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Gastonia
Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.
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.
Carowinds
(18 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park with more than 100 state-of-the-art rides, shows and movie-themed experiences for all ages.
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, birthday parties,Scouts, homeschoolers and field trip...
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 do with kids in North Carolina
Rock Hill
The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and other audio and video systems we can simulate a tour...
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!
ImaginOn
(20 Miles)
Charlotte
Plan a trip to IMAGINON, a place for kids & teens that combines a children's theatre with a fabulous children's library. Featuring library resources, theatres, classrooms, computer labs, a teen center and more! A collaboration of Charlotte Mecklenbur...
Huntersville
Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!
Concord
5 Exciting Tracks - NASCAR Reactor Simulators - Miniature Golf - Kiddie Rides - Indoor Rock Climbing Wall ; Kids Play Area - Speed Bumpers Bumper Boats - Lazer Tag Arena, Arcade. NASCAR Retail Store
Concord
Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)
Romp n Roll
(31 Miles)
Harrisburg
Romp n' Roll is packed with exciting new ways for your children to play and learn. When you bring your kids to Romp n' Roll, they get to stretch their minds by exercising their bodies and imaginations in creative movement and gym programs, in innovat...
Troutman
At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman.
Hickory
Changing lives and inspiring wonder through science and learning. Stunning planetarium, amazing, aquariums and interactive exhibits galore.
Connelly Springs
Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.
Zootastic Park
(35 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.
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 opportunity to view over 750 animals from six diff...
Kannapolis
Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground
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.
Tiger World
(44 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 and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Marion
Looking for the perfect outdoor family get-a-way!? Jellystone Park Marion North Carolina features great amenities, family driven activities, crafts and a very lovable bear, Yogi Bear. Camp or stay for the day
Nebo
Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Here, nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalach...
Dan Nicholas Park
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(53 Miles)
Salisbury
Come for the wildlife park, stay for the aquarium, the mini golf, the boats, the petting barn, the gem mine - hey, just stay!
Lexington
Explore the cave and hiking trails spotting wildlife and flowers, visit a 170ft tall tree, plus fish, swim, canoe or kayak.
Wellford
Home to over 500 animals, many of which roam freely inside large natural enclosures or on man-made islands. Try not to miss the Outback Safari where you are driven through 80 acres of free-roaming animals - some of which will eat right out your hand!
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.
Clinton
Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site which interprets and protects the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The story is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails...
Chimney Rock
This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one place-spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for a...
Marion
Guided tours leave every 10 - 15 minutes & the tour lasts 30 - 40 minutes. Caverns temperature remains a constant 52 degrees.
Albemarle
Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills unusual topography for the area—form a stark contrast w...
Spruce Pine
Get away from it all and Go Camping in the NC Mountains! Our 400 densely wooded, mountaintop acres, adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway, make Bear Den the perfect vacation destination for your family.
Marion
We are surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery. You can take in many of the interesting attractions that are only a short drive away or you can just relax by the stream and listen to the cold clear water flowing over the rocky stream bed. And speakin...
Spruce Pine
Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine is one of North Carolina's most enjoyable attractions! If you like gem mining...you'll LOVE Gem Mountain!
Winnsboro
Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum. There's something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. And best of all, you can ride the train!
Little Switzerland
Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic areas.
Blowing Rock
A unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on our historic steam locomotive, Number 12.
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.
Climbin High
(70 Miles)
Fountain Inn
2,000 vertical square feet of fun to challenge all ages and skill levels - special child sessions available. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Carolina
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.
Hendersonville
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
Greenville
A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.
Monkey Joes
(72 Miles)
Greenville
Monkey Joes teaches kids to play with other kids while they run, jump, slide, climb and most important laugh until they drop.
Simpsonville
Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.
Greenville Zoo
(74 Miles)
Greenville
Enjoy wildlife from around the world, including giraffes, orangutans, giant tortoises, lions and of course, everyone's favorites, Joy and Ladybird, the elephants. Visit the popular Reptile Building, which houses lizards, frogs, turtles and snakes. Th...
Greenville
A 17.5 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views.
Beech Mountain
(74 Miles)
Beech Mountain
Come play a mile up! At 5,506 feet our town has many fun things to do! Come try out our free sledding hill, go ice skating, snow tubing, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. No matter what season, Beech Mountain has...
Greenville
With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Greenville
A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.
Greenville
An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature.
Mice on Main
(75 Miles)
Greenville
Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about.

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Discovery Place

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Rays Splash Planet

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Romp n Roll

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Discovery Place KIDS

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Carowinds

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Carolina Raptor Center

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ImaginOn

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NASCAR Speedpark

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Schiele Museum of Natural History

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Lowes Motor Speedway

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Fun places to visit in Gastonia 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