Things to do in HATTIESBURG with kids

The birthplace of American music and home to the fourth longest river in the world,  Mississippi is an incredible state with beaches, forests, wildlife, parks, and of course some of the best food kids will ever experience (Just like Momma made!)

The state was home to some of the country’s bloodiest battles, and sites like Vicksburg National Military Park are perfect stops for those little history buffs, and some museums continue these stories like the Armed Forces Museum.  Of course, the incredibly diverse history can be found in other museums like the Delta Blues Museum and Museum of the Mississippi Delta!

Step back in time in nature with the Mississippi Petrified Forest, and kids will love exploring the stunning state parks - including Roosevelt, Holmes County and Clarkco - just to name a few!

Kids will love to cool off in summer with waterparks like Barnacle Bills or Geyser Falls, very cool animals are waiting at places like The Gator Ranch or Hattiesburg Zoo, and they can even test a space shuttle engine at the NASA Infinity Science Center!

And what would a trip to Mississippi be without exploring those rivers! Eco Tours of South Mississippi is just one place that has you covered!

Embrace that old Deep South, and let kids soak up the magic!

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  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (2 miles) Hattiesburg

    A family fun zoo nestled in 40 acres of park, where kids can get face to face with amazing animals. A fun, entertaining and educational experience in your Mississippi family day out!

  • Armed Forces Museum

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    (13 miles) Camp Shelby

    Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.

  • Paul B Johnson State Park

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    (13 miles) Hattiesburg

    Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. ...

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    (26 miles) Collins

    Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!

  • Flint Creek Water Park and Campground

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    (33 miles) Wiggins

    A great outdoor water park and campground featuring large and small water slides, plus boating, water skiing and fishing with boat rental available.

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (60 miles) McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Escatawpa Hollow Campground

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    (61 miles) Wilmer

    A family campground on the Alabama/Mississippi state line, with beaches, canoe trips, RV sites and cabins. Day use is allowed too!

  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    (63 miles) Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Mobile Zoo

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    (63 miles) Wilmer

    The zoo was established for education and continuing the existence of endangered/non-endangered wildlife. You can see wildlife from all over the world and learn about them. Tour our main building ...

  • Clarkco State Park

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    (64 miles) Quitman

    A favorite recreation spot of the Mississippi locals since 1938, this state park gives families 815 amazing acres of rolling woodlands for their family day out!

  • Kangarooz Family Fun Center

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    (65 miles) D Iberville

    Features inflatable jumpers, obstacle course and slides, with toddler area. Plus face painting, interactive music stage and DJ.

  • Lake Lincoln State Park

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    (65 miles) Wesson

    Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park\'s close proximity to Interstate ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (65 miles) Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (66 miles) Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • Time In Family Fun Center

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    (67 miles) Biloxi

    Large indoor playground with putt putt golf, video games,soft playground and more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Mississippi

  • Acme Fun Center

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    (67 miles) Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (67 miles) Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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    (68 miles) Biloxi

    Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.

  • Dunns Falls

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    (68 miles) Enterprise

    Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the ...

  • Maritime And Seafood Industries Museum

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    (69 miles) Bilox

    The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (71 miles) Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!

  • Roosevelt State Park

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    (72 miles) Morton

    A beautiful state park where the family can spend the day with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting, with camping, fun annual events, and hiking.

  • Bay Hideaway RV Park

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    (72 miles) Bay St. Louis

    Family camping near New Orleans with Bay Hideaway, with RV sites, as well as pool, sports and play equipment!

  • Percy Quin State Park

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    (72 miles) Mccomb

    Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 700 acre lake and a championship ...

  • Buccaneer State Park

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    (72 miles) Waveland

    On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (73 miles) Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • UCM Museum

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    (74 miles) Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • Lazy Acres Plantation

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    (74 miles) Chunky

    Farm fun in Mississippi with over 20 rides, a pumpkin patch, and the popular corn maze! A whole day of family fun for all ages!

  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi

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    (75 miles) Gautier

    Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (76 miles) Folsom

    Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the ...

  • Wilson Castle

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    (77 miles) Brandon

    This architectural masterpiece was built in the middle of the 19th Century in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Castle stands as a monument to the heritage of the past. The Castle has been the ...

  • Shepard State Park

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    (77 miles) Gautier

    Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 ...

  • Meridian Zoological Park

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    (78 miles) Meridian

    This zoo features lots of animal interaction and over 100 different varieties of birds!

  • The Gator Ranch

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    (80 miles) Moss Point

    105 acres to explore for those over 4 years, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves! Fun and informative narrated tours through the swamps of the ...

  • Dentzel Carousel

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    (80 miles) Meridian

    The carousel was manufactured in 1896 by Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and later sold to the City of Meridian.