Historical Attractions in COLLINS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Collins, Mississippi!)

Collins is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Magnolia State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Collins’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Collins when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Vicksburg National Military Park

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    (90 miles) Vicksburg

    A fascinating and historical family day out that commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg - a fortress located on high ground guarding the Mississippi River.

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  • Armed Forces Museum

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    (40 miles) Camp Shelby

    Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    (58 miles) Jackson

    Explore Mississippi's most historic building at the Old Capitol Museum, with FREE admission!

  • Mississippi Museum of Art

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    (58 miles) Jackson

    The Museum's new location allows it, for the first time ever, to display some of the more than 4,000 works of art from its permanent collection.

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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    (59 miles) Jackson

    Mississippi is home to a uniqueand uniquely variednatural heritage. The remarkable Mississippi Museum of Natural Science assembles that heritage and places it on display for the education and ...

  • Mississippi Childrens Museum

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    (59 miles) Jackson

    A great, creative and educational museum for kids where they can learn through fun hands-on experiments and exhibits. Great family Mississippi fun!

  • UCM Museum

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    (86 miles) Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • Vicksburg Battlefield Museum

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    (90 miles) Vicksburg

    People who have lived in Vicksburg all their lives have said they did not fully understand the Siege, the naval operations, or the impact on local citizens until they visited the Vicksburg ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (91 miles) Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (91 miles) Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (92 miles) Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (92 miles) Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Maritime And Seafood Industries Museum

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    (95 miles) Bilox

    The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center

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    (95 miles) Hammond

    Learning is FUN at Louisiana's premier children's museum on the Northshore. Kids up to 12 years and their families can play, learn and experiment in a fun and interactive environment!

  • Russell C Davis Planetarium

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    (58 miles) Jackson

    Experience the universe in our magnificent hemispheric theater whose programs have been delighting visitors of all ages for over twenty-five years. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (26 miles) Hattiesburg

    A family fun zoo nestled in 40 acres of park, where kids can get face to face with amazing animals. A fun, entertaining and educational experience in your Mississippi family day out!

  • Jackson Zoo

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    (61 miles) Jackson

    125 species are waiting for your family to visit in this historic zoo dating back from 1919. With over 300 animals for kids to experience and learn about, Jackson Zoo is wholesome, family ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (83 miles) Folsom

    Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the ...

  • Mobile Zoo

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    (89 miles) Wilmer

    Animals from all over the world come together to Mobile at this family friendly zoo, for that quiet and peaceful Alabama day out!

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    (1 miles) Collins

    Grand water fun at this Mississippi water park, where thrills, spills, kiddie fun, and lots of other surprises await!

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (54 miles) McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Geyser Falls Waterpark

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    (81 miles) Choctaw

    Eight acres of sand beaches and crystal clear pools all in a tropical environment? Must be your next family day out in Mississippi that is going to make a SPLASH!

  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    (88 miles) Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (93 miles) Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!

  • Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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    (95 miles) Biloxi

    Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.

  • The Bounce Palace Pearl

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    (55 miles) Pearl

    Family Entertainment Center conveniently located in Pearl MS. 20,000 sq ft of fun, with 7 inflatables and 36 holes of indoor mini-golf.

  • Kangarooz Family Fun Center

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    (91 miles) D Iberville

    Features inflatable jumpers, obstacle course and slides, with toddler area. Plus face painting, interactive music stage and DJ.

  • Acme Fun Center

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    (91 miles) Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • Paul B Johnson State Park

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    (40 miles) Hattiesburg

    Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. ...

  • Lake Lincoln State Park

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    (45 miles) Wesson

    Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park\'s close proximity to Interstate ...

  • Roosevelt State Park

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    (47 miles) Morton

    A beautiful state park where the family can spend the day with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting, with camping, fun annual events, and hiking.

  • Dunns Falls

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    (59 miles) Enterprise

    Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the ...

  • Clarkco State Park

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    (60 miles) Quitman

    A favorite recreation spot of the Mississippi locals since 1938, this state park gives families 815 amazing acres of rolling woodlands for their family day out!

  • Percy Quin State Park

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    (64 miles) Mccomb

    Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 700 acre lake and a championship ...

  • Mississippi Petrified Forest

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    (75 miles) Flora

    Journey back 36 million years into the fascinating Mississippi Petrified Forest, including an Earth Science Museum.