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Fun things to do in BLACK MOUNTAIN

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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  • Chimney Rock Park

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    (9 miles) Chimney Rock

    This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one ...

  • North Carolina Arboretum

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    (19 miles) Asheville

    One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up ...

  • Lake James State Park

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    (22 miles) Nebo

    Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State ...

  • South Mountains State Park

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    (37 miles) Connelly Springs

    Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

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    (42 miles) Greenville

    A 17.5 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views.

  • Table Rock State Park

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    (44 miles) Pickens

    Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgetable backdrop. The park has a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic ...

  • Paris Mountain State Park

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    (44 miles) Greenville

    Bike and hike trails, fishing, boating - canoe, pedal boat and kayak, adventure play, swimming and geocaching. Excellent for day visits and campers also welcome.

  • Beech Mountain

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    (49 miles) Beech Mountain

    Come play a mile up! At 5,506 feet our town has many fun things to do! Come try out our free sledding hill, go ice skating, snow tubing, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot ...

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    (50 miles) Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.

  • Elk Knob State Park

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    (62 miles) Todd

    Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    (71 miles) Gatlinburg

    Explore that beautiful feat of nature that lies between the border of Tennessee and North Carolina - the Great Smoky Mountains! True family adventure out in the most visited national park in the ...

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    (85 miles) Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

  • Stone Mountain State Park

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    (90 miles) Roaring Gap

    Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait.

  • Ijams Nature Center

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    (93 miles) Knoxville

    Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and ...

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (55 miles) Blowing Rock

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!

  • Dollywood

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (42 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.

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (44 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.

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (52 miles) Jonesborough

    Offers an interactive kids' leisure pool with loads of fun features and a zero depth wading area for babies, plus lazy river and 3 flume slides at 80, 100 and 200 feet high!

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (57 miles) Simpsonville

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

  • Dollys Splash Country

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    (72 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 ...

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (12 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 ...

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (38 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (50 miles) Greenville

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

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (70 miles) Gatlinburg

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

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