Caves and Mines in HUNTSVILLE with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Huntsville, Alabama, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Heart of Dixie you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Huntsville…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Cathedral Caverns State Park

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    (23 miles) Woodville

    Fascinating underground tours through some of the most amazing natural formations in the country, including a frozen waterfall and a 45ft high stalagmite! Kids can also pan for gems - great Alabama ...

  • Cumberland Caverns

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    (82 miles) McMinnville

    An underground adventure in Tennessee at these incredible caverns, with day tours, overnight adventures, and caving too!

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  • Lake Winnepesaukah

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    (78 miles) Chattanooga

    Kiddie rides, 14 story free fall, roller coasters...it must be the South's favorite family amusement park - Lake Winnie!

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (43 miles) Blountsville

    Water fun in Alabama for the whole family, with thrilling slides, fun kiddie areas, and picnic areas too in the largest pool in the Southeast!

  • Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

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    (50 miles) Attalla

    An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    (71 miles) Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

  • Tennessee Aquarium

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    (76 miles) Chattanooga

    Explore one of the most popular aquariums in the USA, with creatures from all over the world, an IMAX 3D Theater, a boat trip, and so much more!

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    (77 miles) Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Birmingham Zoo

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    (87 miles) Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Weiss Lake Crappie Guides

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    (65 miles) Centre

    They have been fishing for crappie on this lake for over 30 years, so if you want a guide service that offers a day filled with fun and great fishing action these are your guys!

  • Ruby Falls

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    (73 miles) Chattanooga

    Anticipation builds, the temperature drops, a cool fresh breeze surrounds you as you are immersed in darkness. There is the thunderous sound of water splashing directly in front of you, and you feel ...

  • Chattanooga Riverboat Company

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    (76 miles) Chattanooga

    The pride of the South is ready to entertain family members of ALL ages with the Southern Belle Riverboat! Cruise along the Tennessee River and experience sightseeing and delicious meals!

  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours

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    (76 miles) Chattanooga

    Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.

  • Kangaroo Jakes

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    (85 miles) Rome

    Indoor bouncing fun in Rome, Georgia with a host of fun and colorful inflatables for kids to use all of that extra energy on!

  • Glow Galaxay

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    (86 miles) Franklin

    Out of this world open play and birthday parties in Franklin with this fun glow in the dark indoor play area with inflatables, mini golf, and sports!

  • The Monkey's Treehouse

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    (86 miles) Brentwood

    The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!

  • Huntsville Art League

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    (2 miles) Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (41 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (61 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 ...

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (66 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • Creative Discovery Museum

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    (76 miles) Chattanooga

    A fun, interactive and hands-on children's museum in Chattanooga, with attractions perfect for kids to learn, play and get creative!

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

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    (76 miles) Chattanooga

    Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (81 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (83 miles) Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    (84 miles) Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    (84 miles) Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    (84 miles) Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (85 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Rome Area History Museum

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    (87 miles) Rome

    As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    (3 miles) Huntsville

    The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.

  • Russell Cave National Monument

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    (47 miles) Bridgeport

    Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve

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    (53 miles) Fort Payne

    Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs ...