Waterparks in ROANOKE with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Old Dominion State…we certainly are! If you’re in Roanoke and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Virginia sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Roanoke, Virginia! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Splash Valley

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    (5 miles) Roanoke

    Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!

  • Alexander Water Park

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    (44 miles) Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

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    (88 miles) Greensboro

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

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  • Glow-A-Rama

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    (23 miles) Buchanan

    18 fun holes of indoor blacklight mini-golf, a games room AND a haunted house room! Great glow in the dark fun for kids!

  • The Greenbrier River Trail

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    (66 miles) Marlinton

    The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Trail is great for bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding!

  • Mountaineer Bowling Lanes

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    (68 miles) Bluefield

    Family ten pin bowling fun in West Virginia with Mountaineer Bowling Lanes! 51 years of family fun and counting!

  • Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park

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    (78 miles) Tams

    Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park has the trails to take your vacation from great to unforgettable. Family vacations in the West Virginia mountains that will make that trip to the beach feel like ...

  • ACE Adventure Resort

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    (80 miles) Minden

    Outdoor adventures to be had in West Virginia with white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, ATV tours, paintball....and that's not all! Get ready for an ACE adventure!

  • New River Gorge Adventure Center

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    (83 miles) Lansing

    A place for your family vacation in West Virginia. Rafting for kids as young as 6, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing for children as young as 8, and biking for those 10 and up. You and your ...

  • Adventures On The Gorge

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    (84 miles) Lansing

    A West Virginia adventure in the incredibly outdoors, with whitewater rafting, zip line, and canopy tours!

  • Hatfield McCoy Trails

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    (88 miles) Pineville

    This trail system is known for its breathtaking scenic views and is part of the enormous Hatfield and McCoy Trail system. They welcome ATV, UTV and dirt bike riders to come and explore together!

  • Charlottesville Ice Park

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    (95 miles) Charlottesville

    Public skating, skating classes and lessons, learn-to-play-hockey, Stick & Puck hockey practice sessions, Drop-In hockey sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for ...

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

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    Roanoke

    is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities.

  • The Natural Bridge Zoo

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    (34 miles) Natural Bridge

    Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    (37 miles) Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (47 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!

  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

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    (59 miles) Max Meadows

    Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    (68 miles) Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • Conservators Center

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    (78 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 ...

  • West Virginia State Wildlife Center

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    (84 miles) Rock Cave

    The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. The Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and ...

  • ArtVenture Interactive Center

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    Roanoke

    Art Venture is a hands-on interactive gallery and art center that is fun for EVERYONE! You can paint a portrait, play a musical painting, design a chair, stage a puppet show, drive a circus wagon, or ...

  • Science Museum of Western Virginia

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    Roanoke

    Providing hands-on, interactive exhibits. Utilizing our planetarium as an educational and entertaining resource. Offering a variety of innovative programs, both on-site and in the community.

  • History Museum of Western Virginia

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    Exhibits offer a glimpse of how life was lived in southwestern Virginia, creating a vivid cultural and educational experience. Rotating exhibits allows focus on a variety of people, industries and ...

  • Museum of Transportation

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    Houses lots of steam locomotives including the J611, diesel engines, railcars, trucks, trolleys, carriages, vintage cars, an O-gauge layout (which the small people love) plus many special exhibits ...

  • Toy Museum At Natural Bridge

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    (35 miles) Natural Bridge

    The largest collection of childhood memorabilia on display in the world. The museum collections feature many full sets and series of collectible toys particularly since 1975.

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History

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    (41 miles) Martinsville

    Great Natural History Museum featuring that great family favourite - The Dinisour - check events for up to date info

  • Rightmire Childrens Museum

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    (45 miles) Lynchburg

    A four-level structure also known as Amazement Square. This fab family-friendly learning center offers loads of hands-on interacting fun, including America's highest indoor climbing tower, a ...

  • AAF Tank Museum

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    (53 miles) Danville

    The Tank Museum has the most extensive collection of International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world! - 117 Tanks & Artillery pieces + lots more

  • Hinton Railroad Museum

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    (59 miles) Hinton

    Historic railroad museum int he fromer cox's department store with many artifacts of years gone by on the railroads.

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (76 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • SciWorks

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    (77 miles) Winston Salem

    With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.

  • The Natural Science Centre of Greensboro

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    (79 miles) Greensboro

    Combines an accredited science museum including Herpetarium; zoological park including petting zoo; 3D Omnisphere Theatre performances and an aquarium in development.

  • Greensboro Childrens Museum

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    (83 miles) Greensboro

    A hands-on, interactive, and educational play place for children ages 0-10 years and their families. Visitors learn while they play, touch, explore and discover in a variety of "Our Town" exhibits. ...

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (83 miles) Winston Salem

    Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with ...

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (83 miles) Winston-Salem

    Learn about the historic town of Salem through, and experience history right before your eyes in this historical museum attraction!