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Historical Attractions in SHILOH

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.

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (65 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 known ...

  • 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

    The Zoo of tomorrow begins today. Together we are building one of the world's great zoos! Our friendly staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (46 miles) Sheffield

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • RebeLanes Bowling Center

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    (63 miles) Tupelo

    Bowling Center with 22 lanes. Bumper Lanes available. Snack Bar. Arcade with Billiards. INTERNET JUKEBOX.

  • Kids Play

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    (79 miles) Germantown

    Kids Play is a children's indoor play center and cafe designed to accommodate the entire family.

  • 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 ...

  • Area 51

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    (87 miles) Dyersburg

    Area 51 is Non alcoholic Family Activities Center. We have arcade games, pool tables, air hockey, bounce house and inflatables, kareoke, dance floor live DJ,and interactive games. Snack bar with ...

  • 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.

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