Zoos in CHATTANOOGA with kids

It’s animal time in Chattanooga, Tennessee and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Chattanooga because this The Volunteer State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Tennessee Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Chattanooga

    The Chattanooga skyline features six magnificent peaks that top the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. River Journey is the original Aquarium building and features ...

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    (2 miles) Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

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    (68 miles) Attalla

    An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    (87 miles) Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

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  • Kangaroo Jakes

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    (51 miles) Rome

    Indoor bouncing fun in Rome, Georgia with a host of fun and colorful inflatables for kids to use all of that extra energy on!

  • Jumping Jacks Indoor Playground

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    (82 miles) Dahlonega

    Indoor play AND mini golf at this fun Georgia play center for those active kids!

  • Rock City Gardens

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    (5 miles) Lookout Mountain

    One of the south’s oldest and most popular natural attractions featuring the Enchanted Trail with a Swing-A-Long Bridge and Fairyland Caverns, as well as many festivals and events throughout the ...

  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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    (8 miles) Fort Oglethorpe

    In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nations first, was created in 1890 to ...

  • Russell Cave National Monument

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    (28 miles) Bridgeport

    Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!

  • Fort Mountain State Park

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    (40 miles) Chatsworth

    An amazing nature filled family day out in the Chattahoochee National Forest, this picturesque state park has a range of outdoor activities, from horseback riding, mountain biking an hiking is a ...

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve

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    (46 miles) Fort Payne

    Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs ...

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    (79 miles) Huntsville

    The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.

  • Wilderness Station

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    (87 miles) Murfreesboro

    Explore this fun outdoor education and recreation facility, with back country hiking, campfire programs and educational activities! Tennessee nature is calling!

  • Chattahoochee Nature Center

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    (89 miles) Roswell

    The Chattahoochee Nature Center is different each and every day - you never know what you will find out on the trails or what some of the resident animals will be doing. In addition to our trails ...

  • Cherokee County Aquatic Center

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    (77 miles) Holly Springs

    Two indoor pools and one outdoor pool for those budding swimmers to have a splash about or improve their swimming techniques.

  • Chattahoochee Rapids Beach

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    (95 miles) Lake Lanier Islands

    With more than a dozen exciting rides and attractions, Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & WaterPark at Lake Lanier Islands Resort offers summer fun for the entire family. The Beach & WaterPark is a multi ...

  • LanierWorld

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    (96 miles) Buford

    A super fun way to get drenched in summer! Enjoy over a dozen super cool rides and attractions at LanierWorld - a very cool waterpark!

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (97 miles) Blountsville

    Spring Valley Beach features fun for the entire family! Our park offers the best for a nice relaxing day and plenty of adventure for thrill seekers.

  • Imagination Place

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    (82 miles) Gadsden

    Hands on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! An interesting and fun museum where imagination and creativity allow for a world of entertainment!

  • Baker Mountain Farm

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    (42 miles) Spencer

    We are an Seasonal Agritourism Farm with lots of hands-on learning and fun for the entire family. We have farmer play areas, petting farm and mini donkey rides, food concessions, gift shop, covered ...

  • Cherokee Valley Ranch

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    (63 miles) Jasper

    Zip lines, tubing, hay rides, tobogganing, fireside dinners and great ranch fun in Georgia! Fun for the whole family!

  • Petit Creek Farms

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    (66 miles) Cartersville

    Features include the Farmland Petting Zoo, Hay Ride Farm Tour, nature walks, sports fields and inflatable bounce houses.

  • Kidz Time Jump Play Slide LLC

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    (76 miles) Boaz

    Kidz Time is located in a 10,000 sq ft building, offering clean, safe fun for children under age 12. We are an indoor inflatable playground offering 5 days of Open Play time along with hosting ...

  • Southern Adventures

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    (77 miles) Huntsville

    Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. Whether you are young or just young-at-heart, Southern Adventures has ...

  • Lanes Trains and Automobiles

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    (80 miles) Murfreesboro

    Featuring tenpin bowling lanes, super bumper cars and arcade, plus thrilling high tech laser tag.

  • Lake Winnepesaukah

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    (6 miles) Chattanooga

    Kiddie rides, 14 story free fall, roller coasters...it must be the South's favorite family amusement park - Lake Winnie!

  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours

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    (1 miles) Chattanooga

    Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.

  • Chattanooga Riverboat Company

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    (1 miles) Chattanooga

    The pride of the South is ready to entertain family members of ALL ages with the Southern Belle Riverboat! Cruise along the Tennessee River and experience sightseeing and delicious meals!

  • Ruby Falls

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    (3 miles) Chattanooga

    Anticipation builds, the temperature drops, a cool fresh breeze surrounds you as you are immersed in darkness. There is the thunderous sound of water splashing directly in front of you, and you feel ...

  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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    (57 miles) Blue Ridge

    Nestled in the mountains of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest, historic Blue Ridge awaits you and your family. Our regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River ...

  • Weiss Lake Crappie Guides

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    (65 miles) Centre

    They have been fishing for crappie on this lake for over 30 years, so if you want a guide service that offers a day filled with fun and great fishing action these are your guys!

  • Creative Discovery Museum

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    (1 miles) Chattanooga

    A fun, interactive and hands-on children's museum in Chattanooga, with attractions perfect for kids to learn, play and get creative!

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

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    (1 miles) Chattanooga

    Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee

  • Rome Area History Museum

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    (55 miles) Rome

    As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.

  • Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum

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    (67 miles) Cartersville

    Tellus will occupy more than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. Tellus will also house the only fully ...