Theme Parks in KING with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in King, North Carolina! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Tar Heel State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because King is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (74 miles) Blowing Rock

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!

  • Carowinds

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    (91 miles) Charlotte

    Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages - great North Carolina adventures to be had!

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  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (35 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • Zootastic Park

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    (52 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!

  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

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    (53 miles) Max Meadows

    Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (53 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!

  • Tiger World

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    (54 miles) Rockwell

    Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours ...

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    (56 miles) Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • Conservators Center

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    (57 miles) Burlington

    A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked ...

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (58 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

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    (69 miles) Roanoke

    is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities.

  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    (74 miles) Huntersville

    Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (98 miles) Cameron

    A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.

  • Celebration Station

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    (31 miles) Greensboro

    Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.

  • Safari Nation

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    (32 miles) Greensboro

    Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    (33 miles) Greensboro

    Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!

  • Bounce City

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    (46 miles) Salisbury

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 13 years, with inflatables, parties, toys and safe playtime fun! Great North Carolina fun

  • Romp n Roll

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    (71 miles) Harrisburg

    Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.

  • Pilot Mountain State Park

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    (7 miles) Pinnacle

    Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is easy to find here. Treat yourself to a horseback ride through the woods or challenge the river from raft or canoe. A seven-mile woodland corridor joins two ...

  • Hanging Rock State Park

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    (8 miles) Danbury

    Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, ...

  • Tanglewood Park

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    (22 miles) Clemmons

    An amazing county park with a fishing lake, gardens, BMX race course, trails, riding stables, a golf course, and MORE!

  • Boones Cave Park

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    (37 miles) Lexington

    Explore the cave and hiking trails spotting wildlife and flowers, visit a 170ft tall tree, plus fish, swim, canoe or kayak.

  • Stone Mountain State Park

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    (39 miles) Roaring Gap

    Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait.

  • Dan Nicholas Park

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    (47 miles) Salisbury

    Come for the wildlife park, stay for the aquarium, the mini golf, the boats, the petting barn, the gem mine - a beautiful park in North Carolina for the whole family!

  • Lake Norman State Park

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    (56 miles) Troutman

    At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman.

  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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    (67 miles) Huddleston

    In addition to a full range of water related activities, including swimming, fishing and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, camping, picnicking, a visitor center ...

  • Morrow Mountain State Park

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    (67 miles) Albemarle

    Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills ...

  • Big Walker Lookout

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    (70 miles) Wytheville

    The oldest privately owned scenic attraction in Virginia, this spot gives you one of the most amazing views of the Appalachian Mountains you will ever see!

  • Elk Knob State Park

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    (76 miles) Todd

    Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.

  • Eno River State Park

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    (76 miles) Durham

    Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.

  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

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    (76 miles) Charlotte

    Over 700 protected acres of nature and forest, with hiking trails, Reedy Creek Park, and a nature center with live animals and exhibits!

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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    (84 miles) Apex

    Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water ...

  • Beech Mountain

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    (86 miles) Beech Mountain

    Come play a mile up! At 5,506 feet our town has many fun things to do! Come try out our free sledding hill, go ice skating, snow tubing, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot ...

  • South Mountains State Park

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    (88 miles) Connelly Springs

    Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

  • Moncove Lake State Park

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    (91 miles) Gap Mills

    Tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state lies Moncove Lake State Park. Located in the pastoral setting of Monroe County, Moncove Lake State Park seems worlds away from ...