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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 that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

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

    Water park with caribbean theme and lots of fun rides and slides.

  • 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

    A fascinatingly historic day out with children, with the beautifully resorted Old Exchange building once danced in by George Washington, then a spooky dungeon below!

  • Classic Carriage Tours

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    (9 miles) Charleston

    Historic, fun and educational carriage tours around the stunning Charleston, South Carolina. A great way to spend the day with the family!

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Fort Sumter National Monument

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    (11 miles) Charleston

    A historic day out at this South Carolina Civil War battle site, with indoor and outdoor activities.

  • 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

    A great water park with lots of fun slides and rides.

  • Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark

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    (18 miles) North Charleston

    A fun water park in North Charleston set over 15 acres.

  • Barrier Island Ecotours

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    (19 miles) Isle of Palms

    Spend your South Carolina day out with amazing wildlife, with tours to take you fishing, dolphin watching, and onto the shores!

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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    (75 miles) Savannah

    Ahoy! With ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques, this fascinating sea shanty of a museum will teach kids all about maritime history from the 18th and 19th century. A family day out worthy of ...

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