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Charleston
You'll find the aquatic habitats of the state from rushing mountain streams through rivers, lakes and the saltmarsh, to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, encounters with river otters, snakes, turtles, birds, fish and sharks delight gue...
Charleston
One hour fully narrated tours of the Historic District. City's only licensed guides in the Confederate uniform. Tours depart every 20 min. from our Barn. Clean restrooms and video entertainment while you wait. Easy boarding platforms.
Charleston
Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on experiences. Weekly classes expose children to the a...
Charleston
Horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston - unforgetable experience for the kids
Charleston
The old exchange has been restored to its original condition, the structure looks the same as it did when George Washington would have danced in its Grand Hall. The dungeon lies beneath the exchange house and is where period criminals and suspected t...
Mount Pleasant
Patriots Point would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury class Coast Guard cutter Ingham would join the Patri...
Charleston
Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four...
Charleston
200-foot tube slide - 200-foot open slide - Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays - 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall - Leisure pool - open seasonally
Mount Pleasant
200-foot water slide - 16-foot otter slide - Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls - The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride - Recreational pool
Monkey Joes
(8 Miles)
Charleston
Their play area of wall-to-wall jumping, sliding, and bouncing fun features inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses, guaranteed to keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.
Isle of Palms
See wildlife... including dolphin, shore and wading birds, crabs, and other speciaes that thrive in this habitat.
Mount Pleasant
Go-Carts - Climbing Wall - Blackbeard’s Gemstone Mining - Jump Land - Indoor Play System (All Day) - Water Wars
Charleston
South Carolina's Ultimate Family Entertainment Complex, the Carolina Ice Palace was designed to be a year-round family playground for recreational skating, league hockey, figure skating, extreme sports, virtual reality and video games. Inside you wil...
North Charleston
Gallons of fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Awendaw
Offering a unique insight into the lives and spectacular abilities of more than 40 species of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, and vultures. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...
Summerville
Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.
Edisto Island
You can view beautiful reptiles in both the indoor and outdoor facilities. Alligators and turtles swim and play in large outdoor ponds in the outdoor gardens, while other reptiles bask in the large indoor solarium.
Georgetown
The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado's first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. The thriving mining towns of Georgetow...
Georgetown
Come and see Historic Georgetown - A favorite way to see Georgetown is by boat. A selection of tours will take you in and around Winyah Bay and the surrounding rivers. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ki...
Hilton Head Island
Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade. Adventure Cove offers a variety of games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. There is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Hilton Head Island
With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the Museum is a fantastic way to become familiar with the ...
Surfside Beach
24 Slides - Wipe Out Wave Pool - Lazy River Ride - Wallys Kiddie Lagoon - Adult Lounge Pool - Mini Golf - Go-Carts - Bumper Boats - Snack Bar - Gift Shop. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South C...
Waccatee Zoo
(79 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo receives no state or government funding, just lots of T....
Savannah
We feature an awesome 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course, where you play through streams, ponds and rock hazards, just like the real thing! We also feature Bumper Go-Carts Batting Cages Moonwalk Bounce Arcade Fun Refreshments Private Party Room
Fun Warehouse
(81 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!
Myrtle Beach
We offer a wide variety of amenities to please those of all ages. From our magnificent 510ft. lazy river, to our glorious on-site recreation area, PirateLand Family Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will provide you with a camping experi...
Fort Pulaski
(82 Miles)
Savannah
The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic nature walk. Spend a day fishing, kayaking, hiking, o...
Savannah
This first class fishing service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and dolphin tours.
Savannah
The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.
Savannah
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Savannah
We are a Micro-Museum dedicated to the Great Savannah Races: The First American Grand Prix, The Vanderbilt Cup, Tiedeman Trophy and Savannah Challenge of 1908-1911. Come visit us, explore the link between automobile technology and racing and browse ...
Savannah
Old Savannah tours is the only locally owned and operated Trolley Tour Company in Savannah. For over 25 years we have been providing both overview and on-off tours of this beautiful historic city.
Savannah
Watch the turntable in action, try a handcart and see behind the scenes into vintage rail, plus guided tours, train rides and related craft demonstrations.
Family Kingdom
(86 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
Features more than 30 rides including a thrilling wooden roller coaster and South Carolina's largest ferris wheel with one-of-a-kind views of the ocean. Splash down on our Log Flume, freefall 110 feet in our Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on our b...
North Myrtle Beach
Live shows, big name entertainment and great attractions, including one of the largest reptile parks in the world, a carousel and 7D cinema! An entertaining experience at Myrtle Beach for kids!
Myrtle Beach
Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same time.
Myrtle Beach
A collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park, like the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Wave Rider, adult and kiddie Pirate Rides, and the Caterpillar, Dune Buggy, Boat and Teacup Rides. There is a blast-from-the-past retail shop...
Myrtle Beach
3 Floors of Fright! Live actors and dramatic special effects. (Children under 6 not admitted)
Myrtle Beach
7 Exciting tracks - 2 NASCAR Themed Miniature Golf Courses - NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway - Kiddie Rides - Speed Bumper Boats
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water.
Myrtle Beach
IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies can't. You'll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound quality, making IMAX 3D the world’s most immersive m...
MagiQuest
(88 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
MagiQuest is an indoor, live-action, adventure, role-playing game for kids of all ages. With a magic wand in hand, you'll explore an enchanted kingdom and participate in the ultimate quest as you enchant objects, befriend a pixie, learn from an ancie...
Myrtle Beach
Dare you get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course?!
Myrtle Beach
Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School Bus and More!
Myrtle Beach
A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world's most beauti...
Savannah
Located near historic Savannah, this barrier island has both salt and fresh water due to estuaries and marshes that flow through the area. The park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the intracoastal waterway, and provides scenic camping and picnick...
Myrtle Beach
All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and state-of-the-art effects serve to enhance each visitors already...
Myrtle Beach
Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.
Florence
Florence Motor Speedway can seat up to 3500 race fans and provides a night to remember - it's got NASCAR style stock car racing every saturday (check times and dates)
Myrtle Beach
The oceanfront Apache Family Campground and Pier has hosted families on the Grand Strand for over 35 years. We're proud to see folks who camped here as children come back year after year with children and grandchildren of their own.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Charleston with kids

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Splash Island Waterpark

(7 Miles) Waterparks in Mount Pleasant

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Blackbeards Cove Family Fun Park

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Mount Pleasant

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Monkey Joes

(8 Miles) Indoor Play in Charleston

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South Carolina Aquarium

(0 Miles) Zoos in Charleston

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Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

(1 Miles) Museums in Charleston

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Music In Motion Family Fun Center

(20 Miles) Kids Fun in Summerville

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Barrier Island Ecotours

(10 Miles) Tours in Isle of Palms

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Carolina Ice Palace

(13 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Charleston

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Splash Zone Waterpark

(5 Miles) Waterparks in Charleston

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Edisto Island Serpentarium

(26 Miles) Zoos in Edisto Island

Fun places to visit in Charleston with kids

South Carolina is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of South Carolina's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in South Carolina with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in South Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in SC