Things to do in Rutland with kids

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Rutland
The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.
Rutland
Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell\'s art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell\'s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). Chronological display of more than 2,500 Norman Rockwell
Proctor
We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!
Orwell
Independence Petting Farm is fun for all ages! Enjoy the animals and enjoy some time on the farm!
Woodstock
The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter, Frederick Billings, set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm flourished, and today, is still a first-class working ...
Woodstock
Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation.
Sugarbush Farm
(26 Miles)
Woodstock
Visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple trees are tapped in the spring and how maple syrup is made. Display is open year round, although the actual maple syrup making season is in March and April.
Peru
Exciting rides and attractions for all the family, including: miniature golf, alpine slide, climbing wall, trampolines, The Big Splash water slide and loads more!
Peru
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 14 green runs and 4 terrain parks, plus their Adaptive Sports Center offers snow sports for disabled skiers and their families.
Ticonderoga
Welcome To Fort Ticonderoga! Two wars, five battles, one fort. Immerse yourself in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at Fort Ticonderoga. Experience the story of how the blood spilled to create an empire in the French & Indian War resulte...
Quechee
Live Raptor exhibits and programs to explore the natural world through the eyes of live raptors. Walking/showshoe trails, exhibits of native wetland species, turtles, snakes,songbirds Nature Store and more for summer and winter fun.
Middlebury
The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.
Middlebury
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits and programs to enrich our understanding of Vermont's...
Londonderry
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 5, offering 30% green runs, plus extensive tubing hill and terrain training park.
Manchester
The mission of Hildene is to advance the Lincoln legacy through education, commitment to community and active stewardship of the family's home and land. It is an example of the "Great American Story" and the story of the Lincoln family's love affair ...
White River Junction
Quechee Recreation Area is a large park spread out over a vast area. It is unique in that 611 acres of the park are not owned by the state, but leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tract of land, which is leased from the Corps, contains ...
White River Junction
Spend a fun and relaxing day chugging alongside the Connecticut on this 2 hour scenic train ride. Connecticut River for a 2 hour round trip.
Norwich
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum with more than 125 exhibits relating to the natural & physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The building is located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, and Montshire's outdoor envi...
Stratton Mountain
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering around 35% green runs and 4 terrain parks.
Hanover
Comprising nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and educational asset for both Dartmouth College and the co...
Grafton
The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont\'s natural beauty.
Rivers Bend
(37 Miles)
New Haven
Come camp along the river and escape to the peace of Vermont. Rivers Bend Campground sits along 4000' of Vermont river frontage, with 67 prime RV and tent sites on the river's bank. From here you can canoe, kayak, hike, golf, bike, and sightsee many ...
Warren
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 111 trails, 16 lifts, 3 terrain parks, and 20 wooded trails. A good number of green runs.
Charlestown
Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement.
East Arlington
The Chocolatorium is a chocolate exhibit & fun place to explore. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate. Explore the history & culture of chocolate, where it comes from & how it is made. This exhibit will expand your knowledge of chocol...
Lake George
We offer numerous cruises on our 3 cruise ships that range from 1 hour to 4.5 hour trips and take you around the different parts of Lake George. Visit our website for more information.
Lake George
Water Slide World is a great water park on the East Coast, with over 35 water slides, attractions and services, including Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in New York with kids
Magic Forest
(39 Miles)
Lake George
Made especially for the younger kids, they have 25 rides for your enjoyment, many suitable for toddlers.
Lake George
Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must finish this journey of terror. Probably not a good p...
Queensbury
Over 30 rides and attractions, including the brand new Wiggles World area featuring a fun experience specifically designed for the kids, for a varied theme park experience that is sure to entertain the entire family.
Queensbury
Enjoy the perfect storm of fun on the brand-new Tornado - Get drenched in 150 different ways on Paul Bunyan's Bucket Brigade
Vergennes
The park has a play area and a swimming pool with lifeguards. There are a picnic area and a large open picnic shelter pavilion for large group gatherings. Boating (rentals available), fishing, and sailing are popular on Lake Champlain. You can explor...
Enfield
The mission of the Enfield Shaker Museum is to protect, enhance, and utilize its historical structures, landscape and Shaker cultural heritage.
Hanover
Please stop by and enjoy one of our public sessions or join one of the many groups that call Campion Rink their "home rink". One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Hampshire
Bellows Falls
Go back to when travel was an exciting adventure, relax, watch the fabulous scenery go by in restored coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. All aboard! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in V...
Ferrisburgh
Kingsland Bay State Park is one of Vermont's newest parks and at present has limited services. Much of the 264 acres, along the shores of Lake Champlain, remains as a natural area. The historic Hawley House (1790) is part of the complex.
Mount Snow
(44 Miles)
West Dover
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 15% green runs, plus tubing hill and several terrain training parks.
Vergennes
Whatever your interests, the museum offers opportunities for on-water adventures, gallery browsing, and armchair exploration.
Pottersville
Explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves, guided adventure tours with a cave float, gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & gold rush mines, Adirondack memories museum, PBS vide...
Lyme
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 25% green runs and a terrain park.
Dakin Farm
(45 Miles)
Ferrisburgh
You'll be able to learn how centuries old tradition combine with modern smoke house facilities to produce Vermont's most famous specialty foods.
Charlotte VT
The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. Th...
The Fells
(49 Miles)
Newbury
One of New England's finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Enjoy the old garden, rose terrace and Japanese water lily pool.
Adams Farm
(49 Miles)
Wilmington
Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.
Waterbury
A great place for lots of icey fun! A place where talented figure skaters have a place to practice. Adult hockey pick up teams have welcomed the Ice Center with open arms. Our learn to skate program is offering a friendly opportunity to test the ice ...
Huntington
Year-round education programs reach thousands of Vermonters of all ages through school, camp, family, and adult programs and workshops, including 4,500 school-aged children.
Huntington
The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their role in the earth's ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 carved birds representing 258 species.
Bennington
The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Vermont, our galleries evoke the rich heritage of this state with collections of p...
Washington
Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire State Park system. Its diversity of habitats makes it home to a great variety of wildlife, incl...
Wilmington
The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, and also because it is located on one of the more po...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Rutland with kids

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Independence Petting Farm

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The Chocolatorium

(39 Miles) Museums in East Arlington

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Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park

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Adams Farm

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Green Mountain Railroad Trains Around Vermont

(33 Miles) Transport Attractions in White River Junction

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Montshire Museum of Science

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Green Mountain Railroad

(42 Miles) Transport Attractions in Bellows Falls

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Quechee State Park

(33 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in White River Junction

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New England Maple Museum

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The Nature Museum at Grafton

(35 Miles) Museums in Grafton

Fun places to visit in Rutland with kids

Vermont is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Vermont's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Vermont with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Vermont - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in VT