Zoos in COLUMBUS with kids

It’s animal time in Columbus, Georgia and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Columbus because this The Peach 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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  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (31 miles) Pine Mountain

    Visitors can ride through the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide ...

  • McClellands Critters

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    (62 miles) Banks

    A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    (75 miles) Montgomery

    Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!

  • The Parks at Chehaw

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    (76 miles) Albany

    Chehaw Wild Animal Park features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and see our many animal exhibits, such ...

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    (95 miles) Atlanta

    Animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more!

  • Georgia Aquarium

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the WORLD's second largest aquarium, and it happens to be in Georgia! With 10 million gallons of water, and over 100,000 animals from all around the world!

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  • Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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    (27 miles) Lumpkin

    A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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    (45 miles) Plains

    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their ...

  • Horseshoe Bend NMP

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    (58 miles) Daviston

    In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, ...

  • High Falls State Park

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    (75 miles) Jackson

    Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in ...

  • Landmark Park

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    (84 miles) Dothan

    Nature AND history in Dothan, with an 1890s Wiregrass Farmstead, boardwalk, nature trail, planetarium, interpretive center, and special events!

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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    (85 miles) Macon

    Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the ...

  • Eastgate Park

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    (92 miles) Dothan

    Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!

  • The Martin Luther King Jnr National Historic Site

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center. ...

  • High Falls Water Park

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    (75 miles) Jackson

    Seasonal water fun in Jackson with pirate ships, water slides, family pools, and plenty of places to lounge around!

  • Water World

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    (89 miles) Dothan

    A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!

  • Springer Opera House

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    Columbus

    Welcome to the spectacular Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia and a leading Southern cultural institution for 138 years.

  • Planet Putt

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    (25 miles) Opelika

    18 holes of indoor putting with each hole themed around great American landmarks. Black light night games also available!

  • Butts Mill Farm

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    (29 miles) Pine Mountain

    Family farm fun in Georgia with horse riding, go-karts and petting zoo!

  • Junction Lanes Family Entertainment Center

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    (66 miles) Newnan

    Great bowling fun in Georgia, with glow golf and arcade too! Strike!

  • Blount Cultural Park

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    (72 miles) Montgomery

    Set among numerous lakes, trails, gardens, and pavilions, you will find some of our nation's best cultural destinations, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine ...

  • DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park

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    (95 miles) Childersburg

    Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too

  • Six Flags Over Georgia

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    (94 miles) Austell

    Gravity-defying thrill rides, family pleasers and kiddie rides - all come together to give families a super fun day out at Six Flags Georgia!

  • Joyful Events Fishing Trips and Beach Outings

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    (63 miles) Atlanta Newnan

    All inclusive deep sea fishing trips, beach outings, bottom fishing and more all in Georgia, with welcoming staff and accessible facilities!

  • CNN Studio Tour

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the CNN studios, where kids can learn all about how television is made! CNN Studios also give an insight into the history of CNN.

  • The Columbus Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbus

    Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbus

    Kids can get immersed in stories of soldiers, civilians and sailor through this fascinating Georgia museum. With amazing artifacts from the Civil War, families can experience education and awe at ...

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (5 miles) Columbus

    The museum tells the heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to ...

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    (26 miles) Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (35 miles) Warm Springs

    Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    (35 miles) Warm Springs

    A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (72 miles) Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (78 miles) Albany

    A fascinating display of over 100 aquatic species that kids can observe through interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a host of entertaining feedings and shows.

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (80 miles) Macon

    A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different ...