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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?

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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  • 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!

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    (87 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!

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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, ...

  • SomerSplash

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    (92 miles) Somerset

    Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, water fun zone with huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides. One of many fun family places to ...

  • Paradise Cove

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    (96 miles) Richmond

    Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (130 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (87 miles) 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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    (81 miles) 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 ...

  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

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    (84 miles) Asheville

    Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the ...

  • Horse Farm Tours

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    (117 miles) Lexington

    A local insight into the horse capital of the world - Lexington! Fun family tours that offer a close-up look at the premier Thoroughbred Horse Farms - all with local knowledge!

  • Mountain Play Lodge

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    (93 miles) Arden

    Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.

  • Ashevilles Fun Depot

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    (88 miles) Asheville

    Multi-level Laser Tag, 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a 24-foot climbing wall, soft play area, batting cages, and our newest attractions, multi-level outdoor go-cart track, indoor go-kart track, bumber ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bounce U

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    (119 miles) Nicholasville

    Have you ever been to a picnic or carnival and experienced the fun and excitement of giant inflatable structures? BounceU is designed to give you access to these super-cool toys in a safe and ...

  • Gattitown

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    (118 miles) Lexington

    GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Our delicious marketplace buffet includes all you care to eat pizza, pasta, ...

  • Settlemyre Planetarium

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    (163 miles) Rock Hill

    The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and ...

  • Schiele Museum of Natural History

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    (147 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.

  • Hands On Museum

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    (105 miles) Hendersonville

    Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.

  • Wheels Through Time Museum

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    (86 miles) Maggie Valley

    A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.

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