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Franklin
Open to the public, Gem mining, Gold Panning, Rock Shop and Jewlery Store. Home of the 1061 carat Sapphire featured in People Weekly, Disney Adventure and Rock and Gem Magazines. After mining, bring your rough stones in to our on-site professional j...
Bryson City
Upward of 200,000 passengers enjoy the scenery each year aboard the excursion trains. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges.
Cherokee
If you fancy blazing around the corners of one of our state-of-the-art go-cart tracks, splashing and bumping friends in our gigantic playboat pool, or picking a slower pace by playing through one of our newly renovated miniature golf courses
Maggie Valley
Ghost Town offers rides fit for the youngest buckaroo to the bravest outlaw. Ghost Town also features staged gunfights, live music and shows, crafts, food and lots more fun.
Maggie Valley
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
Fun World
(29 Miles)
Young Harris
Welcome to Fun World at Fieldstone, North Georgia's favorite Family Fun spot! Here you will find something for everyone in the family! At Fun World you can have a fun and safe experience with great games and fantastic pizza in a wholesome family...
Gatlinburg
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnan...
Gatlinburg
A mountain top of fun and excitement. The scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee!
Gatlinburg
A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Featuring the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action!
Gatlinburg
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation deck for 360° view of the Great Smoky Mountains and t...
Gatlinburg
1,800 FEET HIGH at the top of Crockett Mountain, experience Gatlinburg's #1 Scenic Overlook.
Gatlinburg
There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of Records.
Gatlinburg
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
Helen
Take a river tubing trip down the scenic Chattahoochee, or play all day on our wonderful waterslide. All of our tube trips include your tube, U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver, a shuttle service and a relaxing float through the scenic alpine v...
North Helen
The Helen Ga, Waterpark is fun for all ages especially the little ones. Large slides that will take you around turns down long shoots and into a splash at the end of the ride. Have your picture taking as you plunge into the wading pool with eyes and...
Helen
offers 4 awesome tube water slides, 1,000 ft lazy river and spray pad plus dry climbing wall.
Helen
16 bears in individual habitats which you can view and feed from elevated boardwalks above the enclosures. Plus check out the reptiles and arachnids in GHC Exotics.
Pickens
Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgetable backdrop. The park has a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway.
Dollywood
(43 Miles)
Pigeon Forge
Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is ...
Pigeon Forge
For a unique summer vacation destination that's fun for the whole family, pack your bathing suit and take the plunge to Dollywood's Splash Country. This water adventure theme park combines the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with the excitement of wate...
Pigeon Forge
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience the freedom of human flight. Located at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit Flyaway on your next Pigeon Forge vacation in the Smokies.
Pigeon forge
Laser tag in a giant 6000ft arena with mini-golf and go-carts.
Pigeon Forge
Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest duck-billed dinosaur.
Pigeon Forge
Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!
129 N Cleveland
Enjoy the fabulous spring weather we are having here in the North Georgia Mountains and check out all there is to do and see in White County including Alpine Helen and the Sautee Nacoochee Valley.
Sevierville
Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this all indoor RainForest Zoo is open year round. Meet some of the most amazing live animals you have ever seen! Featuring over 400 live anima...
Cleveland
Family Friendly zoo with over 400 animals including Georgia's premier petting zoo with over 100 breeds of rare and miniature livestock. Join us for baby animals being born. take a ride on the camel encounter wagon. Join us for pony rides, guided Wi...
Asheville
One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up a brochure listing this month's educational program...
Cleveland
Here at Gold n Gem Grubbin you can pan for gold and screen for gemstones in our convenient sluices sitting comfortably under shade trees with a view of our 7 acre lake. Our trained staff will teach you the art of gold panning just like the old timers...
Hendersonville
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
Arden
Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.
Asheville
Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the wonderful area, while on board one of Gray Line’...
Asheville
Perfect fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor climbing in Downtown Asheville and on the real rocks in the surrounding national forest. Fun for ALL and no experience needed. Don't let the kids make you feel like you are climbing the walls, ....
Asheville
A Comedy Show on Wheels! A side-splitting odyssey to the city's favourite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long time residents.
Asheville
Multi-level Laser Tag, 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a 24-foot climbing wall, soft play area, batting cages, and our newest attractions, multi-level outdoor go-cart track, indoor go-kart track, bumber cars, and mini-bowling!
Greenville
A 17.5 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views.
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 60 species of animals including river otters, blac...
Blue Ridge
Nestled in the mountains of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest, historic Blue Ridge awaits you and your family. Our regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River for one hour in vintage climate controlled or open...
Anderson
A great family friendly environment for learning to climb or for improving your climbing abilities as a family. Also do parties!
Knoxville
Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and responsible environmental stewardship for all people.
Greenville
An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.
Greenville
With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Mice on Main
(60 Miles)
Greenville
Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.
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.
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 detailed scenery.
Greenville
Bike and hike trails, fishing, boating - canoe, pedal boat and kayak, adventure play, swimming and geocaching. Excellent for day visits and campers also welcome.
Greenville
A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.
Greenville Zoo
(61 Miles)
Greenville
Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!
Knoxville
Knoxville Ice Bears. Providing a family-friendly experience for families to enjoy in addition to the hockey game.
Anderson
Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Franklin with kids

1

Ghost Town In The Sky

(28 Miles) Theme Parks in Maggie Valley

2

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

(17 Miles) Transport Attractions in Bryson City

3

Cherokee Fun Park

(20 Miles) Kids Fun in Cherokee

4

Gold City Gem Mine

(0 Miles) Caves and Mines in Franklin

5

North Carolina Arboretum

(48 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Asheville

6

Wheels Through Time Museum

(28 Miles) Museums in Maggie Valley

Fun places to visit in Franklin with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NC