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Historical Attractions in DENVER

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

Denver 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 Tar Heel 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 Denver’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 Denver when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Discovery Place

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    (23 miles) 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!

  • Reed Gold Mine

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    (36 miles) Midland

    History and GOLD at this site that was the FIRST documented location where gold was discovered in the USA!

  • Emerald Village

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    (65 miles) Little Switzerland

    Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic ...

  • Korner's Folly

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    (67 miles) Kernersville

    Explore the fascinating historic home from 1880, with 22 rooms and original furniture, taking you back to life over a century ago!

  • Piedmont Environmental Center

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    (68 miles) High Point

    Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (80 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.

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    (93 miles) Camden

    A museum in the oldest existing inland town in South Carolina, that will fill your day with Camden history from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Historic family fun for your day out!

  • Major Graham Mansion

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    (96 miles) Max Meadows

    A historic, and HAUNTED, antebellum mansion for those curious travelers in Virginia.

  • The Mansion At Fort Chiswell

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    (98 miles) Fort Chiswell

    A trip through history at this fascinating 19th century mansion listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Discovery Place KIDS

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    (13 miles) Huntersville

    Fun exhibits themed around a small town which let kids play, learn and build confidence all in the one fun Discovery Place KIDS in North Carolina!

  • Schiele Museum of Natural History

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    (21 miles) 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.

  • Charlotte Nature Museum

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    (26 miles) Charlotte

    A fun nature museum with a focus on those little ones 3 to 7 years, with live animals, nature trails, and hands-on exhibits in North Carolina!

  • The N.C Transportation Museum

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    (35 miles) Spencer

    57 family friendly acres of transportation history at the North Carolina Transportation Museum - fun and educational!

  • Settlemyre Planetarium

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    (36 miles) 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 ...

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (58 miles) Winston-Salem

    Learn about the historic town of Salem through, and experience history right before your eyes in this historical museum attraction!

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (59 miles) Winston Salem

    Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with ...

  • SciWorks

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    (61 miles) Winston Salem

    With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.

  • The Natural Science Centre of Greensboro

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    (79 miles) Greensboro

    Combines an accredited science museum including Herpetarium; zoological park including petting zoo; 3D Omnisphere Theatre performances and an aquarium in development.

  • Greensboro Childrens Museum

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    (79 miles) Greensboro

    A hands-on, interactive, and educational play place for children ages 0-10 years and their families. Visitors learn while they play, touch, explore and discover in a variety of "Our Town" exhibits. ...

  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (82 miles) Rockingham

    Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!

  • Hands On Museum

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    (82 miles) Hendersonville

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

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    (90 miles) Greenville

    With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Miniature World of Trains

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    (91 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 ...

  • Hands On Regional Museum

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    (92 miles) Johnson City

    Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and ...

  • Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum

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    (95 miles) Piney Flats

    Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.

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