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Fun things to do in johns island

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours or Historic Seaport of Georgetown!

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    (4 miles) Charleston

    200-foot tube slide - 200-foot open slide - Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays - 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall - Leisure pool - ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

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    (9 miles) Charleston

    Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on ...

  • Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

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    (9 miles) Charleston

    The old exchange has been restored to its original condition, the structure looks the same as it did when George Washington would have danced in its Grand Hall. The dungeon lies beneath the exchange ...

  • Classic Carriage Tours

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    (9 miles) Charleston

    Horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston - unforgetable experience for the kids

  • Old South Carriage Company

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    (9 miles) Charleston

    One hour fully narrated tours of the Historic District. City's only licensed guides in the Confederate uniform. Tours depart every 20 min. from our Barn. Clean restrooms and video entertainment while ...

  • South Carolina Aquarium

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    (10 miles) Charleston

    You'll find the aquatic habitats of the state from rushing mountain streams through rivers, lakes and the saltmarsh, to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, encounters with river otters, ...

  • Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

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    (10 miles) Mount Pleasant

    Patriots Point would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury ...

  • Fort Sumter National Monument

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    (11 miles) Charleston

    Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 ...

  • Monkey Joes

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    (11 miles) Charleston

    Their play area of wall-to-wall jumping, sliding, and bouncing fun features inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses, guaranteed to keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.

  • Carolina Ice Palace

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    (15 miles) Charleston

    South Carolina's Ultimate Family Entertainment Complex, the Carolina Ice Palace was designed to be a year-round family playground for recreational skating, league hockey, figure skating, extreme ...

  • Edisto Island Serpentarium

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    (17 miles) Edisto Island

    You can view beautiful reptiles in both the indoor and outdoor facilities. Alligators and turtles swim and play in large outdoor ponds in the outdoor gardens, while other reptiles bask in the large ...

  • Splash Island Waterpark

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    (17 miles) Mount Pleasant

    200-foot water slide - 16-foot otter slide - Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls - The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride - Recreational pool

  • Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark

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    (18 miles) North Charleston

    Gallons of fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.

  • Barrier Island Ecotours

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    (19 miles) Isle of Palms

    See wildlife... including dolphin, shore and wading birds, crabs, and other speciaes that thrive in this habitat.

  • Blackbeards Cove Family Fun Park

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    (20 miles) Mount Pleasant

    Go-Carts - Climbing Wall - Blackbeard’s Gemstone Mining - Jump Land - Indoor Play System (All Day) - Water Wars

  • Music In Motion Family Fun Center

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    (23 miles) Summerville

    Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.

  • The Center for Birds of Prey

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    (25 miles) Awendaw

    Offering a unique insight into the lives and spectacular abilities of more than 40 species of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, and vultures. One of the many fun family ...

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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    (51 miles) Hilton Head Island

    Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade. Adventure Cove offers a variety of games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. There is something for the ...

  • Coastal Discovery Museum

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    (53 miles) Hilton Head Island

    With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the ...

  • Georgetown Loop Railway

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    (64 miles) Georgetown

    The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado's first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for ...

  • Historic Seaport of Georgetown

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    (64 miles) Georgetown

    Come and see Historic Georgetown - A favorite way to see Georgetown is by boat. A selection of tours will take you in and around Winyah Bay and the surrounding rivers. One of the many fun family ...

  • Island Miniature Golf and Games

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    (71 miles) Savannah

    We feature an awesome 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course, where you play through streams, ponds and rock hazards, just like the real thing! We also feature Bumper Go-Carts Batting Cages Moonwalk ...

  • Fort Pulaski

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    (73 miles) Savannah

    The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic ...

  • Amicks Deep Sea Fishing

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    (73 miles) Savannah

    This first class fishing service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and dolphin tours.

  • King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

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    (75 miles) Savannah

    The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.

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