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Things to do in Gate City, VA with kids

If you hear the words “I’m bored”, then you’re clearly not in Virginia! Whatever the kids 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!

One of the Tri Cities top attractions, Creation Kingdom Zoo is home to animals from all around the world, with daily keeper talks & more!

The oldest privately owned scenic attraction in Virginia, this spot gives you one of the most amazing views of the Appalachian Mountains you will ever see!

All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

A trip through history at this fascinating 19th century mansion listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

A historic, and HAUNTED, antebellum mansion for those curious travelers in Virginia.

87 acres of parkland with a seasonal water park with slide and lap pools, as well as playground, disc golf, sports facilities and plenty of nature to enjoy!

Indoor fun with roller skating and a play zone - great for kids of all ages! Active family fun in Roanoke at the State Center!

Explore wonders of the world at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, with exhibits on local natural history, dinosaurs, fossils and animals of the world!

Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!

Go Karts for younger and older child drivers, basic mini golf plus batting cages.

This Virginia museum has transportation displays that fascinate everyone from train-happy toddlers to the most experienced rail fan!

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species!

Hands-on & interactive exhibits in Western Virginia, offering fun science-based learning through play for kids of all ages!

Taubman Museum of Art features a number of galleries from regional artists, plus Art Venture offering hands-on fun for kids under 17 years!

Enjoy a glimpse of how life was lived in Western Virginia, with rotating exhibits on the people, industries and events that have influenced the region.

A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

In addition to a full range of water related activities, including swimming, fishing and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, camping, picnicking, a visitor center and interpretive programs.

18 fun holes of indoor blacklight mini-golf, a games room AND a haunted house room! Great glow in the dark fun for kids!

This Tank Museum has the most extensive collection of International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world!

Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits and special programs that make science fun for everyone. Friendly staff and volunteers stand ready to encourage you to explore your world.

features scenes of Virginia and Natural Bridge history where the curtain opens on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Confederacy, all perched on narrated sets.

Underground amazement at Natural Bridge in Virginia, with guided tours through some incredible caverns - 34 stories into the earth!

Natural Bridge Zoo is home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in Virginia!

Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

A fun and adrenaline packed snow sports center with skiing, snowboarding and tubing - ideal for all ages and abilities.

Amazement Square is Central Virginias first hands-on children's museum where kids can climb, slide & discover over four floors of exhibits!

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