Things to do in PENNINGTON GAP with kids

If you hear the words “I’m bored”, then you’re clearly not in Virginia! Whatever they LOVE to do, you will find it here.

You will find beaches, mountains, incredible wilderness, and some of the oldest towns in the entire country…you ready?

Don't forget about those dinosaurs in Virginia with Dinosaur Land, or true hair raising thrills with Kings Dominion.  Kids can cool down at MANY water parks like Splashdown, and the retro Water Country USA.  Animals? Of course they have those! Virginia Safari Park is the ONLY drive through zoo in the state, and they have zoos galore.

Hit the water with Bay Country Kayaking, or why not through a bit of learning fun in there with museums like Virginia Air and Space Center and the fascinating Frontier Culture Museum.

And of course, the incredible wilderness! See it from new heights with Vertical Rock Climbing, or explore the state parks like Pocahontas State Park packed with incredible activities.  Did we mention you can also trek with Llamas? Check out Twincreeks Llama Trekking! 

There are so many fun things to do in Virginia, chances are you will be extending your family days out for much longer adventures! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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  • Harlan County Campground

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    (14 miles) Putney

    RV sites, tent spots and cabins are all waiting at this Kentucky family owned and operated campground!

  • Hubbs Corn Maze

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    (28 miles) Clinton

    Great Fall family fun with a professionally designed and cut 10+ acre corn maze, laser tag, giant slides, jump pillow, barrel train, live entertainment, haunted trail, 100' trackless train, hay ...

  • Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center

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    (30 miles) Kingsport

    Super Clean, safe place for your kids to come and have a blast while getting tons of exercise. 25 foot shark, 40X20 foot obstacle course, bubble gum machine bouncer and lots more! 5 party rooms ...

  • Abraham Lincoln Museum

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    (37 miles) Harrogate

    Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the ...

  • Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

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    (39 miles) Gray

    Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!

  • The Andrew Johnson Historic Site And Center

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    (43 miles) Greeneville

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson\'s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President ...

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (44 miles) 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!

  • Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum

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    (45 miles) Piney Flats

    Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.

  • Bounce Bristol

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    (46 miles) Bristol

    Bounce Bristol is an indoor family entertainment center for children up to 12 years old. We have inflatables, host parties, and have a great snack bar featuring Domino's Pizza. Parents are always ...

  • Adventure Ranch

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    (47 miles) Morristown

    Adventure Ranch is an active farm entertainment venue located on the picturesque Great Smoky Farm in Morristown, TN. Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Adventure Ranch has been called ...

  • Hands On Regional Museum

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    (48 miles) Johnson City

    Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and ...

  • Pebble Mountain Family Campground

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    (49 miles) Chuckey

    A peaceful and eco-friendly experience with nature in this family campground.

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (61 miles) 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, ...

  • Finley's of Danville

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    (62 miles) London

    Roller skating, laser tag, kiddie corner, batting cages and arcade.

  • Norris Paddling Adventures

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    (70 miles) Rock Top

    Water adventure awaits with these self-guided rentals of kayaks, paddle boards, or hydro-bikes, as well as classes! The great Tennessee outdoors awaits!

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (70 miles) Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

  • The Museum of Appalachia

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    (70 miles) Clinton

    A living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.

  • Knoxville Zoo

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    (71 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.

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest ...

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face to face with your favorite A-ist celebrities at this fun Hollywood Wax Museum...it's Hollywood in the heart of Tennessee!

  • Hannah's Maze of Mirrors Pigeon Forge

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Transport into a modern day fairytale and try and make your way out of a challenging mirror maze!

  • Castle of Chaos

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    A scary, fun adventure awaits at this combination of a ride, 3D film and video game all in one!

  • Dollywood

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    (72 miles) Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Dollywood's Splash Country

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    (73 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Over 23 water slides, thrills and adventures to be had at Dollywood's Splash Country! Family fun with a SPLASH for all!

  • Ijams Nature Center

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    (73 miles) 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 ...

  • Lazerport Fun Center

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    (73 miles) Pigeon forge

    Laser tag in a giant 6000ft arena with mini-golf and go-carts.

  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

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    (73 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience the freedom of human flight. Located at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit Flyaway on your ...

  • Knoxville Ice Bears

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    (74 miles) Knoxville

    Knoxville Ice Bears. Providing a family-friendly experience for families to enjoy in addition to the hockey game.

  • Knoxville Museum of Art

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    (74 miles) Knoxville

    Kids can immerse themselves in art and culture at the Knoxville Museum of Art - a creative, educational and FUN way to spend your family day out!

  • McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    (75 miles) Knoxville

    A fascinating museum for kids and families, with educational programs, exhibits, events for families and lots of fun things for kids to learn - all about natural history and culture!

  • Beech Mountain

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    (75 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 ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (77 miles) Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • The Guinness World of Records

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    (77 miles) Gatlinburg

    There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of ...

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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    (77 miles) Gatlinburg

    1,800 FEET HIGH at the top of Crockett Mountain, experience Gatlinburg's #1 Scenic Overlook.