Things to do in HENDERSON with kids

Kentucky is more than just the Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Derby (although they do play a large part in the state’s character!). 

This music loving state filled with incredible countryside has so many fun and diverse things to do with kids, that the biggest problem will be working out how long to stay for!

Did you know that Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world? It sure does, with Mammoth Caves!

Kids can go back in time to the Old West at Guntown Mountain, and with 52 state parks like the 10,000 acre Green River Lake State Park and playful Land Between The Lakes, there is never an excuse not to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Kentucky is a great place to learn about the incredible history of the state, such as Kentucky Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum, and if kids really did want to experience those famous horses, they don’t have to wait for the derby! They can enjoy activities such as Horse Farm Tours and Kentucky Horsepark, with their famous working horse farm.

Why the long face? Better change that by heading to this Bluegrass State!

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  • The USS LST Ship Memorial

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    (8 miles) Evansville

    Take a tour of a significant historic amphibious vessel and learn about life onboard from the mess deck to the Captain's cabin! Guaranteed to fascinate imaginative kids on your Indiana family day ...

  • Koch Planetarium

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    (9 miles) Evansville

    A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." One of the many fun family ...

  • Patchwork Central

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    (9 miles) Evansville

    Fills a significant place in the local community and beyond, offering free arts class places to children considered vulnerable in a super nurturing creative environment. Other families are welcome to ...

  • Koch Family Childrens Museum

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    (9 miles) Evansville

    18,000 square feet of hands on, multi media exhibits and activities encouraging skill development, self expression and the freedom to explore!

  • Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

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    (11 miles) Evansville

    Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is an Indiana State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark featuring nearly 200 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest. This old-growth lowland forest is of ...

  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

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    (11 miles) Evansville

    Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park Evansville

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    (11 miles) Evansville

    Those active kids will love to bounce the day away with wall to wall trampolines at this Indiana Trampoline Park!

  • Gattitown Evansville

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    (11 miles) Evansville

    Gattitown Evansville offers complete Family Entertainment! Over 20,000 sq. ft. of FUN! Our All-You-Care-To-Eat-&-Drink Buffet includes delicious pizzas, pastas, fresh salad bar over 50+ items, ...

  • Adventure Land Golf

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    (12 miles) Evansville

    Spend an adventurous day at Evansville, Indiana's most unique and exciting miniature golf course. AdventureLand has two 18 hole courses surrounded by caves, waterfalls, and streams. One of the many ...

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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    (38 miles) Lincoln City

    Explore the boyhood of Abraham Lincoln in this fascinating and historic attraction in Indiana. Show kids they can be anything they want to be!

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre

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    (38 miles) Lincoln City

    Lincoln Amphitheatre is a completely covered outdoor theatre featuring the musical drama Young Abe Lincoln in 2009's bicentential of his birth.

  • Lake Rudolph Campground

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    (41 miles) Santa Claus

    An amazing family campground with a waterpark, mini golf, sports fun, kayaking and gem mining....just to name a few!

  • Santa Claus Museum and Village

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    (42 miles) Santa Claus

    All things Santa! Take the kids on a stroll through history at the Santa Claus Museum and Village, and visit various part of Santa's festive and magical world!

  • Holiday World and Splashin Safari

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    (42 miles) Santa Claus

    Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.

  • Holiday Hills Resort

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    (58 miles) Eddyville

    A great location on Lake Barkley, this resort gives you the option to "rough it" camping or enjoy more comfortable accommodations. The great outdoors is waiting!

  • George Rogers Clark Historical Park

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    (58 miles) Vincennes

    History comes back to life at this Historical Park! Your family day out can be fun and educational at this historic site that made a huge impact to the USA.

  • Venture River Family Water Park

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    (59 miles) Eddyville

    Welcome to Western Kentucky\'s Only Water Park! Come and join the fun at Venture River Water Park. Your little ones can safely slide, splash, squirt at the Pleasure Island Kiddie area. For family ...

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (69 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center

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    (72 miles) Gilbertsville

    Zip lines, go-karts, rock climbing, laser tag....amazing family fun in Kentucky perfect for active kids!

  • Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

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    (73 miles) French Lick

    Enjoy 40,000 sq ft of water park fun in Indiana, with a host of water park fun for the whole family of swashbuckling buccaneers!

  • The Museum of the American Quilters Society

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    (76 miles) Paducah

    The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker.Throughout the year, MAQS offers a variety of educational ...

  • Paoli Peaks

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    (77 miles) Paoli

    Paoli Peaks is a fun Ski Resort in Southern Indiana offering alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing during the winter months.

  • Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

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    (77 miles) Calvert City

    Only in America! A weird, wacky and wonderful folk art roadside attraction with it's own Toyland toy museum!

  • Marengo Park Cave

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    (78 miles) Marengo

    Underground adventure in Indiana for the whole family with tours through incredible natural wonders, as well as gem stone mining!

  • Land Between The Lakes

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    (78 miles) Golden Pond

    Biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking...all fun activities the family can do in this nature filled recreation area in Kentucky!

  • YaYas Island

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    (80 miles) Paducah

    Indoor fun in Kentucky for active and curious kids with a tropical themed indoor playspace, with bounce houses, slides, and a waterfall!

  • Squire Boone Caverns

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    (81 miles) Mauckport

    Beautiful historic guided cave tours set in a village which will take you back to the 1800s way of life.

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (85 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • Beech Bend Amusement Park

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    (86 miles) Bowling Green

    Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards! Beech Bend Park is family fun, close to home! You truly can spend the day, ...

  • Beech Bend Park

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    (86 miles) Bowling Green

    Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (86 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • Lost River Cave

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    (86 miles) Bowling Green

    Kentucky's ONLY Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave -an amazing natural wonder!

  • Bluespring Caverns Park

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    (87 miles) Bedford

    Older kids will love these tours along an underground river, surrounded by great chambers that are millions of years old! Great fun in Indiana!

  • Kids N Play

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    (88 miles) Clarksville

    The wide array of activities accommodate children 0 to 12 years old, with role play town, adventure climbing structure, ball cannon arena, hand powered kart track and redemption games.

  • Indoor Aquatic Center

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    (88 miles) Calarksville

    Standard swimming facilities in a new dome covered building, but they do offer great family and child oriented swimming classes for every stage of development from 6 months upwards to develop, ...