National Parks / Natural World in GUNTOWN with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Guntown has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Guntown, Mississippi offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Guntown itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Trace State Park

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    (18 miles) Belden

    Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi\'s fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor ...

  • Tishomingo State Park

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    (30 miles) Tishomingo

    Today\'s visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and ...

  • Wall Doxey State Park

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    (51 miles) Holly Springs

    Offers cabins, camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, disc golf, playgrounds, picnic facilities, a spring-fed lake with fishing and 2 fishing piers and lots of nature.

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (51 miles) Phil Campbell

    Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - ...

  • Natchez Trace Parkway

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    (53 miles) Tupelo

    The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, ...

  • John W Kyle State Park

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    (65 miles) Sardis

    John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, ...

  • Lake Lowndes State Park

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    (72 miles) Columbus

    Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for families. Located on beautiful 150 acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as ...

  • George P Cossa State Park

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    (73 miles) Oakland

    This park offers 83 campsites. Yocona Ridge offers 35 waterfront sites, a laundry room, a playground, and a bathhouse. Jones Creek campground offers 48 naturalized wooded camping areas, restrooms, ...

  • Hugh White State Park

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    (76 miles) Grenada

    Located on scenic Grenada Lake, Hugh White State Park offers the finest outdoor recreation amenities available, all nestled in a setting unmatched in natural beauty. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Lichterman Nature Center

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    (81 miles) Memphis

    A piece of nature in the city of Memphis, with nature walks, hands-on exploration, live animals, forest boardwalks and gardens!

  • Memphis Botanic Garden

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    (85 miles) Memphis

    96 acres of beautiful botanic gardens in Memphis, perfect for those nature loving families! Also family activities, workshops, classes and concerts!

  • Legion State Park

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    (92 miles) Louisville

    Hidden in the red hills country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the ...

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  • Tupelo Automobile Museum

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    (13 miles) Tupelo

    Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of ...

  • Coon Creek Science Center

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    (63 miles) Adamsville

    Have you ever imagined what amazing creatures lived in Tennessee 70 million years ago? At this natural history and science center, you can find out! Learning and fascinating family fun on your day ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (64 miles) Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Rustys TV And Movie Car Museum

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    (82 miles) Jackson

    Love movies? Love cars? Then perhaps we might have just found your perfect day out!

  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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    (85 miles) Memphis

    The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, one of Memphis' premier art museums since 1976, specializes in impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts. Throughout its history, the museum ...

  • Pink Palace Museum

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    (87 miles) Memphis

    One of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast, this museum has natural history exhibits, cultural exhibits, and a planetarium!

  • Children's Museum Of Memphis

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    (88 miles) Memphis

    A fun children's museum in Memphis that creates great learning experiences through the hands-on exhibits and programs. Plus an outdoor splash park!

  • The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

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    (12 miles) Tupelo

    It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma

  • Memphis Zoo

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    (90 miles) Memphis

    Over 3,500 animals waiting to be experienced in this century year old zoo in Memphis!

  • Tennessee Safari Park

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    (95 miles) Alamo

    An animal filled 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, including a petting zoo with a giraffe in!

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

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    (13 miles) Tupelo

    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo ...

  • Kids Play

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    (76 miles) Germantown

    Kids Play is a children's indoor play center in Memphis, perfect for those playful kids and parents who want a space for themselves

  • The Incredible Pizza Co and Fun Center

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    (81 miles) Cordova

    If you're not having fun, you must not be at America's Incredible Pizza Company yet! Check out all the cool attractions and in our Fairgrounds! Great for rainy days! One of the many fun family places ...

  • Tagtical Laser Tag

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    (60 miles) Muscle Shoals

    Take on a mission with Tagtical Laser Tag, this amazing activity for active kids in Alabama. Great for kids 5 and up!

  • The Little Gym

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    (81 miles) Germantown

    You can see it in their eyes the first time they run into your arms after class. The new found look of glorious, sparkling confidence. Confidence that will build a foundation to succeed in whatever ...

  • Paintball Park

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    (82 miles) Lakeland

    EZ Paintball and Paintball Park Memphis wish to grow paintball in the mid-south. Paintball is an exciting, action packed experience that\'s fun for all ages. It is currently growing throughout the ...

  • Shark Tooth Creek

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    (97 miles) Aliceville

    A fun day out in Alabama collecting shark teeth, fishing, swimming, canoeing and fossil hunting, take your pick! By appointment only.

  • Shiloh National Military Park

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    (53 miles) Shiloh

    Explore history as you visit the sites of the most epic battle in the Civil War at Tennessee's Shiloh National Military Park.

  • Helen Kellers Birthplace

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    (58 miles) West Tuscumbia

    Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia.

  • Sharpe Planetarium

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    (87 miles) Memphis

    Journey to distant galaxies, explore the solar system and settle back in a comfortable seat in the Sharpe Planetarium as you take a cosmic voyage through the universe. The Lida Gammill Sharpe ...

  • CTI IMAX Center

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    (87 miles) Memphis

    It's a motion picture experience that totally immerses the viewer. The Crew Training International IMAX Theater is the only IMAX Theater in the Mid-South. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • RebeLanes Bowling Center

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    (14 miles) Tupelo

    Fun in Mississippi with 22 bowling lanes, games room and party room. Get bowled over in Tupelo!

  • Cedar Hill Farm

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    (78 miles) Hernando

    It's farm time! A fun petting zoo, several play areas, sporting activities as well as seasonal activities with something for all ages.