Things to do in GAINESVILLE with kids

Did you know that Georgia was named after George II of England? Or that it’s the leading producer of peanuts in the entire USA? No? Looks like Georgia really can keep surprising you!

Want more proof? How about Georgia is teeming with thrilling theme parks like Six Flags or Wild Adventures?  Kids can have the animals literally eating out of their hands at Yellow River Game Ranch, or explore the workings on television with the CNN Studio Tour!

There are museums galore covering all the topics kids could want, from the Museum of Aviation, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, National Civil War Naval Museum and the Georgia Museum of Art!

There is plenty of nature waiting with the gorgeous national parks, such as the Fort Mountain State Park, and the sometimes spoooooky (but always fun!) Great Okefenokee Swamp.

History awaits at attractions such as St. Simons Island Lighthouse, and active kids will LOVE all the fun things to do in Georgia, from Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park!

Not just a sweet Georgia peach anymore is it? How about incredibly kids fun Georgia peach! 

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  • Elachee Nature Science Center

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    (4 miles) Gainesville

    The Chicopee Woods Story follows the meanderings of Walnut Creek through previous times in the Chicopee Woods. Learn about past inhabitants of the area through dioramas, actual fossils and artifacts, ...

  • LanierWorld

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    (14 miles) Buford

    A super fun way to get drenched in summer! Enjoy over a dozen super cool rides and attractions at LanierWorld - a very cool waterpark!

  • Lanier Islands

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    (14 miles) Buford

    Day passes available for amazing resort activities in Georgia, including golf, canopy tours, horseback riding, hiking and camping!

  • Chattahoochee Rapids Beach

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    (14 miles) Lake Lanier Islands

    With more than a dozen exciting rides and attractions, Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & WaterPark at Lake Lanier Islands Resort offers summer fun for the entire family. The Beach & WaterPark is a multi ...

  • GRHOF Thunder Road Museum

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    (18 miles) Dawsonville

    The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF) officially re-opened August 2007. The museum, recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes ...

  • Jumping Jacks Indoor Playground

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    (19 miles) Dahlonega

    Indoor play AND mini golf at this fun Georgia play center for those active kids!

  • Gold n Gem Grubbin

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    (20 miles) Cleveland

    Pan for gold and search for that fortune at this Georgia panning adventure! You never know what you will find!

  • Funopolis Family Fun Center

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    (21 miles) Commerce

    Attractions galore at this Georgia family fun center - with go karts, a climbing wall, laser tag, mini golf...just to name a few! Great fun for all ages.

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (22 miles) Cleveland

    Over 400 animals at this premier Georgia petting farm and zoo! Pony and wagon rides, as well as guided walks too. Great animal fun for the kids

  • Fort Yargo State Park

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    (22 miles) Winder

    Fort Yargo offers a fun camping, hiking and fishing experience. The park surrounds Marbury Creek Reservoir, a 260-acre lake with a swimming beach, fishing areas and boat ramps.

  • Three Keys The Escape Game

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    (23 miles) Suwanee

    A unique, fun and challenging experience for kids over 10, where you decipher clues and work fast to unlock yourself! A day with a difference in Georgia!

  • Jennys Creek Campground

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    (23 miles) Cleveland

    Tent camping to full hook ups in this beautifully wooded campground in the North Georgia Mountains.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Suwanee

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    (24 miles) Suwanee

    Bouncing fun at this Georgia Indoor Trampoline Park, with open jump, 3D dodgeball and trampolines right up to the walls!

  • Gold City Corral and Carriage Company

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    (27 miles) Dahlonega

    One Hour, Two Hour & Half Day rides are a great way to satisfy your sense of adventure. Beginners are advised to start off on a gentle One Hour Ride. It's our most tame trip which travels through ...

  • Black Forest Bear Park

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    (28 miles) 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.

  • Cool River Tubing

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    (28 miles) Helen

    Great family adventure with tubing along the Chattahoochee River! A great way to enjoy the Georgia wilderness with the family.

  • Helen Waterpark and Tubing

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    (29 miles) North Helen

    Tubing and waterpark fun for all ages in Georgia, with fun slides, adventures, pools, and even a rock wall!

  • Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

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    (29 miles) Duluth

    Sea shanty family fun in this Georgia mini golf. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family all year round at Pirates Cove Miniature Golf. Great for those active kids on your family day out!

  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Centre

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    (30 miles) Johns Creek

    We provide the public with an educational resource to gain knowledge, enjoyment, appreciation, and a sense of stewardship of the natural and historical environment.

  • Aerofit

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    (32 miles) Athens

    16 interconnected trampolines plus wall siders for a great fun cardiovascular workout whilst bouncing through every dimension imaginable.

  • Malibu Grand Prix Norcross

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    (33 miles) Norcross

    Attractions and games for those active kids of all ages - from mini golf, to go karting and of course a giant arcade! Georgia fun!

  • Andretti Indoor Karting

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    (34 miles) Roswell

    In November 2004, racing champions Mario, Michael and John Andretti purchased what had been known as the Andretti Speed Lab in Roswell, Georgia. The famed family made over $1 million in renovations ...

  • Yellow River Game Ranch

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    (35 miles) Lilburn

    You will have the animals eating out of your hand-- literally! This wonderful game ranch has 24 wooded acres with over 600 animals and birds that families can get right up close to. From buffalo, ...

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (36 miles) Athens

    A well kept and popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife including many varieties of bears, deer, possums, turtles, otters, hawks, eagles and bobcats. They have a See ...

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (36 miles) Athens

    With free admission, this Museum of Art is a great place for the family to enjoy a cultural and artistic day out in Georgia! With kids activities and hands-on exhibits, it's a fun way to spend the ...

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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    (36 miles) Atlanta

    Take a solitary walk to enjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Experience your ...

  • Chattahoochee Nature Center

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    (38 miles) Roswell

    The Chattahoochee Nature Center is different each and every day - you never know what you will find out on the trails or what some of the resident animals will be doing. In addition to our trails ...

  • Cherokee Valley Ranch

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    (38 miles) Jasper

    Zip lines, tubing, hay rides, tobogganing, fireside dinners and great ranch fun in Georgia! Fun for the whole family!

  • Stone Mountain Park

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    (39 miles) Stone Mountain

    Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Amazing adventures await as you discover ...

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    (40 miles) Royston

    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players ever, and now kids can learn all about his life and achievements at this Georgia museum all about him!

  • Cherokee County Aquatic Center

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    (41 miles) Holly Springs

    Two indoor pools and one outdoor pool for those budding swimmers to have a splash about or improve their swimming techniques.

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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    (43 miles) Atlanta

    A LEGO based, indoor family attraction in Atlanta, ideal for kids up to 12 years, with rides, soft play, model building and much more!

  • Magaret Mitchell House

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    (45 miles) Atlanta

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret ...

  • Fernbank Science Center

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    (46 miles) Atlanta

    Fernbank Science Center offers hands-on science activities for kids.The exhibit hall presents numerous displays which deal with a whole array of scientific concepts. The theme for the entire exhibit ...

  • Six Flags White Water

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    (46 miles) Marietta

    Dive into a Travel Channel Top 10 Water Park. With 50 amazing attractions, there's so much to do here. Enjoy Cliffhanger's 90-foot free-fall, the turbulent Tornado, and great family areas, like the ...