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Dan Nicholas Park

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The Salisbury, NC. secret!

This is the secret of Salisbury, NC. It's got the fun for kids with rides, animal farm, and riding... read more

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Richard S
Local Adventure in Rowan County, NC

Something for everyone from hiking trails, paddle boats, feeding the geese & ducks, miniature golf... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“petting zoo”(50 reviews)
“gem mining”(33 reviews)
“gem mine”(35 reviews)
6800 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146-7144
+1 866-767-2757
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the secret of Salisbury, NC. It's got the fun for kids with rides, animal farm, and riding train. It's great for adults with camping area, fishing and park.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone from hiking trails, paddle boats, feeding the geese & ducks, miniature golf, carousel and train rides, plus a playground. It offers camping areas, picnic shelters, ball fields, volley ball courts, food. Panning for gems is always fun. There are frequent events held...More

Thank maryarey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a suggestion and am glad we did. We bought a ticket package that cost $11/ person and included the gem mine, train, carousel, and miniature golf. We found everything well maintained and had fun. We also rented a paddle boat which...More

2  Thank Jjmat49022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dan Nicholas Park is a great place to take the family. For only $8 each we got a combo ticket to ride the train, the carousel, and to mine for gems. Our boys are 7 and 4 years old and loved it. There is no...More

1  Thank Tami T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our grandkids with us for a week and were running out of things to do. My wife suggested Dan Nicholas Park. I was pleasantly surprised and the grandkids had a great time. Enough to do to keep them busy and entertained for several...More

1  Thank Marty G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My granddaughter and I had a fantastic time at this park. We rode the train, the carousel, and gem mined before lunch. The gem mine is very exciting and the personnel are helpful to determine what gems/rocks you found. We found amethyst, amazonite, sodalite, green...More

1  Thank Bethabc123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything at the park is either free or very inexpensive. The grounds are kept very clean. Petting zoo, train, merry-go-round, playground, picnic area, mining area, water park, & lake offer a variety of activities for everyone in the family.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great place to take the family. Train rides, animals wild and domestic. Merry go round, and paddle boats. Such a beautiful place. Also have gem finding. So much to do.

Thank FamFunFab5
Reviewed July 9, 2018

You can spend the day here, more than just playgrounds. You can view the nature center, animals, miniature golf, train rides, plenty of photo ops. Fun for the whole family

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Good family atmosphere. Good for young kids. Very budget friendly. My kids love the splash pad. We will definitely go back.

Thank Kelley R
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Nancy K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We were there for a picnic
June 15, 2017|
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Response from oceanwaves1999 | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100 percent sure, but I don't think you can. As for the swan or flamingo paddle boats, I have never seen any like that, all the paddle boats are the same, except for the color.