History and GOLD at this site that was the FIRST documented location where gold was discovered in the USA!
A fun and kid friendly revolutionized museum experience, with portable interactive devices to accompany the displays and a virtual time machine trip to the 1800s!
Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic areas.
Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres
Morehead offers multimedia star shows, interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, and a variety of classes, lectures, camps, and other special events year-round. Explore this North Carolina treasure on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus!
A great hands-on experience for any child looking for adventure. The Science Centre and Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!
Explore the fascinating historic home from 1880, with 22 rooms and original furniture, taking you back to life over a century ago!
Self-guided tours around this authentically resorted USS North Carolina warship - families: to your battle stations!
Explore Biltmore Estate - George Vanderbilt's 8,000 acre property nestled in Asheville, NC - the LARGEST private home in the USA!
Free admission to the historic North Carolina reconstructed farmhouse Bennett Place, with walking trails too.
A FREE entry North Carolina historic home, farm, & factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family as they lived on the property from 1852 until 1874.
Head back in time in North Carolina to one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War! An incredible glimpse of the past for kids
Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a historic landmark.
A historic day out in Raleigh with experiences and exhibits that preserve the history of the agricultural heritage - all in 174 acres of wildlife refuge!
Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages - great North Carolina adventures to be had!
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!
A family farm experience for the family, with sweet animal encounters on 10 beautiful acres in North Carolina. With tubing, camp outs and bonfires too!
Explore the wonders of the ocean with this 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks!
Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.
Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O....
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!
An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!
A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.
A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked tours - from wolves, tigers and lions!
10 acres of animal fun in North Carolina, with over 80 exhibits filled with animals from all over the world! Family zoo fun in Jacksonville!
The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over 60 species of animals including river otters, blac....
Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!
An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!
An underwater adventure with native North Carolina creatures. Kids can enjoy this underwater adventure on Roanoke Island, with the largest shark collection in the state!
From the mountains to the sea, this family aquarium will take you on an aquatic journey from the peaks to the Atlantic, with fascinating and educational programs and experiences for kids.
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas, with a one of a kind waterpark filled with water fun. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
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!
Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!
With over 36 rides & attractions, there's something for all at the LARGEST water park in the Carolina's!
Water park fun and dry activities at this family fun park in Wilmington! With mini bowling, go-karts, jungle golf, rock climbing, laser tag, and water fun, it's great for those active kids!
A fun recreation park with swimming, water slides, kiddie pools and mini golf. Cool family fun in West Virginia.
Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with differing fairy tales including the Forest Babies Nurse....
Learn about the historic town of Salem through, and experience history right before your eyes in this historical museum attraction!
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.
Imaginative and creative learning through play at this Raleigh children's museum, complete with interactive exhibits and an IMAX movies!
Science made fun at this kids museum in Hickory, with interactive exhibits, amazing aquariums and even a planetarium!
Kids can enjoy fun through science and technology through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits at this North Carolina science museum!
A hands-on, interactive, and educational play place for children ages 0-10 years and their families. Visitors learn while they play, touch, explore and discover in a variety of "Our Town" exhibits. One of the many places to go if you're looking for t....
Fun exhibits themed around a small town which let kids play, learn and build confidence all in the one fun Discovery Place KIDS in North Carolina!
A fun and interactive way for kids to exercise their curiosity and develop their incredible imaginations through exploration - and where kids and adults can create together.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the art museum of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Its galleries are free and open to the public, and showcase a wide range of archaeological and artistic periods, traditions and kinds of artworks, from antiq....
The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms is Weymouth Woods, an 898-acre natural preserve.
Lots of hands-on exhibits, highlights include the world's most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the only dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Raleigh f....
Kids can get lost in the world of maritime heritage and shipwrecks, even learn how to fish or enjoy boatbuilding classes! Ahoy maties!
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 of wind, tides and ocean....
A world-class science center, interactive inside and out, you’ll find hundreds of state-of-the art, hands-on exhibits. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Durham for kids.
offers a large number of fun and educational hands on exhibits and displays, plus Mini City where kids can enjoy equipped roleplay settings including deli, grocery, emergency dispatch and law court.
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
A fun nature museum with a focus on those little ones 3 to 7 years, with live animals, nature trails, and hands-on exhibits in North Carolina!
Decades of Duke University’s athletic achievements showcased with visual and audio exhibits, theatre and trophies of national championships.
Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!
With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.
Fascinating art collections and exhibits in this Greenville Art Museum, for those creative, art loving families
Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
57 family friendly acres of transportation history at the North Carolina Transportation Museum - fun and educational!
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
A great museum for kids where they can learn about the STEM subjects through interactive exhibits and programs, to encourage, inspire and motivate!
Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.
Combines an accredited science museum including Herpetarium; zoological park including petting zoo; 3D Omnisphere Theatre performances and an aquarium in development.
A historic museum in North Carolina where you can search through your own life, and your place in history!
