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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
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!
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.
Maggie Valley
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
Oak Ridge
Enjoy attractive exhibits on Oak Ridge, Appalachia and countries around the world. The motto of the museum is "please touch". Learn new ideas, develop useful skills. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids...
Harrogate
Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country.
Hendersonville
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
Gray
Filled with interactive exhibits, Discovery Carts, a dig pit and touch-screen computer games, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy while learning about the prehistoric past of this region.
Johnson City
Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and logic games.
Piney Flats
Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.
Greenville
With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
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 prominent members of Georgia’s racing heritage.
Ty Cobb Museum
(101 Miles)
Royston
Ty Cobb was one of the GREATEST baseball players ever to live. This became official in 1936 when he received 222 of 226 votes naming him the game's number one immortal and first inductee into the Hall of Fame. The museum offers art and memorabilia, f...
Chattanooga
The Creative Discovery Museum is recognized as one of the premier hands-on children's museums in the region. Gather the young and young-at-heart and make plans now to visit us at Creative Discovery Museum. Whether it's for a couple of hours or a whol...
Athens
The Georgia Museum of Art, the state's official art museum, has long offered its audiences a world-class art experience. Located on the campus of UGA, it has free admission, exhibitions that change quarterly and fun activities for kids like backpack ...
The Museum
(128 Miles)
Greenwood
The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the classroom. A tour of the exhibits can stimulate creative wr...
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.
Cartersville
Tellus will occupy more than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. Tellus will also house the only fully digital planetarium in North Georgia regularly ope...
Rome
As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.
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...
Atlanta
From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and renow...
The APEX Museum
(146 Miles)
Atlanta
Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black Families that helped to make Atlanta great.
Huntersville
Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!
Lexington
Located in the Horse Capital of the World, the Explorium offers interactive adventures in fun & learning. Since 1990, over one million visitors have enjoyed this educational experience designed to inspire imagination and creativity among children of...
Augusta
The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and ...
Lexington
The museum is located at the Kentucky Horse Park, already a magnet for horse lovers. This working horse farm, located just north of Lexington in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, offers tours of farm operations, a daily Parade of Breeds, horse and carriag...
Lexington
The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition entitled For the Love of a Horse: Children and Saddlebre...
Columbia
Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.
Columbia
Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills building, which opened in 1894 as the world's first ...
Hungtington
A huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for perusal. Fascinating but unbroken: serious enthusiasts only!
Ashland
History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and m...
Anniston
Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
Anniston
Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.
Macon
A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different civilizations, and even explore the wonders of outer s...
Maysville
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Our purpose is to tell the story of the struggle for freedom in the United States through exhibits and programs that f...
South Charleston
The South Charleston Museum strives to create a casual learning experience that will appeal to all ages and interests. The purpose of this community museum is to promote the social, educational, and cultural history of South Charleston
Warm Springs
A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.
Warm Springs
Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.
Warner Robins
Displaying 93 aircraft and 100s of exhibits on a beautiful 51 acre site, the museum has grown into a significant exhibit, education and cultural center drawing more than 500,000 a year. One of the many places to go if you're looking for things to do ...
Dollywood
(7 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 ...
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. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do w...
Helen
Fun for all the kids: Rides, games, tilt a whirl, karts, mini-golf. Helen, a small town but with lots of entertainment and things to do is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-fashioned world towers.
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.
Chattanooga
Home to the world famous hills of the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster, excitement is timeless at Lake Winnepesaukah. With high-adrenaline thrills from the OH-ZONE! 14-story free fall, kiddie rides such as The Whale, The Bumble Bees, & The Frog Hopper; and...
Lookout Mountain
One of the south’s oldest and most popular natural attractions featuring the Enchanted Trail with a Swing-A-Long Bridge and Fairyland Caverns, as well as many festivals and events throughout the year!
Norcross
Race to victory on the Go Kart Tracks, become a golf legend on the Mini Golf Course, or get the highest score in the giant arcades. All the greatest attractions and games in the same place, plenty of fun for all ages.
Carowinds
(147 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park with more than 100 state-of-the-art rides, shows and movie-themed experiences for all ages.
Austell
Of course, we have gravity-defying thrill rides like Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. But the fact is, we have just about every kind of ride for every kind of rider. From towering coasters to family-pleasers, like a classic carousel, we've got you ...
Camden Park
(191 Miles)
Huntington
Camden Park's Kiddie Land is home to 9 rides for our guests 48" and under, including our historic Carousel, Kiddie Boats and Handcars. Also has larger rides for older kids. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
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...

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Fun places to visit in Gatlinburg with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Tennessee - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great 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 TN