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Cleveland for kids

Hi, I will be visiting my sister who moved to Cleveland 2 years ago. This is my 3rd visit but this time, my grandaughters (8 & 5) will be traveling with me. We will stay for 10 days and want to know of things to do for a granny, or two, and 2 young kids. I know the rafting is not for me, hahaha, but some other activities they might enjoy. Ohh, my dates, the first 2 weeks in July. Thank you sooo very much.

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How far are you willing to drive? The Hiawassee isn't too far away, and that has some very gentle rapids to enjoy. Twenty to thirty minutes south of Cleveland is the Collegedale green way. On one end is a very large playground your kids would love: "Imagination Station". On the other end is a pond with a bunch of ducks. Bring a loaf of bread and you can feed them. The greenway itself is about two miles long.

In East Brainerd there are two great nature preserves: Audubon Acres and Elsie Holmes. Both protect parts of South Chickamauga Creek and would make for great excursions. If you travel all the way into Chattanooga there are oogles of things to see and do.

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Thank you sooo much for the ideas. I am already looking at the areas in the internet. I also found tho Lost Sea Adventure, the Sweetvalley Farm and the Mayfield Dairy. Your insight on these will be appreciated. My sister has a car that I can drive. She works with her husband, and I dont know if she will go with us, but I love driving and sometimes getting lost can be fun, too.


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The Lost Sea is really fun. It may be a little too much walking for your younger granddaughter, but it might be okay. The tour itself offers the lake, of course, as well as fascinating history, a few neat formations, and consistently good tour guides. The free tour of the Mayfield Dairy is great, too. Avoid going on a Saturday or Wednesday; on Saturday ice cream production is turned off, and on Wednesday there's no milk production.

If you're up for a longer day trip, consider taking the Cherohala Skyway. Along the way you could enjoy Bald River Falls and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. If you're interested in a day trip like this one, let me know.


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I suggest coming to Chattanooga for the day. 35-40 minutes into the downtown area. The Tennessee Aquarium (www.tnaqua,org

Also, of interest would be the Creative Discovery Museum for children. They are so very close to each-other.

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Queeni is right. Creative Discovery Museum, the Chattanooga Aquarium, Chucki Cheese, and such places offer a lot to do in Chattanooga. Cleveland has little to do with the kids except go to the park. You can drive out to the Ocoee to go swimming or take a tour around where the Whitewater Olympics were on the Ocoee River.

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