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Fun things to do in NEWTON

Lighthouses, battleships, wildlife, thrilling roller coasters, pirates…and ghosts? Seem like a place your kids will love? Best get to North Carolina pretty quickly then!

This incredible state has SO much to do for kids…here’s why!  How about climbing aboard the historic Battleship USS North Carolina? Kids can experience true history (AND search for those ghosts at the same time!).  There is farm fun with places like Winterpast Farm and Hill Ridge Farms - or perhaps they want some of the BIGGER animals with North Carolina Zoo and the rehabilitative Aloha Safari Zoo.

The whole family can get their big thrills at Tweetsie Railroad or Ghost Town In The Sky (only for those brave outlaws) - oh yes, the pirates! North Carolina Maritime Museums can take kids back to the times of Blackbeard!

There are incredible gem fun with Gold City Gem Mine, and underground adventure at Linville Caverns, and even a swamp! Dismal Swamp State Park will introduce kids to this geological wonder.

We did tell you that North Carolina had great places to visit with kids…now the hard part. What to do first!

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  • Catawba Science Center

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    (8 miles) Hickory

    Changing lives and inspiring wonder through science and learning. Stunning planetarium, amazing, aquariums and interactive exhibits galore.

  • Lake Norman State Park

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    (18 miles) 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.

  • South Mountains State Park

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    (21 miles) 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.

  • Zootastic Park

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    (23 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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    (24 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.

  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    (28 miles) 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.

  • Schiele Museum of Natural History

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    (28 miles) Gastonia

    Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.

  • Discovery Place KIDS

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    (28 miles) Huntersville

    Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (30 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 ...

  • NASCAR Speedpark

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    (35 miles) Concord

    5 Exciting Tracks - NASCAR Reactor Simulators - Miniature Golf - Kiddie Rides - Indoor Rock Climbing Wall ; Kids Play Area - Speed Bumpers Bumper Boats - Lazer Tag Arena, Arcade. NASCAR Retail Store

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

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    (36 miles) Concord

    SEA LIFE unmasked at the new 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at Concord Mills! With over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks and feedings there is always more to "sea" ...

  • Rays Splash Planet

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    (36 miles) 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 ...

  • Discovery Place

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    (37 miles) Charlotte

    A great hands-on experience for any child looking for adventure. The Science Centre and Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!

  • ImaginOn

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    (37 miles) Charlotte

    Plan a trip to IMAGINON, a place for kids & teens that combines a children's theatre with a fabulous children's library. Featuring library resources, theatres, classrooms, computer labs, a teen ...

  • Lowes Motor Speedway

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    (38 miles) Concord

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

  • Lake James State Park

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    (38 miles) 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 ...

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park NC

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    (38 miles) Marion

    Great amenities, family fun activities, crafts, and one very loveable bear make Jellystone Park in Marion, North Carolina a fun place to be! Either to camp or just for the day!

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    (39 miles) Kannapolis

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

  • Romp n Roll

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    (41 miles) Harrisburg

    Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.

  • Carowinds

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    (41 miles) Charlotte

    Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages.

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (42 miles) Blowing Rock

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!

  • Linville Caverns

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    (43 miles) Marion

    Explore North Carolinas ONLY show cavern with guided tours. A great family day out for all ages in the wonder of nature!

  • Tiger World

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    (43 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 ...

  • Clay Escape Paint Your Own Pottery

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    (43 miles) Fort Mill

    Bring the family for some wholesome fun - with more than 700 different bisque items and no hourly fees. No appointment needed. Open every day. Kids Camps offered. Great for baby or bridal showers, ...

  • Bear Den Campground

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    (44 miles) Spruce Pine

    Get away from it all and Go Camping in the NC Mountains! Our 400 densely wooded, mountaintop acres, adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway, make Bear Den the perfect vacation destination for your ...

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