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Fun things to do in pennington gap

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?

There are theme parks AND dinosaurs 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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  • 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 ...

  • Gray Fossil Site Museum and Visitor Centre

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    (39 miles)Gray

    Filled with interactive exhibits, Discovery Carts, a dig pit and touch-screen computer games, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy while learning about the prehistoric past of this ...

  • 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.

  • Rainforrest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (70 miles)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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dollywood

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    (73 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 ...

  • Dollys Splash Country

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    (73 miles)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 ...

  • 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!