Memphis area's most complete list of attractions for kids and families.
6489 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38134
This 4,500-acre park has many great features, but kids can't get enough of the creative Woodland Discovery playground, with slides, water features, swings, and more. For older kids, try mountain biking on the Wolf River trail or ride the 12-mile p...
Parks in our Region
Inspired by the voices of Memphis children, this park is as much a work of art as it is a playground. A serpentine arbor leads kids to climbing nets, cool slides, sand pits, swings, a tree house, and much more. Open 9 a.m. to one hour before sunse...
1500 W. Mitchell Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38109
Hike, picnic, or swim at the pool ($4) in this historic state park, the first east of the Mississippi to open to African Americans. When the pool was dug in 1940, workers unearthed the Chucalissa Indian Village. RV and tent camping available. Pool...
826 North Second, Memphis, Tennessee not available
See a stop on the Underground Railroad where slaves were hidden during the 1800s before being smuggled onto the riverboats headed North. The museum includes artifacts from slavery days. Admission: $7/adults, $5/children 4-17. Group rates.
4961 Windsong Park Drive, Collierville, Tennessee
Birthday packages include petting farm, horse rides, climbing wall, moon bounce, and more. Call for prices.
3122 Park Rd., Henning, Tennessee
High above the Mississippi, this Civil War site 90 minutes from Memphis was the scene of a battle involving black soldiers conscripted by Confederate forces. Impressive earthworks remains, and the hiking trails are lovely.
Regional Amusement Parks
440 Hwy. 72, Collierville, Tennessee not available
Also offers roller hockey and laser tag.
Third and Union, Memphis, Tennessee not available
The Redbirds, Memphis' Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, boasts one of the nicest stadium in the country. The park hosts frequent home games from April to September, with fireworks after weekend evening games and several other specia...
9155 Highway 72 (Poplar Ave.) #27, Germantown, Tennessee 38138
Our doors are open 7 days a week to provide families with fun and adventure that is safe for children of ALL ages. Our indoor play area features jungle gyms, soft play structures, and imagination-inspiring equipment. Parents or caregivers are in...
, Memphis, Tennessee
This bike trail is accessible from several points. The trailhead is located at Humphreys Center where the 1.5 mile trail circles West Lake. Pedal across the Wolf River and you can ride dirt trails or continue on a paved trail that links to the Gre...
The won of Collierville offers two sprinkler parks: W.C.Johnson Park and Suggs Park, south of the town square. Cool, wet, fun.
Tennessee boasts 57 state parks, with a number only a few hours from Memphis. Most offer ranger programs and seasonal events, even junior ranger programs.
3364 S. Third Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Open on weekends and Wed. night adult skating. Open Tues. and Thurs. for summer day camps. $2.50 or $3.75 with lunch.
Fun and Games
7345 Neshoba Road, Germantown, Tennessee
This wheelchair-accessible playground is a place where everyone can experience nature through play; centered around a treehouse with swings, gliders and climbing stations. Open sunrise to sunset.
8489 Buckhurst Road, Memphis, Tennessee
MASR is a nonprofit organization that enables children ages 2-21 with physical or visual disabilities to realize their potential through sport, recreation, and lifestyle changes, Sports include wheelchair basketball, swimming and swim lessons, bik...
926 McLemore Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
This museum is so cool, you've got to bring the kids on a hot day for maximum chill. Delve into the history of Memphis' pioneering soul label. It's a real education in the synergy that gave our city artistic pulse. Plus, kids will seriously dig...
45 S. Riverdale, Memphis, Tennessee
Ride aboard a riverboat with a tour company that has been plying the river for more than 50 years. Admission: Sightseeing tours: $20-Adults. $17-Seniors and ages 13-17. $10-ages 4-12. Under 3 is free. Dinner cruise: $45-Adults. $42-Seniors, Milita...
145 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Take the 45 minute docent-led tour and see how the largest guitar manufacturer in the world makes the famous Gibson electric. Admission $10. Children under 5 not admitted. Reservations recommended. ID, $9.50/ ages 4-17, under 3 free. Free day: Mo...
, Branson, Missouri
Enjoy a three-course dinner and a show starring a violin-playing aerialist.
Admission: $49/adults, $25/agest 4-11, free/0-3.
Amusement Parks and Water Parks
, St Louis, Missouri
This theme park packs a punch, offering plenty of rides and entertainment. There are several wild coasters including Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, a coaster that launches backwards. Little ones can play at Bugs Bunny National Park. New for 2014: Tsu...
