Things to do in Chattanooga with kids
Chattanooga is a BEAUTIFUL city, surrounded by incredible views! Kids will just LOVE it!
Ever been to a museum that is perched on a cliffs edge? Nope? Visit Hunter Museum of American Art and then you will have! Love that imagery of those old riverboat cruises down the beautiful southern rivers? Yes? Kids - it’s Southern Belle Riverboat time with Chattanooga Riverboat Company. A great way to see the Tennessee River!
Or for something a big more unique, try the Chattanooga Ducks - an adventure on an authentic WWII amphibious landing craft! Sounds incredible!
From the water to well, water inland - the Tennessee Aquarium not only has amazing creatures to explore, but amazing views! (What did we tell you!)
And those views keep on coming with Ruby Falls - an impressive feat of nature where kids can get lost in the mist, splashing water and deep underground!
Oh yes, one more thing…did we tell you that you can do ghost tours? BOO! Chattanooga Ghost Tours will introduce you to the other residents of this amazingly family-friendly city. Good luck!
A fun, interactive and hands-on children's museum in Chattanooga, with attractions perfect for kids to learn, play and get creative!
Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.
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!
Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee
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!
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!
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 an invigorating mist. Suddenly, there is light, you....
Amazing adventures to be had in this scenic Tennessee spot - with this fun incline railway to take you up on Lookout Mountain
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is proud to offer a wide variety of rides to suit your needs. For a quick trip, our Missionary Ridge Local takes only 55 minutes but packs all sorts of excitement from a ride through a Civil War era tunnel to a g....
We are an Seasonal Agritourism Farm with lots of hands-on learning and fun for the entire family. We have farmer play areas, petting farm and mini donkey rides, food concessions, gift shop, covered pavilion, pumpkin patch in the fall, hayrides, 50 ....
An underground adventure in Tennessee at these incredible caverns, with day tours, overnight adventures, and caving too!
Stroll through an 18th century village, explore huge fascinating caverns at Lost Sea Adventure, & Americas largest underground lake
7 acres of family fun in Crossville, with laser tag, mini golf, go-karts and more! Great for those active kids!
Kids fun all around with tenpin bowling lanes, super bumper cars and arcade, plus thrilling high tech laser tag!
Explore this fun outdoor education and recreation facility, with back country hiking, campfire programs and educational activities! Tennessee nature is calling!
Welcome! Located in downtown Murfreesboro, TN, the Discovery Center is a hands-on museum for children & adults of all ages!
The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers....
A historic 570-acre park & cemetery with a visitor center & marked trails along Civil War battlefield
An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm, Lucky Ladd Farms
Indoor fun for kids up to 6 years at Little Peeps Fun Place in Maryville! Bounce houses, slides, monkey bars & more!
A children's museum dedicated to learning through play with interactive exhibits, for those children of East Tennessee!
Enjoy tag and hide & seek combined with a high-tech twist in a large, multi-level arena featuring specialty lighting, swirling fog and heart-pounding music!
A fascinating museum for kids and families, with educational programs, exhibits, events for families and lots of fun things for kids to learn - all about natural history and culture!
Kids can immerse themselves in art and culture at the Knoxville Museum of Art - a creative, educational and FUN way to spend your family day out!
Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and responsible environmental stewardship for all people.
Camping fun in Big South Fork, with RV sites, fire pits, events, fishing, camps for horses and horse riding. A true Tennessee camping experience for the family!
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.
A fun kids museum that features interactive exhibits all about science and art! Hands-on learning and fun with the ONLY public access Planetarium in Knoxville!
A living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.
aMuse'um Columbia Children's Museum is filled with hands-on learning for kids, plus events like princess/superhero day for extra fun!
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs,....
Experience the thrill of seeing Tennessee from the air with incredible Hot Air Balloon adventures in Middle Tennessee!
The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!
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, with zip lines, bridges, swings and more.
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!
Water adventure awaits with these self-guided rentals of kayaks, paddle boards, or hydro-bikes, as well as classes! The great Tennessee outdoors awaits!
