Things to do in BRISTOL with kids

Tennessee is known for it’s breathtaking mountains and incredible music, and rightly so. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must see, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum takes kids on a journey of the country’s most popular music genre, and well, there’s Graceland. And icon in itself. (Give kids an education on how music used to be!)

But Tennessee is filled to the brim with other fun places to go with kids. Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo, Lucky Ladd Farms and Tennessee Safari Park are unique ways for kids to experience wonderful animals.

Why not take to the family out onto the rivers with companies like Chattanooga Riverboat Company? Incredible ways to see the state from a different angle.

And history loving kids..you just wait! Relive history at the Belle Meade Plantation, learn of the civil war with Fort Donelson Historic Battlefield, or let your imagination run wild with the dinosaurs at Coon Creek Science Center!

Oh yes….did we mention Dollyworld? Certainly a one-of-a-kind adventure for the family!

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  • Bounce Bristol

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    (2 miles) Bristol

    Bounce Bristol is an indoor family entertainment center for children up to 12 years old. We have inflatables, host parties, and have a great snack bar featuring Domino's Pizza. Parents are always ...

  • Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum

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    (15 miles) Piney Flats

    Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.

  • Hubbs Corn Maze

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    (20 miles) Clinton

    Great Fall family fun with a professionally designed and cut 10+ acre corn maze, laser tag, giant slides, jump pillow, barrel train, live entertainment, haunted trail, 100' trackless train, hay ...

  • Hands On Regional Museum

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    (21 miles) Johnson City

    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 ...

  • Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center

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    (21 miles) Kingsport

    Super Clean, safe place for your kids to come and have a blast while getting tons of exercise. 25 foot shark, 40X20 foot obstacle course, bubble gum machine bouncer and lots more! 5 party rooms ...

  • Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

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    (22 miles) Gray

    Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (27 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!

  • Elk Knob State Park

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    (33 miles) Todd

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

  • Beech Mountain

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    (33 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 ...

  • Pebble Mountain Family Campground

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    (42 miles) Chuckey

    A peaceful and eco-friendly experience with nature in this family campground.

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (42 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!

  • The Andrew Johnson Historic Site And Center

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    (46 miles) Greeneville

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson\'s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President ...

  • Linville Caverns

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    (49 miles) Marion

    Explore North Carolinas ONLY show cavern with guided tours. A great family day out for all ages in the wonder of nature!

  • Bear Den Campground

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    (50 miles) Spruce Pine

    Go camping in the NC Mountains! 400 amazing mountaintop acres, adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway, make Bear Den a pretty awesome vacation spot!

  • Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

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    (51 miles) Spruce Pine

    Have a GEM of a family day out in North Carolina's Gem Mountain attraction - with gam mining and mining tours!

  • Emerald Village

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    (51 miles) Little Switzerland

    Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic ...

  • Berwind Lake Wildife Management Area

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    (56 miles) Warriormine

    Berwind Lake WMA, in McDowell County, is one of the larger Wildlife Management Areas in West Virginia, containing approximately 18,000 acres of rugged mountain terrain common to the southern portion ...

  • Mountain Stream RV Park

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    (59 miles) Marion

    Surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery, this family RV park is great to get out into the beautiful nature, with following streams and shady RV sites.

  • Harlan County Campground

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    (60 miles) Putney

    RV sites, tent spots and cabins are all waiting at this Kentucky family owned and operated campground!

  • Big Walker Lookout

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    (62 miles) Wytheville

    The oldest privately owned scenic attraction in Virginia, this spot gives you one of the most amazing views of the Appalachian Mountains you will ever see!

  • Lake James State Park

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    (62 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 ...

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    (64 miles) Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park NC

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    (66 miles) Marion

    Great amenities, family fun activities, crafts, and one very loveable bear make Jellystone Park in Marion, North Carolina a fun place to be! Either to camp or just for the day!

  • Stone Mountain State Park

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    (66 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.

  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

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    (72 miles) Asheville

    Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the ...

  • ClimbMax Climbing Center

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    (72 miles) Asheville

    Perfect fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor climbing in Downtown Asheville and on the real rocks in the surrounding national forest. Fun for ALL and no experience needed. Don't let the ...

  • La Zoom ComedyTours

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    (72 miles) Asheville

    A Comedy Show on Wheels! A side-splitting odyssey to the city's favourite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long time residents.

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (72 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 ...

  • Mountaineer Bowling Lanes

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    (72 miles) Bluefield

    Family ten pin bowling fun in West Virginia with Mountaineer Bowling Lanes! 51 years of family fun and counting!

  • Ashevilles Fun Depot

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    (74 miles) Asheville

    Multi-level Laser Tag, 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a 24-foot climbing wall, soft play area, batting cages, and our newest attractions, multi-level outdoor go-cart track, indoor go-kart track, bumber ...

  • Adventure Ranch

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    (75 miles) Morristown

    Adventure Ranch is an active farm entertainment venue located on the picturesque Great Smoky Farm in Morristown, TN. Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Adventure Ranch has been called ...

  • South Mountains State Park

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    (75 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.

  • Catawba Science Center

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    (76 miles) Hickory

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

  • Hatfield McCoy Trails

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    (76 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!

  • Mountain Play Lodge

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    (79 miles) Arden

    Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.