National Parks / Natural World in Madisonville

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Knoxville
Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and responsible environmental stewardship for all people.
Wartburg
The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers...
Gatlinburg
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnan...
Chatsworth
Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia.
Fort Oglethorpe
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nations first, was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these battlefields.
Helen
16 bears in individual habitats which you can view and feed from elevated boardwalks above the enclosures. Plus check out the reptiles and arachnids in GHC Exotics.
Big South Fork
(67 Miles)
Oneida
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs,...
Asheville
One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up a brochure listing this month's educational program...
Pickens
Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgetable backdrop. The park has a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway.
Roswell
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is different each and every day - you never know what you will find out on the trails or what some of the resident animals will be doing. In addition to our trails and animals, CNC has many exciting activities to take...
Fort Payne
Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activi...
Atlanta
Take a solitary walk to enjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Kennesaw
Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved are historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments.
Winder
Fort Yargo offers a fun camping, hiking and fishing experience. The park surrounds Marbury Creek Reservoir, a 260-acre lake with a swimming beach, fishing areas and boat ramps.
Greenville
A 17.5 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views.
Anderson
Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings
Stone Mountain
Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Amazing adventures await as you discover interactive childrens attractions. Plus you will no...
Chimney Rock
This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one place-spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for a...
Greenville
Bike and hike trails, fishing, boating - canoe, pedal boat and kayak, adventure play, swimming and geocaching. Excellent for day visits and campers also welcome.
Greenville
A stunning public greenspace with the central point being a unique cantilevered bridge from which to observe the waterfall.
Atlanta
The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center. Within these facilities the visitor can learn about Dr....
Woodville
Take a tour underground through some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created, including The Frozen Waterfall and a huge stalagmite column 45 ft high. Kids can also pan for gems with treasures guaranteed!
Comer
Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River.
Campbellsville
Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969 contains 1,331 acres along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is Kentucky.
Nebo
Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Here, nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalach...
Huntsville
The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.
Newark
The Nature Center hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching or disc golf. There's also a large picnic area and barbecues, and sledding in the winter months.
Beech Mountain
(147 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 chocolate. No matter what season, Beech Mountain has...
Nashville
The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Bill Purcell, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.
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.
Todd
Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.
Lexington
Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades and early Kentucky history. Over 10 miles of hiking trails provide access to streams, meadows and woodlands characteristic of ...
Jackson
Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 a...
Clermont
Activities for the Whole Family! Bernheim places strong emphasis on education. Visitor programs and special events will regularly enhance your visit to Bernheim, especially during the summer and on weekends. You will also find a variety of classes...
Frankfort
You'll experience Kentucky's diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants, and animals that make this their home Whether you have an hour or the whole day at the KDFWR Headquarters and the Salato Wildlife Education Center, you'll have f...
Morehead
One of the most visited national forests in the entire state of Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest has all sorts of adventures from camping, rock climbing to boating!
Macon
Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present, there is evidence her...
Birmingham
On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.
Daviston
In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
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.
Warriormine
Berwind Lake WMA, in McDowell County, is one of the larger Wildlife Management Areas in West Virginia, containing approximately 18,000 acres of rugged mountain terrain common to the southern portion of the state.
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.
Lenore
Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia.
Dollywood
(50 Miles)
Pigeon Forge
Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is ...
Chattanooga
Home to the world famous hills of the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster, excitement is timeless at Lake Winnepesaukah. With high-adrenaline thrills from the OH-ZONE! 14-story free fall, kiddie rides such as The Whale, The Bumble Bees, & The Frog Hopper; and...
Lookout Mountain
One of the south’s oldest and most popular natural attractions featuring the Enchanted Trail with a Swing-A-Long Bridge and Fairyland Caverns, as well as many festivals and events throughout the year!
Maggie Valley
Ghost Town offers rides fit for the youngest buckaroo to the bravest outlaw. Ghost Town also features staged gunfights, live music and shows, crafts, food and lots more fun.
Norcross
Race to victory on the Go Kart Tracks, become a golf legend on the Mini Golf Course, or get the highest score in the giant arcades. All the greatest attractions and games in the same place, plenty of fun for all ages.
Austell
Of course, we have gravity-defying thrill rides like Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. But the fact is, we have just about every kind of ride for every kind of rider. From towering coasters to family-pleasers, like a classic carousel, we've got you ...
Blowing Rock
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme.

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Rainforrest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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Knoxville Zoo

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Dinosaur Walk Museum

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Laser Quest Knoxville

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Lost Sea Adventure

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Ober Gatlinburg

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Titanic Museum Attraction

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Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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Knoxville Ice Bears

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The Museum of Appalachia

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Fun places to visit in Madisonville with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Tennessee - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in TN