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 Pebble Hill Plantation to Thomas County Museum of History, the Thomasville area offers 28 different types of family activities, including: Museums, Amusement Parks, Art Galleries and Bird Watching.
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.
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.
Hiking Areas, Bird Watching, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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.
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.
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.