Things to do in CLEMSON with kids

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Trailhead Climbing and Outdoor Center

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    (11 miles) Anderson

    A great family friendly environment for learning to climb or for improving your climbing abilities as a family in South Carolina. They also do parties!

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    (17 miles) Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

  • Table Rock State Park

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    (25 miles) Pickens

    Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgetable backdrop. The park has a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic ...

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!

  • Mice on Main

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.

  • Miniature World of Trains

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    "Our World In Miniature". "A Fun and Educational Family Experience"! Up to 40 model trains traversing the large city scene and mountains the reach over 12 feet tall. All on 3 levels or highly ...

  • Childrens Garden at Linky Stone Park

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    (27 miles) Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (28 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (29 miles) Greenville

    Monkey Joes teaches kids to play with other kids while they run, jump, slide, climb and most important laugh until they drop.

  • Greenville Airport Play Area

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    (30 miles) Greenville

    A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.

  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

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    (30 miles) Greenville

    A 21 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views!

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (30 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    (31 miles) Royston

    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players ever, and now kids can learn all about his life and achievements at this Georgia museum all about him!

  • Paris Mountain State Park

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    (32 miles) Greenville

    Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (33 miles) Greenville

    A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.

  • Climbin High

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    (35 miles) Fountain Inn

    2,000 vertical square feet of fun to challenge all ages and skill levels - special child sessions available. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (43 miles) Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (46 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • Funopolis Family Fun Center

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    (46 miles) Commerce

    Attractions galore at this Georgia family fun center - with go karts, a climbing wall, laser tag, mini golf...just to name a few! Great fun for all ages.

  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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    (47 miles) Comer

    Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River.

  • Gold City Gem Mine

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    (49 miles) Franklin

    Gem mining and gold panning fun for the whole family in North Carolina - a ROCK solid family day out idea!

  • Hands On Museum

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    (49 miles) Hendersonville

    Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.

  • The Museum

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    (50 miles) Greenwood

    The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the ...

  • Black Forest Bear Park

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    (51 miles) Helen

    16 bears in individual habitats which you can view and feed from elevated boardwalks above the enclosures. Plus check out the reptiles and arachnids in GHC Exotics.

  • Cool River Tubing

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    (51 miles) Helen

    Great family adventure with tubing along the Chattahoochee River! A great way to enjoy the Georgia wilderness with the family.

  • Helen Waterpark and Tubing

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    (52 miles) North Helen

    Tubing and waterpark fun for all ages in Georgia, with fun slides, adventures, pools, and even a rock wall!

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (56 miles) Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site that introduces you to the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. A fascinating day out in South Carolina.

  • Jennys Creek Campground

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    (57 miles) Cleveland

    Tent camping to full hook ups in this beautifully wooded campground in the North Georgia Mountains.

  • Gold n Gem Grubbin

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    (57 miles) Cleveland

    Pan for gold and search for that fortune at this Georgia panning adventure! You never know what you will find!

  • North Carolina Arboretum

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    (58 miles) Asheville

    One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up ...

  • Mountain Play Lodge

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    (59 miles) Arden

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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (59 miles) Athens

    With free admission, this Museum of Art is a great place for the family to enjoy a cultural and artistic day out in Georgia! With kids activities and hands-on exhibits, it's a fun way to spend the ...

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (59 miles) Cleveland

    Over 400 animals at this premier Georgia petting farm and zoo! Pony and wagon rides, as well as guided walks too. Great animal fun for the kids