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 place-spectacular…
North Carolina Arboretum
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…
Lake James State Park
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 Park.…
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
Travelers Rest, SC
A 21 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views!
South Mountains State Park
Connelly Springs, NC
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.
Table Rock State Park
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 Highway.
Paris Mountain State Park
Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!
Beech Mountain, NC
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…
Falls Park on the Reedy
A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!
Elk Knob State Park
Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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 USA!
Lake Norman State Park
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.
Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area
Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings
Stone Mountain State Park
Roaring Gap, NC
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.
Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
Over 700 protected acres of nature and forest, with hiking trails, Reedy Creek Park, and a nature center with live animals and exhibits!
Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and responsible environmental stewardship for all people.
Western North Carolina Nature Center
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 60 species of animals including river…
Hollywild Animal Park
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!
Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!
Carolina Raptor Center
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.
An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!
The Lazy 5 Ranch
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!
SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium
Explore the wonders of the ocean with this 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks!
Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.
Hands On Museum
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
Wheels Through Time Museum
Maggie Valley, NC
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
The Childrens Museum of the Upstate
80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Miniature World of Trains
"Our World In Miniature". "A Fun and Educational Family Experience"! Up to 40 model trains traversing the large city scene and mountains the reach over 12 feet tall. All on 3 levels or highly detailed…
Hands On Regional Museum
Johnson City, TN
Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and logic games.
Catawba Science Center
Science made fun at this kids museum in Hickory, with interactive exhibits, amazing aquariums and even a planetarium!
Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site
Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!
Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum
Piney Flats, TN
Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.
Schiele Museum of Natural History
Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.