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Fun things to do in CHARLOTTESVILLE

If you hear the words “I’m bored”, then you’re clearly not in Virginia! Whatever they LOVE to do, you will find it here.

You will find beaches, mountains, incredible wilderness, and some of the oldest towns in the entire country…you ready?

Don't forget about those dinosaurs in Virginia with Dinosaur Land, or true hair raising thrills with Kings Dominion.  Kids can cool down at MANY water parks like Splashdown, and the retro Water Country USA.  Animals? Of course they have those! Virginia Safari Park is the ONLY drive through zoo in the state, and they have zoos galore.

Hit the water with Bay Country Kayaking, or why not through a bit of learning fun in there with museums like Virginia Air and Space Center and the fascinating Frontier Culture Museum.

And of course, the incredible wilderness! See it from new heights with Vertical Rock Climbing, or explore the state parks like Pocahontas State Park packed with incredible activities.  Did we mention you can also trek with Llamas? Check out Twincreeks Llama Trekking! 

There are so many fun things to do in Virginia, chances are you will be extending your family days out for much longer adventures! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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  • Virginia Discovery Museum

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    Charlottesville

    A hands-on children's museum, with exhibits on the arts, sciences, humanities, history, and nature. Families are encouraged to explore the Museum together - visitors of all ages are free to touch, ...

  • Charlottesville Ice Park

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    Charlottesville

    Public skating, skating classes and lessons, learn-to-play-hockey, Stick & Puck hockey practice sessions, Drop-In hockey sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for ...

  • Grand Caverns

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    (25 miles) Grottoes

    Amazing underground adventure in Virginia with Grand Caverns - an impressive example of what nature is capable of! Tours available for the whole family!

  • Massanutten Waterpark

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    (30 miles) 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 ...

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (32 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • Harrisonburg Children's Museum

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    (36 miles) Harrisonburg

    A hands-on, interactive museum where children (ages 2-12) and their families can explore and learn together. The museum offers a wide range of activities including culture, science and technology. ...

  • Lake Anna State Park

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    (37 miles) Spotsylvania

    Kids can learn from experts about panning for gold, and enjoy boating, fishing and seasonal swimming, as well as trails to enjoy!

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    (44 miles) 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 ...

  • Luray Caverns

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    (44 miles) Luray

    Underground fun in Virginia in Luray Cavern with an incredible range of stalactite and stalagmites, as well as an amazing reflecting pool!

  • Shenandoah Caverns

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    (48 miles) Quicksburg

    Virginia caverns at their best for you to explore through family friendly tours! Underground adventure in stunning natural wonder awaits!

  • Rollerworks Family Skating Center

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    (54 miles) Bealeton

    Rollerworks is a family-owned & operated, family-friendly skating center with emphasis on FUN! Our music is censored, and parents are ALWAYS welcome!

  • Paradise Lake Family Campground

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    (55 miles) Sprout Spring

    Family campground with lots of activities to keep everyone amused and happy!

  • Great Play

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    (55 miles) Fredericksburg

    We are a new unique kids gym located in Fredericksburg, VA. At Great Play children ages 6 months to 5th grade develop motor skills, sport skills, fitness and coordination through instruction and fun, ...

  • Bug Box

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    (55 miles) Fredericksburg

    Our zoo features exotic insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we also have a pet snake"Fred", two family member turtles, frogs and toads, Sammy salamander and so much ...

  • Central Park Funland

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    (56 miles) Fredericksburg

    Central Park Funland, Virginia's largest Family Entertainment Center, is the perfect place to have some fun. Our 40,000+ square foot facility sits on over 4 acres and is open 364 days a year.

  • Rightmire Childrens Museum

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    (56 miles) Lynchburg

    A four-level structure also known as Amazement Square. This fab family-friendly learning center offers loads of hands-on interacting fun, including America's highest indoor climbing tower, a ...

  • Amazement Square

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    (56 miles) Lynchburg

    Amazement Square is Central Virginias first multidisciplinary, hands-on childrens museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, ...

  • Twincreeks Llama Trekking

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    (56 miles) Browntown

    A fun an unusual experience as you take the family out to trek with llamas! Head out into the Virginia wilderness and enjoy the local wildlife as the whole family enjoys this fun day out activity!

  • Romp n Roll West End

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    (57 miles) Glen Allen

    Kids' Classes, Camps, and Birthday Parties for the Six and Under Crowd!

  • Kings Dominion

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    (58 miles) Doswell

    Get ready for those hair raising thrills at Kings Dominion, with theme park fun AND water fun spills! Over 400 acres of Virginia entertainment awaits you!

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (58 miles) Falmouth

    Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic area are also available.

  • Virginia Canopy Tours

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    (58 miles) Bentonville

    Challenge yourself with zip lines and rope bridges in this fun canopy tour through the Shenandoah River State Park - perfect for those active kids over 10 years!

  • Metro Richmond Zoo

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    (59 miles) Moseley

    Hop aboard the Safari Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.

  • Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

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    (60 miles) Lynchburg

    A fun and adrenaline packed snow sports center with skiing, snowboarding and tubing - ideal for all ages and abilities.

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    (61 miles) Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

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