Kids Activities in Johnson City

Science-Center Outing for Two or Four at Mystery Hill (Up to 47% Off)

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Puzzles, games & illusions abound in amusement center centered around house atop slope whose odd gravitational pull makes water flow uphill

$18 $11

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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$24 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at WNC AG Center on February 27 ($29 Value)

Monster X Tour

WNC Agricultural Center

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing; plus Lenny Cooper in concert

$29 $24

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Aquarium Visit for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for One or Four at ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (Up to 55% Off)

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Hendersonville

Aquarium housing sharks and blue-spotted stingrays features entertaining and educational interactive activities

$6 $3

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Two or Four Gemstone-Mining Buckets at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

Pigeon Forge

Mine through buckets of sand to find more than 20 kinds of gems—including rubies, sapphires, garnets, and amethysts—in their raw state

$30 $17

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to Titanic Pigeon Forge (Up to 38% Off)

Titanic Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge

Audio guides featuring stories from Titanic survivors lend context to Edwardian artifacts and interactive exhibits about the historical ship

$54 $33.50

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$27 for Morning Go-Karting and Mini-Golf for up to Five at Cooter's Place ($54.75 Value)

Cooter's Place

Gatlinburg

Groups race around an indoor go-kart track and play an 18-hole mini-golf course inside Dukes of Hazzard museum

$54.75 $27

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Zipline Tour for One or Two at Jayell Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Jayell Ranch

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Guests take in panoramic views of the Smokey Mountains or zipline through a mine shaft

$44 $22

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Zipline Tour for One, Two, or Up to Six at Wahoo Ziplines (Up to 49% Off)

Wahoo Zip Lines

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Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

$89 $49

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Two-Hour Zipline Tour for One or Two from Black Mountain Thunder Zipline (Up to 56% Off)

Black Mountain Thunder Zipline

Harlan

Zipline routes take groups to 400 ft. and 60 mph during guided tours that wind through Appalachian Mountains

$79 $39

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30- or 60-Minute Private Reptile Encounter for Up to Five People at North Carolina Reptile Center (Up to 54% Off)

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

$250 $125

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Thompson-Boling Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$49.25 $30

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$33 for $60 Groupon — Six String Success

Six String Success

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $33

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Ijams Nature Center (50% Off)

Ijams Nature Center

Knoxville

Special events, exhibits, family nature programs, and seasonal plant sales on 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly nature center

$35 $17.50

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Admission for Two or Membership for One or a Family at Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (Up to 62% Off)

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Knoxville

Learn the history of women’s amateur and professional basketball play and see memorabilia from inductees like Pat Summitt and Robin Roberts

$15.90 $9

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Bowling Packages for Two or Four at The Big E – Entertainment Outlet (Up to 52% Off)

The Big E – Entertainment Outlet

Gaffney

Games include shoe rentals and arcade tokens; nacho platter for two or large pizza for four

$35.50 $17

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $22

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$21 for Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes ($40 Value)

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

Gastonia

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

$40 $21

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 65% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $10

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$49 for a Two-Hour Daytime or Twilight Tour at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour (Up to $100 Value)

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

Experienced guides send whole families zipping through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

$100 $49

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Admission for 4, Birthday Party for 10 Kids, or Parent's Night Out for Up to 2 Kids at Friendly Farm (Up to 69% Off)

Friendly Farm

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Admission to farm and petting zoo; birthday adventure with nature walk and pony rides; Parent's Night Out entertains kids with activities

$40 $17

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$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

$35 $17

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Batting Cage Session, 1- or 3-Month Membership, or Party for 12 at Benchwarmers Sports Complex (Up to 50% Off)

Benchwarmers Sports Complex

Lakeside Park

Batting cages help players improve their swing; memberships and parties grant access to a basketball court, indoor fields, and more

$50 $25

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Belmont Lanes courts globe-chuckers of all stripes and skill levels to set foot among its myriad lanes and entertainment apparatuses. Sextets of revelers can enjoy a two-hour party, which supplies the group with a pizza and pitcher of soda to celebrate the overthrow of pins and unification of hand and boulder. Meanwhile, cosmic bowling gives spatial thrills for late-night laning with the experience of visiting a galaxy of disco-ball planets. Party-goers should call at least one hour ahead of time to reserve their lane for cosmic bowling.

