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Columbia
Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills building, which opened in 1894 as the world's first ...
Columbia
Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.
Columbia
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!
Columbia
Leapin' Lizards is Columbia's only Parent-Friendly Inflatable Play Center. There is a clever mixture of over-the-top fun for children and amenities appealing to parents.
Columbia
Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of their mega mix of fun.
Irmo
If your kids would enjoy gliding down an 18' Double Slide, racing through a 35' Obstacle Course, or challenging one another in our 5-in-1 Sports Combo, then Funzone is the place for you.
Columbia
The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; public programs and educati...
Skateland
(14 Miles)
Elgin
Skateland offers skating sessions designed with the younger skater in mind. SoftPlay available for ages 10 and under. SoftPlay is our indoor playground, with ball pits, tunnels and slides--a fun-filled indoor playground.
Winnsboro
Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum. There's something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. And best of all, you can ride the train!
Camden
Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chow line, tour the ship, ride the 4D flight simulator and sleep in the bunks the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Camden
Camden was occupied for 11 months by Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2500 British soldiers - guided and self-guided tours are available to learn all about the Colonial and Revolutionary history of the area.
Clinton
Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site which interprets and protects the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The story is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails...
Florence
Florence Motor Speedway can seat up to 3500 race fans and provides a night to remember - it's got NASCAR style stock car racing every saturday (check times and dates)
Augusta
The only science center dedicated to exciting students across the nation about math, science, and technology. Here, math and science are not lifeless, boring subjects to be approached with skepticism. Instead, they are fascinating areas of knowledge ...
Augusta
Through the use of theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of people and create characters that present history in an innovative and engaging manner.
Augusta
The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and ...
The Museum
(66 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 classroom. A tour of the exhibits can stimulate creative wr...
Augusta
A classic family friendly rollerskating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages for a variety of sesison types.
Rock Hill
The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and other audio and video systems we can simulate a tour...
Fort Mill
Bring the family for some wholesome fun - with more than 700 different bisque items and no hourly fees. No appointment needed. Open every day. Kids Camps offered. Great for baby or bridal showers, birthday parties,Scouts, homeschoolers and field trip...
Grovetown
We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.
Carowinds
(76 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park with more than 100 state-of-the-art rides, shows and movie-themed experiences for all ages.
Climbin High
(83 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 South Carolina
Summerville
11,000 sq ft of play including sports and games, climbing structure, bounce houses, sing stage, art centre and more. Open Jump available.
Summerville
Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.
ImaginOn
(85 Miles)
Charlotte
Plan a trip to IMAGINON, a place for kids & teens that combines a children's theatre with a fabulous children's library. Featuring library resources, theatres, classrooms, computer labs, a teen center and more! A collaboration of Charlotte Mecklenbur...
Charlotte
A great hands-on experience for any child looking for adventure. The Science Centre and Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!
Charlotte
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Gastonia
Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.
Simpsonville
Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.
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.
North Charleston
Gallons of fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Charleston
South Carolina's Ultimate Family Entertainment Complex, the Carolina Ice Palace was designed to be a year-round family playground for recreational skating, league hockey, figure skating, extreme sports, virtual reality and video games. Inside you wil...
Millen
Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal clear springs flowing 7 million gallons of water per day and the beautiful boardwalk which spans the cool water. During warmer months, visitors may watch for alligators, turtles and other wildlife ...
Monkey Joes
(94 Miles)
Greenville
Monkey Joes teaches kids to play with other kids while they run, jump, slide, climb and most important laugh until they drop.
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.
Romp n Roll
(94 Miles)
Harrisburg
Romp n' Roll is packed with exciting new ways for your children to play and learn. When you bring your kids to Romp n' Roll, they get to stretch their minds by exercising their bodies and imaginations in creative movement and gym programs, in innovat...
Wellford
Home to over 500 animals, many of which roam freely inside large natural enclosures or on man-made islands. Try not to miss the Outback Safari where you are driven through 80 acres of free-roaming animals - some of which will eat right out your hand!
Greenville
A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.
Concord
Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)
Greenville Zoo
(97 Miles)
Greenville
Enjoy wildlife from around the world, including giraffes, orangutans, giant tortoises, lions and of course, everyone's favorites, Joy and Ladybird, the elephants. Visit the popular Reptile Building, which houses lizards, frogs, turtles and snakes. Th...
Concord
5 Exciting Tracks - NASCAR Reactor Simulators - Miniature Golf - Kiddie Rides - Indoor Rock Climbing Wall ; Kids Play Area - Speed Bumpers Bumper Boats - Lazer Tag Arena, Arcade. NASCAR Retail Store
Greenville
A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.
Mice on Main
(97 Miles)
Greenville
Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.
Greenville
An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.
Greenville
With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Monkey Joes
(97 Miles)
Charleston
Their play area of wall-to-wall jumping, sliding, and bouncing fun features inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses, guaranteed to keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.
Huntersville
Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!
Greenville
Bike and hike trails, fishing, boating - canoe, pedal boat and kayak, adventure play, swimming and geocaching. Excellent for day visits and campers also welcome.
Dillon
Bring along the whole family for fun at Pedroland Park! pedro has sometheeng for every juan, from ferris wheels to miniature golf

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Funzone for Kids

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Riverbanks Zoo

(4 Miles) Zoos in Columbia

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Frankies Fun Park

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South Carolina Railroad Museum Inc

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EdVenture Childrens Museum

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South Carolina State Museum

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Skateland

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Revolutionary War Site - Historic Camden

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Carolina Children's Garden

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Leapin' Lizards

(4 Miles) Indoor Play in Columbia

Fun places to visit in Columbia with kids

South Carolina is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of South Carolina's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in South Carolina with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in South Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in SC