Transport Attractions in RALEIGH with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Tar Heel State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Raleigh, North Carolina!

Raleigh has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Raleigh

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • JC Raulston Arboretum

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    (4 miles) Raleigh

    Beautiful gardens, butterflies, and landscape plants in this FREE entry arboretum in Raleigh!

  • Crowder District Park

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    (9 miles) Apex

    33 acres of park fun in North Carolina, with playgrounds, sports, walking trails and a pond! Great kids fun!

  • William B Umstead State Park

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    (10 miles) Raleigh

    Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven William B. Umstead State Park.

  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    (16 miles) Wake Forest

    Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life.

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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    (21 miles) Apex

    Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water ...

  • Raven Rock State Park

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    (27 miles) Lillington

    Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit. feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless ...

  • Eno River State Park

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    (29 miles) Durham

    Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.

  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

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    (48 miles) Henderson

    Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000 acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. ...

  • Medoc Mountain State Park

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    (54 miles) Hollister

    Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5 hour drive from the Research Triangle.

  • Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

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    (56 miles) Seven Springs

    At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since ...

  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (82 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

  • Singletary Lake State Park

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    (91 miles) Kelly

    Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake ...

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (98 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • Fantasy Lake

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    (60 miles) Hope Mills

    Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

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    (69 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides & attractions, there's something for all at the LARGEST water park in the Carolina's!

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (78 miles) White Lake

    Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!

  • Touchstone Farm

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    (7 miles) Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • Winterpast Farm

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    (15 miles) Wake Forest

    A family farm experience for the family, with sweet animal encounters on 10 beautiful acres in North Carolina. With tubing, camp outs and bonfires too!

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (42 miles) Cameron

    A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.

  • Conservators Center

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    (50 miles) Burlington

    A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked ...

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (64 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (86 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • Lynwood Park Zoo

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    (93 miles) Jacksonville

    10 acres of animal fun in North Carolina, with over 80 exhibits filled with animals from all over the world! Family zoo fun in Jacksonville!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (6 miles) Raleigh

    The place to go in Raleigh for jumping, bouncing, and sliding for kids under 12 years! A fun indoor inflatable play center packed with adventures, and FUN!

  • Coconut Charlies Bump N Bounce

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    (7 miles) Raleigh

    Super fun inflatables in Raleigh where kids can enjoy open play all day, celebrate birthdays, or visit the Toddler Room!

  • KidZ in a Minute

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    (7 miles) Raleigh

    “KidZ in a Minute” is a drop-in child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months-12 to come explore, discover, and play.

  • MegaPlay

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    (46 miles) Spring Lake

    Get ready for 6,700 sq ft of indoor play fun, with play structures, wave slides, and obstacle bridges....and the list goes on! Playtime fun for kids in North Carolina!

  • Safari Nation

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    (71 miles) Greensboro

    Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    (71 miles) Greensboro

    Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!

  • Celebration Station

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    (73 miles) Greensboro

    Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.

  • Jump in Jax

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    (99 miles) Jacksonville

    A fun indoor play center in Jacksonville for kids ages 1 -12, featuring a revolving series of inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, classic bouncers and more

  • Marbles Kids Museum

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    Raleigh

    Imaginative and creative learning through play at this Raleigh children's museum, complete with interactive exhibits and an IMAX movies!

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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    Raleigh

    Lots of hands-on exhibits, highlights include the world's most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the only dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Museum of Life and Science

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    (23 miles) Durham

    A world-class science center, interactive inside and out, you’ll find hundreds of state-of-the art, hands-on exhibits. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Imagination Station Science Museum

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    (41 miles) Wilson

    Kids can enjoy fun through science and technology through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits at this North Carolina science museum!