Historical Attractions in HEMPHILL with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Hemphill, Texas!)

Hemphill is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Lone Star State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Hemphill’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Hemphill when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Kent Plantation House

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    (81 miles) Alexandria

    A historical experience for the family at one of the oldest standing structures in the entire state. Step back in time to experience the culture of a Louisiana homestead between 1795 and 1855.

  • Sci-Port Discovery Center

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    (81 miles) Shreveport

    Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center in Shreveport-Bossier, featuring over 290 science, math and space exhibits, daily changing programs, an IMAX Dome ...

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  • The Lois Loftin Doll Museum

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    (48 miles) DeRidder

    Lois and Albert \"Dutch\" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectables ...

  • R W Norton Art Gallery

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    (78 miles) Shreveport

    The Gallery has had a profound interest in both American history and American/European art and, consequently, has amassed a collection that ranges from pieces created during the colonial period to ...

  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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    (79 miles) Shreveport

    The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is mission driven--its purpose is to educate, promote tourism and to build community pride. Located on six acres of state land at 3015 Greenwood Road, adjacent to ...

  • Spring Street Museum

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    (81 miles) Shreveport

    Take a trip back in time with us to see what life was like when Shreveport was young. The Spring Street Historical Museums building was constructed in the 1860s as Tallys Bank and is one of the ...

  • Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (82 miles) Winfield

    The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and ...

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    (85 miles) Lake Charles

    A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!

  • Stark Museum

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    (86 miles) Orange

    Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of speciality include rare books and manuscripts, plus Decorative and American indian Arts.

  • Fire Museum of Texas

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    (88 miles) Beaumont

    Historical fun with this fascinating museum all about the history of fire fighting! Kids even get to dress up in fire fighting gear. Great Texas fun!

  • The Caddo-Pine Island Oil and Historical Museum

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    (97 miles) Oil City

    The museum exhibits items concerning the region\'s famous oil history, the associated growth of area oil-boom towns, the railroad, and previous local Native American settlement. The museum also ...

  • Orange Community Players

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    (87 miles) Orange

    Enjoy Southeast Texas' brightest stars, powerful stage performances, and unforgettable evenings of entertainment. Orange Community Players brings the community together through performance, ...

  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

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    (53 miles) Natchitoches

    Explore that mysterious and wonderful world of the American Alligator! 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside with music, food, and education for the kids! A true Louisiana family day out!

  • Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary

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    (65 miles) Frierson

    Yogie and Friends is the only sanctuary for large, exotic cats in the State of Louisiana.

  • Gators & Friends

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    (78 miles) Greenwood

    In addition to the huge reptiles, Gators and Friends has a fully stocked petting zoo where you and the kids can walk among tame and cuddly miniature horses, kangaroos, ring-tailed lemurs, deer, ...

  • Gone Wild Safari

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    (82 miles) Pineville

    A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.

  • Jubilee Zoo

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    (82 miles) Shreveport

    Jubilee Zoo is a family entertainment facility featuring a petting zoo and exotic animal exhibits. Bring the kids or spend some special time with your special someone. Bounce in the moonwalks, let ...

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (82 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Cypress Zoo

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    (93 miles) Benton

    Have a WILD day at Cypress Zoo and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with roughly 30 species located on about 7 acres inside the Cypress Black Bayou Park.

  • Splash Kingdom Waterpark

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    (76 miles) Shreveport

    Make a SPLASH at this Louisiana water park, with thrill rides, lagoons, volleyball, lazy rivers and wave pools...just to name a few!

  • Sulphur Parks Water Park

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    (82 miles) Sulphur

    A fun municipal water park with lots of fun water activities for all - a great way to enjoy that Louisiana sun!

  • Airboat Rides Blue Elbow Swamp Tours

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    (85 miles) Orange

    Environmentally friendly 22 passenger air boats enable close up encounters with the indiginous wildlife and informed commentary from your captain and guide. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles ...

  • In The Zone

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    (73 miles) Shreveport

    Come enjoy our inflatable obstacle courses, slides, combo units, interactive games, toddler activities, and more.

  • North Toledo Bend State Park

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    (17 miles) Zwolle

    Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant ...

  • Hodges Gardens State Park

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    (24 miles) Florien

    Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system.

  • South Toledo Bend State Park

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    (30 miles) Anacoco

    Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While ...

  • Sam Houston Jones State Park

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    (80 miles) Lake Charles

    Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was ...

  • Lake Bistineau State Park

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    (81 miles) Doyline

    Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its ...

  • Creole Nature Trail

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    (85 miles) Lake Charles

    Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant ...

  • Creole Nature Trail All American Road

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    (85 miles) Lake Charles

    Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.

  • Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

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    (85 miles) Shreveport

    Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The park has an interpretive building, a pavilion with ...

  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

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    (86 miles) Orange

    An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery ...

  • Adventure Kingdom

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    (81 miles) Lumberton

    Renaissance-themed mini golf, zero-turning bumper cars, swan paddle boats and Water Wars for all ages at this Texas entertainment park for kids!

  • Party Central

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    (84 miles) Bossier City

    Go-carts, mini golf, batting baseball cages, arcade games, bumper boats, kitty rides, rockclimbing, bongee trampoline, and concessions.

  • DixieMaze Farms

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    (94 miles) Shreveport

    Fun family farm adventures in Louisiana, with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, music festivals and a host of other amazing activities across Fall!