Caves and Mines in LAKE GEORGE with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Lake George, New York, 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 Empire State 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 Lake George…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

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    (23 miles) Pottersville

    Explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves, guided adventure tours with a cave float, gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & ...

  • Garnet Mine Tours

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    (27 miles) North River

    Kids can learn how to find their own Garnet gemstones, as well as learn all about the history and geology of the mine. Are you ready to hunt for treasures in New York State on your family day out!?

  • Secret Caverns

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    (60 miles) Howes Cave

    A fascinating journey into a prehistoric passageway that used to host American roadside travellers and explorers way back in 1928 and beyond! Tours available which finish at an 100ft waterfall!

  • Howe Caverns

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    (61 miles) Howes Cave

    Discover the wonder and mystery deep underground, with Howe Caverns - and amazing natural wonder in New York State. Tours, zip lines, ropes course, and lots of adventure!

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  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    (5 miles) Queensbury

    Over 30 rides and attractions which will give the entire family those theme park thrills! Great New York family fun!

  • Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park

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    (42 miles) Peru

    Vermont thrills and spills with attractions for all ages - with a climbing wall, mini golf and water slides....to name a few!

  • Water Slide World

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    (1 miles) Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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    (66 miles) Old Forge

    Enjoy New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splash-tacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, storybook characters, to even a circus!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (76 miles) East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (37 miles) Gloversville

    Visit the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, with over 500 animals across 80 acres! Amazing animal fun for the whole family.

  • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

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    (77 miles) Burlington

    Over 70 species of marine life at this Vermont aquarium, dedicated to educating on ecology, history and culture too!

  • Magic Wings

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    (84 miles) South Deerfield

    An 18,400 sq ft nature experience with a butterfly conservation center, with nearly 4,000 free flying butterflies from all over the world!

  • The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

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    (69 miles) Shelburne

    Take a tour round the factory and then design your own bear in the "Create a Friend for Life Factory. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Vermont

  • Ben and Jerrys

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    (80 miles) Waterbury

    Guided tour around the Ben and Jerry's Factory - with sample tastes too! Learn all about the ice cream production process in this fun 30 minute tour

  • The Fells

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    (82 miles) Newbury

    One of New England's finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Enjoy the old garden, rose terrace and Japanese water lily pool.

  • Universal Kids

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    (94 miles) Northampton

    Multi level space themed adventure physical play plus dedicated toddler area and imagination role play zones.

  • House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

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    Lake George

    Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must ...

  • Vermont Marble Museum

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    (38 miles) Proctor

    We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!

  • The Chocolatorium

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    (38 miles) East Arlington

    The Chocolatorium is not only a chocolate exhibit, but a fun and tasty place to explore! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate, the history, the culture, and how it's made!

  • New England Maple Museum

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    (39 miles) Rutland

    The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.

  • Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

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    (41 miles) Rutland

    Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell\'s art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell\'s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). ...

  • The Bennington Museum

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    (45 miles) Bennington

    The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Vermont, our galleries evoke ...

  • Adirondack Museum

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    (47 miles) Blue Mountain Lake

    Explore 121 acres and 40,000sq ft of exhibitions near the Blue Mountain, with indoor and outdoor learning and activities for kids!

  • Henry Sheldon Museum

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    (49 miles) Middlebury

    The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits ...

  • New York State Museum

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    (54 miles) Albany

    A cultural family day out in New York State with exhibits and collections covering all forms of art, photography and artifacts that reflect the wonderful history of New York.

  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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    (56 miles) Vergennes

    Whatever your interests, the museum offers opportunities for on-water adventures, gallery browsing, and armchair exploration.

  • The Nature Museum at Grafton

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    (58 miles) Grafton

    The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont\'s natural beauty.

  • Kidspace at Mass MoCa

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    (58 miles) North Adams

    An interactive art gallery and studio designed for children offering hands on exhibitions and educational experiences.

  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science

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    (67 miles) Quechee

    It's all about science, nature and natural history at this Vermont institute with fascinating exhibits, fun live shows and kids programs!

  • Shelburne Museum

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    (70 miles) Shelburne

    Amazing Vermont art to be enjoyed with over 150,00 works exhibited over 39 exhibition buildings - some historic! Art fun for the family!

  • Rex Museum

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    (70 miles) Gallup

    A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.

  • Berkshire Museum

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    (71 miles) Pittsfield

    3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and experiments, permanent collections plus travelling and special exhibitions, don't overlook the sub level aquarium and the Little Cinema.

  • Montshire Museum of Science

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    (73 miles) Norwich

    Fun hands-on science exhibits for kids - both indoors and outdoors - in one of the country's top science museums! Great family fun in Montshire!

  • Birds of Vermont Museum

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    (73 miles) Huntington

    The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their role in the earth's ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 ...

  • Hood Museum of Art

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    (74 miles) Hanover

    Comprising nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and ...