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Lighthouses, battleships, wildlife, thrilling roller coasters, pirates…and ghosts? Seem like a place your kids will love? Best get to North Carolina pretty quickly then!

This incredible state has SO much to do for kids…here’s why!  How about climbing aboard the historic Battleship USS North Carolina? Kids can experience true history (AND search for those ghosts at the same time!).  There is farm fun with places like Winterpast Farm and Hill Ridge Farms - or perhaps they want some of the BIGGER animals with North Carolina Zoo and the rehabilitative Aloha Safari Zoo.

The whole family can get their big thrills at Tweetsie Railroad or Ghost Town In The Sky (only for those brave outlaws) - oh yes, the pirates! North Carolina Maritime Museums can take kids back to the times of Blackbeard!

There are incredible gem fun with Gold City Gem Mine, and underground adventure at Linville Caverns, and even a swamp! Dismal Swamp State Park will introduce kids to this geological wonder.

We did tell you that North Carolina had great places to visit with kids…now the hard part. What to do first!

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  • Childrens Museum of Wilmington

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    (1 miles) Wilmington

    Features include teddy bear hospital, under the sea area, arts zone, grocery store roleplay, imagination circus and a lot more. Aimed at 10s and under.

  • Cape Fear Riverboats

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    (1 miles) Wilmington

    Come aboard the The Henrietta III, one of North Carolina's largest riverboats, offering public lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from April through December and private event charters throughout ...

  • Battleship USS North Carolina

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    (1 miles) Wilmington

    Self-guided tours around this authentically resorted USS North Carolina warship - families: to your battle stations!

  • Jungle Rapids Family Funpark

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    (5 miles) Wilmington

    Grand Prix Go-Karts - Alien Invader Laser Tag - Kids Jungle - The Rock Climbing Wall - Jungle Golf - Waterpark

  • Carolina Beach Family Campground

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    (7 miles) Wilmington

    Located just south of Wilmington NC, The Carolina Beach Family Campground is just minutes away from Pleasure Island, including Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher. Open all year, our ...

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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    (18 miles) Kure Beach

    Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown ...

  • North Carolina Aquarium Fort Fisher

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    (18 miles) Kure Beach

    An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!

  • Hullabaloo

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    (19 miles) Hampstead

    Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for children. With tons of imagination stations, a large multi-purpose room for exercise classes, art classes, parties and more, your family ...

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum Southport

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    (22 miles) Southport

    Introduce kids to the story of the region of Southport and Cape Fear - the people and their relationship to the water. A fascinating insight into the maritime history of North Carolina, and the tales ...

  • Blackbeards Lair

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    (27 miles) Surf City

    An 18-hole miniature golf course, playground, arcade and snack bar. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina

  • Singletary Lake State Park

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    (29 miles) Kelly

    Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake ...

  • Lake Waccamaw State Park

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    (32 miles) Lake Waccamaw

    The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found ...

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (44 miles) White Lake

    Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!

  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (47 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (49 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    Live shows and feedings are also popular with visitors at this incredible facility, along with the many other animals housed there including literally hundreds of gators who can be up to 13ft in ...

  • Jump in Jax

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    (53 miles) Jacksonville

    Featuring a revolving series of inflatable entertainments including slides, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and themed speciality items.

  • Grand Prix Family Thrill Park

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    (54 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun center for all the family.

  • Hammocks Beach State Park

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    (55 miles) Swansboro

    Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing ...

  • Apache Family Campground

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    (58 miles) Myrtle Beach

    The oceanfront Apache Family Campground and Pier has hosted families on the Grand Strand for over 35 years. We're proud to see folks who camped here as children come back year after year with ...

  • Bear Layne Build A Stuffed Animal

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    (58 miles) Trenton

    Kids will get a hands on experience stuffing their own animal by hand and then enjoying picking out clothing, sounds, and accessories. They also can show off their decorating skills by decorating ...

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (61 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and ...

  • Childrens Museum of South Carolina

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    (64 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    (64 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

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