Things to do in ELIZABETHTOWN 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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  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (4 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (5 miles) White Lake

    Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!

  • Putt Putt White Lake

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    (7 miles) Elizabethtown

    A fun putt putt golf course for the whole family in Elizabethtown, North Carolina!

  • Singletary Lake State Park

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    (18 miles) Kelly

    Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake ...

  • Lake Waccamaw State Park

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    (26 miles) Lake Waccamaw

    The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found ...

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (28 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • Sampson County History Museum

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    (30 miles) Clinton

    A historic museum in North Carolina where you can search through your own life, and your place in history!

  • Fantasy Lake

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    (31 miles) Hope Mills

    Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!

  • Putt Putt Fun Center

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    (32 miles) Fayetteville

    Mini golf, go karts, bumper cars, arcades...great family fun in North Carolina with plenty to do for those active kids!

  • Fascinate U Childrens Museum

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    (33 miles) Fayetteville

    offers a large number of fun and educational hands on exhibits and displays, plus Mini City where kids can enjoy equipped roleplay settings including deli, grocery, emergency dispatch and law court.

  • Go Fun Fun Fun Entertainment Center

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    (33 miles) Fayetteville

    Lazer tag, batting cages, and arcade and two 18 hole mini golf courses! Family fun in Fayetteville!

  • Hubbs Corn Maze

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    (36 miles) Clinton

    Family farm fun in North Carolina, with activities for all! From mazes, jumping pillows, animals, and pumpkins during the falls festival, to other seasonal activities too!

  • Pirate Black Light Golf

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    (36 miles) Fayetteville

    Indoor mini golf in Fayetteville....but on the high seas! This pirate themed mini golf is also black light, which makes it more challenging!

  • Mountasia Fantasy Golf and Games

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    (36 miles) Fayetteville

    Two challenging 18 hole mini golf courses for the whole family! With caves, waterfalls and mountains to overcome...great kids fun in North Carolina!

  • ZipQuest

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    (39 miles) Fayetteville

    World class zipline tours and nature adventures in Fayetteville, perfect for active kids over 8 years who love adventure and that adrenaline rush!

  • MegaPlay

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    (43 miles) Spring Lake

    Get ready for 6,700 sq ft of indoor play fun, with play structures, wave slides, and obstacle bridges....and the list goes on! Playtime fun for kids in North Carolina!

  • Battleship USS North Carolina

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    (46 miles) Wilmington

    Self-guided tours around this authentically resorted USS North Carolina warship - families: to your battle stations!

  • Cape Fear Riverboats

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    (46 miles) Wilmington

    Come aboard the The Henrietta III, one of North Carolina's largest riverboats, offering public lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from April through December and private event charters throughout ...

  • Childrens Museum of Wilmington

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    (46 miles) Wilmington

    Features include teddy bear hospital, under the sea area, arts zone, grocery store roleplay, imagination circus and a lot more. Aimed at 10s and under.

  • Jungle Rapids Family Funpark

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    (51 miles) Wilmington

    Grand Prix Go-Karts - Alien Invader Laser Tag - Kids Jungle - The Rock Climbing Wall - Jungle Golf - Waterpark

  • Hullabaloo

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    (55 miles) Hampstead

    Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for kids, with plenty of places to have fun, get active and use that imagination!

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (56 miles) Cameron

    A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.

  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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    (56 miles) Southern Pines

    The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms is Weymouth ...

  • Carolina Beach Family Campground

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    (56 miles) Wilmington

    !!Year round RV park just minutes from Pleasure Island, with tent and motorhome spots, as well as a swimming pool!

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (58 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    A snappy day out in the reptile capital of the world at this Alligator Adventure! With live shows and feedings, hundreds of gators and other animals galore! Great South Carolina animal fun!

  • Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

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    (58 miles) Seven Springs

    At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since ...

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum Southport

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    (60 miles) Southport

    Introduce kids to the story of the region of Southport and Cape Fear - the people and their relationship to the water. A fascinating insight into the maritime history of North Carolina, and the tales ...

  • Raven Rock State Park

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    (60 miles) Lillington

    Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit. feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless ...

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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    (60 miles) Kure Beach

    Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown ...

  • North Carolina Aquarium Fort Fisher

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    (60 miles) Kure Beach

    An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!

  • Apache Family Campground

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    (60 miles) Myrtle Beach

    The oceanfront Apache Family Campground and Pier has hosted families for over 35 years, and they can't wait to host more! Fun South Carolina camping.

  • Blackbeards Lair

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    (61 miles) Surf City

    An 18-hole miniature golf course, playground, arcade and snack bar. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina

  • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium

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    (64 miles) Myrtle Beach

    All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and ...

  • Lynwood Park Zoo

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    (64 miles) Jacksonville

    10 acres of animal fun in North Carolina, with over 80 exhibits filled with animals from all over the world! Family zoo fun in Jacksonville!