Zoos in GREENVILLE with kids

It’s animal time in Greenville, South Carolina and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Greenville because this The Palmetto State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Greenville Zoo

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    (2 miles) Greenville

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

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (21 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!

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (52 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 ...

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (83 miles) Athens

    A charming zoo filled with non-releasable native Georgia wildlife, perfect for that animal-tastic day out filled with learning and experiences. Free admission too!

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (84 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

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (87 miles) Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (95 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!

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (96 miles) Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

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  • Monkey Joes

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    (4 miles) Greenville

    Active and playful kids up to 12 years can enjoy this indoor play center in Greenville, with fun inflatables and activities!

  • Mountain Play Lodge

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    (46 miles) Arden

    Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.

  • Funzone for Kids

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    (85 miles) Irmo

    If your kids would enjoy gliding down an 18' Double Slide, racing through a 35' Obstacle Course, or challenging one another in our 5-in-1 Sports Combo, then Funzone is the place for you.

  • Hoppy Feet Fun Center

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    (91 miles) Grovetown

    We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    (2 miles) Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!

  • Paris Mountain State Park

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    (8 miles) Greenville

    Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!

  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

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    (10 miles) Greenville

    A 21 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views!

  • Table Rock State Park

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    (21 miles) 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 ...

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    (36 miles) Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

  • Chimney Rock Park

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    (44 miles) 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 ...

  • North Carolina Arboretum

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    (48 miles) 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 ...

  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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    (67 miles) Comer

    Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River.

  • Lake James State Park

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    (67 miles) 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 ...

  • South Mountains State Park

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    (70 miles) 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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    (87 miles) Gatlinburg

    Explore that beautiful feat of nature that lies between the border of Tennessee and North Carolina - the Great Smoky Mountains! True family adventure out in the most visited national park in the ...

  • Fort Yargo State Park

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    (95 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.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (8 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (10 miles) Greenville

    A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (17 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.

  • Helen Waterpark and Tubing

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    (76 miles) North Helen

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

  • Dollywood's Splash Country

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    (92 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Over 23 water slides, thrills and adventures to be had at Dollywood's Splash Country! Family fun with a SPLASH for all!

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    (1 miles) Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!

  • La Zoom ComedyTours

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    (54 miles) 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.

  • Mice on Main

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    (2 miles) Greenville

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

  • Childrens Garden at Linky Stone Park

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    (2 miles) Greenville

    An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature - great play fun in Greensville!

  • Greenville Airport Play Area

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    (4 miles) Greenville

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

  • Gold City Gem Mine

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    (59 miles) Franklin

    Gem mining and gold panning fun for the whole family in North Carolina - a ROCK solid family day out idea!