Caves and Mines in Tennessee with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Tennessee, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Volunteer State, you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Tennessee…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Cumberland Caverns

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    McMinnville

    An underground adventure in Tennessee at these incredible caverns, with day tours, overnight adventures, and caving too!

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  • Dollywood

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    Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Lake Winnepesaukah

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    Chattanooga

    Kiddie rides, 14 story free fall, roller coasters...it must be the South's favorite family amusement park - Lake Winnie!

  • Nashville Shores

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    Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Dollywood's Splash Country

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    Pigeon Forge

    Over 23 water slides, thrills and adventures to be had at Dollywood's Splash Country! Family fun with a SPLASH for all!

  • Wave Country

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    Nashville

    A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    Jonesborough

    Offers an interactive kids' leisure pool with loads of fun features and a zero depth wading area for babies, plus lazy river and 3 flume slides at 80, 100 and 200 feet high!

  • Memphis Zoo

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    Memphis

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

  • Tennessee Aquarium

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    Chattanooga

    Explore one of the most popular aquariums in the USA, with creatures from all over the world, an IMAX 3D Theater, a boat trip, and so much more!

  • Nashville Zoo

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    Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Knoxville Zoo

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    Knoxville

    Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

  • Tennessee Safari Park

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    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!

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Graceland

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    Memphis

    A one of a kind experience to journey through the life of that iconic man we know as Elvis! A historic and musical exploration through the life of a legend!

  • Chattanooga Riverboat Company

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    Chattanooga

    The pride of the South is ready to entertain family members of ALL ages with the Southern Belle Riverboat! Cruise along the Tennessee River and experience sightseeing and delicious meals!

  • Ruby Falls

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    Chattanooga

    Anticipation builds, the temperature drops, a cool fresh breeze surrounds you as you are immersed in darkness. There is the thunderous sound of water splashing directly in front of you, and you feel ...

  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours

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    Chattanooga

    Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.

  • Chuckles Family Fun Center

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    Crossville

    Greetings from Chuckles; Cumberland County's #1 family fun center! Lots of exciting things to do and great food! Come and have a "Jungle of Family Fun" with us. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • The Monkey's Treehouse

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    Brentwood

    The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!

  • Glow Galaxay

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    Franklin

    Out of this world open play and birthday parties in Franklin with this fun glow in the dark indoor play area with inflatables, mini golf, and sports!

  • BounceU Nashville

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    Nashville

    Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!

  • Kids N Play

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    Clarksville

    The wide array of activities accommodate children 0 to 12 years old, with role play town, adventure climbing structure, ball cannon arena, hand powered kart track and redemption games.

  • Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Centre

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    Hendersonville

    A family owned indoor inflatable play centre in Tennessee providing fun filled family time and exciting parties! Wide range of inflatables for all ages that continually change so visits never get ...

  • Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center

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    Kingsport

    Indoor fun in Tennessee, with fun inflatables, obstacle course, party rooms and much more for those active, bouncing kids!

  • Kids Play

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    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 Fire Museum

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    Memphis

    The Fire Museum of Memphis welcomes you to enjoy a unique experience among fire museums in the United States. We hope the information that follows will illustrate the scope of the memorabilia, ...

  • National Civil Rights Museum

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    Memphis

    A fascinating museum at the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, which takes you through an important time in American history.

  • Pink Palace Museum

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    Memphis

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

  • Coon Creek Science Center

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    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 ...

  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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    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 ...

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!

  • Abraham Lincoln Museum

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    Harrogate

    Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the ...