Caves and Mines in LANSING with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Lansing, Michigan, 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 Great Lakes 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 Lansing…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Splashway Waterpark

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    (38 miles) Sheridan

    Aimed squarely at families so lots of areas for kids of all ages, plus some thrills for you and the big 'uns!

  • Flash Flood Water Park

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    (43 miles) Battle Creek

    Indoor / outdoor water park in Battle Creek with big slides, leisure pools & interactive splash play area! Plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play ...

  • Zehnders Splash Village

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    (58 miles) Frankenmuth

    Enjoy the largest indoor water park in Frankenmuth with over 50,000 sq ft of water fun for all ages! Includes a 6-story family raft ride!

  • Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

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    (69 miles) Belleville

    Fun waterpark with two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

  • Splash Universe

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    (70 miles) Dundee

    Fun indoor water park in Michigan featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, a Treehouse area and a family spa!

  • Aqua Tots

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    (73 miles) Troy

    Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!

  • Red Oaks Waterpark

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    (76 miles) Madison Heights

    All round fun family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.

  • Warren Community Center Pool

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    (78 miles) Warren

    Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide! Great fun for kids in Michigan

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    (1 miles) Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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    (40 miles) Alto

    Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    (45 miles) Battle Creek

    Seasonal zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan where kids can spend the day with animals from all over the world, with conservation education too!

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (47 miles) Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (53 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (53 miles) Ann Arbor

    20 acres of beautiful petting farm for kids to explore in Ann Arbor, with cute domestic animals waiting to make friends!

  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

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    (55 miles) Birch Run

    Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!

  • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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    (56 miles) Athens

    Visit hundreds of rescued reptiles, where kids can get up close to alligators, tortoises, bearded dragons and more!

  • John Ball Zoo

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    (60 miles) Grand Rapids

    Seasonal animal fun in Grand Rapids filled with exhibits that feature animals from all over the world! ROAR!

  • The Detroit Zoo

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    (74 miles) Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (82 miles) Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (92 miles) Toledo

    With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos and it features an aquarium too!

  • State Capitol Building Tours

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    Lansing

    Enjoy tours of this iconic Capitol Building in Lansing, with visits to the House and Senate galleries included. Fascinating!

  • River Town Adventures

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    Lansing

    River adventures with kayak rentals and tours with this Lansing adventures company ready to challenge those active kids!

  • The Henry Ford Estate

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    (73 miles) Dearborn

    Return to the world of automotive pioneer Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Estate ~ Fair Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane includes the residence of Henry and Clara Ford and ...

  • Diamond Jack's River Tours

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    (82 miles) Detroit

    River fun in Detroit with these sightseeing river tours, perfect for kids to explore the city in a whole new way!

  • Jumpin Jax Bounce Arena

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    (2 miles) Lansing Charter Township

    Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds, with seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, and bouncers - perfect for kids with endless energy in Michigan!

  • Play

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    (5 miles) East Lansing

    East Lansing's own eco-friendly, indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers, and children up to six years old.

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (29 miles) Howell

    With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!

  • The TreeHouse

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    (40 miles) Chelsea

    Great indoor play with awesome slides, baby and toddler areas, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!

  • Safari Playground

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    (56 miles) Walled Lake

    A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!

  • Tiny Treasures Indoor Play Cafe

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    (56 miles) Walled Lake

    A fun a creative atmosphere and indoor play center that kids AND the parents can enjoy! With a wide variety of play areas, kids are sure to be entertained! We love indoor fun!

  • Jungle Java

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    (61 miles) Canton

    Indoor jungle themed fun in Canton where a great indoor playground for kids under 10 years, with a toddler area too...and parents can play too!

  • Jungle Joes Family Fun Center

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    (62 miles) Portage

    A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (63 miles) Canton

    Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!

  • Playworld

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    (63 miles) Grandville

    Indoor play for under 12s with loads of age zoned features from bounce houses and the trolley run to the Foam Forest and beyond!

  • Treasure Island Playground

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    (63 miles) Livonia

    Fun indoor play in Michigan, with open play, birthday parties, pajama parties and inflatables!