Super fun inflatables in Raleigh where kids can enjoy open play all day, celebrate birthdays, or visit the Toddler Room!
Fun indoor play for kids up to 13 years, with inflatables, parties, toys and safe playtime fun! Great North Carolina fun
Open play for kids aged 3 to 12yrs, LEGO bricks, after school fun and robots - sounds like a fun indoor play experience for kids in North Carolina!
Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!
Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.
Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.
Get ready for 6,700 sq ft of indoor play fun, with play structures, wave slides, and obstacle bridges....and the list goes on! Playtime fun for kids in North Carolina!
Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for kids, with plenty of places to have fun, get active and use that imagination!
A fun indoor play center in Jacksonville for kids ages 1 -12, featuring a revolving series of inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, classic bouncers and more
The place to go in Raleigh for jumping, bouncing, and sliding for kids under 12 years! A fun indoor inflatable play center packed with adventures, and FUN!
Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!
Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.
Year-Round Ice Skating FUN!Raleigh IcePlex is North Carolinas ONLY Olympic Size Sheet of Ice. Cool ventures for kids: Hockey, Ice Skating, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Inside Gym Area, Game Area, Computers, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, Dress Up, Movies, Foo....
Indoor laser tag for those over 5 years, with inflatables, laser maze and arcade! Great fun for active kids in Greenville!
At 72,000 sq ft, Triangle Aquatic Center is one of the largest public aquatic spaces in North Carolina!
World class zipline tours and nature adventures in Fayetteville, perfect for active kids over 8 years who love adventure and that adrenaline rush!
The ultimate outdoor adventure with 700 acres in Charlotte for whitewater rafting, kayaking and ropes courses, to relaxing with live music and food!
Indoor mini golf in Fayetteville....but on the high seas! This pirate themed mini golf is also black light, which makes it more challenging!
Great kids fun with mini golf, climbing wall, soft play, batting cages, laser tag, go-karts, mini bowling, and more!
Indoor trampoline fun in Winterville, North Carolina with wall to wall trampolines for active kids, as well as dodgeball, tournaments and birthdays!
Kayak and paddleboard rental for those families who love adventure! Relaxing and nature filled day on the Tar River in Greenville!
Active kids can drive, blast and dance their way around this fun family attraction in Raleigh, with batting cages, laser tag, and golf...just to name a few!
Great fun for kids in Raleigh with batting cages, rides, bumper boats, racing tracks, laser tag, and SO much more!
United Skates prides itself on operating a CLEAN, FUN, FRIENDLY & SAFE facility on a daily basis and provides first class family entertainment. Come be the first to experience it! United Skates will provide family friendly special events from toddler....
Perfect fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor climbing in Downtown Asheville and on the real rocks in the surrounding national forest. Fun for ALL and no experience needed. Don't let the kids make you feel like you are climbing the walls, .....
4 exciting outdoor karting tracks, with a host of other family fun including mini golf, spider web, fun slide and bungee jump!
The Craft Room provides a place for kids and parents of all ages to come and get creative by painting, and decorating a fun craft item provided by the Craft Room.
Great canvas painting classes and walk in sessions where you can re-create a masterpiece of your very own!
Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles.
Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000 acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ....
Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Here, nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalach....
At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman.
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 nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endange....
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 activities are currently centered at two access areas,....
Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5 hour drive from the Research Triangle.
Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills unusual topography for the area—form a stark contrast wit....
With more than 1,300 acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.
Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is easy to find here. Treat yourself to a horseback ride through the woods or challenge the river from raft or canoe. A seven-mile woodland corridor joins two sections of the park, each section offering a wealth ....
Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit. feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflict....
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 lies within the 35,975 acre Bladen Lakes State For....
Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.
Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait.
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 at Hammocks Beach that's crowded the list of things ....
Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven William B. Umstead State Park.
Explore the cave and hiking trails spotting wildlife and flowers, visit a 170ft tall tree, plus fish, swim, canoe or kayak.
Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.
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 pelicans as they soar above the waves.
Beautiful gardens, butterflies, and landscape plants in this FREE entry arboretum in Raleigh!
Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system.
Come for the wildlife park, stay for the aquarium, the mini golf, the boats, the petting barn, the gem mine - a beautiful park in North Carolina for the whole family!
Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life.
One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up a brochure listing this month's educational program....
See the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast at this amazing North Carolina State Park!
Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.
This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one place-spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for a....
A historic and wild experience for the family at this lush swamp filled with wildlife, hiking trails, and kayaking. An incredibly North Carolina wonder!
Come play a mile up! At 5,506 feet our town has many fun things to do! Come try out our free sledding hill, go ice skating, snow tubing, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. No matter what season, Beech Mountain has....
At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since then, however, the cliffs remain virtually unaltered, ....
Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water spraying your face, the boat motor ahead roaring.
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.
An amazing county park with a fishing lake, gardens, BMX race course, trails, riding stables, a golf course, and MORE!
