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Rock Cave
The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. The Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland w...
The Wilds
(102 Miles)
Cumberland
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, a...
Max Meadows
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is a free-range zoo located on 45 acres just off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77. The zoo is home to animals from six continents and has become a favorite destination for families, schools, churches, and group travel tours due to the h...
Slade
There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras,...
Mill Mountain Zoo
(1)
(119 Miles)
Roanoke
is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities.
Natural Bridge
Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!
Natural Bridge
You'll be able to see animals run and frolic with abandon ... or block your path ... or lay flat-out in the sun ... the choice will be theirs; they are free to roamno pacing back and forth in front of a barred exhibit!
Kingwood
Home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world, and even better you can feed over half the animals in the zoo!
Good Zoo
(132 Miles)
County Wheeling
Visitors of all ages will find something pleasing at our zoo which is dedicated to the memory of a seven-year-old boy named Philip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Come visit our new Outback Exhibit, featuring kangaroos and wallabies.
Powell
The Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species from around the globe. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Powell for kids
Jackson
In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Ridgeway
Amazing Interactive Animal Experience! All tours by appointment so you can touch & hold the animals! Petting Ranch Critters like you have never had in your life! Come visit exotic and domestic animals! Cuddle a Mountain Coatimundi! Kiss a Potbelly P...
Newport Aquarium
(163 Miles)
Newport
Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive shows and "meet the biologist" sessions every day. V...
Cincinnati
Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the "Top Ten Bes...
National Aviary
(169 Miles)
Pittsburgh
Houses a diverse collection comprising more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.
Donegal
Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.
Luray
Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does best! Have you ever been close enough to a tiger you can cou...
Pittsburgh Zoo
(173 Miles)
Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids...
Noahs Lost Ark
(186 Miles)
Berlin Center
Noahs Lost Ark offer the chance to see and interact with some of the most amazing animals that inhabit the earth. Through tours offered to school children, groups and the general public, thousands of people are educated each year about the plight of ...
Akron Zoo
(188 Miles)
Akron
When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Zootastic Park
(1)
(189 Miles)
Troutman
An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats for close up study and enjoyment.
The Lazy 5 Ranch
(195 Miles)
Mooresville
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the opportunity to view over 750 animals from six diff...
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 60 species of animals including river otters, blac...
Tiger World
(204 Miles)
Rockwell
Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Vienna
Feed over 350 animals. Camels, zebra, bison, waterbuffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari.
Huntersville
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.
Cleveland
One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.
Camden Park
(49 Miles)
Huntington
Camden Park's Kiddie Land is home to 9 rides for our guests 48" and under, including our historic Carousel, Kiddie Boats and Handcars. Also has larger rides for older kids. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
Natural Bridge
At the Haunted Monster Museum you will experience Professor Cline's work displayed haunted house style. Visitor's say it's Bizarre and unique, like Scooby Doo meets the Twilight Zone. Here we showcase the very best of this type of fun family entertai...
Tuscora Park
(149 Miles)
New Philadelphia (NW)
Whether you take part in activities like swimming and tennis or miniature golf, have kids that love amusement rides, or want to enjoy an old-fashioned evening band concert, Tuscora Park has a state-wide reputation as an affordable place to come for f...
Blowing Rock
A unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on our historic steam locomotive, Number 12.
Kings Island
(157 Miles)
Kings Mills
If you want to experience thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable day with your family, Kings Island has over 80 rides, shows and attractions with something for every member of your family, young or old!
Kennywood
(170 Miles)
West Mifflin
Kennywood has a lot of modern rides mixed with traditional rollercoasters - rollercoasters, waterrides, thrillrides and lots of rides for smaller people. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylv...
Cleveland
The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, presented by Marc's, is Northeast Ohio's #1 Springtime event! Open March 21-April 20, 2014. Dates and times vary, see www.ixamusementpark.com for details.
Waves Of Fun
(20 Miles)
Hurricane
Waves of Fun is West Virginia's choice water park attraction where people of all ages can enjoy spending the day...not a fortune! For fun-lovers and sun-seekers alike. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
Hurricane
For an exhilarating thrill with top-to-bottom, non-stop excitement, plunge down the Aqua Tube, spiraling at breathtaking speed...a sensation that'll keep you coming back for more!
Splash Zone
(95 Miles)
Clarksburg
Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.
Dublin
Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, Water Basketball, Shaded swimming and sitting area in...
Longs Retreat
(104 Miles)
Latham
Cool off at the lifeguarded sandy beach swimming area with diving boards, giant water slides, canoes and paddleboats, a tube slide, the splash pad and the wonderful Water Wars! Dry land activities too including mini golf, trampolines and karting!
Splash Valley
(114 Miles)
Roanoke
Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!
Paradise Breeze
(121 Miles)
Maysville
The key to running a successful Water Park & Family Fun Center is having the right equipment. We\'ve cut no corners on quality and have invested in your comfort and safety. Paradise Breeze Family Entertainment Complex offers the following ameniti...
Newark
Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have ...
Columbus
Fort Rapids is wet, wild, indoor waterpark fun for all! Zip, slide, and splash in our 60,000 sq. ft. waterpark filled with thrilling rides and attractions, all situated in a fun western-themed resort setting.
Alpha Aquatics
(133 Miles)
Waynesburg
Competition size pool with kiddie leisure pool including spiral and straight water slides, water jets, lazy river and more.
Greensboro
Features a 200,000-gallon pool, a diving board and 11-foot diving pool, a 20x20-foot children’s wet play area, plus sports courts, adventure playground and rollerirink.
Carmichaels
Features a 300,000-gallon Z-shaped pool, a diving board, an 11-foot diving pool, an 8-foot water slide, a 70-foot spiral water slide, a 15-by-15-foot children’s water play area, adventure playground and ball fields.
Zoombezi Bay
(148 Miles)
Powell
Introducing a brand new 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 15 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole ...
Paradise Cove
(149 Miles)
Richmond
8 lane lap pool with two 1 meter diving boards, a play pool with zero depth entry and numerous play features, including four slides!
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!
Massanutten
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark is open year-round for family fun, group and birthday party entertainment while the Outdoor WaterPark is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Hours do vary seasonally, but they are always available

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