Historical Attractions in FLORENCE with kids

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

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

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  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    (46 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!

  • Reed Gold Mine

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    (85 miles) Midland

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

  • Discovery Place

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    (93 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!

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  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (52 miles) Rockingham

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

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum....from Robert DeNiro to Julia Roberts! Hollywood is calling!

  • Childrens Museum of South Carolina

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School ...

  • 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 ...

  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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    (70 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 ...

  • Fascinate U Childrens Museum

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    (79 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.

  • Charlotte Nature Museum

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    (91 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!

  • Florence Motor Speedway

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    (10 miles) Florence

    Florence Motor Speedway can seat up to 3500 race fans and provides a night to remember - it's got NASCAR style stock car racing every saturday (check times and dates)

  • IMAX Discovery Theater

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies can't. You'll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound ...

  • MagiQuest

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    MagiQuest is an indoor, live-action, adventure, role-playing game for kids of all ages. With a magic wand in hand, you'll explore an enchanted kingdom and participate in the ultimate quest as you ...

  • ImaginOn

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    (93 miles) Charlotte

    Family fun with children's theatre, a super fun library and revolving hands-on exhibitions. Great kids fun in Charlotte!

  • Lowes Motor Speedway

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    (95 miles) Concord

    Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)

  • Waccatee Zoo

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    (56 miles) Myrtle Beach

    located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (66 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!

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (87 miles) Cameron

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

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

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    (97 miles) Concord

    Explore the wonders of the ocean with this 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks!

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (99 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Family Kingdom

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!

  • Carowinds

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    (91 miles) Charlotte

    Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages - great North Carolina adventures to be had!

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Experience one of South Carolina's largest water parks, with 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water!

  • Wild Water and Wheels

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    (61 miles) Surfside Beach

    So much more than a water park in Surfside Beach, with karting, kiddie rides, and mini golf - to name a few!

  • Fantasy Lake

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    (71 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!

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (79 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!

  • Rays Splash Planet

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    (94 miles) Charlotte

    Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas, with a one of a kind waterpark filled with water fun. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Fun Warehouse

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    (60 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!

  • Dragons Lair Fantasy Golf

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Dare to get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course filled with magical castles, fire breathing dragons and 36 holes!

  • Adventure Falls Golf

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same ...

  • MegaPlay

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    (82 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!

  • Bricks 4 Kidz

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    (83 miles) Charlotte

    Open play for kids aged 3 to 12yrs, LEGO bricks, after school fun and robots - sounds like a fun indoor play experience for kids in North Carolina!

  • Romp n Roll

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    (92 miles) Harrisburg

    Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (47 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 ...