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Fun things to do in LINWOOD

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Dan Nicholas Park

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    (9 miles) Salisbury

    Come for the wildlife park, stay for the aquarium, the mini golf, the boats, the petting barn, the gem mine - hey, just stay!

  • The N.C Transportation Museum

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    (9 miles) Spencer

    57 family friendly acres of transportation history at the North Carolina Transportation Museum - fun and educational!

  • Boones Cave Park

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    (11 miles) Lexington

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

  • Tiger World

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    (18 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 ...

  • Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

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    (23 miles) Archdale

    During Maize Adventure kids ages 4 and up love to pan for gems at our Gem Dig, ride the cow trains, jump on our two giant jumping pillows, ride out tram rides, and hop on our rodeo horses and pick ...

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    (23 miles) Kannapolis

    Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (24 miles) Winston Salem

    Includes a museum on traditional and settler art, a large range of traditional activities with many being interactive, and a restored historic town populated with vintage characters at work. Plenty ...

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (24 miles) Winston Salem

    Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with ...

  • Piedmont Environmental Center

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    (26 miles) High Point

    Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (27 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the ...

  • Friendly Acres Family Farm

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    (28 miles) High Point

    We are a family oriented farm that offers friendly farm animals for petting, outdoor areas for picnics, birthday parties, reunions, etc. Umbrella covered tables, a play area for kids and a pond are ...

  • All A Flutter Butterfly Farm

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    (28 miles) High Point

    Come and visit a real working butterfly farm!

  • Morrow Mountain State Park

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    (28 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 ...

  • The Wright Stuff

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    (28 miles) Kernersville

    This is a great place for parents that like aviation and want something truly different to do with their kids.

  • Korners Folly

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    (28 miles) Kernersville

    22 rooms over 3 floors and 7 levels, this is a whimsical and opulant abode bound to capture any kid's imagination.

  • SciWorks

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    (30 miles) Winston Salem

    With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Point

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    (31 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.

  • 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.

  • Bumper Jumpers

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    (31 miles) Greensboro

    A variety of inflatable entertainments such as slides, assault courses, imaginative bounce houses and inflatable playground equipment plus dedicated toddler area.

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (31 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!

  • Zootastic Park

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    (32 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats for close up study and enjoyment.

  • Iredell Museum Kids At Play

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    (33 miles) Statesville

    Offers 1700 sq. ft. play space featuring interactive exhibits, programmes, events and classes based around science and creativity. Plus dress up days, storytelling, arts and crafts and demonstrations.

  • Safari Nation

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    (33 miles) Greensboro

    offer a large range of inflatable entertainments from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone.

  • Reed Gold Mine

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    (33 miles) Midland

    History and GOLD at this site that was the FIRST documented location where gold was discovered in the USA!

  • Lowes Motor Speedway

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    (35 miles) Concord

    Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)

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