100 Belmont Dr
Bristol,
TN
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People tend to walk slowly across the Mile High Swinging Bridge, though not out of fear. The view is enough to slow anyone's steps. Spanning an 80-foot chasm one mile above sea level, the bridge grants 360-degree views of the mountains, specifically a rugged peak that rises to 5,946 feet: Grandfather Mountain. Recognized by the United Nations as one of the world's most diverse nature preserves, Grandfather Mountain bristles with verdant pines and wild flowers in full bloom, including the pinkshell azalea. The flower only grows in northwest North Carolina, and Grandfather Mountain claims the largest population.

Even on the eleven backcountry trails, hikers aren't inclined to move very fast. Up-close views of the area's wild flora and fauna are enough to inspire quiet, peaceful strolls. And on one trail?Grandfather Trail?cables and ladders physically challenge hikers as they climb to the mountain's peak. Other trails, meanwhile, wind past the park's seven animal habitats, where the likes of bears, cougars, and bald eagles live in their natural environments with their expert Feng Shui.

Although primarily an outdoor attraction, Grandfather Mountain does encompass a few indoor destinations. The Nature Museum chronicles the mountain's history?which stretches back billions of years to a time when the Earth still wore diapers?with two-dozen exhibits, including Indigenous American artifacts and mineral displays. Luckily, the park's onsite naturalists can help make sense of it all. Before or after exploring the mountain and its past, visitors can fuel up at the onsite restaurant or, if they can't bear to spend time indoors, picnic outside.

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville,
NC
US

Grovewood Cafe could very well be a cottage from a fairytale. Greenery seems bent on overtaking the restaurant and completely surrounds its patio, where whimsical sculptures from Grovewood Gallery pop up from the ground. On the inside, flowers bring color to tables bathed in light from oversized windows. And, like many a Brothers Grimm character, chef and owner Larry Waldrop depends on local farms for sustenance.

Larry believes that the best meals are made from scratch, and without too much help from machinery. He prefers to chop his meat by hand, for instance, rather than use his government-issued butcher robot. His menu of Southern-inspired plates gives credit to several area farms?there's grilled meatloaf from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, pork from Heritage Farms, and chicken breast from Ashley Farms, which arrives encrusted in crunchy walnuts. Every day, there's a special free-range omelet available for lunch. And if you're in the neighborhood on a Sunday morning, stop by for the Grovewood's take on eggs benedict with fried green tomatoes, grilled Sunburst Farm trout, and swiss chard.

111 Grovewood Road
Asheville,
NC
US

The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

2 S Pack Sq
Asheville,
NC
US

Tropical Gardens Miniature Golf strips away the cartoonish aspects of the game found on many courses, instead situating its 18 putting greens amid a diverse landscape of ponds and blooming floras. As a waterfall trickles nearby, a flamboyance of fake flamingos perches under the shade of a tree, silently observing golfers' mannerisms to use in their upcoming novel. Aside from navigating the miniature fairways, players can swing at baseballs in the batting cages or reunite quarters with their captive brethren in the video arcade.

956 Patton Ave
Asheville,
NC
US

Showcasing the mysterious inner workings of the human body and the curiosities of science, The Health Adventure invites families to peruse its colorful spaces brimming with interactive exhibits and educational classrooms where children and parents can bolster their knowledge together. The sizeable facility, which was recently relocated to the Biltmore Mall, houses innovative permanent exhibits, such as the dizzy tunnel and the Arrive Alive, which simulates how alcohol effects you while driving. Play areas give kids a chance to read, craft scale models of city hall with PVC pipes, and play in the dress-up closet. The traveling exhibit gallery hosts such kid-friendly themes as The Magic School Bus and Curious George, and elsewhere, participants can test their sportcentric mettle by clocking their pitch speed, calibrating their balance on a pommel horse, or identifying balls from various sports by taste.

800 Brevard Road
Asheville,
NC
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