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National Parks / Natural World in PHENIX CITY

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Phenix City 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 and around Phenix City, Alabama 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!

Even the city of Phenix City 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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  • Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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    (28 miles) Lumpkin

    A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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    (46 miles) Plains

    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their ...

  • Horseshoe Bend NMP

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    (57 miles) Daviston

    In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, ...

  • High Falls State Park

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    (75 miles) Jackson

    Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in ...

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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    (85 miles) Macon

    Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the ...

  • Eastgate Park

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    (92 miles) Dothan

    Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!

  • The Martin Luther King Jnr National Historic Site

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center. ...

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  • The Columbus Museum

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    (2 miles) Columbus

    Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    (2 miles) Columbus

    Kids can get immersed in stories of soldiers, civilians and sailor through this fascinating Georgia museum. With amazing artifacts from the Civil War, families can experience education and awe at ...

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (6 miles) Columbus

    The museum tells the heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to ...

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    (25 miles) Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (34 miles) Warm Springs

    Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    (34 miles) Warm Springs

    A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (71 miles) Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • Inspiration Station Interactive Children's Museum

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    (76 miles) Albany

    Inspiration Station Interactive Children's Museum is a different kind of kids' museum, one where exploration, experimentation, and learning work hand in hand. Children and adults alike will enjoy ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (79 miles) Albany

    A fascinating display of over 100 aquatic species that kids can observe through interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a host of entertaining feedings and shows.

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (81 miles) Macon

    A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (83 miles) Warner Robins

    51 acres of over 90 real life aircraft, as well as hundreds of aviation exhibits, as well as a fascinating museum for those aviation loving kids to explore and learn from. A flying start for your ...

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    (90 miles) Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • The APEX Museum

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black ...

  • The World of Coca Cola

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    A multi media attraction charting the history of the drink from every angle, including 4D theatre production and Pop Culture Gallery.

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    (97 miles) Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    (97 miles) Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • High Museum of Art

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    (98 miles) Atlanta

    From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned ...

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