Historical Attractions in SHILOH with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Shiloh, Tennessee!)

Shiloh is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Volunteer State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Shiloh’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Shiloh when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Shiloh National Military Park

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    (3 miles) Shiloh

    Explore history as you visit the sites of the most epic battle in the Civil War at Tennessee's Shiloh National Military Park.

  • Helen Kellers Birthplace

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    (46 miles) West Tuscumbia

    Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia.

  • Sharpe Planetarium

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    (90 miles) Memphis

    Journey to distant galaxies, explore the solar system and settle back in a comfortable seat in the Sharpe Planetarium as you take a cosmic voyage through the universe. The Lida Gammill Sharpe ...

  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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    (99 miles) Dover

    A historic look at where the Union victory occurred in 1862. Civil war history right at your feet, at this fascinating Tennessee national battlefield!

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  • Coon Creek Science Center

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    (16 miles) Adamsville

    Have you ever imagined what amazing creatures lived in Tennessee 70 million years ago? At this natural history and science center, you can find out! Learning and fascinating family fun on your day ...

  • Rustys TV And Movie Car Museum

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    (44 miles) Jackson

    Love movies? Love cars? Then perhaps we might have just found your perfect day out!

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (45 miles) Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum

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    (62 miles) Tupelo

    Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of ...

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (82 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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    (88 miles) Memphis

    The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, one of Memphis' premier art museums since 1976, specializes in impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts. Throughout its history, the museum ...

  • Pink Palace Museum

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    (90 miles) Memphis

    One of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast, this museum has natural history exhibits, cultural exhibits, and a planetarium!

  • Children's Museum Of Memphis

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    (91 miles) Memphis

    A fun children's museum in Memphis that creates great learning experiences through the hands-on exhibits and programs. Plus an outdoor splash park!

  • CTI IMAX Center

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    (90 miles) Memphis

    It's a motion picture experience that totally immerses the viewer. The Crew Training International IMAX Theater is the only IMAX Theater in the Mid-South. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

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    (61 miles) Tupelo

    It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma

  • Tennessee Safari Park

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    (62 miles) Alamo

    An animal filled 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, including a petting zoo with a giraffe in!

  • Memphis Zoo

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    (92 miles) Memphis

    Over 3,500 animals waiting to be experienced in this century year old zoo in Memphis!

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

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    (62 miles) Tupelo

    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo ...

  • Kids Play

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    (79 miles) Germantown

    Kids Play is a children's indoor play center in Memphis, perfect for those playful kids and parents who want a space for themselves

  • The Incredible Pizza Co and Fun Center

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    (81 miles) Cordova

    If you're not having fun, you must not be at America's Incredible Pizza Company yet! Check out all the cool attractions and in our Fairgrounds! Great for rainy days! One of the many fun family places ...

  • Tishomingo State Park

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    (37 miles) Tishomingo

    Today\'s visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and ...

  • Wall Doxey State Park

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    (62 miles) Holly Springs

    Offers cabins, camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, disc golf, playgrounds, picnic facilities, a spring-fed lake with fishing and 2 fishing piers and lots of nature.

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (64 miles) Phil Campbell

    Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - ...

  • Trace State Park

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    (66 miles) Belden

    Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi\'s fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor ...

  • Lichterman Nature Center

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    (85 miles) Memphis

    A piece of nature in the city of Memphis, with nature walks, hands-on exploration, live animals, forest boardwalks and gardens!

  • Memphis Botanic Garden

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    (88 miles) Memphis

    96 acres of beautiful botanic gardens in Memphis, perfect for those nature loving families! Also family activities, workshops, classes and concerts!

  • John W Kyle State Park

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    (94 miles) Sardis

    John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, ...

  • Tagtical Laser Tag

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    (48 miles) Muscle Shoals

    Take on a mission with Tagtical Laser Tag, this amazing activity for active kids in Alabama. Great for kids 5 and up!

  • Paintball Park

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    (78 miles) Lakeland

    EZ Paintball and Paintball Park Memphis wish to grow paintball in the mid-south. Paintball is an exciting, action packed experience that\'s fun for all ages. It is currently growing throughout the ...

  • The Little Gym

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    (84 miles) Germantown

    You can see it in their eyes the first time they run into your arms after class. The new found look of glorious, sparkling confidence. Confidence that will build a foundation to succeed in whatever ...

  • RebeLanes Bowling Center

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    (63 miles) Tupelo

    Fun in Mississippi with 22 bowling lanes, games room and party room. Get bowled over in Tupelo!

  • Bogeys Golf and Family Entertainment Center

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    (81 miles) Cordova

    Golf and fun for the whole family at Bogeys!

  • Putt Putt Golf and Games

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    (86 miles) Memphis

    We offer more entertainment options than any other Family Entertainment Center in the Mid-South. Every year we make the list of top 15 tourist attractions in the Memphis metro area, bringing in ...

  • Cedar Hill Farm

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    (95 miles) Hernando

    It's farm time! A fun petting zoo, several play areas, sporting activities as well as seasonal activities with something for all ages.

  • Little Eagle RV Park

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    (92 miles) Buchanan

    A beautifully secluded family oriented campground & RV park, with golfing, fishing and lakes.

  • Lets Paint

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    (89 miles) Southaven

    Get creative in Mississippi with open paint, art classes, and studio pick classes. Great artistic fun for kids!