Over 700 protected acres of nature and forest, with hiking trails, Reedy Creek Park, and a nature center with live animals and exhibits!
33 acres of park fun in North Carolina, with playgrounds, sports, walking trails and a pond! Great kids fun!
Take a tour of Winston-Salem in style with Triad ECO Adventures, with Segway Tours and paddle-board lessons!
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 the year. Cruise in comfort and style along the his....
Explore the workings of a real chocolate factory in downtown Winston-Salem, with self-guided tours or special behind the scenes tours!
Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the wonderful area, while on board one of Gray Line’s no....
Upward of 200,000 passengers enjoy the scenery each year aboard the excursion trains. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges.
Explore North Carolinas ONLY show cavern with guided tours. A great family day out for all ages in the wonder of nature!
Have a GEM of a family day out in North Carolina's Gem Mountain attraction - with gam mining and mining tours!
Family owned and operated skating rink. Enjoy the best in-line/roller skating in the Raleigh/Cary area. Quality maple hardwood skate surface and the best sound and light show around. We play clean music from today’s top artists and great classic ol....
Skating fun with a maple hardwood skate surface, snack bar, exciting video games, and a fun redemption center full of prizes and novelties. There is Fun for all!
Raleigh Little Theatre is a community theater that produces 11 full productions annually and maintains a comprehensive youth and adult theater education programs.
Family fun with children's theatre, a super fun library and revolving hands-on exhibitions. Great kids fun in Charlotte!
A Comedy Show on Wheels! A side-splitting odyssey to the city's favourite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long time residents.
Kids will get a hands on experience stuffing their own animal by hand and then enjoying picking out clothing, sounds, and accessories!
A unique amusement park in North Carolina great for the family! With staged gunfights, shows, live music, food, and rides fit for the youngest buckaroo to the bravest outlaw!
Farm fun for the WHOLE family in North Carolina! With trail rides, a HUGE jumping pillow, gem stone panning, and of course - sweet farm animals!
The 'get wet' family fun center Captain Blys Shipwreck Cove is fun for te entire family.
So much more than a park! There's an indoor swimming pool, boats, rides, playground...great for the active kids!
Fishing, families and fun....all at Jeannette's Pier on the beautiful North Carolina coast. A fun day for kids to explore the coast, the beaches and the ocean!
A unique and inspirational business educating people of all ages on the creative reuse of discarded materials. Programmes, classes and events weekly throughout the year watching out for.
Gem mining and gold panning fun for the whole family in North Carolina - a ROCK solid family day out idea!
Features a range of traditional play inspired activities including dry, water and snow slides; pedal cars for touring; laser tag; adventure jungle gym and more.
Mini golf, go karts, bumper cars, arcades...great family fun in North Carolina with plenty to do for those active kids!
A fun putt putt golf course for the whole family in Elizabethtown, North Carolina!
Lazer tag, batting cages, and arcade and two 18 hole mini golf courses! Family fun in Fayetteville!
Home to some great NARCAR races and other more kid friendly Crash Car races throughout the year (check schedule)
A beautiful farm that rescues horses and nurses them back to health, as well as offering kids and adults alike trail rides, pony rides, camping trips or riding lessons.
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
How about a ride on the mining train through caves, ancient ruins and under waterfalls to begin the adventure? Enjoy an active day of putting your way thru this exotic mini-golf course.
Indoor swashbuckling fun with 18 holes of fun mini golf, and free popcorn with every game!
This is a great place for parents that like aviation and want something truly different to do with their kids - flight simulation!
Perfect for kids over 10 years, Psycho 60 Escape Rooms has 3 room options where you have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and escape!
A truly special and exciting place in North Carolina where all your sporting, shopping and entertainment needs are all in the one fun spot! There will always be something for the whole family making this a super fun day out!
Mini golf fun in North Carolina with an 18-hole championship course, as well as go karts, games room and even arcade!
Challenging fun for kids and families over 12 years, where you have to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape the room you are locked in!
During Maize Adventure kids ages 4 and up love to pan for gems at our Gem Dig, ride the cow trains, jump on our two giant jumping pillows, ride out tram rides, and hop on our rodeo horses and pick out a pumpkin. The corn maze is a great family activ....
See and experience a REAL butterfly farm close up in North Carolina!
Real life adventure in these escape rooms, where you have to solve puzzles and find clues in order to complete the game and escape!
Two challenging 18 hole mini golf courses for the whole family! With caves, waterfalls and mountains to overcome...great kids fun in North Carolina!
Surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery, this family RV park is great to get out into the beautiful nature, with following streams and shady RV sites.
!!Year round RV park just minutes from Pleasure Island, with tent and motorhome spots, as well as a swimming pool!
Great amenities, family fun activities, crafts, and one very loveable bear make Jellystone Park in Marion, North Carolina a fun place to be! Either to camp or just for the day!