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Fun things to do in williamsburg

If you hear the words “I’m bored”, then you’re clearly not in Virginia! Whatever they LOVE to do, you will find it here.

You will find beaches, mountains, incredible wilderness, and some of the oldest towns in the entire country…you ready?

Don't forget about those dinosaurs in Virginia with Dinosaur Land, or true hair raising thrills with Kings Dominion.  Kids can cool down at MANY water parks like Splashdown, and the retro Water Country USA.  Animals? Of course they have those! Virginia Safari Park is the ONLY drive through zoo in the state, and they have zoos galore.

Hit the water with Bay Country Kayaking, or why not through a bit of learning fun in there with museums like Virginia Air and Space Center and the fascinating Frontier Culture Museum.

And of course, the incredible wilderness! See it from new heights with Vertical Rock Climbing, or explore the state parks like Pocahontas State Park packed with incredible activities.  Did we mention you can also trek with Llamas? Check out Twincreeks Llama Trekking! 

There are so many fun things to do in Virginia, chances are you will be extending your family days out for much longer adventures! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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  • Childrens Museum of Virginia

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    (38 miles) Portsmouth

    Kids can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist and more in the roleplay settings, plus interactive fun: once your child has experienced standing inside a bubble, science will never be the sam!e Includes ...

  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

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    (50 miles) Virginia Beach

    A beautiful museum in Virginia Beach which hopes to preserve and exhibit the story of waterfowl - through the history, through artifacts and through art.

  • The Chrysler Museum of Art

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    (37 miles) Norfolk

    Although renovations have closed the main building until Spring 2014, the Glass Studio and Historic Houses remain open.

  • Virginia Air and Space Center

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    (26 miles) Hampton

    Dozens of hands-on air and space exhibits await the whole family at this premiere interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight! With actual historic aircraft!

  • The Mariners Museum

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    (19 miles) Newport News

    Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings and much more.

  • Virginia Living Museum

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    (19 miles) Newport News

    Virginia's natural heritage comes alive through living exhibits that encompass all the state's geographic regions from the mountains to the ocean. Each exhibit tells a story.

  • Virginia Aviation Museum

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    (38 miles) Richmond

    features the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers' kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight memorabilia; a World War II diorama ...

  • Science Museum of Virginia

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    (46 miles) Richmond

    Everywhere you look there is something cool to do to — move the earth, explore space, solve a crime, see rats play basketball, ride a Segway and see a giant IMAX movie. This science museum in a ...

  • Calvert Marine Museum

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    (74 miles) Solomons

    The museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. Explore the history, culture, and lighthouses of the ...

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (84 miles) Falmouth

    Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic area are also available.

  • Ocean City Life-Saving Station

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    (115 miles) Ocean City

    You’ll find captivating exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean City History. We also have on display a Mermaid Collection, Shipwreck Artifacts, Sands of the World, ...

  • Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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    (97 miles) Salisbury

    The most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving in the world invites you to explore this unique, indigenous North American art form from antique working decoys to internationally acclaimed ...

  • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

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    (79 miles) St Leonard

    A place where history and nature surround you. Enjoy miles of trails, water views, tours, exhibits, events, and more.

  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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    (122 miles) Fenwick Island

    DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is the product of years of research and hard ...

  • Surfing Museum and Surf Art Gallery

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    (95 miles) Chesapeake Beach

    Surfing and art fun all mixed into one at this unique surfing museum - the ONLY one in Maryland!

  • Surratt House Museum

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    (104 miles) Clinton

    Restored in 1976 by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, today the museum presents a variety of programs and events, recapturing the history of mid-19th century life and ...

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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    (108 miles) St Michaels

    While on campus, begin your tour in our working boat yard, then climb a real 1879 lighthouse, pull up an eel at Waterman's Wharf, climb a skipjack in Oystering on the Bay, plus visit the Waterfowling ...

  • Navy Yard

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    (112 miles) Washington DC

    Loads of hands on things to keep the kids occupied naval artifacts, model ships, undersea vehicles, sub periscopes, a space capsule, a decommissioned destroyer - feel tired just reading it!! Please ...

  • United States National Holocaust Museum

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    (113 miles) SW Washington DC

    This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.

  • National Air and Space Museum

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    (113 miles) Washington

    Hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Steven F. ...

  • National Museum of the American Indian

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    (113 miles) SW Washington DC

    The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of Native cultures(check out the website)!!!

  • National Museum of American History

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    (113 miles) NW Washington DC

    Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so ...

  • National Gallery of Art

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    (113 miles) Washington DC

    Loads of children's events - family specific things to do on the site and children's audio tour as well. Please visit our webiste for more details on family oriented activities.

  • National Museum of Natural History

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    (113 miles) NW Washington

    Top tip for kids, you might want to make your first stop the first-floor Discovery Room, which is filled with creative hands-on exhibits "for children of all ages." Every now and then, the hall comes ...

  • Newseum

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    (113 miles) NW Washington DC

    There are 14 main galleries, many of them hands-on interactive, which are fun and interesting for all ages telling the story of NEWS down the ages

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