9336 Davies Plantation, Bartlett, Tennessee not available
At the end of a wooded lane, Shelby County's oldest log house dates to 1807. Now a house museum on the National Register of Historic Places, Davies Manor preserves rural life in the mindset of an urban setting. Children and adult group tours on pi...
547 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee not available
Board a vintage trolley for a tour of downtown Memphis. Three lines, Main Street, Madison Avenue, and Riverfront Loop with views of the Mississippi River run several times each hour from 6 a.m. on weekdays, later on weekends. ...
10705 Ridgeway Industrial Rd, Olive Branch, Mississippi
Kids can wade in the Riverwalk, a scale model of the Lower Mississippi, and dance in the fountain at Lake Ponchatrain.
Rental options for water sports: pedal boats: $5/30 min., kayaks: $15/1 hour, canoe: $20/hour. Bike re...
cityofmemphis.org/Government/ParksNeighborhoods/AquaticCenters.aspx, Memphis, Tennessee
City pools offer low-cost swim lessons: $25 for 10 lessons over 2 weeks. Ask about their schedule at your neighborhood pool.
Seven indoor pools and six outdoor pools offer swim lessons year round. Also available are water safety courses and rehabilitation therapy through St. Francis Hospital Sports Medicine.
Girls get to tap their inner diva or pop star with eight different party themes offered at Sweet and Sassy. Hair, nails, and makeup, naturally, but fashionistas get a runway show, and pop star status means singing karaoke. Call for pricing
6276 Stage Road, Bartlett, Tennessee
Andy B's Family Entertainment Center (formerly Bartlett Lanes) has a fully renovated fun center including boutique lanes, arcade games, and youth leagues. They participate in Kidsbowlfree.com where kids can register for two free games a day all su...
008 Love Road, Hernando, Mississippi
A family run farm on 120 acres, Cedar Hill offers a petting zoo of animals from cows to peacocks. Take a pony ride, hay ride or play paintball on the vast property. A farmer's market offers local honey, free range eggs, and berry picking, Open sea...
3649 Hickory Hill Road, Memphis, Tennessee
Chuck E Cheese is where families come to party. Check the website for birthday party packages.
1636 N. Germantown Parkway
7178 DeSoto Cove, Horn Lake
, Adamsville, Tennessee
One of the most impressive fossil sights in North America can be found in Tennessee. Visitors to the center are limited to organized parties of 15 or more. Reservations required.
Various Locations, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Skating Centers' three locations offer video games, birthday party packages, fund-raising opportunities, and skating lessons. Sign up for free skating at kids skatefree.com. memphisskating.com
Skateland Raleigh, 4350 Stage R...
1701 East Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Convenient to historic downtown Hot Springs, Magic Springs boasts 75 rides and attractions, and live music with summer concerts by Steven Curtiss Chapman, Bridgit Mendler, Plumb, Rodney Atkins, Skillet, and more. Ride the traditional carousel and...
cityofbartlett.org, Bartlett, Tennessee
Indoor pool and recreation center. Lap time, swim lessons and recreational swim times available.
1435 John Howell Rd, Pocahontas, Tennessee
Also less than 2 hours form Memphis, Big Hill lies up to its name with rolling terrain that's great for vigorous hikes. A wetlands boardwalk leads into a cypress swamp, and a fire tower is worth climbing for its views of the surrounding area. Ta...
440 West Highway 72, Collierville, Tennessee
Funquest Bowling has later tag, skating, and an arcade.
Downtown Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
This world-famous thoroughfare has long been home to the blues, as well as big-name nightspots. Families can visit specialty shops and tourist sites, including the early home of blues man W.C. Handy, and A. Schwab's Dry Goods Store, a century-old...
, Collierville, Tennessee
The city offers two outdoor spray parks: W.C. Johnson Park (419 Johnson Park Dr) and Suggs Park (163 East South Street). Both have water stations with sprays and fountains. Johnson Park also offers a playground and ball fields; there's more shade ...
RiverCity provides one hour of play using foam pits, tumble tracks, obstacle courses, and the air track mountain in their gym, followed by 30 minutes in the party room. Saturday parties only. $200 for up to 15 kids, $225 for 15-25
This 6.5 mile trail links Midtown Memphis (at Tillman) with Shelby Farms Park. Access points along the way make it easy to get the whole family onto this safe and scenic recreation trail.
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