Who Wants to Ride the DINOSAUR TRAIN™?

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is proud to announce its partnership with Rail Events Inc. and The Jim Henson Company to bring the officially licensed train ride event to Bryson City this season! Dinosaur Train rides are based on the hit award winning PBS KIDS® series DINOSAUR TRAIN. Departures will be from Bryson City Depot in North Carolina!

DINOSAUR TRAIN™ is an Emmy-nominated and Parents’ Choice Silver Honor TV series, and it consistently ranks in the top ten shows for kid’s ages 2 to 5. In the TV series, young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, [Read more…]

12 Great Places to Experience The Hunger Games!

Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo credit: Murray Close

We’ve been big Hunger Games fans for the past two years, so of course we left the kids at home and RAN to see the movie. We know what you’re thinking….Why would we post this if the kids were left at home? Well, some of our readers asked us to do a few posts for parents with older kids. The Hunger Games definitely fits the bill for kids [Read more…]

Bank of America Offers FREE Museum Admission



Looking for great deals on museums and family friendly locations? Well, look no further! Bank of America is offering FREE general admission to participating museums, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens and more! All you have to do is present your Bank of America card. The offer is valid for the first weekend of each month in 2011! Many states are participating in the program! The list below outlines the eligible dates and some of the locations. Please check the individual museums websites for more details.
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Biltmore Estate Kids Free & Parents Are Half Off

March is a great month to visit the historic Biltmore Estate. Children are FREE and adults are half off! Enjoy family friendly activities like games and watching craft demonstrations from the turn-of-the-century! A really great part of the estate is the farm where kids can interact with friendly farm animals.

Visit: Biltmore Estate for more details.