27 Jul 2016

Virginia Safari Park Makes the List for Cool Places for Tweens!

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High energy and full of life, 'tweens are hungry for great big fun. Browse these "big kid" options!There are more than 65 Cool Places for Kids in Virginia:
Statewide - Have a horse lover in your midst? Treat them to some trail riding, lessons and more at one of Virginia's horse farms!

Williamsburg - Just minutes from downtown Williamsburg is 
Go Ape! Treetop Adventure and Treetop Junior,
an interactive ropes course with five sections of obstacles, trapezes, net bridges, five zip lines
and more. One participating adult for every two kids between 10 and 15 years of age.

Swader's Go KartsPrince George -Swaders rocks out the fun with
go-karts, mini golf, 50+ arcade games, batting cages and so much more!
Roanoke -Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke is a great place to see trains - models,
electric, diesel and steam! Also, see autos, trucks, carriages and the African-American
transportation exhibit. Plenty of hands-on exhibits make this museum extremely kid-friendly.

Splashdown Water ParkManassas -Splashdown Waterpark features five
different water areas with two fast cannonball slides and two 70-foot waterslides as well as a beach
area, lap pool and lazy river.

Richmond - Find everything imaginable for inquisitive kids at the Science Museum of Virginia.
From bugs to space and what's inside human bodies ... explore! The IMAX DOME & Planetarium
is the biggest in Virginia and puts the audience in the middle of all the action!

McLean - Visit a small tenant family farm at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The one-room farm
house, animals and crops of the 18th century encourage children to try their hand at farm chores
like feeding the animals, repairing fences and churning butter!

Williamsburg -The Waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge is a four-story, interactive treehouse with a
waterfort,1,000-gallon tipping bucket, eight waterslides, four pools, two giant hot tubs, a spacious
outdoor pool and huge wave pool.

NauticusNorfolk -Nauticus, The National Maritime Center 
features more than 150 interactive exhibits, giant screen films, exotic aquaria, touch pools and
shark petting experiences!

Lynchburg -Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children's Museum has the tallest indoor climbing
tower in the nation with all sorts of pathways, tunnels and a glass elevator.

Martinsville -Meet Triceratops at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Special events include
Saturday programs for kids and field trips throughout the year.

Virginia Safari ParkNatural Bridge -Virginia Safari Park is Virginia's
only drive-thru zoo. It's just like being on a real African safari! See hundreds of animals roaming
free! Children can feed, touch and observe camels, zebras, elk, llamas, bison, ostrich, deer and
antelope as well as giraffes.

Discovery MuseumWinchester -Get interactive at the
 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. The Emergency Room in "Our Town" is great for future
medical professionals.

Last Updated: 07/12/2016

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