Add some exotic to your everyday at Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, visit the rainforest, explore a 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym & more!
32 lanes of bowling fun with Cosmic Bowling too, as well as Lazer Frenzy, arcade, bumper cars and more!
Walk through the life of president Andrew Jackson, with tours of his home, explore a vintage farm, and delve into history in this historical Tennessee attraction!
Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!
Explore that beautiful feat of nature that lies between the border of Tennessee and North Carolina - the Great Smoky Mountains! True family adventure out in the most visited national park in the USA!
A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!
A mountain top of fun and excitement. The scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee!
A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years, with some truly iconic automobiles!
Laser tag in a giant 6000ft arena with mini-golf, go-karts, and arcade fun to top it all off! Great for active kids in Tennessee!
Enjoy incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains with the Space Needle, where kids can enjoy 360 views, learning, & an arcade !
Experience Gatlinburg's #1 Scenic Overlook with the Sky Lift, taking you 1800 ft off the ground!
Alcatraz East is home to the largest collection of crime & law related artifacts in the US, with over 100 interactive exhibits!
Come face to face with your favorite A-list celebrities at this fun Hollywood Wax Museum...it's Hollywood in the heart of Tennessee!
Experience the freedom of human flight without having to jump out of a plane at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, Pigeon Forge!
Transport into a modern day fairytale and try and make your way out of a challenging mirror maze in Pigeon Forge!
A scary, fun adventure awaits at this combination of a ride, 3D film and video game all in one, part of the Castle of Chaos!
See the amazing book come to life with unbelievable exhibits at the Guinness World Records Adventure in Gatlinburg!
Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!
Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – their 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species!
Over 23 water slides, thrills and adventures to be had at Dollywood's Splash Country! Family fun with a SPLASH for all!
There are many standard screens here but also a full size Imax screen which always impresses the smalls. Options include decriptive video and captioned.
It is a pillar of imagination. It is a journey through science. It is smart, creative, athletic, musically gifted, and has an enormous heart. And It possibly has the best view in Nashville. It is the Adventure Tower at Adventure Science Center. And ....
8 exciting tracks NASCAR style tracks, with unlimited fun with mini golf, bumper cars and more!
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!
Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame!
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!
Experience tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist played in a large, multi-level arena featuring specialty lighting, swirling fog and heart-pounding music!
The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Bill Purcell, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.
History is ready to be explored at this 30 acre historic mansion built in 1853. A trained and costumed guide will lead your tour through these amazing grounds!
Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Laser Tag, Gyroxtreme, Time Freak, Roller Skating, Bungy Trampoline, Billiards, Bowling, Soft play Gym, Arcade and Redemption games.
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 boring!
It's the perfect place to spend the day with your family. We have a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Mazes, Hillbilly Pig Race Show, a 67 foot Jumping Pillow, the Pumpkin Cannon, Pumpkin and Cow Train Rides, a Farm Market with great country cooking and so much mo....
Seasonal family fun with corn mazes, pumpkins, jumping pillows, pony rides, petting zoo, fire trucks, and SO much more!
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 country.
Hike on gorgeous trails with your own friendly llamas! The trails are easy passing creeks, waterfalls, bridges & mountain views!
Over 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events surrounding art, science and history.
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson's presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln's assassination and during attempts to reunify a n....
A peaceful and eco-friendly experience with nature in this family campground.
Explore history as you visit the sites of the most epic battle in the Civil War at Tennessee's Shiloh National Military Park.
A historic look at where the Union victory occurred in 1862. Civil war history right at your feet, at this fascinating Tennessee national battlefield!
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 out.
Wetlands Water park offers a host of water fun including leisure, lazy river, 3 flume slides & more! Great family fun in Tennessee!
A fun discovery center in Tennessee with hands-on exhibits offering roleplay, creative and constructive zones with a science focus
Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!
A beautifully secluded family oriented campground & RV park, with golfing, fishing and lakes.
Indoor fun in Tennessee, with fun inflatables, obstacle course, party rooms and much more for those active, bouncing kids!