National Parks / Natural World in New Hampshire with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, The Granite State has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in New Hampshire offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of New Hampshire itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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    Holderness

    Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day ...

  • Seacoast Science Center

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    Rye

    The Seacoast Science Center is a "must see" for anyone wishing to discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center's dramatic seaside setting, interpretive ...

  • Fuller Gardens

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    North Hampton

    Fuller Gardens is a public display garden, located on the ocean, that features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese Garden and Koi pond, annual ...

  • Pillsbury State Park

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    Washington

    One of the more primitive gems in New Hampshire, this state park is filled with wildlife, from moose to loons, historic attractions as well as hiking trails and kayaking.

  • Franklin Falls Dam

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    Franklin

    A beautiful area in New Hampshire stretching along the Pemigewasset River, with fun activities like canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling.

  • Daniel Webster Birthplace

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    Franklin

    The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site ...

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  • New England Ski Museum

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    Franconia

    Come and see Exhibits on the History of Skiing which changes annually and Vintage Ski Films Shown in Our Theater. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

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    Warner

    Exhibits of Native American objects, special events,and programming. 2.5 acre Medicine Woods Nature Trail. Tipi and Northeast Woodlands lodge frame on grounds. Shop for souvenirs in our giftshop.

  • Hood Museum of Art

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    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 ...

  • Enfield Shaker Museum

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    Enfield

    The mission of the Enfield Shaker Museum is to protect, enhance, and utilize its historical structures, landscape and Shaker cultural heritage.

  • The Wright Museum

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    Wolfeboro

    The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    Wolfeboro Falls

    The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are ...

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

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    Tamworth

    Take a guided working farm tour, visit our gardens, view our exhibits and new exhibits changing every month. Take a scenic walk by foot or by wagon or sleigh ride. A beautiful destination, visited by ...

  • American Independence Museum

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    Exeter

    Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire, the ...

  • Currier Museum of Art

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    Manchester

    The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    Concord

    The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning ...

  • Scouting Museum

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    Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...

  • The Millyard Museum

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    Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    Dover

    Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s

  • Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum

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    North Conway

    is a educational and entertaining, place to go with kids. It is an indoor play center where kids can learn by interacting with all the fun exhibits. Great rainy day activity for the whole family.

  • Klickety Klack Railroad

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    Wolfeboro Falls

    An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!

  • Touchstone Farm

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    Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • Mount Washington Cog Railway

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    Bretton Woods

    Take the family to ride up the beautiful Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway! Spend your family day out looking at the magnificent New Hampshire views.

  • Hobo Railroad

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    Lincoln

    Travel through a natural, woodsy setting along the twisting "Pemi" River, just minutes away from Franconia Notch. You can relax, wave to the tubers and kayakers, watch as young boys swing out over a ...

  • Conway Scenic Railroad

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    North Conway

  • Santa's Village

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    Jefferson

    A Christmas theme park featuring wonderful rides, great shows and awesome water park Ho Ho H2O, all geared towards kids up to 13 years old! Festive fun in New Hampshire!

  • Water Country

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    Portsmouth

    A family fun water park that offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.

  • Liquid Planet Waterpark

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    Candia

    is a locally-owned and family-run business inspired by New Hampshire's great outdoors, combining the tranquility and beauty of nature with the fun, excitement and adventure of a state of the art ...

  • Whales Tale Waterpark

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    Lincoln

    Check out our 12 slides, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie play place, Oasis Beach Bar and waveside entertainment every weekend in July and August! One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Kahuna Laguna

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    North Conway

    is 40,000 sqare feet of tropically themed wet adventure, with four high speed water slides, wave pool with body surfing and water basketball; plus family fun pool with interactive features and ...

  • The Fells

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    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.

  • The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

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    Meredith

    Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of the lake. We travel between Meredith & Lakeport always within view of the lake.

  • Captain Bills Charters

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    Deerfield

    Captain Bill's Charters offers the best deep sea fishing, scuba diving and sightseeing tours in New England. Plan your private fishing trip for cod, haddock, blue fish, shark and tuna., great fun for ...

  • High 5 Ballooning

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    Derry

    A once in a lifetime experience in the sky with hot air ballooning adventures. A natural and exciting New Hampshire adventure for the family!

  • Mount Washington Cruises

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    Belknap

    The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion cruise ship on Lake Winnipesaukeen, NH. It offers scenic cruises, Sunday brunch and dinner dance cruises. The ship stops at 5 ports on the lake, Wolfeboro, ...