Things to do in TUSCALOOSA with kids

One of the great things about Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the variety of activities just for kids! Not only that, they give kids a glimpse into history, and let them learn and explore as they have a pretty awesome time!

Did you ever think you would be going back to the ice age in Tuscaloosa? Just visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History! From Dinosaurs, the coal age, and geology, this museum is great for kids to learn (and not realize they are!)

If you have kids that love to get their hands busy, touching, experimenting, feeling, and playing, then make a beeline for the Children’s Hands-On Museum. No “Do Not Touch” signs here! Great interactive play to develop those much needed skills (and we’re not just talking about the washing up!)

Ever wanted to travel on a grand paddlewheel? The Bama Belle has just the thing! This modern day replica of 1900s transportation is a great family adventure whilst in the charming south.

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  • Childrens Hands On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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    Tuscaloosa

    Three floors of fun, hands-on exhibits in Tuscaloosa for kids up to 13 years, where they are encouraged to touch, play and feel all day long!

  • The Bama Belle

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    A fun modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats which graced the nation's river ways in the early 1900's. A unique experience for kids to show them a bit of Deep South history!

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    (2 miles) Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    (3 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Moundville Archaeological Park

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    (15 miles) Moundville

    Meet history and nature at this museum site where one can experience the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior and the spirit of the outdoors with the site's nature trail and Black Warrior River.

  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    (18 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

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    (29 miles) Mc Calla

    Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a ...

  • Shark Tooth Creek

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    (34 miles) Aliceville

    A fun day out in Alabama collecting shark teeth, fishing, swimming, canoeing and fossil hunting, take your pick! By appointment only.

  • Llamas Camps and Friends

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    (36 miles) Jasper

    Llamas, Camps, and Friends invite you to visit a working llama ranch in Goodsprings, Alabama. You can expirence first-hand, the calm and magic of the almost mystical llama. One of the many fun family ...

  • The American Village

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    (43 miles) Montevallo

    Step back in time to the birth of our country by joining costumed historical interpreters in a village of living history. You will be able to witness significant events that led to the birth of the ...

  • Lake Lowndes State Park

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    (46 miles) Columbus

    Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for families. Located on beautiful 150 acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (47 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Oak Mountain State Park

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    (48 miles) Pelham

    Nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful Alabama state park, with trails, fishing, beaches, swimming, and even a golf course and petting farm!

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    (48 miles) Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • Birmingham Childrens Theatre

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    (48 miles) Birmingham

    Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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    (48 miles) Birmingham

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham (BCRI) to become full participants in the city's government and business community.

  • The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    The museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of ...

  • McWane Science Center

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    A nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    The ASHOF has over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN's list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever ...

  • Birmingham Zoo

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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    (50 miles) Birmingham

    Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks ...

  • Stomp n Shout

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    (51 miles) Birmingham

    In the small and large zones there are physical and imagination play equipment, plus toys and games and a family friendly video arcade. They also offer educational camps with varying themes plus ...

  • Funtime Skate Center of Fultondale

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    (53 miles) Fultondale

    Funtime Skate Center was established in November of 1985.Funtime Skate Center offers family entertainment for all ages!

  • Treetop Family Adventure

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    (54 miles) Chelsea

    All day play with numerous activities for just one price! Water Wars, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, an arcade and an indoor playground...great for those active kids and your family day out!

  • TreeTop Family Adventure

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    (54 miles) Birmingham

    Go-karts, laser tag, water wars, mini bowling....just some of the attractions at this family adventure center in Alabama for active kids!

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (54 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • AirWalk Trampoline Arena

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    (54 miles) Birmingham

    Over 7,000 square feet of connected trampolining surface, offering a variety of session types to accommodate all.

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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    (55 miles) Birmingham

    On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.

  • Museum of George Washington

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    (56 miles) Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (59 miles) Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park

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    (75 miles) Childersburg

    Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too

  • FunZone

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    (78 miles) Cullman

    FUNZONE�s newest attraction, Air It Out, has the latest, greatest inflatable equipment that is guaranteed to bring hours of fun. Our play area proves to be challenging, interactive and engaging for ...

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (78 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 - ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (79 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...