Things to do in DOBSON with kids

Lighthouses, battleships, wildlife, thrilling roller coasters, pirates…and ghosts? Seem like a place your kids will love? Best get to North Carolina pretty quickly then!

This incredible state has SO much to do for kids…here’s why!  How about climbing aboard the historic Battleship USS North Carolina? Kids can experience true history (AND search for those ghosts at the same time!).  There is farm fun with places like Winterpast Farm and Hill Ridge Farms - or perhaps they want some of the BIGGER animals with North Carolina Zoo and the rehabilitative Aloha Safari Zoo.

The whole family can get their big thrills at Tweetsie Railroad or Ghost Town In The Sky (only for those brave outlaws) - oh yes, the pirates! North Carolina Maritime Museums can take kids back to the times of Blackbeard!

There are incredible gem fun with Gold City Gem Mine, and underground adventure at Linville Caverns, and even a swamp! Dismal Swamp State Park will introduce kids to this geological wonder.

We did tell you that North Carolina had great places to visit with kids…now the hard part. What to do first!

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  • Pilot Mountain State Park

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    (14 miles) Pinnacle

    Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is easy to find here. Treat yourself to a horseback ride through the woods or challenge the river from raft or canoe. A seven-mile woodland corridor joins two ...

  • Stone Mountain State Park

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    (17 miles) Roaring Gap

    Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait.

  • Hanging Rock State Park

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    (26 miles) Danbury

    Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, ...

  • SciWorks

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    (28 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.

  • Tanglewood Park

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    (32 miles) Clemmons

    An amazing county park with a fishing lake, gardens, BMX race course, trails, riding stables, a golf course, and MORE!

  • Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

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    (33 miles) Winston-Salem

    Explore the workings of a real chocolate factory in downtown Winston-Salem, with self-guided tours or special behind the scenes tours!

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (33 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 ...

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (34 miles) Winston-Salem

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

  • Triad ECO Adventures

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    (34 miles) Winston-Salem

    Take a tour of Winston-Salem in style with Triad ECO Adventures, with Segway Tours and paddle-board lessons!

  • Major Graham Mansion

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    (37 miles) Max Meadows

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

  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

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    (39 miles) Max Meadows

    Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    (39 miles) Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • The Mansion At Fort Chiswell

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    (40 miles) Fort Chiswell

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

  • Korner's Folly

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    (40 miles) Kernersville

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

  • The Wright Stuff

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    (40 miles) Kernersville

    This is a great place for parents that like aviation and want something truly different to do with their kids.

  • Iredell Museum Kids At Play

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    (42 miles) Statesville

    Offers 1700 sq. ft. play space featuring interactive exhibits, programmes, events and classes based around science and creativity. Plus dress up days, storytelling, arts and crafts and demonstrations.

  • Boones Cave Park

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    (43 miles) Lexington

    Explore the cave and hiking trails spotting wildlife and flowers, visit a 170ft tall tree, plus fish, swim, canoe or kayak.

  • All A Flutter Butterfly Farm

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    (47 miles) High Point

    See and experience a REAL butterfly farm close up in North Carolina!

  • Alexander Water Park

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    (48 miles) Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Zootastic Park

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    (49 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!

  • Piedmont Environmental Center

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    (50 miles) High Point

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

  • The N.C Transportation Museum

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    (51 miles) Spencer

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

  • Lake Norman State Park

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    (51 miles) Troutman

    At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman.

  • Celebration Station

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    (51 miles) Greensboro

    Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History

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    (51 miles) Martinsville

    Great Natural History Museum featuring that great family favourite - The Dinisour - check events for up to date info

  • Bounce City

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    (52 miles) Salisbury

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 13 years, with inflatables, parties, toys and safe playtime fun! Great North Carolina fun

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (52 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • The Natural Science Centre of Greensboro

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    (52 miles) Greensboro

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

  • Safari Nation

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    (53 miles) Greensboro

    Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (53 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    (53 miles) Greensboro

    Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!

  • Big Walker Lookout

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    (53 miles) Wytheville

    The oldest privately owned scenic attraction in Virginia, this spot gives you one of the most amazing views of the Appalachian Mountains you will ever see!

  • Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

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    (54 miles) Archdale

    During Maize Adventure kids ages 4 and up love to pan for gems at our Gem Dig, ride the cow trains, jump on our two giant jumping pillows, ride out tram rides, and hop on our rodeo horses and pick ...

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (54 miles) Blowing Rock

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!

  • Elk Knob State Park

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    (55 miles) Todd

    Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.