Zoos in Maggie Valley

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Gatlinburg
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
Asheville
The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over 60 species of animals including river otters, blac...
Sevierville
Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this all indoor RainForest Zoo is open year round. Meet some of the most amazing live animals you have ever seen! Featuring over 400 live anima...
Knoxville Zoo
(55 Miles)
Knoxville
Let’s go to the ZOO! Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.
Greenville Zoo
(61 Miles)
Greenville
Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!
Wellford
Home to over 500 animals, many of which roam freely inside large natural enclosures or on man-made islands. Try not to miss the Outback Safari where you are driven through 80 acres of free-roaming animals - some of which will eat right out your hand!
Cleveland
Family Friendly zoo with over 400 animals including Georgia's premier petting zoo with over 100 breeds of rare and miniature livestock. Join us for baby animals being born. take a ride on the camel encounter wagon. Join us for pony rides, guided Wi...
Bear Hollow Zoo
(111 Miles)
Athens
A well kept and popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife including many varieties of bears, deer, possums, turtles, otters, hawks, eagles and bobcats. They have a See and Touch session on Sundays for younger children.
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.
Zootastic Park
(1)
(127 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.
Chattanooga
The Chattanooga skyline features six magnificent peaks that top the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. River Journey is the original Aquarium building and features stunning freshwater creatures and habitats from around th...
Lilburn
You will have our animals eating out of your hand-- literally! Do not forget to bring your camera and video camera! You will capture the magical interaction between your children and our Game Ranch animals.
The Lazy 5 Ranch
(133 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 opportunity to view over 750 animals from six diff...
Georgia Aquarium
(142 Miles)
Atlanta
With more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...
Zoo Atlanta
(143 Miles)
Atlanta
Animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more!
Tiger World
(146 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 and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Riverbanks Zoo
(155 Miles)
Columbia
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!
Max Meadows
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is a free-range zoo located on 45 acres just off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77. The zoo is home to animals from six continents and has become a favorite destination for families, schools, churches, and group travel tours due to the h...
Columbia
The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; public programs and educati...
Slade
There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras,...
Attalla
An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.
North Carolina Zoo
(1)
(186 Miles)
Asheboro
Connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa
Jackson
In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Horse Cave
Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.
Cave City
You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest animals ever. The museum has nearly 14,000 square f...
Lucky Ladd Farms
(197 Miles)
Eagleville
An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!
Lexington
The museum is located at the Kentucky Horse Park, already a magnet for horse lovers. This working horse farm, located just north of Lexington in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, offers tours of farm operations, a daily Parade of Breeds, horse and carriag...
Ridgeway
Amazing Interactive Animal Experience! All tours by appointment so you can touch & hold the animals! Petting Ranch Critters like you have never had in your life! Come visit exotic and domestic animals! Cuddle a Mountain Coatimundi! Kiss a Potbelly P...
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.
Dollywood
(31 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 ...
Blowing Rock
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme.
Carowinds
(125 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages.
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.
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!
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 ...
Pigeon Forge
For a unique summer vacation destination that's fun for the whole family, pack your bathing suit and take the plunge to Dollywood's Splash Country. This water adventure theme park combines the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with the excitement of wate...
Greenville
Slides include 2 bodies, 1 tube and a tadpole slide for smaller folk, with other features including a zero entry leisure pool and interactive splash pad.
Jonesborough
Offers an interactive kids' leisure pool with loads of fun features and a zero depth wading area for babies, plus lazy river and 3 flume slides at 80, 100 and 200 feet high!
Helen
Take a river tubing trip down the scenic Chattahoochee, or play all day on our wonderful waterslide. All of our tube trips include your tube, U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver, a shuttle service and a relaxing float through the scenic alpine v...
North Helen
The Helen Ga, Waterpark is fun for all ages especially the little ones. Large slides that will take you around turns down long shoots and into a splash at the end of the ride. Have your picture taking as you plunge into the wading pool with eyes and...
Helen
offers 4 awesome tube water slides, 1,000 ft lazy river and spray pad plus dry climbing wall.
Duncan
2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.
Simpsonville
Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.
Williamsburg
The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center is home to the Kentucky Splash Water Park. The center includes an 18,000 square ft. wave pool, a drift river, a kiddy activity pool, a triple slide complex, a double slide tower, a go-kart track, a champions...
Lake Lanier Islands
With more than a dozen exciting rides and attractions, Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & WaterPark at Lake Lanier Islands Resort offers summer fun for the entire family. The Beach & WaterPark is a multi attraction interactive family environment that offer...
LanierWorld
(106 Miles)
Buford
A super fun way to get drenched in summer! Enjoy over a dozen super cool rides and attractions at LanierWorld - a very cool waterpark!
Holly Springs
Two indoor pools and one outdoor pool for those budding swimmers to have a splash about or improve their swimming techniques.
Charlotte
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Marietta
Dive into a Travel Channel Top 10 Water Park. With 50 amazing attractions, there's so much to do here. Enjoy Cliffhanger's 90-foot free-fall, the turbulent Tornado, and great family areas, like the Atlanta Ocean wave pool.

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Fun places to visit in Maggie Valley with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), 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 NC