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Fun things to do in FORT MILL

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Clay Escape Paint Your Own Pottery

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    (4 miles) Fort Mill

    Bring the family for some wholesome fun - with more than 700 different bisque items and no hourly fees. No appointment needed. Open every day. Kids Camps offered. Great for baby or bridal showers, ...

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

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    (28 miles) Concord

    SEA LIFE unmasked at the new 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at Concord Mills! With over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks and feedings there is always more to "sea" ...

  • Iredell Museum Kids At Play

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    (54 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.

  • Catawba Science Center

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    (55 miles) Hickory

    Changing lives and inspiring wonder through science and learning. Stunning planetarium, amazing, aquariums and interactive exhibits galore.

  • Frankies Fun Park

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    (65 miles) Columbia

    Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of their mega mix of fun.

  • Greenville Airport Play Area

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    (80 miles) Greenville

    A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.

  • Childrens Garden at Linky Stone Park

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    (83 miles) Greenville

    An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.

  • Mice on Main

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    (83 miles) Greenville

    Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.

  • Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

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    (85 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 ...

  • Carowinds

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    (7 miles) Charlotte

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

  • Rays Splash Planet

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    (17 miles) Charlotte

    Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to ...

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    (40 miles) Kannapolis

    Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (68 miles) Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (79 miles) Simpsonville

    Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (80 miles) Greenville

    Slides include 2 bodies, 1 tube and a tadpole slide for smaller folk, with other features including a zero entry leisure pool and interactive splash pad.

  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    (24 miles) Huntersville

    Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (44 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the ...

  • Tiger World

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    (45 miles) Rockwell

    Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours ...

  • Zootastic Park

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    (48 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats for close up study and enjoyment.

  • Carolina Children's Garden

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    (60 miles) Columbia

    The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily ...

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (68 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (69 miles) Columbia

    From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (79 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!

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (82 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (96 miles) Asheville

    The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over ...

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