TripBuzz found 31 things to do with kids in or near Thomasville, Georgia, including 25 fun activities for kids in nearby cities like Tallahassee and Valdosta.
From Thomasville Genealogical History & Fine Arts Library to Thomas County Museum of History, the Thomasville area offers 30 different types of family activities, including: Science Museums, Bike Rentals, Bungee Jumping and Off Road & ATV.
Thomas County is home to the city of Thomasville, Georgia and it's some 18,000 residents. The second largest city in Southwest Georgia, Thomasville dubs itself the City of Roses, hosting an annual Rose Festival. With a historic downtown, vast landscape, and a variety of sights and centers of entertainment, this city is fit for any family adventure.
Devoted to preserving and commemorating the history, culture, and character of the area, the Thomasville Genealogical History & Fine Arts Library maintains a collection of genealogical documents, as well as an array of books of related interest.
Thomas County Museum of History houses multiple exhibits which include authentic documents, photographs and 3D archives of local history. Other historical structures can be found on the Museum's grounds such as 19th-century log cabins and a bowling alley which is believed to be the second oldest in the country.
Thomasville's Birdson Nature Center is a wildlife preserve dedicated to birds and local plant species. It features a butterfly garden, a screened 'listening station,' manicured gardens, multiple fountains and other elements that attract birds.
Thomasville, Georgia is home to the Pebble Hill Plantation. Originally a working plantation, the facility is now a historical preserve. It is also a popular wedding venue. Tours are available and reservations are recommended, especially for groups.
Museums, Cultural Centers, Off Road & ATV, Science Museums
Also known as the Thomasville Center for the Arts, the Thomasville Cultural Center Inc is located in a building that was once Thomasville's first public school. The center is dedicated to bringing artistic and cultural opportunities to the city.
Rose Bowl Lanes is a bowling and recreation center that features 20 synthetic bowling lanes. It offers cosmic bowling at night, automatic scoring, and a fully-stocked pro shop. Other amusements include pool tables and a video game arcade.
With gardens planted as early as 1923 and with amenities for the entire family, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park can keep anybody occupied. It has hiking and horse riding trails, fishing spots, playgrounds, picnic areas and it can host weddings.
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is a state park that has an inhabited history dating back more than 800 years. There are a number of trails in the park and visitors can view four earthen temple mounds.