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Fun things to do in JACKSONVILLE

If your kids love the outdoors, then your kids will LOVE Jacksonville! White sandy beaches to play on, untouched state parks and nature reserves to get lost in, and many water activities to be had - and all very much teeming with kids fun. Perfect!

Sail right into Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing, which happens to be once of Jacksonville’s only water park.  Kids can get up close to wildlife at Tree Hill Nature Center and Jacksonville Zoo. 

Active kids can try their hands at skateboarding at Kona Skateboard Park - the oldest outdoor privately owned skate park in the country, or hit the ice at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex!

Of course, Jacksonville isn’t all outdoors and adventure. They have fun and educational museums like the Museum of Science and History, Hands-On Childrens Museum and Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center to ensure kids of all interests will have a great time!

Finally, just one very important note to end on…don’t forget your swimmers and have a great time!  The city really does have some great places to visit!

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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    Jacksonville

    MOCA Jacksonville offers top-quality programming for children and families. In addition to the interactive ArtExplorium Loft, every Sunday is Bank of America Family Free Sundays, where children and ...

  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

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    (1 miles) Jacksonville

    Free maritime fun and fascinating museum showcasing the intricate history of Jacksonville.

  • Museum of Science and History MOSH

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    (1 miles) Jacksonville

    Museum of Science and History (MOSH) offers hands-on activities and educational programs for kids. Children can let loose as they are surrounded by a nature-inspired area for exploration and ...

  • Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

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    (3 miles) Jacksonville

    Get your skates on at North Florida's only NHL sized ice rink that's open all year! Public sessions, birthday parties, and lessons await those ice loving families!

  • Tree Hill Nature Center

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    (4 miles) Jacksonville

    Schedule an Animal Encounter or a Guided Trail Tour today. Stop by with your friends to explore 50-acres and three eco-systems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. ...

  • Jacksonville Zoo

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    (5 miles) Jacksonville

    The only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Families will love our kid-friendly Play Park, award-winning Range of the Jaguar, and ever-changing gardens and exhibits. The Zoo has something for ...

  • Kona Skateboard Park

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    (5 miles) Jacksonville

    Kona Skatepark is the oldest outdoor, privately owned, skatepark in the United States. The skatepark offers: Skate free, skateboard lessons, camps and birthdays parties.

  • Hands-on Childrens Museum

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    (6 miles) Jacksonville

    With bright colors and a building shaped like a castle, the Hands On Childrens Museum offers almost 6500 sq. feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits for children from ages 1-12.

  • Adventure Landing

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    (8 miles) Jacksonville

    Adventure Landing is a leader in the regional theme park industry. The company owns, operates, and manages Adventure Landing parks in Florida (2), North Carolina (3), Texas (1), and New York (3). A ...

  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

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    (10 miles) Jacksonville

    Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.

  • EcoMotion Tours

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    (14 miles) Jacksonville

    EcoMotion Tours, in the Amelia Island-Jacksonville area, Fort George Island - is the only Segway tour of its kind - one that combines the fun, new sensation of riding a Segway with a special eco-tour ...

  • Jump Zone

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    (16 miles) Orange Park

    Jump Zone is a children's entertainment center with something for everyone in the family. We feature huge themed inflatable rides, Game!Zone arcade and snack bar. We offer walk-in play for ...

  • Amelia Island State Park

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    (17 miles) Jacksonville

    An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests ...

  • Big Talbot Island State Park

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    (17 miles) Jacksonville

    Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. ...

  • Diamond D Horse Stables

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    (19 miles) Jacksonville

    The beautiful 600 acre ranch is still a working horse and cattle ranch and a place where families and friends can go to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment. Offering to the visitors: Horseback ...

  • Amelia Island Museum

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    (26 miles) Fernandina Beach

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to travel through time? Come for an unforgettable journey at the Amelia Island Museum of History. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • St Mary's Submarine Museum

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    (28 miles) Saint Marys

    The museum is a great place to learn about the "Silent Service". A wide variety of Submarine artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and you can checkout the beautiful St ...

  • Conners A Maize Ing Acres

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    (29 miles) Hilliard

    Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres has everything to spend a perfect fun family day: Barnyard Animals, Pedal Carts, Duck Races, Cow Train, Hayride, Tube Slide and three miles corn maze. One of the many fun ...

  • Anastasia State Park

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    (38 miles) Augustine

    Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water ...

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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    (39 miles) Folkston

    A wildlife preserve like no where else on earth! The Okenfenokee Swamp provides habitats for threatened and endangered wildlife, but is also a place for family fun with canoeing, wildlife viewing, ...

  • Summer Waves

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    (51 miles) Jekyll Island

    Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash ...

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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    (52 miles) Jekyll Island

    It's primarily a sea turtle hospital but visitors may visit recovering patients and can also explore an interactive exhibition.

  • Marineland

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    (53 miles) St Augustine

    Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida

  • St Simons Island Lighthouse

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    (58 miles) St Simons Island

    It's a fun and historic lighthouse attraction! Costumed characters, hands-on elements, and charming surroundings are all waiting for families at this traditional and historically significant working ...

  • Lake City Campground

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    (59 miles) Lake City

    We are a family run campground. We know how important family is and we want to welcome you & your family to our home.

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