Historical Attractions in DAWSON with kids

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

Dawson 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 Peach 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 Dawson’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 Dawson when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Historic Westville

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    (27 miles) Lumpkin

    A living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. Experience 19th community, meet costumed townsfolk and more.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

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    (35 miles) Andersonville

    Explore the stories of POW's in this eye opening and historic attraction in Georgia - Camp Sumter military prison.

  • Coca Cola Space Science Center

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    (57 miles) Columbus

    CCSSC has four major components, first is the interactive lobby displays with seven flight simulators, next is the Omnisphere Theater Planetarium, the third is the Mead Observatory and finally there ...

  • Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site

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    (70 miles) Thomasville

    The Lapham-Patterson House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era.

  • Roosevelts Little White House

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    (78 miles) Warm Springs

    Built by Franklin D Roosevelt in 1932, this historic house is a great history lesson for the family, with guided tours, traveling exhibits and events for the whole family! History comes to life in ...

  • Tuskegee Airmen NHS

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    (86 miles) Tuskegee

    In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and ...

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  • Inspiration Station Interactive Children's Museum

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    (18 miles) Albany

    Inspiration Station Interactive Children's Museum is a different kind of kids' museum, one where exploration, experimentation, and learning work hand in hand. Children and adults alike will enjoy ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (22 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.

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (52 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 ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    (56 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 ...

  • The Columbus Museum

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    (57 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 ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (76 miles) Warner Robins

    51 acres of over 90 real life aircraft, as well as hundreds of aviation exhibits, as well as a fascinating museum for those aviation loving kids to explore and learn from. A flying start for your ...

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (78 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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    (78 miles) Warm Springs

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

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    (81 miles) Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    (81 miles) Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (87 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 ...

  • Springer Opera House

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    (57 miles) Columbus

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

  • The Parks at Chehaw

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    (21 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 ...

  • McClellands Critters

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    (78 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.

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (83 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 ...

  • Wild Adventures Theme Park

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    (98 miles) Valdosta

    With rides from the thrilling, to those kiddie rides and water attractions, this fun theme park even has amazing animal attractions too. Entertainment for the whole family at Wild Adventures Theme ...

  • Water World

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    (69 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!

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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    (18 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 ...

  • Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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    (34 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.

  • Landmark Park

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    (64 miles) Dothan

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

  • Eastgate Park

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    (66 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!

  • Seminole State Park

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    (71 miles) Donalsonville

    This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the ...

  • Birdsong Nature Center

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    (75 miles) Thomasville

    Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and ...

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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    (89 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 ...

  • Falling Waters State Park

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    (97 miles) Chipley

    Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into ...

  • Fun Zone Skate Center

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    (69 miles) Dothan

    Fun Zone Skate Center will offer roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, a gyroscopic virtual simulator chair, jump shot basketball, soft play toddler zone (48" and below only), party ...

  • Circle City BMX Racing

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    (69 miles) Dothan

    From toddlers to pros, these Alabama BMX tracks are suitable for all skill levels, but will give you just the same amount of adrenaline rush!

  • Adventureland

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    (70 miles) Dothan

    Active kids get ready! With Go-karts, bumper boats, water wars and a host of other attractions, it's family fun for your day out here in Alabama!

  • Liechty's Butts Mill Farm

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    (80 miles) Pine Mountain

    Butts Mill Farm has it all. History, Beauty and wholesome family fun. At Butts Mill Farm you'll enjoy world class miniature golf. A 34ft. inflatable tiger slide, water slide, horseback riding and hay ...