from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Historic family fun for your day out!

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!